Certified Practitioner (Satir Systemic Therapy)
Carolyn graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Social Science (Honours) degree in Psychology in 1995 and completed a Masters degree in Child and Adolescent Mental Health at the Institute of Psychiatry (IOP) in London in 2003. She also holds a postgraduate diploma in Satir Brief Systemic Therapy from the Satir Institute of the Pacific, Canada.
She worked as a psychologist at the Institute of Mental Health’s (IMH) Child Guidance Clinic (CGC) for 20 years from 1995 to 2015. Her work included psychological assessments, individual and group therapy, consultation to partner agencies, training and supervision of psychologists, research, public mental health education and emergency behaviour management. She was also supervisor and co-director of the team that worked with victims of trauma and youth at risk.
Carolyn has extensive experience treating children and adolescents who have difficulties with stress, anxiety and depression, panic attacks, grief, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, autism spectrum disorder and behavioural issues.
She has authored books on mental health conditions and published articles in medical and psychological journals, magazines and newsletters. Her illustrated children’s books on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and eating disorder are available at IMH and other helping agencies. Her passion for training and mentoring fellow child psychology and clinical practice professionals earned her a National Healthcare Group Teaching Award for Allied Health Educators in 2014.
MSc Child and Adolescent Mental Health (UK)
BSocSci Hons Psychology (Singapore)
PG Dip Therapy (Satir)
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Creative and expressive techniques such as therapeutic play and art