Charles Sim

Dr Charles Sim

Head, Master of Counselling / Couple & Family Therapy Programme

S R Nathan School of Human Development

Tel: +65 6248 0330

Email: Y2hhcmxlc3NpbXRrQHN1c3MuZWR1LnNn

Educational Qualifications

PhD. in Couple and Family Therapy, University of Minnesota, USA

MSc. in Family Therapy, Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College, London, UK

Academic and Professional Experience

2017 - Present
Master trainer for "Marital First Responder" and "Person-of-the-Therapist" (POTT) Training Model.

2016 - Present
Design and developer of the Master of Counselling specialization in Couple and Family Therapy, and Graduate Diploma/ Certificate in Systemic Therapy.

2012 - Present
Advance Clinical Practice II: Family Intervention, Research and Evaluation in Counselling, Couple and Family Therapy, CFT Supervision for Practice, Medical Family Therapy, Minuchin Family Therapy, and Clinical Supervision in Counselling & Systemic Therapy courses, Singapore University of Social Sciences.

2015 - 2019
Visiting Consultant, Psychological Medicine, National University Hospital, Singapore.

2013 - 2014
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, Singapore.

2009 - 2013
Walk-in-Counseling, Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A.

2008 - 2013
Teaching Recovery Techniques to Children Survivors of Disaster, Wilfrid Laurier University, Kitchener, Canada, China, and Myanmar.

2001 - 2002
Traumatic Stress Service, Clinical Treatment Centre, Maudsley Hospital, London.

2000 - 2002
Child and Family Psychiatry, King’s College Hospital, and Couple Therapy, Maudsley Hospital, London.

Sim, T., & Sim, C (2020)
Global Contexts for the Profession of Systemic Family Therapy. The Handbook of Systemic Family Therapy: Volume 1, First Edition. Editor by Karen S. Wampler, Richard B. Miller, and Ryan B. Seedall. John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

Sim, C., Pang, P., and Mahdi, M.S. (2019)
Integrating Psychospirituality in Systemic Therapy. Asian Journal of Family Therapy, 3 (2), 65-77.

Sim, C. (2017)
Co-parenting Conversation Process: A Qualitative Study of Chinese Singaporean Parents. Journal of Family Therapy, 39(2), 217-237.

Sim, C. (2013)
Co-parenting among East Asian parents: Collective wisdom. In L. X. Hy (Ed.), Fostering spiritual and psychological development (pp. 161-171). Baton Rouge, LA: St. Michael.

2015 - Present
A Fellow of the Asian Academy of Family Therapist (AAFT), Hong Kong.

2002 - Present
A Clinical Member of the Association of Marital and Family Therapists, Singapore,

  • Marital First Responder (MFR)
  • Person-of-the-Therapist (POTT)
  • Pedagogy in Clinical Supervision, and Integrative Group Supervision
  • Using Stories for Research and Program Evaluation
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