- Master Of Clinical Psychology From The Integrated Psychology Program Under Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris And Universiti Sains Malaysia (UPSI-USM)
- Bachelor Of Science (Hons) Psychology From International Medical University (IMU)
Prior to graduating with a Master of Clinical Psychology degree in 2020, Jane had worked for 3 years with special needs young children and adults. At the National Autism Society of Malaysia (NASOM), she specialised in art and drama therapy, social skills training and sensory integration in the society’s Creative Arts Department. She then received training in Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) at Shining Star Learning Hub (SSLH) where she worked as a Behavioral Support Therapist, conducting one-to-one interventions such as toileting skills, communication skills through PECS, food tolerance training and school readiness programs. At the same time, she also played the role of a Personal Learning Assistant (Shadow Aide) assigned to several private schools where she supported and guided special needs children in navigating the confusing world of social rules, maintaining friendships, regulating their many unique sensory needs, and school work.
During her Master of Clinical Psychology internship program, she had the opportunity to continue working with children and teenagers who struggle with phobias, social anxiety, eating disorders, dyslexia, dye calculus, ADHD and ASD as part of her training at a private psychology and rehab center, Atfal Jannah. She also gained exposure in a clinical setting working with a diverse population of individuals at the Hospital Bahagia Ulu Kinta (HBUK). Here she served patients of varying ages and ethnicity facing differing severity of depression, anxiety, panic disorder, generalised anxiety disorder (GAD), grief, PTSD, specific phobia, eating disorders, OCD, and various other adjustment disorders.
Jane’s therapeutic modality of choice is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): She strongly believes that human behaviours and actions are a product of our thoughts and beliefs such that the identification of certain negative thoughts allows us the opportunity to challenge and modify them into more functional thoughts. Her professional skills further extended to Exposure Response Prevention (ERP) (for individuals managing Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) and Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT) techniques. She strongly believes that a multifaceted approach is required in approaching any individual due the unique nature of each person’s experience.
Jane’s work experiences and clinical training served as a reminder to her that each individual perceives challenges differently and there is much to understand from their individual journey. She holds strongly that the value of fostering compromise, understanding and perspective-taking, in families, teachers, peers and the society, is paramount in creating a supportive environment to facilitate growth. Thus, what Jane brings to you is to be present as well as provide the necessary skills and structure to navigate the complexities that life presents.
- MEMBER OF THE MALAYSIAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION (PSIMA)