Physical distancing during COVID-19 and the resultant social isolation have led to psychological distress in the general public. This interactive presentation will introduce a way of facilitating online community support groups based on a mindfulness and emotional activation/regulation model. A demonstration support group will be held, followed by a fuller description of the community support group in China during COVID-19 in early 2020. The presentation will end with discussion and Q&A about the applicability of this model to Singapore, including cultural adaptations.
Pre-reading for the event: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09515070.2020.1782841
Date: 16 Dec 2020 (Wednesday)
Time: 7.30 pm – 9pm
Registration closes on 11 December!
Venue: Online via Zoom (Link will be sent by 15 December)
- SIG members – Free!
- SPS members – $3
- Non-SPS members – $10
Note: This session will be recorded. By signing up for the event, you agree to being recorded during the session.
Dr Hu Bojun is a bilingual clinical psychologist working at United Family Hospital, an international hospital in China. Her research emphasizes the importance of discovering personal narratives and finding what is meaningful for the person. Dr. Hu completed her pre-doctoral psychology internship at Harvard Medical School (MMHC) where she specialized in the integration of psychodynamic therapy and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), which involves integrating therapies informed by both Western traditions and the Eastern mind-body practices. She is also a certified yoga teacher and is developing an integrative, emotion-focused yoga practice. She is currently researching the use of embodied emotional processing within group settings, as a way of enhancing collaborative dialogues and interpersonal learning.