June Fong, Couch Psychology
June provides forensic psychological services to children, adolescents and adults, and has worked in Singapore, Australia and the Middle East. She is Director of Couch Psychology, a specialised practice working with individuals and families in distress.
June received a B.Soc.Sci (Hons) from the National University of Singapore and subsequently graduated with top honours in the Masters of Forensic Psychology from the University of New South Wales in Australia, one of few prestigious institutions that specialise in clinical and forensic psychology training. As part of her training, June has worked in a maximum security prison with the serious offender assessment unit and sexual offender treatment programme, as well as with the Sentencing Council under the Attorney General’s Chambers in Sydney, looking at sentencing reforms for serious young offenders.
From 2005 - 2018, she had been working with the Clinical and Forensic Psychology Branch in the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF), providing psychological assessments, court-mandated evaluations, individual and group therapy in relation to clinical-forensic issues such as conduct problems, violent and sexual offending behaviours, trauma, sexual abuse, depression, self-harm, and suicidal behaviours.
She also works closely with the courts to conduct child custody evaluations. Trained in Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Good Lives Model (GLM), Relapse Prevention (RP) and Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP) approach, June is skilled at delivering evidence-based interventions in a multi-systemic way.
On top of her clinical work, June also has extensive experience in conducting trainings, workshops and consultations with the courts, police, schools, and community service agencies on a range of topics like child investigative interviewing, sexual and violent offending, youth delinquency, child sexual abuse prevention, risk assessments, and clinical skills.
She is a certified Caring Actions in Response to Emergencies (CARE) officer under the National CARE Management System and has conducted several Critical Incident Stress Debriefings (CISD) interventions. She is also a certified Triple P Parenting Facilitator. Having assumed a senior managerial role in running and developing a team of psychologists from 2009 – 2011, June has managed major administrative duties and provided clinical supervision to psychologists and psychology associates-in-training.
A published researcher, June has an avid interest in research and keeps herself updated on the latest literature to inform her practice with clients. She has been interviewed by the media on topics pertaining to mental illness and crime.
Connect with June on her website.