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Certification in Brain Based Therapy

Certification in Brain Based Therapy (endorsed by Malaysian Association of Psychotherapy (MAP) and Psychotherapy Chapter of Malaysia Society for Complementary Medicine)

This course will provide you to learn the principles of brain-based learning. You will learn how to design workflow models and teach problem solving strategies for information gathering, organizing, analyzing, synthesizing, and processing, thus enabling learners to create knowledge. To Learn practical, effective, and the most cutting edge teaching strategies to match these principles.

Fees and Course Structure

Course Cost  RM 4,800 (Students are required to buy various recommended text books)
Course Time  3 Months
Prerequisite At least a Credit in SPM English or two years working experience at a related industry
Group Size  Group limited to 8 participants maximum only to optimize group dynamics

Training Topics

Certification in Brain Based Therapy

1) Basic Structure to Whole Brain Learning

  • Introduction/Pre-assessment
  • Introduction to brain-based learning
  • Introduction to parts and functions of the Triune Brain
  • Introduction of movements for focus
  • Developmental stages from conception to age 21+
  • The Vestibular System

2) Right and Left Hemisphere Function

  • Characteristics of hemispheric dominance
  • How to assess your hemispheric functionality
  • What hemispheric function means to your classroom
  • How to teach to the whole brain
  • Non-conscious learning

3) The Physical Component (OCD)

  • The importance of movement
  • Learning in child’s play
  • Why everybody needs water for optimum brain function
  • Chemicals and reactions in the body

4) Specific Movements, Specific Results

  • The genesis of the Movement
  • Movements to enhance spelling
  • Movements to enhance listening abilities
  • Movements that keep the brain alert

5) The How, When, Why. Where, What of Stress

  • The phenomenon of stress/impact of threat
  • The physical components of stress
  • Emotional Stress / Academic Stress
  • Coping with stress in the classroom
  • Methods for heading off the stress response

6) Bonding and the Importance of Routines

  • Routines in our lives
  • Classroom routines
  • Community bonding Bonding and attachment
  • Bonding rituals

7) Emotional Intelligence and Discipline

  • What is emotional intelligence?
  • Feelings and emotions are not the same
  • Emotions and the learning process
  • Putting emotions into words and gestures
  • Fear and discipline are incompatible Conflict Discipline strategies
  • The journey to self-control

8) Motivation, Making Meaning and Rewards

  • Respect and reframing
  • Motivation and demotivation
  • Learned helplessness
  • Meaning making
  • Motivation and rewards

Course Layout

We use the mastery system of education. Besides lecturing, this course provides clinical experience such as: research, case study, group clinical supervision, reflections, discussions & presentation. Assessment includes case study oral and written presentations, group participation, research paper and assignments.

The topics mentioned above are taught within 3 months. During this period, students will also be given clinical case assignments and presentations to do.

Our course is structured as 2 intensive workshop with 6 group clinical supervision & oral / written case presentation for the assessment. Fulfilling the attendance and passing the criteria given will lead to towards the licensed practitioner membership of Adult Psychotherapy, Geriatric Psychotherapy, Family Therapy, Couple Therapy, Child Therapy, Art Therapy and/or Expressive Therapy Divisions of Malaysia Association of Psychotherapy.

Equipments& Venue

Below are the equipments used:

  • Psychometric instruments
  • Audio Resources
  • White board
  • Notes/ books

Venue: International Psychology Centre, Kuala Lumpur

Teaching Faculty

The lecturer, tutorials, case supervisions and assignments will be conducted by the Malaysian Psychology Centre’s team of professional psychologist and coaches accredited by the Malaysian Association of Psychotherapy and the Malaysian Society for Complementary Medicine which is led by:


B.Sc.(Hons.)(Psy),(Middlesex) MSc.(Learning)(Lancaster), D.Phil.(Psy),

(IOU) CSAC (Hawaii, International Certification &Reciprocacy Consortium)

(Reg. No. M906-98); PgCert (Anxiety Disorders); PgCert (Brain Based Therapy);

Principal Consultant Psychologist, Executive & Life Coach and Certified Master Trainer .

Dr Chan is a fellow of the Malaysian Association of Psychotherapy; a fellow of the Malaysian Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Association; a practitioner member of the division of Organisational Psychology, the division of Adult Psychotherapy; the division of Couple and Marital Therapy; and the division of Child Psychology & Therapy of the Malaysian Association of Psychotherapy; a Member of the International Employees Assistance Professionals Association; a Member of the Malaysian Institute of Human Resource Management; Charter member of the International Coaching Federation (Malaysian Chapter); a member of the International Association of Facilitators and a member of the Malaysian Society for Training and Development.

Dr Chan has been practicing, teaching and training psychology, psychotherapy, coaching and coach therapy for 18 years in Malaysian, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand and United Kingdom. Dr Chan is also a regular contributor to national newspaper and professional journals as well as a well-known radio and television personality on psychology and relationship issues, Dr. Chan has also authored several books on these topics including the critically acclaimed Love Is Never Enough : Pleasurable Commitment Rules on Couple Psychology, Are You Man Enough To Be a Father on Child Psychology and the “Dancing with Crocodiles” on corporate psychology and Current Research and Practitioner Cognitive Behavior Therapy in Asia