Local Lay Lecturers
Sister Foo Siew Fong
Sister Siew Fong is a lawyer by profession and is listed as a preeminent lawyer in the Doyles Guide for Singapore Family & Divorce from 2016- 2019. Sis Siew Fong was the President of the Singapore Association of Women's Lawyers (SAWL) from 2001 to 2009. Siew Fong's commitment to the community sees her as a member of the Citizenship Committee of Inquiry under the Ministry of Home Affairs and she also sits in the Board of 2 charities. In 2011, the Family and Juvenile Justice Division awarded her the Outstanding Volunteer of the Year in the Advocate and Solicitor Category. Sis Siew Fong holds a Masters in Buddhist studies and is one of the mentors for the Saturday Meditation Class at Buddhist Library Singapore.
Dr Jeffery Po
Jeffrey is a Counselling-Psychotherapist in private practice in Singapore. Besides his doctorate in counselling psychology and formal academic qualifications in counselling and telecommunication engineering, Jeffrey is BRS-Singapore certified in meditation subjects and is an AIHCP Certified Meditation Instructor, Certified Thanatologist and Certified Spiritual Counsellor as well. He further holds two diplomas in Buddhist studies and a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling Supervision. Jeffrey has authored four books: The Buddhist Companion, Buddhist Snippets, Answers to Common Health Issues – Buddhist and Secular Perspective and Meditative flow-Psychotherapy and chapter contributor to The Practice of Clinical Supervision. He has presented many papers and workshops relating to counselling, psychotherapy, and psychology internationally. Some of his presentations are telecast by the Australian Mental Health Academy and he also features in the Australian MindScience programme. He organizes annual retreats at various meditation centres in Sri Lanka and Indonesia.
In Singapore, he has conducted talks and workshop to various organisations such as Tan Tock Seng Hospital, National University Hospital, Agricultural and Veterinary Authority, The Amalgamated Union of Public Employees, Health Services Authority, Health Services Employees Union, Caregiver Asia and many more.
Besides being involved in providing counselling and psychotherapy services since 2003, Jeffrey has also taught in several private higher institute of learning in Singapore that focused about counselling, psychology and psychotherapy. He was awarded the “Educator of the Year-2009” by the American Board of Medical Psychotherapists and Psychodiagnostician where he is a Fellow member. Jeffrey owns two psychotherapy modalities registered as trade mark with the Singapore Intellectual Property – “SMS Therapy” and “Meditative flow-Psychotherapy.”
Jeffrey had served on the Management Committee of the Singapore Anti-Narcotic Association (SANA), is founding President of the Association of Psychotherapists and Counsellors (Singapore), founder and Charter President of the Rotary Club of Serangoon Gardens, Past Advisor to the Singapore Free Buddhist Clinic Counselling Centre, and had been on the editorial committee of For You magazine. He is a certified hypnotherapist, Time-Line therapist, NLP and Reiki practitioner. He was as a member of clinical advisors for Solace (Sabah) a private addiction recovery centre in Sabah, East Malaysia.
Currently Jeffrey has been engaged as a dedicated Senior Counsellor for the School of Materials Science Engineering of the Nanyang Technological University and runs a Counselling clinic in Singapore Alexandra Hospital