Elaine Chua founded Good Pathways in 2013
Elaine has 20 years of experience working with children and families. She started as a social worker in a family service center and voluntary welfare organization. To grapple with the multi-system issues of low-income families, she embarked on a diploma in Marital and Family Therapy at Counselling and Care. She later joined the Ministry of Community Development Youth and Sports, working with children and families referred for therapeutic services from the Child Protection Service.
Having been trained in Play Therapy and registered with the Association of Play Therapy (USA), she spends most of her time seeing children and families and training when the opportunity arises. Her other passion is to provide guidance and facilitate the learning of social workers and social service practitioners in their learning. She is registered with Play Therapy International/ Play Therapy UK and with the Singapore Association of Social Work. Elaine is also a certified Attachment-Focused Family Therapist, providing attachment therapy for parents and their children.
With her many years in the social service sector and the government service, she has recently embarked to start a private practice offering therapeutic services in the form of play therapy and attachment therapy from a home-based setting. Elaine remains grounded both in family therapy, social work, with a specialization in play therapy. Her main interests are play therapy and attachment work, play therapy training and supervision.
Good Pathways is one of the only play therapy training providers in Singapore. (APT Approved Provider 13-347) http://www.a4pt.org/search/newsearch.asp We offer training, therapy and consultation services to children, families and service providers. Our areas of specialization include play therapy with individuals and groups, attachment-focused family therapy, and clinical supervision.
Our goal is to provide therapeutic services to children and families in the community and to be a respected and valued play therapy service in Singapore.
We foresee that the demand for play therapists is growing in early childhood and education sectors. There is a growing need to establish a system of on-going training and support for play therapists.
Our belief in people and our values that fuel the work are five-fold