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Certification in Autistic Children Therapy

Certification in Autistic Children Therapy (endorsed by Malaysian Association of Psychotherapy (MAP) and Psychotherapy Chapter of Malaysia Society for Complementary Medicine) leading towards practitioner membership and licensure of MAP and World Council of Psychotherapy

What is included in this certification course:

  • Lecture
  • Tutorial
  • Group Clinical Supervision
  • Case review and assessment

Fees and Course Structure

Course Cost  RM 4,800 (Students are required to buy various recommended text books)
Course Time  3 Months
Prerequisite At least a Credit in SPM English or two years working experience at a related industry
Group Size  Group limited to 8 participants maximum only to optimize group dynamics

Training Topics

Certification in Autistic Children Therapy

Children with Autism or Autistic Spectrum Disorder needs be diagnosed early so that early intervention can be effectively given to normalize the child. The age window can be small but with the right assessment and therapy most of these children can learn to fit into their school and community successfully, academically, behaviorally and socially. These specialized certification courses equip you with the professional and clinical skills to make assessment and conduct therapy for the following autistic children and children with autistic spectrum disorder.

The course cover:

Etiology and Causes of Autism & Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Diagnoses of Autism & Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD

Biomedical assessment for Autism & Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Nutritional contributing factors for Autism & Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Hormonal contributing factors for Autism & Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Psychological contributing factors for Autism & Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Behavioral therapy for Autism & Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Cognitive therapy for Autism & Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Family therapy for Autism & Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

PsychoNutritional therapy for Autism & Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Play therapy for Autism & Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Expressive therapy for Autism & Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Course Layout 

We use the mastery system of education. Besides lecturing, this course provides clinical experience such as: research, case study, group clinical supervision & presentation. Assessment includes case study oral and written presentations, group participation, research paper and assignments

The topics mentioned above are taught within 3 months. During this period, students will also be given clinical case assignments and presentations to do.

Our course is structured as 2 intensive workshop with 6 group clinical supervision & oral / written case presentation for the assessment. Fulfilling the attendance and passing the criteria given will lead to towards the licensed practitioner membership of Child Psychology and Therapy Division of Malaysia Association of Psychotherapy.

Equipment & Venue

Below are the equipments used:

  • Chairs & table
  • Course book
  • Psychometric assessment inventories
  • Figurines
  • SandTray
  • Symbols
  • Cds and Music
  • White board
  • Notes/ books

Venue: International Psychology Centre, Kuala Lumpur

Teaching Faculty

The course will be facilitated by IPC team of psychologists and child therapists headed the course director.

Course Director

Dr. Edward Chan FAMPsy, FMCBTA

B.Sc.(Hons.)(Psy), MSc. (Learning)(Lancaster), D.Phil.(Psy)

Cert (Master Trainer), Cert (Sandplay Therapy), Grad. Cert (Expressive Therapy)

CSAC(Hawaii, International Certification & Reciprocacy Consortium)(Reg. No. M906-98)

Principal Consultant Psychologist, Child Therapist & Certified Master Trainer

Dr. Chan has a 15 years clinical experience as a psychologist, child and family therapist in Malaysia, Asia and Europe.

Dr. Edward Chan gained his degree in psychology from Middlesex University, UK., his Masters degree in Learning from the University of Lancaster, UK., and his Doctorate in Psychology from the Intercultural Open University , the Netherlands. Dr. Chan spent 3 years at the Dept. of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford and the Open University, UK to conduct the research for his doctorate work.

Dr. Edward received further postgraduate training on numerous psychotherapy disciplines from leading psychologists and psychotherapists in the world.

Dr. Chan was trained by Dr. John Anderson, in Brain Based Therapy who is the Director of Training for Mental Health for the Northern California Region in one of the largest HMOs in the United States and Patrick Jansen in Sandplay therapy & Symbol Work who pioneered Dona Kalff’s work on Sandplay Therapy in Australia based on her collaboration with Carl Jung and Emma Jung at the Jung Institute in Zurich. He also received training from Mark Pearson in Expressive Therapy for Children & Adolescent from the Institute of Expressive Therapy, Australia. Dr. Chan was trained by Professor Linda Homeyer, licensed play therapist and past president of the Play Therapy Association of USA in Play Therapy, Play Therapy Supervision and Filial Therapy. Dr Chan was also trained in clinical supervision in Family Therapy by Aldo Gurgone, licensed clinical Psychologist and Director of William Street Therapy centre, Australia.

Dr. Chan has also published widely, including in the academic proceedings in the various international and national conferences he has been invited to speak, including, Current Research & Practices on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy in Asia; the critically acclaimed parenting book, Are You Man Enough To Be a Father; couple psychology book, Love Is Never Enough, Pleasurable Commitment Rules; and Dancing with Crocodiles. His professional views on children, couple and adult psychology is also regularly sought and featured in national newspaper (including the parenting, women and appointment sections of the New Straits Time, the Education Section of the Star, Oriental Daily and professional and popular journals including: Malaysian Medical Tribune, Junior Statesman, Today's Parents, Better Parents, Mama Moden, Malaysian Women Weekly, Females, Marie Claire, Nona, Jelita, Malaysian Business, CIMA, Health & Beauty. He is also a well-known radio and television personality on psychological, relationship and family issues.

Dr. Chan is a fellow of the Malaysian Association of Psychotherapy; a fellow of the Malaysian Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Association; a practitioner member of the division of Adult Psychotherapy; the division of Couple and Marital Therapy; and the division of Child Therapy of the Malaysian Association of Psychotherapy, and a practitioner member of the Malaysian of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Association