Marian Wong 王敏珩
Clinical Psychologist 臨床心理學家
MPsych (Clinical) (AU)
MSc Mental Health Studies (UK)
BSc(Hons) Psychology (UK)
Areas of expertise
- People suffering from medical/health conditions (e.g. pain, cancer, stroke, etc.) and having difficulties with adjustment/coping
- Mood Disorders (e.g. Depression, Bipolar Disorder)
- Various types of anxiety problems, including those suffering from phobias, panic attacks, healthy anxiety, obsessions and/or compulsive behaviours, etc.
- People facing low self-esteem or are critical of themselves
- People experiencing bereavement and grief, including those who face trauma/PTSD
Marian Wong is a registered clinical psychologist with almost a decade’s experience in the mental health arena. She specializes in the assessment and psychological treatment of children, adolescents, and adults with a range of mental health issues and psychological conditions (see above). Marian has a specialist interest in working with individuals experiencing adjustment difficulties and existential distress due to their medical conditions (e.g. cancer) and those who face losses in life, be it a significant other, loss of certain roles/functioning, and loss of self-confidence.
Marian strongly believes that psychological health is intimately linked to physical health and adopts a holistic approach in her treatment. She utilises a range of evidence-based therapy approaches in her sessions depending on patients’ individual needs and goals: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness-based therapy, and Compassion-focused approaches. She also initiated a CBT-based mental health paraprofessional training for Foreign Domestic Workers, which was the first of its kind in Singapore.
Marian completed her Masters in Clinical Psychology program with the University of Melbourne in collaboration with National University of Singapore. Before commencing her clinical psychology training, Marian completed her first Masters in Mental Health Studies in the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London (UK). She has completed her Foundation Course For Teaching Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction Program and has trained with Dr Tamara Russell in the delivery of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and facilitated MBCT programs for individuals with Bipolar Disorder. She has also previously worked extensively with psychosis patients under the ‘Jockey Club Early Psychosis’ project. Coming from a multicultural background and having worked in Hong Kong, the United Kingdom, Australia and Singapore, Marian has substantial experiences working with diverse population groups.
Languages: English, Cantonese, Mandarin
A: 臨床心理學家同埋精神科醫生都係治療精神病以及情緒困擾嘅專業人士，但兩者用嘅方法唔同。臨床心理學家係使用實證為本 (evidence-based) 嘅心理治療，佢地掌握心理學的理論及實踐，佢透過面談同埋練習，與患者共同疏理出困擾住佢哋嘅癥結，協助佢地紓緩困擾帶來嘅影響；精神科醫生主要用藥物治療，會處方精神科藥物去調整引致精神問題嘅大腦神經傳遞物質嘅不平衡。
A: 臨床心理學家 熟悉各種精神困擾嘅診斷，擅長分析服務對象嘅想法、行為、環境等互動關係，從服務對象嘅成長背景、經歷、以及日常生活模式理解服務對象所面對嘅困難，並提供以實證為本嘅心理治療（evidence-based treatment），診治受精神困擾嘅人士。
臨床心理學家主要透過面談詳 細 了解當事人的情況同其他背景資料，同時透過合適嘅心理評估工具， 有效咁作出具科學理據嘅診斷，亦會搵出以及共同疏理出困擾住服務對象嘅癥結，同埋透過心理治療及練習協助佢地紓緩精神困擾帶來嘅影響。
A: 臨床心理學家嘅服務對象包括任何受到不同問題(成長、情緒、行為、精神建康) 嘅困擾人士。例如過份憂慮、恐懼、抑鬱、暴躁、飲食失調、性格障礙、思覺失調、濫用藥物、因疾病 或創傷引發嘅情緒困擾以及適應問題等。臨床心理學家亦會協助唔同年齡以及階層嘅人士處理人生階段常遇上嘅成長困惑、感情挫折、人際關係問題、家庭問題及工作壓力等。