Psychologist : Dr. Piyali Chakrabarti Psy.D (USA) Clinical Psychology

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Dr. Chakrabarti is a Singapore Registered Psychologist (SRP) and an Approved Supervisor recognized by the Singapore Psychological Society. She earned her Psy.D in Clinical Psychology from the Professional School of Psychology, California, USA, after completing her M. Phil from the renowned Central Institute of Psychiatry (CIP) in India. Prior to that, she has completed her master’s in applied psychology from the University of Calcutta. Piyali previously served as Head of the Department of Psychology at the Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore (CPAS).

Piyali is a Certified Choice Theory Reality Therapist (CTRT) through the William Glasser Institute of Singapore. CTRT is based on the principals of helping people to learn internal control and improve important relationships. As a certified CTRT therapist, she uses the knowledge, skill, and principals of CTRT and Lead-Management. She is also trained in Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Schema Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), and has completed Level 1 and 2 Gottman Couple Therapy.

Additionally, Piyali is a Certified Group Psychotherapist (CGP) by the American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA) and she is experienced in conducting group psychotherapy to support clients in managing their challenges. Current groups running includes the Women's Therapy Group and the South Asian Support Group. She served as the Chair at Group Psychotherapy Special Interest Group (SIG) through Singapore Psychological Society (SPS).

Apart from providing direct clinical services to clients, Piyali is passionate about developing the competency of budding psychologists through providing clinical supervision. Recognizing the effectiveness of different intervention modalities, she also conducts workshops.

Piyali has a wealth of experience in handling clients from Singapore and abroad. Having lived in the United States of America (USA), India and Singapore, she is aware of the challenges and potential adjustment issues that expatriates and their families may face when settling in Singapore and other countries. Her clinical interests include managing anxiety, depression, and a wide range of psychological and behavioural issues that are related to major lifestyle changes like moving to a new country, life changes like work-stress, marriage, parenting concerns, etc, and relationship changes for young adults and adults. Piyali has provided her counselling in English, and Bengali.

Work Experience

  • 2015 – Present

    Freelance Lecturer

  • 2014 – Present

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

  • 2012 – 2017

    Head, Department of Psychology, Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore

  • 2011 – 2012

    Senior Psychologist, Department of Psychology, Cerebral Palsy Alliance

  • 2010 – 2011

    Psychologist, Rainbow Centre Margaret Drive School

  • 2005 – 2008

    Clinical Psychology Consultant, Apollo Clinic / Paras Hospital, India

  • 1999 – 2000

    Research Assistant (Part-Time), Department of Psychology, Temple University, Philadelphia, USA

  • 1997 – 1998

    Clinical Psychology Consultant, Department of Psychology, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), India

Volunteer Experience

  • 2009 – 2010

    Psychologist, National University Hospital Singapore

  • 1999 – 2000

    Visiting Scholar, Department of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA

Language & Age Group

  • English, Bengali & Hindi. Adolescent, Teenagers & Adults

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Professional Certification

  • 2020 - Present

    Certified Group Psychotherapist (American Group Psychotherapy Association)

  • 2012 - Present

    Certified in Choice Theory Reality Therapy (CTRT), William Glasser Institute, USA

  • 2010 - Present

    Registered Psychologist (Singapore) & SRP Approved Supervisor Registration Number: 010010178

  • 2018 - Present

    Registered Counsellor (Singapore)

Professional Membership

  • Present

    Singapore Psychological Association (SPS), Full Member

  • Present

    American Group Psychotherapy Association, Clinical Associate

  • Present

    Indian Association of Clinical Psychology (IACP), Life Member

  • Present

    American Psychological Association (APA), Full Member

Education History

  • 2015 - 2019

    Doctorate of Clinical Psychology, Group Psychotherapy. Professional School of Psychology, California, USA

  • 1995 - 1997

    M.Phil (Medical and Social Psychology-specialization in Clinical Psychology), Central Institute of Psychiatry, India

  • 1992 - 1994

    M.Sc (Major in Applied Psychology), University of Calcutta, India

  • 1989 - 1992

    B.Sc (Major in Psychology), University of Calcutta, India