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 registered Clinical Supervisor with the Singapore Registry of Psychologist. She is also a registered Counsellor with the Singapore Association of Counsellors and a registered vendor with the Ministry of Education. She is also a Parenting Coordinator who facilitates in the management if ongoing issues in high conflict child custody and visitation cases. She is ACTA certified. Geraldine has 17 years of work experience in the Psychology and Counselling field working with couples, 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, adolescent and adult offenders as well as the family systems.

Clinically, Geraldine adopts a client-centred approach. She is experienced in conducting psychological assessments and therapeutic interventions for both 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. 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.

Aside from clinical work, Geraldine has programme development and implementation experience. She developed programmes for empowering parents with teenage children on parenting issues as well as implemented evidence-supported programmes within the community. Geraldine also facilitated in the startup and management of a Pregnancy Crisis Center within the community – The (then) first Pregnancy Crisis Center in a secular environment; where she oversaw every aspect of the daily operations to ensure that clients and community partners were adequately supported through the establishment of assessment frameworks, case management services as well as supervision of the staff. Geraldine has conducted talks and training for schools and the public on a variety of topics such as parenting, behavioural, emotional and stress management. Specific for the adolescents in school, Geraldine is also behind the creation of the ‘Teen Choices’ series – a series of talks relevant to adolescents dealing with life’s challenges.

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