Our Clinical Team

Clinicians from around the world and all with the passion for recovery.

Adjunct Professor Dr Prem Kumar Shanmugam

Adjunct Professor Dr Prem Kumar Shanmugam

MA Research (Psychology, Singapore) MSocSc (Counselling, Australia) Bachelors (Psychology, USA) MSCAT (L4), MCPAC (L4 Supp) CAOD (AUS), CCS (AUS)

Founder & CEO

Dr Prem Kumar Shanmugam is Founder & CEO of Solace Asia Addiction Retreat. He has worked in the field of addictions and psychology for more than 10 years.

Prem is the past President of the Association of Psychotherapists and Counsellors (Singapore) and the Regional Director of the Asia Pacific Certification Board (Singapore) while being one of the founding members as well. Prem is a psychologist, psychotherapist, trainer, facilitator and is actively involved in research in the addiction field. He works with people with addiction issues from all walks of life exposed to multicultural settings.

Prem specializes in developing and evaluating substance abuse treatment programmes and group. He brings with him vast experience in working with relationship issues, marital counselling one interpersonal issues. Prem is a certified practitioner in Management of Family Violence Counselling with the Ministry of Community Development Youth and Sports.

Prem reviews and writes articles and frequently presents at international conferences.

Prem has authored two handbooks for Masters Students on a counselling course with a UK based University and Treatment Manuals for addictions treatment programme in Solace.

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