Geraldine Yang

Principle Counselling Psychologist
Empowering Counselling and Psychological Consultancy

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About Geraldine Yang

Professional Experience

Geraldine Yang-Peterson is a registered counselling Psychologist and Clinical Supervisor with the Singapore Registry of Psychologist, and also a registered Counsellor with the Singapore Association of Counsellors. She is also a registered vendor with the Ministry of Education. Geraldine is also mediation trained, is a Interdisciplinary Collaborative Family Practitioner (ICFP) and a Parenting Coordinator (PC) who offers services that facilitates in the management of ongoing issues in high conflict child custody and visitation cases. Apart from being a qualified trainer for Psychological First Aid and Be the Light - Crisis Intervention for children and youth, she is also trained in other crisis management protocols such as Critical Incident Stress Debriefing, Skills for Psychological Recovery and ASIST Suicide Intervention.

Geraldine has 20 years of work experience in the Psychology and Counselling field working with early-risk and at-risk children, adolescents and adults from vulnerable families. Prior to Empowering Counselling and Psychological Consultancy Services, Geraldine was with the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF). There, she journeyed with children and adolescents who had been traumatized, and/or were exhibiting behavioural issues. She also journeyed with adolescent and adult offenders as well as worked with the family systems. She was awarded PS21 Public Service Award (2014) as well as the Ministry of Social and Family Development Star Service Award (2014).

Clinically, Geraldine adopts a client-centred approach. She is experienced in conducting psychological assessments and therapeutic interventions for families in transitions as well as the clinical and forensic population. Her clinical experience lies in areas pertaining to violent offending, sex offending, self-injurious and suicidal behaviours, attachment disorders, emotional functioning, crisis intervention and trauma, parenting capacity, and custody evaluation. In addition to her clinical load, she was also involved in rendering supervision and consultation services to the staff of the Voluntary Children’s Homes. 

Geraldine was previously involved in an organizational partnership with the then Family and Juvenile Justice Centre (FJJC) on the Family Violence Outreach programme. She is trained and experienced in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (TF-CBT), Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP), Relapse Prevention Model (RP), Good Lives Model (GLM), and Risk-Need- Responsivity Model (RnR). She is also certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and is a certified Caring Actions in Response to Emergencies (CARE) officer.

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