Shyon Loo, Clinical Psychologist
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, University of Maryland, Baltimore County– Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A.
Master of Science, Clinical Psychology
Loyola University Maryland, Baltimore, U.S.A.
Awarded the Health Manpower Development Plan (HMDP) in 2018
Holds a licensure for professional clinical practice in Maryland, U.S.A.
Shyon has had experience in diverse cultural contexts, notably he has received extensive training in North American clinical contexts. He also has spent time developing clinical skills in the United Kingdom. Shyon is also heavily invested in making a difference in our community. He is active in advocacy for mental health issues and conducts workshops and training for parents, community agencies, schools and has consulted for therapeutic group homes. He is active on the conference circuit locally and abroad.
Strengths as a clinician
Shyon’s strengths come from the confluence of experience in various local and overseas clinical settings. He accepting of diverse cultures, this predisposition of openness and non-judgemental nature help him easily assimilate clients of diverse backgrounds and issues. He has conducted research in the US with a focus on substance abuse. He also spent a year learning and developing his knowledge in psychiatry at a medium secure forensic psychiatry hospital in the United Kingdom. Shyon’s last 10 years in Singapore and have been spent actively contributing to the welfare of children, adolescents, and young adults in various mental health contexts and engaging with parents of at-risk children and youth.
Of note would be Shyon’s work with the juvenile judicial system both in the United States and in Singapore. He has helped juveniles with a history of sexual and or violent offences. From 2004 to 2011 Shyon was with the University of Maryland School of Medicine Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Maryland, USA. He worked as a research specialist and assessor; he helped combat veterans and adult psychiatric patients with co-occurring severe mental illness and addiction in a hospital research context.
Locally, Shyon was in a tertiary hospital setting for 8 years, initially at the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Forensic Rehabilitation, Intervention, Evaluation and Network Development Services and then spent 6 years with The Neurobehavioural( ADHD) Clinic (Child and Adolescents) Service. Shyon advocated the trauma-informed care and response practice across a mental healthcare institution. He introduced and led in the implementation of the Trauma Systems Therapy for both inpatient and outpatient services. He is, at present, involved in developing a diversionary Guidance Program for juveniles with Sexual Offending with a local mental healthcare institution. He also provides therapy for LGBTQIA2S+ individuals.
In his toolkit of therapeutic approaches that he uses in his clinical practice, Shyon has expertise in the following systems and approaches; Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialetic Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Sensory Motor Arousal Regulation Treatment (SMART), Trauma focussed CBT, Attachment Regulation Competency (ARC) Framework, Eye Movement Desensitization Processing (EMDR) adapted to different developmental levels of this clients. He also has certification in Sexual Offending Treatment.
Shyon takes a strength-based, trauma-informed and emphasizes an evidence-based approach when collaborating with clients. Shyon goes the extra mile to create a clinical setting that is safe so that clients can be comfortable enough to freely express themselves. His approach is relational rather than transactional. Because of his varied and broad experience, Shyon brings a truly unique and rare toolbox of experience, knowledge and tools, and skills and personal disposition that make him truly stand out from other therapists.
Assessment & Evaluation
Clinical Psychological Evaluation
Counselling & Therapy
Psychotherapy for Clinical Disorders