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Dr Jocelyn Chua

Credentials

  • Chartered Psychologist, British Psychological Society (Reg No. 183942)
  • Associate Fellow of British Psychological Society (AFBPsS)
  • Registered Psychologist, Singapore Psychological Society (SPS)
  • Approved Supervisor, SPS
  • Practicum Supervisor for Diploma in Special Education with National Institute of Education (NIE)
  • Practicum Supervisor for Master of Arts (Applied Psychology) with National Institute of Education (NIE)
  • Accredited Provider of Positive Parenting Program (Triple P)
  • Trained Provider of The Secret Agent Society Program

Educational Qualifications

  • Doctor of Psychology (Clinical Psychology and Clinical Geropsychology), University of Queensland, Australia
  • Master of Science (Educational Psychology), University College London, UK
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Secondary), NTU, NIE, Singapore
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons in Psychology), NUS, Singapore

Profile

Jocelyn has been in the helping profession for more than 18 years. She began her career as a Rehabilitation Officer at the Singapore Prison Service before joining the Ministry of Education (MOE) as a trained secondary school teacher. She subsequently undertook her Master degree in Educational Psychology (University College London, UK) as a recipient of the MOE postgraduate scholarship. Following that, she served as a Senior Specialist at the Psychological Services Branch of MOE and delivered a range of services to primary and secondary schools. This included providing psycho-educational assessments and consultations to parents, teachers and school leaders to help support children with learning difficulties and special educational needs. Desiring to extend her support to individuals beyond the school age population, Jocelyn subsequently left MOE to complete her doctorate in Clinical Psychology and Clinical Geropsychology at the University of Queensland (Australia) under the Prime Minister’s Australia Asia Postgraduate Award.

Jocelyn’s passion is in caregiver support. This includes professional and familial caregivers of persons with chronic or life-threatening medical or psychological conditions (e.g. dementia, cancer, depression) and physical and developmental disabilities (e.g. intellectual disabilities, ASD). In line with her passion, Jocelyn’s doctoral research focus was in the development of a support program for family caregivers of persons with dementia.

Jocelyn is also known to be a good mentor and had received commendation for her contribution as a mentor of new psychologists while in MOE. She developed the mentoring framework for new psychologists while in the Psychological Services Branch of MOE and was actively involved in the supervision of trainee and newly trained psychologists. Currently, she continues to participate in the supervision of Allied Educators and Educational Psychology trainees during their NIE practicum.