The continued development and practice of school psychology in Singapore : Using REACH as an Illustration

Ooi, Yoon Phaik and Ang, Rebecca P. and Ibrahim, Noor Haslinda and Koh, Delphine and Lee, Poh Yin and Ong, Lue Ping and Wong, Geraldine and Fung, Daniel S. S. . (2013) The continued development and practice of school psychology in Singapore : Using REACH as an Illustration. School psychology international, 35 (1). pp. 101-112.

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School psychology in Singapore gained greater prominence with the development of the National Mental Health Blueprint in 2007 that included a focus on children and adolescents. A partnership between the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Education was formed to develop a community mental health pilot program called ‘Response, Early Intervention and Assessment in Community Mental Health for Students’ (REACH). Disruptive behavior disorders (DBD) are among the most common disorders seen in schools and child psychiatric clinics in Singapore. Children with disruptive behavior disorders (DBD) often exhibit deficits in social cognition and behavior, thereby influencing their cognitive appraisal processes and interpersonal problem-solving skills. This in turn affects their processing and interpretation of social cues in ambiguous situations, and mars subsequent production of socially competent behavior. This article describes a potential framework based on the cognitive-behavioral approach for working with children with disruptive behaviors and aggression in the school system. By combining REACH, a national collaborative framework, and evidence-based treatment programs, we provide a promising model of care to support children and their families in Singapore.
Faculties and Departments:07 Faculty of Psychology
UniBasel Contributors:Ooi, Yoon Phaik
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:Sage Publications
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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Last Modified:03 Jul 2018 10:16
Deposited On:27 Mar 2014 13:13

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