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Awakening Spring in Autumn: Opportunities and Challenges of Women and Men at Mid-Life

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Eliza YONG (Singapore)

Eliza Yong, Psy.D. (Clinical Psychology), is a Certified Substance Abuse Counsellor (CSAC) and Certified Gambling Addiction Counsellor (CGAC) by The Association of Professionals Specialising in Addictions Counselling (APSAC) and has been counselling individuals and their families since 2009. She also works with individuals and their families with domestic violence to break the violence cycle. Eliza is trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Schema Therapy.  She provides regular public talks increase understanding and coping with different addictions and emotions management as well as presents original research posters or speaks on addictions at local and international conferences. Eliza had spent 2 months attached to The Connection Inc.’s women’s programmes in residential houses, outpatient counselling centres and homeless program (Connecticut, USA) in 2013 under Singapore’s National Health Group’s Health Manpower Development Programme Award (NHG HMDP). She also mentors and supervises counsellors. Eliza’s previous careers were in hospitality and marketing in investment bank.  She holds her Doctor of Psychology with a specialization in clinical practice. The Doctorate was awarded by The Professional School of Psychology (California, USA).


Jayan WARRIER (India)

Jayan Warrier Psy.D. (Organizational Psychology), works with teams and individuals in organizations in the role of a coach, facilitator, and consultant in the space of leadership, performance, culture, and change. He coaches executives across the Asia Pacific region as they transition into new roles, manage change in their organization or move to a different country/culture. He uses various assessments to uncover personality, team dynamics and culture, in his change interventions – Myers Briggs, FIRO-B, Gallup Strengths, Hogan etc. He uses Appreciative Inquiry processes to engage large groups in identifying their strengths, creating a team vision and aligning actions with their goals.  He works with high performance teams in Action Learning business projects, as a way to develop their talent and leadership. Personally, he is interested in the study of highest potential for an individual and its links to well-being. He has explored science and philosophies in his own quest towards a more balanced life. Currently he spends his time in India and Singapore.



William Bergquist, Ph.D. (Psychology) is an internationally known coach, consultant, trainer and educator.He is also a widely published author, researcher, and scholar. As an author of more than 50 books and 150 articles, Bill writes about profound personal, group, organizational and societal transitions and transformations. His book, The Postmodern Organization, has been identified as one of the 50 classics in organizational theory and has been translated into both Italian and Mandarin. In Our Fifties was featured on Good Morning America and in several metropolitan newspapers. The Vitality of Senior Faculty received the annual research award in 1998 from the American Educational Research Association. The Professional School of Psychology (PSP), where William Bergquist serves as president, for more than 40 years provided a unique model of graduate education to accomplished professionals in countries throughout the world. PSP is now transitioning under Bergquist’s leadership to the provision of cutting-edge workshops and certification programs to be offered globally. Bill has served as consultant, coach and/or trainer to leaders in more than 1,000 organizations over the past 50 years and has co-founded the Library of Professional Coaching and founded the Library of Professional Psychology.

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