Psychological Service Unit
The Psychological Service Unit (PSU) was incepted in 2013 to help clients with psychological health and behavioural challenges to manage life stressors. The unit employs a holistic approach in empowering individuals to address their immediate concerns, build strengths and prepare them in overcoming future challenges.
PSU consists of a team of clinical and counseling psychologists who provide a wide range of psychological services, mainly for children/youths and their parents:
Our core services
Psychoeducational Assessments (5-16 years old)
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Specific Learning Disabilities e.g. Dyslexia
- Intellectual disabilities
- Autism Spectrum Disorders
Individual and Group* Psychotherapy
- Mood disorders
- Trauma-related issues
- Stress management
- Anger and aggression
- Social skills
- Behavioural challenges
- Low self-esteem
*Group programmes are run on an ad-hoc basis.
*Families may request for subsidies based on means-testing. Charges above excludes GST.
One of our group programmes: CHAMP
CHAMP (Children Holistic Anger Management Programme) is a therapeutic group programme that aims to address children’s aggressive behaviour by helping them to gain a better understanding of their anger and aggression. This programme can be either preventive or remedial in nature, depending on setting. It is also theoretically based on modalities of cognitive therapy and mindfulness; a significant portion of the programme focuses on teaching children to identify and challenge any unhelpful thoughts and distorted perceptions of events, while helping children become more aware of their warning signs and angry feelings. With these, children learn how to work towards leading a fulfilling life without aggression through:
Meanwhile, mindfulness helps children become more aware of their warning signs and to be comfortable with their angry thoughts. Therefore, children learn how to work towards leading a fulfilling life without aggression through:
- Development of a greater awareness regarding the triggers of reactive aggression;
- Understanding the consequence of aggression on self and others;
- Learning how to problem solve;
- Learning how to use assertive skills to communicate effectively.