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JOCELYN CHENG

JOCELYN CHENG - CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST

Jocelyn Cheng

Clinical Psychologist
MPsych (Clinical Psychology), PG Dip (Psychology), B. Soc. Sc (Hons) (Psychology)

Languages: English

Profile
When faced with professional and personal stressors, people may experience severe and prolonged distress. Believing in psychological wellness, Jocelyn endeavours to equip clients with skills to manage distress and enhance resilience. In her practice, Jocelyn aims to provide a safe therapeutic space where clients weather and flourish through life struggles.
 
Since completing her Master of Psychology (Clinical), Jocelyn has been providing individual psychological intervention for adolescents and adults with mental health concerns. Having gained clinical experience in both Australia and Singapore, Jocelyn’s clientele base ranged from high-functioning individuals in multinational companies to incarcerated individuals in correctional services. Additionally, she is trained to administer psychological assessment for various aspects of functioning (e.g. behavioural, cognitive and intellectual).
Specialisations
  • Mood disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Obsessive and Compulsive Disorders
  • Adjustment disorders
  • Anger management
  • Stress management
  • Relationship issues (family/peers/work)
  • Psychological assessments
Certifications and Accreditations
  • Master of Psychology (Clinical Psychology), University of Adelaide
  • Postgraduate Diploma of Psychology, Monash University
  • Bachelor of Social Science (Honours)(Psychology), National University of Singapore
In-depth
Jocelyn holds a Master of Psychology (Clinical) degree from the University of Adelaide, Australia. Her academic background also includes a postgraduate diploma in Psychology from Monash University in Australia, a Bachelor of Social Science (Honors) degree in Psychology from the National University of Singapore. Jocelyn is a registered psychologist with the Singapore Register of Psychologists.
 
Prior to her postgraduate degree, Jocelyn started her career in public healthcare and forensic services. During her hospital stint, Jocelyn helmed the staff counselling program, counselled hospital staff, and managed the crisis support hotline with skills endowed from International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF) courses. Subsequently, as a Psychologist in a correctional setting, Jocelyn was exposed to forensic assessments and facilitated group interventions for individuals who presented with a high risk for physical violence.
 
Upon graduation from the Masters program, Jocelyn entered private practice as a Clinical Psychologist. Her clientele ranged across cultural, ethnic, educational backgrounds and ages. In the course of Jocelyn’s practice, she addresses a wide range of clinical diagnoses such as depressive and anxiety conditions, obsessive-compulsive disorder, eating disorders and trauma. Beyond psychiatric issues, Jocelyn works with individuals presenting with grief, suicidal ideation, relationship difficulties, anger management, and behavioural issues.
 
Trained in multiple treatment modalities such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Schema Therapy and Motivational Interviewing (MI), Jocelyn adopts an eclectic approach and tailors psychological interventions according to the needs of each individual. Armed with evidence-based techniques, Jocelyn practises with personal traits of kindness, compassion and authenticity in the therapy room. With a keen desire to advocate mental health, Jocelyn has also delivered numerous wellness talks and workshops for corporate organizations and government agencies.
 
Outside the therapy room, Jocelyn cares for her cheeky boys (one being her husband), appreciates good coffee, and enjoys swims and massages.