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Yammie, clinical psychologist skilled in prenatal and postnatal health

Yammie Chin

Clinical Psychologist M Psych (Clin), BA (Hons)

Perinatal Mental Health Practitioner (PMH-C)

Accredited Triple P Practitioner

MSPS and Registered Psychologist (Singapore)

Yammie is a compassionate and experienced Clinical Psychologist who attained the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF)'s Post-Graduate Specialist Scholarship to complete her Masters in Clinical Psychology. Throughout her decade-long clinical career, she has worked closely with diverse clients and professionals in public service, hospital, community, and private sectors. She is a full member of Singapore Psychology Society and Registered Psychologist on the Singapore Register of Psychologists (SRP).

Yammie is highly skilled in providing therapy for children, adolescents and adults experiencing a range of psychological conditions and mental health concerns. These encompass but are not limited to depression, anxiety, stressful life changes, grief and loss, and relationship issues. Her areas of expertise include abuse and trauma recovery, anger and conduct problems, as well as parenting and family relationship. In addition, she is deeply passionate to work with high functioning individuals who are seeking personal growth and a transformative journey. She is dedicated to helping individuals align their lives with their core values, facilitating positive change and empowerment.

As a mother of two girls herself, Yammie is a fervent advocate for women mental health and intimately understands the profound impact that mental health can have on women at different life stages. She returned to studies briefly after her first child and navigated her second postpartum journey during the pandemic. With a compassionate and empathetic approach, Yammie is here to journey with you whether you are navigating the complexities of women hood, career challenges, relationship dynamics, or motherhood.

In therapy, Yammie balances insight and change, meaning she will help you make sense of your past experiences as well as empower you to use your strengths and newly acquired skills to improve your life now. A collaborative and therapeutic relationship forms the foundation of her work. Understanding that every client’s experiences and preferences are unique, she adopts an integrated approach with techniques from diverse evidence-based psychotherapies, such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused CBTCognitive Processing TherapySchema TherapyMotivational Interviewing, to name a few, to customise an appropriate treatment and change plan for clients. 

With Yammie's compassionate and evidence-based approach, clients can expect a safe and supportive therapeutic environment as they embark on their path towards healing, growth, and overall well-being. Yammie can conduct therapy in English and Chinese.

Yammie offers Clinical Supervision services upon request. She serves as a clinical supervisor for clinical psychology trainees at the James Cook University Singapore (JCUS) and supervises Capstone students on parenthood and parenting-related topics at the Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS), in addition to lecturing at both Universities. Her commitment to nurturing the next generation of psychologists reflects her dedication to the field and the growth of future mental health professionals.

Apart from her passion in psychology, Yammie spends her time with her daughters, reading, drinking coffee, and sewing.

Education

Master of Psychology (Clinical)

James Cook University

Awarded Academic Medal (Masters Coursework)

Accomplished through MSF's Post-Graduate Specialist Scholarship

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (First Class Honours)

Nanyang Technological University

Awarded the Koh Boon Hwee Scholars Award

NTU President Research Scholar

Publications

Chin Y., Choo C.C., Doshi K. (2019) A Case of Subjective Cognitive Complaints in Older Adults: Anxiety, Stress, and Aging in an Elderly Client. In C Choo C., C Ho R. (Eds.), Clinical Psychology Casebook Across the Lifespan. Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-7631-3_9

Pang, J. S., Villacorta, M. A., Chin, Y. S., & Morrison, F. J. (2009). Achievement motivation in the social context: Implicit and explicit Hope of Success and Fear of Failure predict memory for and liking of successful and unsuccessful peers. Journal of Research in Personality, 43, 1040-1052. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrp.2009.08.003

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