Secret Agent Society
The Secret Agent Society (SAS) is an evidence-based program that is developed by the University of Queensland. This program is widely adopted in Australia and has been consistently found to improve the emotional resilience and social outcomes of youngsters experiencing social difficulties.
Impetuz Psychological Service's Chartered and Registered Psychologists, Dr Jocelyn Chua, Dr Noradlin Yusof and Ms Rachel Wong trained under SSTI Australia and are certified providers of the SAS program in Singapore.
The entire program comprises:
- One 2-hour introductory session for parents only
- Nine 2-hour group sessions (for children undergoing the intervention and a short debrief for parents after each session)
- Two 2-hour follow up sessions with parents and children (3 and 6 months after the end of the group sessions for children)
Close collaboration between home, school and therapist is a cornerstone of this program. This unique feature is key to achieving positive outcomes for individuals who have undergone this fun and enjoyable program.
At the end of the program, children will learn how to:
- Recognize emotions in themselves and others
- Express feelings in appropriate ways
- Talk and play with others
- Solve friendship problems, and
- Cope with change and deal with bullying