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Dr. Terence Yow has more than 20 years of experience as a Social Worker supporting individuals and families in both the healthcare and social service setting. As the Divisional Director of AMKFSC Community Services, Terence oversees a range of community based social services catering to children, youth, families and seniors in the community.
Terence obtained his Master and Ph.D in Social Work from the National University of Singapore. He also did an advanced training in Family Therapy at the University of Calgary, Canada. Terence had been lecturing in the Social Work undergraduate and post-graduate programs at the National University of Singapore and Singapore University of Social Sciences (previously uniSIM) since 2008. He is also an approved clinical supervisor with University of Michigan, NUS, SUSS, Curtin and Swinburne University. His work had been published in professional journals & academic textbooks and he presented in several local and international conferences. Terence is an appointed Social Service Fellow and serves on several ministerial committees. Among which, Terence serves as the co-chair of AIC’s Institutional Review Board ethics committee MOH’s social-health integration workgroup. He is also director of Global Institute of Social Workers and serves on the service committee with Children Cancer Foundation.
Terence conducts regular training at the Social Service Institute for social service practitioners in mental health and motivational interviewing related courses. Terence is an active advocate and champion for a more inclusive society for persons with mental health issues in the community. As a trained life coach, Terence helps people unleash their life potential to facilitate their personal and professional growth. In his career, Terence had provided mentoring and coaching for more than 1000 people in different areas of their life journey.
Terence is married for almost 20 years and has a son and a daughter. In his free time, Terence enjoys travelling, photography and a nice cup of coffee.