The growing pains of family therapy in Singapore

Boon Wee Timothy Sim

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Family therapy in Singapore is both short on history and overdue for development. Through in-depth interviews with six experienced local family therapists and trainers, this article explores the challenges of family therapy development in Singapore, giving particular attention to practice, supervision, training, and research. Over time, family therapy practitioners in Singapore have gained insights in applying systemic ideas in this pluralistic society where there is a rich mix of race and ethnicity. This article highlights the contribution Singapore's experience of family therapy can make to a more global picture, in view of its rich multicultural context despite significant challenges. Journal of Family Therapy
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)204-224
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of Family Therapy
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2012


  • Culture
  • Family therapy
  • Singapore

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Social Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology


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