Managing Sexuality Issues of Adults with Intellectual Disabilities (Online)


Course Code:

SDIS6064

Start Date:

01 Nov 2021

Course Category:

Disability

End Date:

08 Nov 2021

Duration (hours):

14.00

Venue:

Social Service Institute

Application closing date : 27 Sep 2021

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Timetable
Course Date Day Start Time End Time
01 Nov 2021 Monday 09:30 AM 05:30 PM
02 Nov 2021 Tuesday 09:30 AM 05:30 PM
08 Nov 2021 Monday 02:30 PM 03:30 PM

Fees
Name Fee (Excludes GST) Fee (Includes GST)
Nett Fee (after SSG funding) $ 65.00 $ 69.55
Course Fee (Before Funding) $ 650.00 $ 695.50
Overview:

This module aims to equip learners with an understanding of sexuality issues in persons with intellectual disabilities – the role of perceptions on sexuality, sexuality development, and basic interventions to manage sexualized behaviours/emotions.

Learning Outcome:

By the end of the course, learners will be able to:
1. 1. Describe the impact of their personal values and attitudes towards sex and sexuality on their professional practice.
2. 2. Interpret the definition of sexual offence in the Penal Code.
3. Explain the psychosocial development of human sexuality in clientss with intellectual disabilities.
4. 4. Explain strategies used in managing sexualised behaviours/emotions in persons with intellectual disabilities.

Target Participants:

Target audience of social workers, psychologists, special education teachers / teacher-aides and other professionals working with clients with intellectual disabilities.

Learners are encouraged to think about a real case with sexuality issues that they can use as a example to work with during the training. The aim is to encourage learners to apply the information from the training by generating some possible ideas to manage the issues. Note that no identifying information about the client should be shared during the training.

The skills and knowledge for this course, which the learner is assumed to possess, are as follows:
? Be able to listen and speak English at a proficiency level equivalent to the Employability Skills System Workplace Literacy (WPL) Level 6
? Be able to read and write English at a proficiency level equivalent to the Employability Skills System Workplace Literacy (WPL) Level 6
? Be able to use numeracy skills equivalent to the Employability Skills System Workplace Numeracy (WPN) Level 6

Trainer Profile:

Dr Lohsnah Jeevanandam is a Clinical Psychologist. She completed her undergraduate degree at The University of Sydney, Australia and her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at The University of Queensland, Australia.

Dr Jeevanandam has worked extensively with persons with intellectual disability. She was previously Senior Psychologist at The Movement for the Intellectually Disabled of Singapore. Dr Jeevanandam was the Chairperson of the Scientific Committee for the Asian Federation on Intellectual Disabilities 2009 conference. She has taught on this area at the National Institute of Education. Furthermore, she has research and publications in this area too. Dr Jeevanandam recently conducted workshops on managing sexuality issues in young persons with Intellectual Disability for IMH-REACH service.

Dr Jeevanandam also works with children, adults, couples and families with general mental health concerns. She is trained in parenting programs and is an expert in managing children and adolescents with behavioural problems.

Dr Jeevanandam also holds several appointments. She is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Psychology, National University of Singapore (NUS) and is also the Clinical Placement Co-ordinator for the Masters in Clinical Psychology programme at NUS. She is a Senior Consultant Clinical Psychologist at the Cognitive Health Consultancy International, Novena Medical Centre. She is also an adjunct lecturer at UniSIM.

Dr Jeevanandam is a Registered Psychologist in Singapore and is a sub-committee member of the Singapore Register of Psychologists. She is also the Chairperson of the revision of the Singapore Psychology Society’s Code of Ethics.

Remarks:

Please note that this course will be conducted online via Zoom (click to learn more about Zoom). Successful applicants will be able to access and download course materials from LearningCloud upon course confirmation. They will also be given the URL to join the Zoom course session with a unique password via email. Participants will be required to use their Name (as per NRIC) as the Zoom ID to be given access to the Zoom course session and will have to enable video view while the session is in progress.

Assessment will be scheduled after COVID-19 Circuit Breaker ends and face-to-face assessment at SSI resumes. Successful applicants are required to sit for the assessment on a separate day, to be further advised by SSI.

This course includes assessment components.
Assessment may be conducted during and/or after the course. As there is an assessment component for this course, grading and processing of results can only take place after course completion. Learners who pass the assessment(s) will be awarded with an electronic Certificate of Achievement from SSI. You will receive an email notification when your e-Cert is ready for download in your NCSS e-Services account.

Fee Remarks:

SSG funding is available for Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents only.

VCF funding is available for foreigners who are staff of member VWOs of NCSS via Direct Training Application.

Terms and conditions apply.

Enquiry:

SURANI Suraiza / Suraiza_SURANI@ncss.gov.sg / 65895557


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