In her role as the Head of Pastoral Care, Dr. Pam ensures that the School provides physical, emotional and mental well-being of our students. She manages a team of school psychologists, counsellors and behavioural therapists as well as key programmes and initiatives at Winstedt.
Prior to joining Winstedt as the Head of Pastoral Care, she was the designated clinical psychologist for Winstedt’s SEED readiness programme, and strategic advisor for the Twice Exceptional (2e) Curie-Einstein (gifted) Programme. She has over 20 years of experience working as a clinical psychologist and educator having served as Department Head of Humanities at the Pathlight School, and as Senior Teacher at Raffles Institution before embarking on a private practice working with children, youths as well as adults.
Dr. Pam started her career as an educator in 1995. From then onwards, it was a path of no turning back as she delved into the world of education and counseling, striving to help students from different backgrounds, and to understand what led to variation in cognition and behaviour in different children and teenagers. The key debate that she had was the battle between nature and nurture. Finally, she came across the teachings of Dr. Reuven Feuerstein. This sparked her interest to learn more about cognition, neuropsychology and how we can modify the brain, and set her personal philosophy. She believes that every child can learn and blossom if given a fair opportunity to succeed. She strives to help children, teenagers and adults to overcome cognitive, emotional, psychological and social disabilities and maximize their potential to build an inclusive society where everyone is given an opportunity to succeed.
Advanced Certificate in Autism (ACAS209148), IBCCES USA
ADHD – Certified Clinical Services Provider (CCSP), Institute of Certified ADHD Professional USA
Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP), International Association of Trauma Professional USA
Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP), Institute of Anxiety Treatment Professional USA
Anger Management Treatment Professional (AMTP), International Association of Trauma Professional USA
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Certificate of Professional Recognition – “Mindfulness for Clinical Practice: Interventions for trauma, anxiety, depression, stress, sex and more.”
Doctor of Psychology, California Southern University, 2018
Master of Education, University of Western Australia, 2011
Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Secondary), National Institute of Education, 1996
Bachelor of Arts (Hons), National University of Singapore, 1994