The School of Liberal Arts and Sciences (SLAS) is honoured to appoint one Adjunct Professor - Dr Nivashinie Mohan, and two Adjunct Associate Professors - Ms. Loh Sit Fong and Ms. Matilda Xavier for the Master of Clinical Psychology programme for the term 2021 to 2023.
After obtaining her Master of Clinical Psychology, Ms. Loh Sit Fong completed the specialized training in multigenerational family therapy, where she used a systemic approach for her clientele. Additionally, she has extensive years of experience in coaching and conducting brief psychological interventions for corporate clients who are faced with distress in the workplace or presented with mental health issues.
Driven by the scientist-practitioner model, Ms. Loh Sit Fong also has vast experiences in conducting and publishing academic research. Her dedication towards building accessible mental health services started recently and she is also the founding director of her private practice, Silver Lining Psychology Specialist. With extensive and vast experience throughout her career as a Clinical Psychologist, we look forward to working and learning with her.
Another newly appointed Adjunct Associate Professor, Ms. Matilda Xavier has been actively practicing as a Clinical Psychologist for more than 10 years, where her passion includes working with marginalized populations such as the trafficked victims, asylum seekers, and refugees. Ms. Matilda’s experiences in the ‘Medicins Sans Frontieres’ (Doctor Without Borders) and Psychosocial Provider for Mercy Malaysia are among her admirable and esteemed contributions to the people who require psychological first aid, psychological trauma assistance, and crisis management.
She has provided psychological assistance in historical crisis events in Malaysia such as the MH370 plane crash incident and the COVID-19 pandemic. From being a private practitioner to supporting groups of individuals with trauma and crisis, the SLAS is looking forward to having Ms. Matilda in sharing her knowledge, experiences, and expertise to the students, lecturers, and the wider community.
Last by not least, Dr. Nivashinie Mohan the appointed Adjunct Professor is a consultant Clinical Psychologist and Neuropsychologist in Gleneagles Hospital Kuala Lumpur and ReGen Hospital Kuala Lumpur. Dr. Nivashinie Mohan is a member of the British Psychological Society (MBPsS), a member of the Australian Society for the Study of Brain Impairment, a member of the International Neuropsychological Society (INS), and a full member of the Malaysian Society of Clinical Psychology.
On top of that, she has also been elected as the President of the Society of Clinical Neuropsychology in Malaysia in the year 2020, where she contributes to building more awareness on the field of neuropsychology to the public. Being the first few neuropsychologists in Malaysia, she actively contributes her expertise to patients who cope with, adjust to, chronic, traumatic or congenital injuries or illnesses such as traumatic brain injury; stroke, amputations; neuromuscular disorders; medical conditions (i.e., cancer, multiple sclerosis, or limb weakness and chronic pain). Driven by the core principle as a neuropsychologist, she is consistently involved in working interdisciplinary with other healthcare professionals to assist her patients with mental illness in achieving optimal rehabilitation goals. Her distinctive expertise and professional experience are truly an asset for the Master of Clinical Psychology programme.