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Scaling highest peak of professional education despite challenges

“Lifelong learning is the ingredient to a fulfilling life lived in awe.” – Janice Lee

After obtaining better results for her GCE ‘A’ level examinations in 1983 on her second attempt, Janice Lee’s yearning to see the world spurred her to seek a university education overseas. Although she had to manage a physical disability, it did not stop her from pursuing her university education full-time in Australia. There she had to fend for herself without her family and friends before obtaining her Bachelor of Arts degree in Disability Studies at Deakin University in 1993. After setting her heart on becoming a clinical psychologist, she stayed on in Australia the following year and studied full-time at Swinburne University for her Graduate Diploma in Applied Psychology. Not long after her return to Singapore, Janice wanted to deepen her knowledge of psychology and attended the part-time Master of Arts in Applied Psychology programme at the National Institute of Education at Nanyang Technological University and graduated in 1998. She also studied part-time for the Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy at the National University of Singapore in 2002-03. It was not long before she set her sight on reaching the pinnacle of higher education and signed up for James Cook University’s part-time Doctor of Psychology (Clinical) programme in Singapore. She graduated in 2012.

As a certified psychiatric rehabilitation practitioner of the International Association of Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services based in USA, Janice continues to attend short courses and conferences locally and internationally as part of her professional development.

Read her full story here.

Source: SkillsFuture Singapore-supported book “Learning For Life: Stories That Inspire” by Joachim Sim, 2018