[Coaching Psychology SIG]: Workplace Bullying and ACT as a Coping Strategy by Austin Tay

Coaching Psychology SIG is proud to invite Austin Tay to give a talk on

Workplace Bullying and ACT as a Coping Strategy

Talk Synopsis

Workplace bullying, a phenomenon that has recently garnered lots of interest, remains a topic that is too taboo to be discussed in the workplace. Research has shown that the impact of workplace bullying is detrimental to both individuals and organizations. When individuals are bullied, they will resort to using active or passive strategies to help manage their experience. When these strategies fail, bullied individuals may then choose to leave the organization. On the one hand, in doing so the bullying they face ceases, but on the other hand, they are forced to face another negative situation-the loss of a job and income. This adds on to the stress they are still experiencing from the bullying. How then can these individuals cope with the impact of workplace bullying?

In this presentation, the speaker will look at the use of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy as a self-guided intervention for individuals who have been bullied in the workplace.

Bio of Speaker

[Austin Tay]

Austin is a UK Chartered Scientist, UK Chartered Psychologist and HK Registered Industrial Organisational Psychologist with 23 years of working experience across various specialisations including C-Level executive assessments, executive coaching, career management and outplacement, volume psychological assessment, training, project management, sales and marketing, business development and operations.

Austin is the Founder and Principal Consultant of Omnipsi Consulting. He was the Director, Consulting and Assessment for Talent 2 with responsibilities for both China and Hong Kong. Before joining Talent 2, Austin was the Managing Director of Tricor Human Capital.

Austin is the Chair-Elect of the Division of Industrial-Organizational Psychology of the Hong Kong Psychological Society, and also a Council Member of the Hong Kong Psychological Society. He is presently pursuing his PhD in Organizational Psychology with Birkbeck College, University of London, UK focusing on the use of Acceptance Commitment Therapy as a coping strategy in workplace bullying.


Date: 7 February 2018 (Wednesday)
Time: 7-8.30pm
Venue: Classroom A2-03, James Cook University Singapore, 149 Sims Drive, S387380


This talk is FREE and open to all SPS members interested in Coaching Psychology.
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Non-SPS member: $15

Closing date: 4 February 2018
Please note that seats are limited, registration is on first-come-first-serve basis. Thank you.


  • Workplace Bullying and ACT as a Coping Strategy
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Venue:   James Cook University - Room A2-03

James Cook University Singapore (A2-03), 149 Sims Drive, 387380, Singapore