Dr Prem Kumar Shanmugam

Dr. David Powell

Dr Prem Kumar Shanmugam is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Solace Sabah. He is one of the founding members and Regional Director of the Asia Pacific Certification Board (APCB). APCB is actively involved in credentialing addiction counsellors / therapists around the Asia Pacific Region. He also acts as the President of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Association of Singapore while being one of the founding members as well. Prem is an independent researcher, facilitator, trainer and an excellent presenter working with people with addiction issues from all walks of life exposed to multicultural settings. He specializes in developing and evaluating substance abuse treatment programmes and conducting workshops for family members who have loved ones inflicted with addictions. Prem is a certified practitioner in Management of Family Violence Counselling (Singapore), a Certified Masters Addictions Therapist (APCB Singapore), a Certified Masters Psychotherapist (APACS Singapore) and an Accredited Clinical Supervisor (Australian Counselling Association and Association of Psychotherapists and Counsellors Singapore).

Prem reviews and writes articles and presents results of substance abuse treatment studies around the region. He has designed and authored "Solace Prime" a holistic residential treatment approach for treating all addictions employing scientific methodologies currently used at Solace and co-authored two handbooks for Masters Students on a counselling course.