Shi Min Liew

Clinical Psychologist working with adults and adolescents.

Clinical Psychologist working with adults and adolescents experiencing various difficulties, including Mood Disorders (depression, bipolar disorder), Anxiety (panic, social anxiety, generalized anxiety disorder), Eating Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive and Related Disorders, Specific Phobia, trauma, grief, pregnancy-related, stress, identity issues, and relationship issues (peers, family, work, romance).

She provides therapy in English and Mandarin.

Shi Min obtained her Masters in Clinical Psychology at National University of Singapore, under a Ministry of Health scholarship. She graduated with a Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) from Nanyang Technological University. 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

Shi Min has almost ten years of clinical practice in three of Singapore’s restructured hospitals, namely Institute of Mental Health, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital (KTPH) and Singapore General Hospital (SGH). In her latest role as a senior psychologist at SGH, she worked extensively with adults and adolescents with a wide range of presenting issues and mental health conditions. Furthermore, she was one of the multidisciplinary team members in the specialized Eating Disorder Program at SGH and she has the expertise in treating various types of eating disorders, such as anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. In addition, she engages in clinical and public education, research and clinical supervision of psychologist trainees and psychologists.

Her diverse work also includes being the group therapy lead in both SGH and KTPH, establishing group therapy services for inpatient and outpatient settings. Shi Min also led Balint groups for multi-disciplinary healthcare workers in the hospitals.

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. Lastly, she is committed to empower her clients to overcome their various challenges and thrive in their lives.

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.

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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