Shi Min Liew

Clinical Psychologist working with adults and adolescents.

Master of Psychology (Clinical), Certified Group Psychotherapist, Bachelors of Social Sciences (Hons)

Liew Shi Min graduated with a Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) from Nanyang Technological University (NTU). She obtained her Master of Psychology (Clinical) at National University of Singapore, under a Ministry of Health scholarship. She is a Certified Group Psychotherapist with the American Group Psychotherapy Association and a full member at Singapore Psychological Society (SPS).

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Background and Experience

With almost ten years of clinical practice in Singapore, Shi Min has provided assessments and psychotherapy treatment for a wide range of mental health conditions. In particular, she has dedicated interest and work experience in Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders and Eating Disorders. Her diverse work in three of Singapore’s restructured hospitals also include establishing group therapy services for inpatient and outpatient settings. Shi Min also led Balint groups for multi-disciplinary healthcare workers in the hospitals. In addition, she engages in clinical and public education, research and clinical supervision of psychologist trainees and psychologists.

Therapeutic Approaches

Shi Min is a firm believer of collaboratively bringing out the best in every client under her care. Her top treatment priorities are holding a safe space that enables connection with authenticity and implementing evidence-based treatments, such as, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Schema Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Solutions Focused Brief Therapy. Shi Min’s eclectic approach offers bespoke psychotherapy treatments based on individual needs and strengths.  

Shi Min also facilitates time-limited psychotherapy groups, in particular, Focused Brief Group Therapy (FBGT). Known as the “turbo-charged Yalom” approach, FBGT is semi-structured, integrative and based on interpersonal group therapy. Since 2017, Shi Min has implemented and researched FBGT in the Singapore population. She has found very promising empirical outcomes, specifically reliable improvements in interpersonal distress, depression and stress levels after eight group sessions.

She provides therapy in English and Mandarin.

Other Professional Roles

A group psychotherapy specialist and member of the Science to Service Taskforce at American Group Psychotherapy Association, Shi Min researches and writes about local practices of group psychotherapy. She also organizes experiential learning groups for clinicians. Lastly, she is an Associate Faculty teaching counselling undergraduate students at the Singapore University of Social Sciences.

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