Faculty

At ACC, we have a team of suitably-qualified and experienced lecturers. These lecturers are our Course Mentors. They are registered with the Council For Private Education (CPE). You will benefit from their years of relevant experience. They are keen and zealous to impart to you the relevant knowledge and skills.
Eng Kai Jun, Jovie
Jovie Eng holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and Economics from the National University of Singapore. She received her Post Graduate Diploma in Education (Primary Specialisation), and her Master in Applied Psychology from the National Technological University, Singapore.

Jovie spent 3 years with MOE as a primary school teacher, where she taught children a variety of subjects, conducted group works and coordinated enrichment programs. She was also an officer with the Singapore Girls’ Brigade, where she helped to organise activities and run programs for young girls. Upon leaving MOE, She spent a brief period of time with a human resource consultancy firm as a business developer. Here, she undertook administrative related responsibilities in areas of event management and marketing.

In areas of psychological work, her internship experiences involve working with youths with mental illnesses at the Singapore Association of Mental Health (Youth Reach) and conducting individual counselling for students from primary school to tertiary. She was also involved in family works, mainly supervised access / transfer at Centre for Family Harmony.

As a trained psychologist, she has practiced in a variety of settings across government, medical, voluntary welfare organizations and private practices. Her area of work in these settings include conducting group works and psychotherapy sessions in which she adopts an eclectic approach to therapy, with preferences for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Reality Therapy. She also does psychometric assessments for a variety of organizational and educational needs, and has experiences in giving talks and trainings to schools and organizations, mainly in areas of motivation and well-being.

As an individual who values academic achievements, she lectures Diploma and Degree level psychology modules at community colleges and local polytechnics. She is also dedicated to promoting emotional health and well-being at the workplace, and served as part of the organising committee of the 2010 Asian Pacific Employee Assistant Roundtable (APEAR) conference.

Jovie is currently a registered Psychologist with the Singapore Psychological Society.

Chan Shi Han

Ms Chan has a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from the University of Melbourne and graduated from a Masters in Psychology with Distinction from University of East London. She is a Graduate member of the British Psychological Society.

Ms Chan worked as a counselling psychologist in various settings including private practice, primary and secondary schools and a local university. She has counselled both adults and children in a range of emotional and psychological difficulties. Her training and interest in Mindfulness and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy allow for a unique therapeutic approach that focuses on effective emotional and cognitive regulation. As part of the government supported Social Emotional Learning programme in schools, Shi Han has developed and conducted many workshops and training sessions on social emotional issues such as anger management, behavioural and conduct problems, and leadership with children and teenagers.

Ms Chan is a part time lecturer with ACC. She teaches the Specialist Diploma in Counselling Psychology, the Specialist Diploma in Youth Counselling And Management, the Specialist Diploma in Applied Psychology and the Higher Diploma in Applied Psychology.

Goh Chiou Yun, Carol

Ms Carol graduated from the National University of Singapore in BSc and pursued her Masters in Social Science (Counselling) with University of South Australia in 2005. She has more than 10 years of counselling experience and is married with 3 girls.

She worked in the corporate world mining research data and analysing and understanding consumer behaviour till 2005 where she started her private practice as a psychotherapist. She was an adjunct lecturer at Ngee Ann Polytechnic from year 2008 – 2010. In addition to her private practice she is also associate counsellors at a local polytechnic and a local art school. She also works with special needs youths with autism, ADHD, Dyslexia, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, etc…

Ms Carol regularly gives talks at tertiary institutions, secondary school, churches and also invited speaker at Family service centres. The topics range from mental health issues to parenting and self development. Her specialty is working with youths and young adults. She is trained as a psychotherapist to uncover past hurts that inhibit current functioning. She is a certified practitioner in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitizing Reprocessing), a technique effective in treating trauma, depression, anxiety and stress. In addition she also practises Gestalt which is effective in finding closure to issues faced by client.

Ms Carol is a part time lecturer with ACC. She teaches the Specialist Diploma in Counselling Psychology, the Specialist Diploma in Youth Counselling And Management, and the Specialist Diploma in Children and Youth Counselling And Management.

Jane Eirene Santos-Kwok

Ms. Jane holds a Master’s Degree in Family Psychology and Counselling. She graduated with Distinction at St. Scholastica’s College Manila Philippines.

After graduating with her Master’s Degree she became a part-time lecturer at St. Scholastica’s College Manila. She taught subject such as Psychology of Learning and Psychological Testing to college students. While being a part-time lecturer she also worked as a Head Life Coach/ Counsellor at Reedley International School back in Manila. She spearheaded many campaigns of the school such as Anti-Bullying, Career Guidance, Teen Sexuality and Substance Abuse Prevention Campaigns among high-school students.

Ms. Jane also has conducted different workshop and training even as a graduate student. She conducted workshops on Bullying and Teen Sexuality in various schools around the Philippines both private and public. Her workshops are not only for students but as well as for teachers and parents.

She is also a member of Philippine Guidance and Counselling Association. Her passion in teaching and counselling especially among youth makes her a proud to be part of ACC School of Counselling and Psychology

Ms Jane is a part time lecturer with ACC. Ms. Jane teaches the Specialist Diploma in Counselling Psychology, the Specialist Diploma in Youth Counselling And Management and the Specialist Diploma in Applied Psychology.

Karen Sciberras

Karen has more than 17 years experience as a counsellor.  Since this year she has been working as a part-time lecturer for the Specialist Diploma in Counselling Psychology, Specialist Diploma in Teaching and Supporting Children with Special Needs, Specialist Diploma in Workplace Counselling, Specialist Diploma in Youth Counselling and Management as well as Specialist Diploma in Counselling in Addiction-Gambling at ACC School in Singapore.

She holds a Joint Honours Degree in Social Policy and Sociology from the University of Hull (UK), and a Masters of Social Science Degree in Social Works from the National University of Singapore. She also obtained a Graduate Diploma in Expressive Therapy from Queensland Australia and a Graduate Advance Diploma in Children with Special Needs from NIE.

Karen has worked in various settings, which include school counselling, organization, medical social work, private counselling, and teaching. Her areas of interest include Youth Counselling, Special Needs Education, Marital and Mental Health. During her 2 years stay in Japan, she worked with Foreign and Japanese children and adults in both private settings and local and international run schools. Most of her clients had difficulties adjusting with relocation, and relationship issues with their foreign spouses and emergency counselling for work place.

She takes a holistic approach to counselling. This multidimensional approach combines the best features of life coaching, psychotherapy, relationship counselling, mind-body healing and spiritual growth. Karen is married with 2 fantastic kids.

Dr Li Hai Ning, Grace

Dr Li holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology & Doctor of Apply Psychology and has more than 10 years of working experience. She graduated from China Bao Ji Profession Technology Medicinal College. She is the first cohort to graduate from China Shaanxi Da Kang Psychology Consulting & Psychotherapy Training College. In the year 2001, she was awarded a Practice Psychology Qualification Certificate from China Shaanxi Province Labour Department. In 2003, she continued her studies and enrolled as a Psychology Researcher at China Shaanxi Shi Fan University. With her knowledge and experience, she was assigned to be an analyst and has been to several colleges and organizations for Psychology researches and reports.

In the year 2002, Dr Li co-established an On-Line Hospital Psychology Consulting Physiotherapy Centre in China Shaanxi. She has worked in Singapore Adam Road Hospital and has conducted Counselling in Mandarin.

Dr Li is a part time lecturer with ACC. She teaches the Specialist Diploma In Counselling Psychology (in Mandarin), the Specialist Diploma In Youth Management And Counselling (in Mandarin), the Specialist Diploma in Counselling Addiction – Gambling (in Mandarin) and the Specialist Diploma in Relationship and Marital Counselling. She is also the Programme Mentor for these Mandarin courses.

Tan Choon Hooi, Klein

Mr Tan holds a Master in Social Science (Counselling) from the University of South Australia. He is a license administrator for Taylor-Johnson Temperament Analysis (T-JTA) under Psychological Publication, Inc, a Behaviorist Consultant with DISC profiles under MTS-Asia, and also a certified administrator for 16 PF (16 Personality Factors level CF2 and HR2).

In the year 1999-2000, Mr Tan trained and supervised Pre-Marital Counsellors in conjunction with Family Life & Counselling Ministry (FLCM). He focused on counsellors’ developments, case management and train the trainers. He also supervised para-counsellors during the same period.

In the year 2004, Mr Tan worked closely with Academy of Certified Counsellors in providing supervision for students attached with various organisations such as social services, schools, prisons etc, focusing on counsellors’ development.

Mr Tan is a part time lecturer with ACC. Mr Tan also provided supervision to the social workers and counsellors of “We-Sharecare Society for Children and Youth” from 2004 to 2007. Mr Tan teaches the Specialist Diploma In Counselling Psychology, Specialist Diploma In Youth Counselling And Management, Specialist Diploma In Workplace Counselling and Specialist Diploma In Counselling Addiction – Gambling.

Tan Lay Geok

Ms Tan holds a Master in Counselling from the Monash University, Australia. She has more than ten years of experience in pastoral care and counselling. She is a certified facilitator for the Prepare-Enrich programme for premarital counselling, marriage preparation, marriage counselling and marriage enrichment.

Ms Tan is full-time with ACC. She is the principal of ACC. Ms Tan teaches the Specialist Diploma in Counselling & Psychology, the Specialist Diploma in Youth Management And Counselling, the Specialist Diploma in Children and Youth Management And Counselling, and the Specialist Diploma in Relationship and Marital Counselling