Psychologist : Dr. Annabelle Chow DPsych Clinical Psychology

Dr. Annabelle Chow

Dr. Annabelle Chow is a clinical psychologist. She holds a Doctor of Psychology (Clinical) and is registered as a Psychologist (Clinical) with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (APHRA), the Singapore Psychological Society (SPS), and the Singapore Register of Psychologists (SRP).

Having worked in Australia and in Singapore, Annabelle has clinical experience in general hospitals with a special interest in geriatric issues including dementia, adjustment disorders, and grief and loss. Annabelle also works together with caregivers to the elderly and provides caregiver support. She has experience providing psychotherapy to clients suffering from Personality Disorders. Personality Disorders are conditions where an individual experiences significant difficulty in the way they think, perceive, feel or relate to others. Such conditions typically worsen with stress or depression. Annabelle's other clinical interests include depression, anxiety issues, abuse, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Annabelle also conducts intelligence tests (WISC-V) for children who require recommendations pertaining to their educational or psychosocial functioning.

Outside the clinical setting, Annabelle regularly speaks on topics such as coping with stress and suicide, healthy ageing, and managing behaviours in dementia to welfare organisations, community hospitals and eldercare agencies in the community.

Annabelle believes that the needs of each individual are unique and different and this philosophy is reflected in her choice of therapy. She is trained in and selects from a range of therapeutic techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), trauma-focussed CBT, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) based on each individual's needs. Annabelle provides therapy in English, Mandarin, Teochew and Hokkien.

Work Experience

  • 2017 – Present

    Consulting Clinical Psychologist at Scott Psychological Centre for ADHD & Developmental Trauma, Singapore

  • 2013 – 2017

    Clinical Psychologist: Changi General Hospital, Singapore

  • 2012

    Provisional Clinical Psychologist: The Melbourne Clinic, Day Programs Unit, Australia

  • 2011

    Provisional Clinical Psychologist: Peter James Centre, Acute Unit, Australia

  • 2011

    Provisional Clinical Psychologist: The Royal Children’s Hospital, Pain Management Clinic, Australia

  • 2009

    Applied Behaviour Analysis Therapist: Integrated Education and Communication, Australia

Professional Membership

  • Present

    College of Clinical Psychologists, The Australian Psychological Society

  • Present

    Psychologists Registration Board of Victoria

  • Present

    Member of the Singapore Psychological Society

  • Present

    Member of the Singapore Register of Psychologist

Teaching Experience

  • 2017 - Present

    Lecturer: James Cook University, Singapore

  • 2015

    Research supervisor: James Cook University, Singapore

Education History

  • 2010 - 2013

    Doctor of Psychology (Clinical), Deakin University, Australia.

  • 2009

    Postgraduate Diploma of Psychology with Distinction

  • 2008

    Health Psychology Exchange, University of Bergen, Norway

  • 2006 - 2008

    Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), Australia.

Conference Presentations

  • 2016

    Evaluating the role of caregiver support groups in caring for persons with dementia; a Singapore context. Eastern Health Alliance Annual Scientific Meeting. Singapore.

  • 2015

    Helping persons with dementia meet their unmet needs. Eastern Health Alliance Annual Scientific Meeting. Singapore

  • 2013

    Social support and schizophrenia: Comparison between China and Singapore. 21st European Congress of Psychiatry. France.

  • 2011

    Prevalence of personality disorders and childhood trauma in a clinical population in China. 3rd World Congress of Asian Psychiatry. Australia.

Language & Age Group

  • English, Mandarin, Teochew, Hokkien. Children, Adolescents, Adults, Elderly

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