Psychology Talks 2011 (:

Welcome back! In this new semester, the NUS Psychology Society has organized for you, a series of talks that will prepare you for the challenges after college! Join us at these sharing sessions! Expect to be enlightened with post-graduate school application skills and discover internships, career opportunities and more!
FREE for members and $2 per talk for non-members!
To collect or purchase your entry passes, please approach our booth at Bench 11 and 12 (along AS6 walkway, leading towards the Admin Block and Central Library, look out for our big poster), between 1100h to 1600h, from Wed 19th Jan to Fri 21nd Jan 2011. You will be required to indicate the talks that you wish to attend and leave your name and contact details, so that we will be able to contact you in the event that the venue for the talks has been changed.
Membership application service will also be available at our booth. Lifetime membership is priced at $5 and you will be issued a membership card and complimentary ticket for our talks on the spot.
The details of the talks are as follow:

(1) : Mr Benjamin Ho (Private Practice)

Date and Time: 24 January 2011 (Mon), 1800h – 2000h
Venue: To Be Confirmed (TBC)

About the speaker:
Mr Benjamin Ho (MBA, MA, M. Divinity, USA) is currently in private practice, and has been a counselling psychologist for more than a decade. He specializes in family and couple counselling, as well as cases involving personal trauma, depression and problems of life transitions. Mr Benjamin Ho is also an adjunct lecturer with NIE, and has spoken at various corporate events.
The sharing session will be focused on how to prepare for graduate school in Psychology. Mr Ho will discuss about the academic criteria and how to choose graduate schools internationally and locally. He will also share on the internship opportunities available locally and tell you more about how a typical day of a psychologist in public and private practice is like.
Talk (2): Ms Jolie Tan and Ms June Fong (MCYS)

Date and Time: 26 January 2011 (Wed), 1800h – 2000h
Venue: TBC

About the speakers:
Ms Jolie Tan and Ms June Fong are both psychologists from the Clinical and Forensic Psychology Branch (CFPB) of the Rehabilitation, Protection and Residential Services Division (RPRSD) in the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports (MCYS). Their unit provides comprehensive psychological services to children, young persons and families who are clients of their division. These include Services for Trauma and Abuse Recovery (STAR) and Forensic Health Services (FHS).
Their talk will focus on what one can expect when working as a psychologist in the Clinical and Forensic Psychology Branch of MCYS, as well as internship and sponsorship opportunities within MCYS.
Talk (3): Dr Gregor Lange (NUS)

Date and Time: 27 January 2011 (Thu), 1800h – 2000h
Venue: TBC

About the speaker:

Dr Gregor Lange is a German-born, Irish- and American trained clinical psychologist. His work experiences include working in public health care services, private clinics, and lecturing at Universities. He has also worked as an independent consultant, researcher, and author. His clinical work includes working with families and children of all ages and with a variety of problems, such as anxieties, behaviour problems, and school difficulties. In addition Dr Lange has extensive experience in working with adult clients, individually, as couples, or in group-format. He is currently a senior lecturer at the National University of Singapore.
In this informal seminar, Dr Lange will speak about how to become a clinical psychologist. He will talk about academic, research, and work experiences that will equip students gain access to clinical psychology training programmes. Furthermore, Dr Lange will talk about different fields of work for clinical psychologists and share some personal work experiences. Finally, some of the challenges of becoming and being a clinical psychologist will be outlined. The seminar aims to be interactive and questions from the students are encouraged.

Talk (4): Dr Gitanjali Goyal Khanna

Date and Time: 28 January 2011 (Fri), 1800h – 2000h
Venue: TBC

About the speaker:
Dr Gitanjali is a registered clinical psychologist with the Indian Association of Clinical Psychology (IACP) and the Singapore Psychological Society (SPS). Her work experiences include setting up personality development workshops, working with the World Health Organization (WHO) in decreasing tobacco addictions as well as being involved in research and therapeutic interventions with children and adults. After she moved from India to Singapore, she has been working at the National University Hospital, actively involved in inpatient and outpatient individual psychotherapy as well as psychological assessments. She also contributes back to the Psychology field through teaching and clinical supervision. Dr Gitanjali specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Brief Dynamic Therapy.
Dr Gitanjali will share about her experiences working as a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist. She will also tell us more about the career opportunities for graduate and post-graduate students in her organization.
Buy your tickets now! Kindly look for us at the Arts Walkway (junction between Block ADM and AS6), anytime from 1100h to 1600h. We will be there from 19th January to 21st January 2011.
Ticket prices are listed below.

As a gesture of gratitude towards the continual support shown by NUS Psychology Society members, the Psychology Talks 2011 will be provided at no charge for all members i.e. tickets issued will be complimentary of NUS Psychology Society.

As for non-members, we would also like to thank you for expressing interest in our events. As such, the charge for each talk will be at a flat fee of $2.
If you have any queries, please feel free to drop me an email at
Eugene Chong
Academics Director
NUS Psychology Society

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