Jade Jang

Senior Educational Psychologist

​Areas of Expertise

  • Children, Adolescents, Young Adults

  • Caregivers

  • Parent Support

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders

  • Asperger's Syndrome

  • Anxiety and Depression

  • Panic Disorder

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

  • Selective Mutism

About Jade

Jade is a registered psychologist and and approved clinical supervisor with the Singapore Psychological Society.  Prior to joining private practice, she was working at Child Guidance Clinic, Institute of Mental Health for more than 10 years, where she specialised in providing evidence-based interventions for children and adolescents with mental health disorders, including and not limited to Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Anxiety, Depression, Panic Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and Selective Mutism.  Jade has experience using a variety of therapy modalities, such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Structured Teaching, and Social Thinking, in both group and individual settings.  She is also proficient in conducting screening and diagnostic assessment for ASD, as well as intellectual, academic/literacy, and adaptive behavioural assessments.  

Jade treats all clients, regardless of age, with genuineness and respect, as she recognises that trust and willingness are important ingredients for successful therapeutic work and better client outcomes.  Thus she strives to provide a safe and non-judgemental space where the client can feel understood and supported.  She communicates in both English and Mandarin.

 

In addition, Jade has a passion for sharing knowledge.  She contributed a book chapter on ASD for Clinical Psychology in Singapore: An Asian Casebook, and has conducted various workshops and trainings on topics such as ASD, ACT, and psychological assessments for fellow professionals and members of the public.  She has provided clinical supervision for junior psychologists, as well as clinical psychology graduate students.  Understanding that therapy modalities need to be tailored to individuals and their environments, Jade has also previously led a workgroup that adapted and delivered ACT group intervention programmes to our local population.  Moreover, she is involved in several research studies and has presented posters at international conferences.  She was also awarded the Donald J. Cohen Fellowship Program of the IACAPAP 20th World Congress - Paris 2012.

For self-care, she enjoys baking, watching a good drama series, exercising, and travelling.  Spending time with her family and loved ones is also important to her.  She has a lively and determined child who taught her compassion, acceptance, and distress tolerance.

Academic Qualifications

  • Masters of Arts (Applied Psychology)

       Specialisation: Educational Psychology

  • Bachelor of Social Sciences with Honours

       Major: Psychology

Psychological Assessments

  • ASD screening

  • ASD diagnostic assessment

  • Intellectual assessment

  • Academic/literacy assessment

  • Adaptive behavioural assessments

  • Developmental assessments  

Clinical Interventions

Awards

Book Chapter

Selected Research Publications

  1. Jang, L. Y., & Liew, K. W. L. (2018)  A preliminary look at the efficacy of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) in a transdiagnostic group of adolescents in Singapore.  Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS) World Conference 16, Montreal Canada 26-29 July 2018.

  2. Jang, L.Y., Weng, S.J., Ooi, Y.P., Sung, M., Seah, J.J., Jong, C., Tay, E., Teo, S., Koh, S., Ang, R.P., Liew, A., Lim, C.G., Fung, D.S.S.  A preliminary report: Nutritional Intake of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders in Singapore. International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions (IACAPAP), Paris France 21-25 July 2012.

  3. Jang, L.Y., & Liu, W. C. (2011).  2 × 2 Achievement goals and achievement emotions: a cluster analysis of students' motivation. European Journal of Psychology of Education. Available online.  

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