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Cindy Kua Shu Mei
Consultant / Registered Psychologist
Bachelors in Science with Psychology (Honours) (UniSIM)
Masters in Applied Psychology (NIE/NTU)
Picture Exchange Communication System - PECS
Certificate in Autism (ARC)
Mindfulness for children and adolescents - .b and paws b
Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (Fourth Edition)
Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (Fourth Edition)
Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule 2 (ADOS 2)
Background and Experience:
Cindy has more than 15 years of experience in providing therapy for children and adolescents (age 2+ to 19 years old) with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Till date, Cindy has worked with hundreds of individuals with ASD, of all functioning levels. She has also provided many training workshops and talks for families as well as teachers and professionals on supporting children with ASD.
Cindy has wide range of experience in working with children and adolescents with ASD; it range from being a therapist in the Early Intervention Programme (EPIC) at the Autism Association (Singapore), to being a Home- based Therapist, Educational Therapist, Shadow teacher and currently, as a Psychologist. Throughout her career in this field, Cindy actively sought for opportunities to work with children with ASD in different settings so that she could gain good understanding of the difficulties of children with ASD across the different aspects of their functioning.
Before setting up SkillBuilders, she worked as a Senior Psychologist in a child and adolescent mental health clinic (Neurobehavioural Clinic @ Child Guidance Clinic, IMH) which mainly supports children and adolescents on their mental health challenges.
Currently at SkillBuilders, Cindy see children and adolescents that have varied mental health difficulties with wide age range of 4 to 20+ years old. Her clients includes families from many other countries, eg. Taiwan, China, Sri Lanka, Indonesia.
She is often known as a warm, passionate and caring therapist among her students and parents. She believes that every individual has the potential to gain accomplishment in life regardless their difficulties and hopes to support all her clients in realizing their fullest potential.
Jacqueline Leong Yu
Senior Psychotherapist / Mindfulness Teacher/ Clinical Supervisor
Master in Counselling (CBT)- Monash University, Australia
Bachelor in Arts (Psychology & Statistics) - National University of Singapore
Diploma in Holistic Counselling – Sophia College of Counselling, Australia
Certified Reality Therapist – The William Glasser Institute, USA
Accredited Triple P (Parenting) Provider – The University of Queensland, Australia
Special Needs Support – National Institute of Education, Singapore
Ericksonian Hypnotherapy – The Milton H. Erickson Foundation, USA
Satir Systemic Brief Therapy (Family Therapy) – Satir Institute of the Pacific, Canada
Certified T-JTA (Couples) Administer – Choice Makers Consultancy, Singapore
Emotional Freedom Techniques – Official EFT, USA
Solution Oriented Counselling – The Centre of Effective Therapy, Australia
CFM Qualified MBSR Teacher - Center for Mindfulness (CFM) in University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA
Trained to teach paw .b mindfulness curriculum - Mindfulness in School Project (MiSP, UK)
Trained to teach .b mindfulness curriculum - Mindfulness in School Project (MiSP, UK)
Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) Teacher Training – Oxford Mindfulness Centre, Oxford University
MBSR Group Supervision & Advisement - Brown University School of Public Health, Mindfulness Center, USA
Mindfulness Fundamentals – Mindful Schools, USA
Mindful Educator Essentials – Mindful Schools, USA
Background and experience:
Jacqueline is an associate psychotherapist in Skillbuilders, facilitating social skills group and teaching mindfulness. She has many years of experience facilitating groups in mainstream and special needs schools, juvenile institutions and prisons.
Besides an experienced psychotherapist and mindfulness teacher, she is also a part-time clinical supervisor with National Institute of Education. In her 16 years as a therapist, she works with different age group and profile. She journeys with her clients that experience challenges in coping with life demands, special needs, relationship issues, depression, anxiety disorder, emotional issues, school refusal, addiction , etc. Prior to her own private practice, she had worked in MINDEF, SAF, MOE, MSF, mainstream and special needs schools , and VWOs. She was awarded the Outstanding Contribution Award (Individual) as a counsellor by MOE.
Her work is inspired and influenced by Virginia Satir, Milton Erickson M.D., Jon Kabat Zinn PhD, and Mark Williams PhD. During therapy, she utilizes approaches that are relevant to the clients' states and needs there and then.
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