Fellowship of Christian Care Professionals (FCCP) Talk

Date: Thursday, 28 June, 2012
Time: 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Venue: 420 North Bridge Road #05-04 North Bridge Centre, Singapore 188727
Theme: Understanding and Managing the Cliient with Schizophrenia
Speakers: Dr Y C Lim

Clients with schizophrenia often exhibit ‘difficult, obstinate or defensive’ behaviors which are not discernible to them.  That is they are unable to see anything abnormal about their own behavior. This, commonly known as lack of insight, always leaves the counselor/clinician in a frustrating position as to how to help. 

In this interactive talk, Dr Lim will discuss how to work with the client with schizophrenia. He will cover topics that include etiology, symptoms, medication and management. In addition, he will also discuss how the counselor/clinician’s reactions to the client’s behaviors may contribute to difficulties in treatment and improvement of client functioning.
Participants will be able to:
  1. Have a better understanding of the definition of schizophrenia in the lives of client including symptoms and ‘typical behavior’ and why clients use these behaviors to manage their feelings
  2. Learn how client behavior can challenge counselors/clinicians
  3. Identify the medication used including noncompliance issues
  4. Understand the impact the social and physical environment has on the functioning of the client.
  5. Identify strategies to work or manage violent or bizarre behaviors.
  About the Speaker
Dr Lim Yun Chin is currently the Consultant Psychiatrist and Head of Raffles Hospital's Counselling Department and is active in prisons and drug rehabilitation psychiatric work in Singapore.  He is also a visiting psychiatrist to the Community Addictions Management Programme (CAMP) of the Institute of Medical Health (IMH).  With 30 years of psychiatric practice behind him, Dr Lim also lectures on Addiction for the Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy course at the Graduate School of Medical Studies, National University of Singapore.  Dr Lim has authored a chapter on opiate abuse in the book entitled "Drug Abuse in Singapore" as well as a chapter on the drug abuse in the Textbook on Psychiatry for Doctors and Medical Students.  He also pioneered the establishment of the Alcohol Treatment Unit in Woodbridge Hospital.
To register, please apply via gcfsing@gcf.org.sg or call Simon at 6338 6283.
Admission is free.  A freewill offering will be collected to defray costs.