Ms. Sylvie Lian

Educational Qualifications

  • Master of Clinical Psychology, National University of Singapore
  • Master of Science in Psychology (Distinction), University of St Andrews (United Kingdom)
  • Bachelor of Communication and Information (Hons), Nanyang Technological University (Singapore)

Ms. Sylvie Lian

Clinical Psychologist

Ms. Sylvie Lian

Sylvie has experience working with children, adolescents and adults with a range of difficulties, including but not limited to:

  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Intellectual Disabilities

She is trained in various therapeutic approaches, including:

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Exposure and Response-Prevention
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy
  • Schema-Focused Therapy
  • Behavioural Therapy
  • Social Skills Training

Sylvie also conducts formal psycho-educational, diagnostic and neuropsychological assessments.

In addition to her clinical practice, Sylvie has presented at several international conferences. She presented a research paper at the Asia Pacific Autism Conference (APAC) in Singapore in 2019. The paper was titled "Earlier Predictors of Parental Coping, Quality of Life and Emotional Well-being in Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: a Follow-up Study after 4-6 Years." She also presented another research paper titled "Breaking Barriers: Mobile Phone Usage by Persons with Disabilities in Singapore" at the International Association of Media and Communication Research Conference, in Istanbul in 2011.

Prior to commencing her career as a Clinical Psychologist, Sylvie worked as an Autism Therapist at Pathlight School for three years. She carried out effective intervention programmes crafted to each client’s individual needs. She also worked closely with parents and teachers to ensure that the child received holistic and systemic support.

Additionally, she has completed training in a variety of intervention methods, including:

  • Higher Certificate in Autism, by Autism Resource Centre (ARC)
  • Singapore Sign Language (Intermediate Level), by Singapore Association for the Deaf
  • Foundation in Teaching Handwriting Skills to Special Needs Children, by Autism Resource Centre
  • Management of Actual or Potential Aggression, Instructor Level, by Crisis Prevention Institute

Sylvie’s approach emphasises the identification and nurturing of a child’s unique strengths, as well as helping kids discover valuable new skills, to thrive and flourish. Sylvie finds it a privilege to be able to be a part of a child’s journey, to cultivate mental wellbeing, happiness and to help a child reach his or her fullest potential.

Sylvie is fluent in English and Mandarin.