Psychologist : Mrs. Piyali Chakrabarti M.Phil Clinical Psychology

Mrs Piyali Psychologist

Mrs. Chakrabarti is a Singapore Registered Psychologist (SRP) and an Approved Supervisor recognized by the Singapore Psychological Society. She completed her M.Phil from the renowned Central Institute of Psychiatry (CIP) in India after completing her Masters in Applied Psychology from the University of Calcutta. Besides being a Psychologist at Scott Psychological Centre, Piyali continues to offer her services part-time at the Cerebral Palsy Alliance of Singapore where she had previously served as Head of the Department of Psychology.

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 as authorized and endorsed by Dr. William Glasser. She is also trained in Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy (CBT).

Her career in mental health and clinical psychology has given her experience in counseling and therapy across a wide range of institutional settings like hospitals, private practice, special education centers, and schools and across diverse populations. Piyali is multi-lingual and has provided her counseling in English, Bengali, as well as Hindi.

Piyali has a wealth of experience in handling clients from Singapore and abroad, and is keenly aware of the challenges and potential adjustment issues that expatriates and their families may face when settling in Singapore. Her clinical interests include managing anxiety, depression, and a wide range of psychological and behavioral issues that are related to major life-style changes like moving to a new country, smoking cessation, life changes (marriage, parenting concerns etc), and relationship changes for children and adults.



Work Experience

  • 2015 – Present

    Freelance Lecturer


  • 2014 – Present

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


  • 2012 – Present

    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. Children, Teenagers & Adults

Professional Certification

  • 2012 - Present

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


  • 2010 - Present

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


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

    Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI), Full Member


Education History

  • 2015 - 2019

    Doctorate Candidate 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


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