THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE WISHES ALL MEMBERS HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND AN AWESOME START TO THE NEW YEAR 2017!

All Members would have received the SAC News Bulletin sent out on December 1 2016. If for some reason you did you receive the News Bulletin via email, kindly write to saccommsteam@gmail.com and we will add your email address to the mailing list. Please take note of the following events and block out the dates in 2017!

SAC Dialogue with EXCO on Friday January 20 2017 at 6.30pm
We are pleased to inform all members that the postponed Dialogue with EXCO will be held on the evening of 20th January 2017. Dinner will be provided, and the dialogue will start at 6.30pm. The discussion will be on the new standards of Clinical Supervision and its implementation. As usual, we will send out the Whoozin invite via email once we finalize the details. Please keep this date with the EXCO!

New Co-Opted members in the SAC EXCO
We are happy to announce that the chairpersons of the Academic Subcommittee, Membership Subcommittee, and Community Counsellors Subcommittee have been co-opted into the EXCO. A warm welcome to Zullkarnian Abdul Aziz, , Celine Edmund and Andy Lam into the leadership team!

Invitation to Veteran Counsellors to Join SAC
SAC is inviting veteran counsellors who have been practising counselling before Year 2003 to join the association. This special invitation is only available in the Year of 2017 (1st January 2017 – 31st December 2017), and one would need to show evidence of having a minimum of 5 years of counselling practice before Year 2003, and an official letter stating that counselling has been the main job function for this period of time.  If you know any friends or colleagues who may be interested, please invite them to contact the SAC Secretariat at admin@sac-counsel.org.sg  or email saccommsteam@gmail.com.

Formation of the SAC Register Board
We are happy to announce that the SAC Register Board met on 10th November to clarify the roles and functions of the Board and the members. From now on, the Register Board will be taking over the task of looking through the new applications as well as renewals for members to obtain the Registered Counsellor status. All RCs and Provisional Clinical Members  (PCMs) wanting to renew or apply to be on the SAC Register can now send their applications to registerboard@sac-counsel.org.sg

Calling for Feedback for the SAC Constitution, Code of Ethics and the SAC Counselling Handbook
SAC will be reviewing the above-said documents in the upcoming months. If you have any feedback, suggestions or recommendations to help us improve on these documents, please let us know via the following channels:

  1. Regarding the SAC Constitution: Zull – email@zoocar9.com and Hema – hema@wingscounselling.org.sg
  2. Regarding the SAC Code of Ethics: Celine – celine@spcscounseling.com and Andy – andy@viriya.org.sg
  3. Regarding the SAC Counseling Handbook: Reena – reena.goenka@gmail.com

ANNOUNCEMENT: SAC 35th Annual General Meeting to be held on 24th March 2017
The 35th AGM of SAC will be held on the evening of 24th March 2017. Do keep the date free, and look out for further the details!

* The above updates are extracted from the December Issue of the SAC News Bulletin 2016