Psychology clinic

Psychology clinic

Mental Healthcare

Taking care of our minds is just as important as taking care of our bodies. Mental health refers to our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. What we think and feel affect how we behave, handle stress, communicate and relate to others, and take care of ourselves. It is common to have mental health problems. It does not mean we are weak or are at fault. Help is available and we can get better with the right help and support.

Professional Services

JCUS Psychology Clinic offers confidential clinical psychology services to JCUS students, as well as the public. Services are offered to both children (ages 0 to 17) and adults (18 years old and above). Evidence-based interventions such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy are used to guide treatment. The clinic provides services face-to-face, as well as through telepsychology (online therapy), for a variety of presenting concerns including:

  • Low mood and depression
  • Anxiety (e.g., separation, social, worry, phobia, panic, selective mutism)
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Body image issues
  • Trauma
  • Attentional and hyperactivity issues
  • Anger
  • Stress
  • Parenting and family issues
  • Oppositional behaviours
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Social skills
  • Sleep

The clinic also provides psychological assessments for children (e.g., special education school application) and adults except for the following cases – dyslexia, access arrangements or accommodations for exams, medical, insurance, or legal purposes.

The Clinical Psychology Team

Services are provided by intern clinical psychologists from the JCUS Master of Psychology (Clinical) programme. They are closely supervised by the Psychology Clinic Manager or other staff. All clinical supervisors are registered and experienced Clinical Psychologists. Services offered by the clinic are conducted in accordance with the professional and ethical codes of practice of the Singapore Psychological Society (SPS) and the Australian Psychological Society (APS).

Referrals

Potential clients can contact the clinic via telephone or email. The clinic executive will conduct a brief screening to find out more about the client’s concerns, as well as to assess the suitability of the clinic to provide services to the client. There is no need to obtain a referral from a professional or an agency. Children ages 17 and below require parental consent to access services at the clinic. Their parent will have to contact the clinic first to provide information and consent before the screening is done. Medical practitioners, psychologists, social workers, and allied health professionals may also make referrals by emailing or calling the clinic directly after discussion with their clients.

As a matter of safe professional practice, new clients are required to attend their first two appointments in person at the clinic. Following this they may be offered the opportunity to continue receiving services through telepsychology methods.

Clients receiving psychological assessment services are required to attend all assessment sessions in person.

Fees

The hourly rate for therapy is $25. The standard rate for assessment is $300 (all inclusive). The clinic offers a discount or fee waiver for clients who meet the household income eligibility.

Contact
Telephone: +65 6709 3762
Email: psyclinic-singapore@jcu.edu.au

Clinic location:
JCU Singapore Psychology Clinic
149 Sims Drive
Singapore 387380

Our opening hours are:
9am – 5:30pm (Mondays – Fridays)

Please note. The clinic does not offer emergency services. Therefore it does not provide a walk-in service for crises cases. People in need of such services are advised to go to the nearest A&E, call 995 for emergency services, SOS at 1-767, or the IMH 24-hour hotline at 63892000.