A burn injury can affect a survivor’s physical, emotional, psychological, social, spiritual and vocational functioning. Burn survivors can be susceptible to post traumatic stress and treatment fatigue. To cope with the impact of burns injury, burn survivors have to rely on their personal resilience, their loved ones and the healthcare team during the recovery trajectory. This one-day experiential workshop aims to illuminate the theoretical underpinnings of the psychological impact associated with burns and the different modalities in supporting the psychosocial care in burn patients.

Plan/Outline of Workshop

Time Topic/Activity Speaker (People Involved)
0730 – 0820 Registration
0900 – 0910 Welcome Address
0910 – 0920 Case Study Presentation (Part 1) Ms Annabelle Ip
Medical Social Worker
Singapore General Hospital
0920 – 1020 Psychological Interventions & Trauma Informed Care for Burns and Trauma Patients

  • Understand what is trauma informed care
  • Awareness of some common psychological issues associated with burns and trauma
  • Knowledge of common psychological interventions used for patients with burns and trauma
Dr Evelyn Boon
Head, Psychology
Singapore General Hospital
1020 – 1100 Psychiatric Considerations for Burns Survivors

  • Understand common psychiatric conditions seen in burns and trauma patients through the use of case studies
  • Overview of management of these conditions
Dr Cecilia Kwok
Associate Consultant, Psychiatry
Singapore General Hospital
1100 – 1120 Break
1120 – 1200 Case Study (Part 2)

  • Group and panel discussion
Ms Annabelle Ip (chair)
Dr Evelyn Boon
Dr Cecilia Kwok
1200 – 1300 Lunch
1310 – 1540 Coping Through Art

  • To explore art as therapy for patients who experience a burn trauma
  • To promote self-expression and regulation through art
Ms Emily Tan
Medical Social Worker / Art Therapist
Singapore General Hospital

Ms Pi-I Lu
Medical Social Worker / Art Therapist
MacKay Memorial Hospital, Taiwan

1540 – 1600 Break
1600 – 1730 The Art of Self-Care

  • Understand some of the language and terminology around self-care and trauma
  • Understanding self -care and its importance for health care professionals working with trauma survivors
  • Understand how art, art therapy and mindfulness may support healthcare professionals’ emotional well-being
  • Experiential workshop using art and mindfulness to gain deeper understanding of the concepts
Ms Dian Handayani
Art Therapist
Singapore General Hospital

Ms Pearlyn Lee
Art Therapist
KK Women and Children’s Hospital

1730 Closing

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Full day

Academia, White Space

Target Audience
Social workers, counselors, psychologists, creative therapists and healthcare professionals working with burns and trauma survivors

Max. Participants

SGD 65

Industrial Support
This workshop is supported by Burns Support Group, Singapore