SOTA: School of the Arts Singapore

Deputy Director, Technology Management & Services

Eugene Chong
Eugene Chong
  • Senior School Counsellor, Faculty of Student Development
Eugene Chong graduated with a Bachelor in Psychology and Master in Counselling Psychology and started his career since 2004.

Eugene has extensive experience in working with youth with mental health needs in psychiatric rehabilitation and educational institutions. He has also worked in clinical settings in hospital and rehabilitation centres provides clinical counseling and group therapy for patients with Schizophrenia, Depression & Anxiety disorders. He uses an array of psychometric tools, ranging from Intelligence, Personality, Behavioural & Cognitive to assess the functionality of an individual. His therapeutic approach mainly revolves around post-modern concepts, brief work with clients through the theories of SFBT and CTRT. Other approaches like Schema therapy, EMDR and Erkisonian Hypnosis were used appropriately.

Eugene provides certification courses for participants who are keen in personality and marital issues, as a seminar director for Prepare/Enrich Accreditation, a psychometric instrument for couples and T-JTA trainer for couples' personality profiling. In couples counselling, he utilised Gottman approach in the intervention and completed Gottman Level 3 training. As for specific team dynamics, conflicts management, career counselling, he uses MBTI & DISC as tools to guide teams into resolution.

Besides clinical aspects, Eugene was involved as one of the pioneers in the setup of the Hope counseling services under Hope Centre (Singapore) and currently oversees the counselling in Hope Church Singapore. In addition, he is also the founding member/committee member for the Association of Psychotherapists and Counsellors Singapore (APACS) and the ex-board member of Family Life First (FLF). He is a full member of the Singapore Psychological Society (SPS), International Member of Australia Counselling Association (ACA) & APACS-L4S. He is also a registered supervisor with ACA & APACS.

Apart from work in helping people, Eugene enjoys outdoor activities i.e. sports and music to unwind during his free time.