• Clinical Psychologist

    Clinical Psychology is a branch of psychology that focuses on the assessment and treatment of mental disorders and abnormal behaviour of individuals across the lifespan.

    Clinical Psychologists offer a range of assessment techniques and talk therapies to help people understand, cope with or make changes to the difficulties they are experiencing. Unlike Psychiatrists, Clinical Psychologists are not medical doctors and do not prescribe medication. In Malaysia, Clinical Psychologist are registered under the Malaysian Society of Clinical Psychology (MSCP).




    CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST PROFILE

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    EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION

    • B.A. Psychology (Hons.) (The University of Queensland, Australia)
    • M. Clin. Psych (Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia)
    • Malaysian Society of Clinical Psychology (membership number CP1-0296)


    POPULATIONS I HAVE WORKED WITH

    • Children with chronic illnesses
    • Refugees
    • Domestic abuse survivors
    • Children with neurodevelopmental disorders such as Autism, ADHD, Intellectual Disability and Specific Learning Disorders
    • Adults with dementia and other Neurocognitive Disorders
    • Adults with Anxiety, Depression, and OCD
    • Adolescents and adults at risk of suicide


    PROFESSIONAL STATEMENT

    My therapeutic approach is predominantly Cognitive Behaviour Therapy-based where the patient and I work collaboratively to manage the problems faced. For pediatric patients with developmental problems, I focus on identifying the child's strengths so that they are able to live up to their fullest potential. Working in a multidisciplinary setting gives me and added advantage as it allows a more holistic viewpoint of the patient's problem.


    WHAT DOES A CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST DO?

    At KPJ Ampang Puteri Specialist Hospital, we provide psychological assessment, psychotherapy, and counseling services to children, adolescents, and adults who are going through mental health issues. Some of the conditions that we assess and manage are:


    • Intellectual Disabilities (ID)
    • Specific Learning Disorders (e.g. Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, and Dysgraphia)
    • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
    • Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
    • Depression
    • Anxiety
    • Phobias
    • Post-traumatic stress
    • Obsessions/compulsions
    • Addiction
    • Bipolar Disorder
    • Sleep Problems
    • Neurocognitive Issues (e.g Dementia)
    • Grief and Loss
    • Behavioral Issues
    • Eating Disorders (Anorexia/Bulimia Nervosa)
    • Self-harming and Suicidal Tendencies
    • Stress
    • Personality disorders
    • School Refusal
    • Low self-esteem


    CONSULT A CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING ANY OF THE FOLLOWING:


    FOR ADULTS

    • Depression
    • Anxiety
    • Suicidal Ideation
    • Reduced ability to concentrated
    • Extreme mood changes
    • Substance abuse
    • Helplessness/Hopelessness
    • Change in appetite
    • Sleep irregularities
    • Poor work performance


    FOR CHILDREN

    • Inattention and hyperactivity
    • Speech delay
    • Repetitive behavior
    • Poor social communication skills
    • Inability to follow simple/complex instructions
    • Behavioral issues
    • Phobias
    • Difficulty in reading, writing, or counting
    • Hypersensitivity to texture, taste sound, or light


    WHAT IS PSYCHOTHERAPY?

    Psychotherapy is a mode of helping people experiencing mental illnesses and emotional difficulties. It aims to eliminate or manage troubling symptoms so a person can function optimally. Some examples of psychotherapy methods include:


    • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
    • Person-Centred Therapy
    • Interpersonal Therapy
    • Solution-Focused Therapy
    • Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy