Clinical and Health Psychology Centre

Affiliated with the Department of Psychology, NUS


About the Centre

The Clinical and Health Psychology Centre (CHPC) provides an array of specialized psychology services to the public. The CHPC is affiliated with the Department of Psychology at the National University of Singapore.

It is the training clinic for the NUS Master of Clinical Psychology program. Thus, the Centre is staffed by postgraduate clinical psychology interns who are under the supervision of master/doctoral-level clinical psychologists.

At the Centre, our clinical team abide by high standards of ethics and professionalism consistent with international and local codes of professional clinical practice. We strive to meet the individual needs of all our clients whilst ensuring confidentiality and privacy.

What We Can Help With

Many people find relief from depression, anxiety, and other emotional difficulties through seeing a clinical psychologist. A clinical psychologist is a mental health professional who is trained to help people understand their feelings and assist them with changing their behaviour (APA, 2010). This is achieved through psychotherapy and counselling.

Research increasingly supports the idea that emotional and physical health are very closely linked and that psychotherapy/counselling can improve a person's overall well-being and functioning (APA 2010).

Psychotherapy/counselling is most effective when people attend regular sessions. One major study showed that 50 percent of patients noticeably improved after eight sessions while 75 percent of individuals in therapy improved by the end of six months. Psychotherapy with children is similar in effectiveness to therapy with adults (APA 2010).

Some common difficulties that we can help with include:

    Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a common and disabling condition, which consists of obsessions and compulsions that take up a lot of time, are distressing and get in the way of doing important activities like going to work or school. Click on the link above to find out more details on OCD.

    Most people worry about some aspect of their appearance at times, but for people with Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) these concerns take over their lives. BDD is a disabling preoccupation with perceived appearance flaws, which are unnoticeable or minor to others. People with BDD are extremely self-conscious and often go to exceptional lengths to hide/fix the flaw they see. BDD causes debilitating distress and interferes with social, family and/or work life. BDD is a recognized clinical condition and can be treated. Click on the link above to find out more details on BDD.

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Adjustment Difficulties (e.g. grief, transition, chronic health problems, memory loss)
  • Work Challenges
  • Family Difficulties
  • Marital/Relationship Issues
  • Academic Learning Concerns
  • Behavioral Difficulties (e.g. inattention, hyperactivity, social withdrawal)

Services Available

  • Psychotherapy
    • Individual
    • Couples/Marriage
    • Family
    • Child & Adolescent
    • Groups (e.g. Social Anxiety, OCD)
  • Psychological Assessment
    • IQ, Cognitive, Neuropsychological Functioning, Neurodevelopmental Assessment (e.g. ADHD, ASD)
    • Educational and Learning Needs
    • Personality
    • Workshop/Seminars (e.g. school talks, training)
    • Parent Skills Training

Our Clinical Team

The clinical psychology interns are under the closed supervision of master/doctoral level clinical psychologists for all their cases in the clinic.

To know more about our clinical supervisors, click on the links below for their profiles.

 

A/P Iliana Magiati (Acting Director): https://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/psy/staff/profile.html#m_iliana

Dr Oliver Suendermann (Clinic Manager): https://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/psy/staff/profile.html#suendermann_o

Dr Lohsnah Jeevanandam: https://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/psy/staff/profile.html#lohsnah_j

Dr Matthew Lim Sheng Mian: https://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/psy/staff/profile.html#lim_matthew

Dr Sanveen Kaur Kang: http://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/psy/staff/profile.html#kang_sanveen

Ms Velda Chen: http://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/psy/staff/profile.html#chen_velda

Ms Joanne Chua: http://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/psy/staff/profile.html#chua_joanne


Appointment

Services are by appointment only. For any enquiries, please contact us at 6516-5322 or email to chpc.enquiries@nus.edu.sg. Parental consent is required for individuals who are below the age of 18.



Fees

Type of Service Fees Description of Service
Psychotherapy $30.00 50 mins
Intake/Feedback/School Observation $30.00 50 mins
Assessment $300.00 4 hours of assessment only
Assessment $400.00 4 hours and above of assessment only
Cognitive + Neuro Psychological Assessment (Neuro Psy - ASD/TBI) $450.00 4 hours and above of cognitive and neuro-psychological assessment
Additional copy of assessment report $40.00 -


    Do contact us for specific rates on other psychological services.

    Payment can be made by NETS, Cash or Cheque.

    Cheque should be made payable to ‘National University of Singapore’. Please note that we do not accept postdated cheque.

Opening Hours

Mondays to Thursdays

10.00am to 1.00pm
2.00pm to 6.30pm
Last registration ends at 5.30pm

Fridays

10.00am to 1.00pm
2.00pm to 6.00pm
Last registration ends at 5.00pm

(Closed on weekends and public holidays)


Our Centre is located at the lower level of the University Health Centre (UHC) at NUS Kent Ridge Campus.

To get here, take SBS BUS 95 from Buona Vista or Kent Ridge MRT station and alight at the Yusof Ishak House bus stop. The UHC is just across the road.

Alternatively, you can take SBS Bus 96 from Clementi Bus Interchange and alight opposite Yusof Ishak House. The UHC is within 3-minute walking distance from Yusof Ishak House.

University Health Center Main Entrance (UHC)

Contact Us

Clinical and Health Psychology Centre

University Health Centre (Basement Level)

National University of Singapore
20 Lower Kent Ridge Road
Singapore 119080

Telephone

(65) 6516 5322

(65) 6252 6049

Fax

(65) 6773 1361