Dr Cherie Chan

Clinical Psychologist working with adolescents and adults.

Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons)

Dr Cherie Chan graduated with a Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) from the National University of Singapore (NUS) and holds a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Murdoch University, Australia. She is the current President of the Singapore Psychological Society (SPS) and a registered psychologist with the Singapore Register of Psychologists (SRP).

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Background & Experience

With nearly a decade of experience in public and private mental health settings across Singapore and Australia, Cherie has worked extensively with adolescents and adults presenting with a range of psychological issues, including depression, anxiety, personality disorders and trauma. In her most recent role as a Senior Clinical Psychologist at Ng Teng Fong General Hospital (NTFGH), she supported individuals with comorbid mental health and chronic health conditions such as pain, diabetes, heart failure, stroke and insomnia. She has helped to develop and conduct group support programmes for individuals with chronic health conditions, and given multiple workshops and talks on the management of mental health issues to healthcare professionals and the public.

Therapeutic approaches

Cherie is well versed in a variety of therapy approaches, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Schema Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy. She is most passionate about working with individuals who experience difficulties with emotion regulation, relationship issues and trauma stemming from childhood. She strives to help clients understand their history and patterns of behaviour – and build paths towards value-driven lives.

Professional roles

Outside of clinical work, Cherie holds various professional appointments. She is the current Secretary for the Asia Pacific Psychology Alliance (APPA), and represents psychologists in Singapore as a member of the ASEAN Regional Union of Psychology Societies (ARUPS). Cherie is a keen educator and has taught in schools both in Singapore and Australia. She currently holds an Associate Faculty position at Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT), teaching psychology modules to undergraduates.

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