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Michelle Yap Yen San, Clinical Psychologist

Professional Qualification
BA Psychology (Monash University, Australia)
M. Clin. Psych. (HELP University, Malaysia)

Michelle’s interest in the mental health field began when she was volunteering for one of the government hospitals in Melbourne, and also when she was working with children as an ABA therapist. Through these experiences, she witnessed the struggle and helplessness among vulnerable groups. It then reinforced her passion to serve the ones who are in need and learn how to journey with them.

Michelle obtained her Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) from Monash University, Australia. She then worked for a year as a Junior in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) under the supervision of a nonprofit Autism Centre in Melbourne. After returning to Malaysia, she joined and completed her Master’s degree in clinical psychology at HELP University, where she provided psychotherapy and psychological assessment in different settings, including Kajang Hospital, Malaysian Mental Health Association, Dignity for Children Foundation, Mentem Psychological Services, and Refugee Clinic.

Michelle has experience working with clients of various age groups, who suffer from a broad range of afflictions, including mood disorders, neurodevelopmental disorders, personality disorders, and eating disorders. Life can sometimes be challenging to cope with, but it is also full of possibilities. Michelle is then motivated to build genuine connections, work collaboratively with her clients, and help them thrive in life.

Past Experiences: Talk/Workshop/Interview

2020:

  • Invited Speaker – Supporting your Mental Health during Covid-19 (Can- Care Health System (M) Sdn. Bhd.)
  • Invited Speaker – Mental Health: Stress and Depression (Homey)
  • Invited Speaker – Mental Health in Workplace (Lion & Lion Agency)
  • Invited Speaker – Supporting your Mental Health during Covid-19 (OSK Holdings Berhad)
  • Invited Speaker – Breast Cancer Awareness Month: The Psychology of Pink (Ralph Lauren Corporation)
  • Invited Speaker – Lean in Circle (November 2020): Men’s Health – Mental Health: Mental and Physical (BHP Shared Services Malaysia Sdn Bhd)
  • Interview Guest: The mental toll that cancer takes on a patient is no joke (The Star, Oct 2020)

2019:

  • Invited Speaker – Mental Health 101 (elc International School)
  • Invited Speaker – You Matter, Your Brain Matter (elc International School)
  • Facilitator – Self-esteem workshop (Dignity for Children Foundation)
  • Facilitator – Love and Belongings (Dignity for Children Foundation)
  • Facilitator – Paediatric Healthy Lifestyle Programme (Jabatan Paediatrik Hospital Pakar Sultanah Fatimah Muar)
  • Facilitator – Crash Course Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) (Department of Psychiatry, Kulliyyah of Medicine, IIUM)

2016:

  • Completed Level 1 ABA Therapist Training (Autism Behavioural Intervention Association’s training program, Australia)

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叶燕珊 / 临床心理师

专业资格
文学学士 (心里学) (澳大利亚莫纳什大学)
临床心理学硕士学位(马来西亚精英大学)

Michelle 对心理学和精神健康的兴趣是她在墨尔本的一家政府医院做志愿服务和她在担任儿童ABA治疗师的时候开始产生的。这些经验让她了解到弱势群体所面对的困扰和无助,并且增进了她想为这群体服务和学习如何与他们同行的热诚。

Michelle 毕业于澳大利亚莫纳什大学的文学学士学位(主修心理学)。然后,她在墨尔本一家非营利自闭症中心从事了一年的初级应用行为分析(ABA)工作。回到马来西亚后,她在精英大学完成了她的临床心理学硕士学位。在受训期间,她曾经到加影医院,马来西亚心理健康协会 (MMHA),Dignity for Children Foundation, Mentem 心理治疗中心, 和难民诊所接受专业的心理治疗和心理评估训练。Michelle 拥有着与不同年龄组的治疗经验。她处理过的个案包括:Mood Disorder, Neurodevelopmental Disorder, Personality Disorder and Eating Disorder.

训练/ 演讲/ 访问经验

2020:

  • 特邀讲师 – Supporting your Mental Health during Covid-19 (Can- Care Health System (M) Sdn. Bhd.)
  • 特邀讲师 – Mental Health: Stress and Depression (Homey)
  • 特邀讲师 – Mental Health in Workplace (Lion & Lion Agency)
  • 特邀讲师 – Supporting your Mental Health during Covid-19 (OSK Holdings Berhad)
  • 特邀讲师 – Breast Cancer Awareness Month: The Psychology of Pink (Ralph Lauren Corporation)
  • 特邀讲师 – Lean in Circle (November 2020): Men’s Health – Mental Health: Mental and Physical (BHP Shared Services Malaysia Sdn Bhd)
  • 访问嘉宾: The mental toll that cancer takes on a patient is no joke (The Star, Oct 2020)

2019:

  • 特邀讲师 – Mental Health 101 (elc International School)
  • 特邀讲师 – You Matter, Your Brain Matter (elc International School)
  • 引导者 – Self-esteem workshop (Dignity for Children Foundation)
  • 引导者 – Love and Belongings (Dignity for Children Foundation)
  • 引导者 – Paediatric Healthy Lifestyle Programme (Jabatan Paediatrik Hospital Pakar Sultanah Fatimah Muar)
  • 引导者 – Crash Course Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) (Department of Psychiatry, Kulliyyah of Medicine, IIUM)

2016:

  • 完成 ABA 治疗师 Level 1 训练 (Autism Behavioural Intervention Association’s training program, Australia)