SAC Key Milestones
New Clinical Supervision Components and Standards w.e.f. June 2018
New Clinical Supervision Components and Standards for New Clinical Supervisor Applicants were approved at the 35th AGM to be effected from June 2018
Establishment of Register of Clinical Supervisors
SAC’s Register of Clinical Supervisors was established during its 34th Annual General Meeting. Registered Clinical Supervisors are charged an Annual Fee from January 2017. The new Clinical Supervision Standards and Procedures document was approved.
SAC Counselling Symposium and Launch of Ethics Manual of Procedures
SAC hosted more than 500 Delegates on October 15-16 2015. The launch of the SAC Ethics Manual of Procedures. Our Guest of Honour was Minister of State for the Ministry of Health, Dr Amy Khor
SAC accepted as a Full Member of NCSS
On April 1, 2015, SAC was officially accepted as a Full Member of the National Council of Social Services (NCSS)
New Membership Categories
New Membership Categories were introduced and the SAC Constitution went through a major review and update.
Course Recognition Committee
First Joint Committee meeting involving SAC, NCSS, and SSTI Followed by MCYS, SASW and the NUS Social Work Department Course Recognition Manual launched in December 2005
Development of Standard Counselling Courses
SAC partnered the Ministry of Community Development and Sports, and the National Council of Social Services to develop standard counselling courses.
Establishment of Register of Counsellors
SAC Register of Counsellors was established during its 20th Annual General Meeting. SAC Website was launched. SAC Constitution was amended for more clarity on its definition of a trained and qualified counsellor with emphasis on the details of training, practicum and clinical supervision.
Established Accreditation for Counselling Courses
Established guidelines for the accreditation of counselling courses in Singapore to ensure clinical and supervision components.
New Training Standards for Membership and SAC Code of Ethics
In 1999, Constitutional amendments related to training standards for membership were approved by the Registry of Societies and implemented for new membership applications. Subsequently, the new SAC Code of Ethics was accepted at its Extraordinary General Meeting.
The Licensure Effort (1996 – 1999)
Between 1996 – 1999, a Paper was developed by the EXCO to propose standards for the Recognition and Licensing of Professional Counsellors in Singapore. This Paper was presented to Ministry of Community Development (MCD) in 1999 but was rejected as the counsellor fraternity was considered too small.
SAC was officially registered with the Registry of Societies.
Founding of SAC
Three staff from the Counselling and Care Centre attended a conference-workshop in Salatiga, Indonesia to bid for the subsequent conference workshop to be held in Singapore. This provided the impetus for a local association to be affiliated to the Association of Psychological and Educational Counsellors of Asia-Pacific. SAC was founded by the late Mr Anthony..Read More
First Counsellor Training Programme
The Counselling and Care Centre initiated the first formal counsellor-training programme as a basis for membership qualification.