DR. ADALINE NG
Dr. Adaline Ng
Senior Clinical Psychologist
DPsych (Clinical), BSocSc (Psych), B.A., MAPS, MSPS
Languages: English, Mandarin
Dr Adaline Ng has over 15 years of professional experience in clinical psychology treating mental health issues, personality difficulties, and violent behaviour. In addition, she is trained in intelligence testing and medico-legal assessments.
Dr Ng currently holds academic appointments in psychology at the National University of Singapore and James Cook University. In the public sector, Dr Ng has headed the psychological services of a civil service department. She is often called upon to provide consultation to civil service departments, social service agencies, and criminal law advisory committees.
- Mental Health Issues (e.g. depression, anxiety, PTSD)
- Personality Disorders (e.g. borderline personality disorder, antisocial personality)
- Violent Behaviour (e.g. general aggressive behaviours, sex offenders)
- Intelligence Testing
- Personality Assessments
Certifications and Accreditations
- Doctor of Psychology (Clinical)
- Bachelor of Social Science (Honours) in Psychology
- Member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS)
- Member of the Singapore Psychological Society (MSPS)
- Registered Psychologist in Singapore
Dr Adaline Ng is a clinical psychologist by training and has more than 15 years of experience in the helping profession. Trained and experienced in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Schema-Focused Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dr Adaline Ng is passionate about helping individuals who struggle with mental health issues (e.g., depression, anxiety, PTSD, addiction) and personality difficulties (e.g., borderline personality, antisocial personality). With a background in criminal justice as well, she has treated those with problems pertaining to violence (e.g., domestic violence, general aggressive behaviours), sex offending, substance-use, and other criminal behaviours.
Dr Adaline Ng has extensive experience in helping individuals with longstanding, complex psychological problems. Her clinical experiences moulded her understanding of the change process – how to motivate an individual to change, how to support efforts at change, and how to maintain the change. Dr Adaline Ng adopts a non-judgemental, client-centered approach in her work. She believes that unconditional positive regard and validation for the client are integral in a successful therapeutic relationship.
Dr Adaline Ng is proficient in intelligence testing, assessments of memory and cognitive abilities, and personality assessments. She has experience in medico-legal assessments as well. She is also trained and qualified in the use of evidence-based tools for assessing criminal behaviours.
Dr Adaline Ng’s notable achievements include heading the psychological services of a civil service department, in a directorship role. In that capacity, apart from managing a team of psychologists, Dr Adaline Ng also advised on policies pertaining to the assessment, management, and treatment of psychological and behavioural problems. In addition, she provided professional consultation to other civil service departments, social service agencies, and criminal law advisory committees. She previously taught at National University of Singapore as well.
Dr Adaline Ng currently holds an academic appointment in Clinical Psychology at James Cook University, where she teaches and supervises postgraduate students, and conducts research. Additionally, she provides psychological services to various organizations.
In her free time, Dr Adaline Ng enjoys writing songs and jamming with her Chinese rock band. Her band released an album in 2006 and has performed at various events and venues, including the annual Hua Yi Festival at The Esplanade.