MA Applied Psychology
B Sc. (Hons)
Paul Chin specializes in Educational Psychology at Think Psychological Services and is eligible for full membership with the Singapore Psychological Society (SPS).
As a Masters-level Educational Psychologist, Paul is specifically trained to perform psychometric assessment, plan and conduct the appropriate interventions for change in behaviour, and facilitate clients towards their goals through counselling for both children and adults.
Paul has worked with a wide range of cognitive tests. They include internationally recognized intelligence tests such as the Stanford Binet (SB), Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC) and the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS) and achievement tests such as the Gray Oral Reading Test (GORT), Comprehensive Test of Phonological Processing (CTOPP) and the Wechsler Individual Achievement Test (WIAT).
He is also competent in administering personality tests, mood related assessment (e.g., depression scales and anxiety inventories), and behavioral measures such as the Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function (BRIEF), the Conners’ Rating Scales and the Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales. These tests can be used to support diagnosis. Where appropriate, they can also be used to track changes in behavior and life skills.
Paul is skilled in behavioral-change interventions and he is an experienced counselor. He primarily subscribes to the use of cognitive behavioral therapy and other evidence-based behavioral modification program for these purposes. He has successfully worked with clients to manage anxiety, alleviate depression, improve academic skills, moderate parenting styles, increase positive socialization behavior and find meaning in life.
Paul has worked with clients of varied profiles (e.g., learning difficulties, developmental issues, social-emotional challenges, adjustment problems, depression, anxiety and multiple impairments). This includes children and adults; expatriate and local families; and, public and private school systems. Paul’s work is strongly influenced by his belief that each individual has the potential to participate and contribute positively as a member of society.