Theresa Ng is from Singapore and a co-founder of ATIC. Theresa provides art psychotherapy to individuals and groups of all ages and background. Through the creative process, Theresa works with her clients based on their existing strengths, weaknesses, interests, and concerns within a safe and therapeutic approach to facilitate insight and understanding in aid of personal and emotional growth. She provides her clients the opportunity to use their created images to articulate emotional and psychological issues that would otherwise often go unheard and unspoken.
Theresa received her MA in Art psychotherapy from LASALLE University Singapore, and is a registered member with the Australia and New Zealand Art Therapy Association (ANZATA) and Arts Therapists Association Singapore (ATAS). Her clinical experience includes being part of a multi-disciplinary team (of doctors, psychiatrists, psychologists, occupational therapists etc.) providing art psychotherapy as a crisis intervention for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders (PTSD) and trauma with abused and at-risk children at KK Women and Children’s Hospital, Singapore. In addition, she also worked with at-risk children and adolescents displaying emotional and behavioral issues in both schools and homes settings.
Theresa currently works with Singapore government agencies in providing intervention and assessment for young probationers and at-risk (abused and neglected) children to alleviate the distress of their emotional deregulation and attachment disorganizations in aid of their social-emotional development.
Her clinical work and interest includes the use of art therapy as a form of early intervention for children and adolescents with attachment disorders towards prevention or in disturbances of personality disorders and / or at-risk behaviors, trauma and recovery, grief and loss, life transitions, self-harm and depression.
Theresa recently published her work in the ‘Multicultural family art therapy (family therapy and counselling book)’ 2015, Edited by Dr. Christine Kerr. Representing Singapore, the co-written chapter between Theresa and Sara Powell, looked at the family system from a cultural context and when working on a community level. The focus of the chapter was on ATIC’s art of bonding© programme for children living with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and in supporting families living with ADHD.
We are international members and governed by
British Art Therapists Association (BAAT)
Australia, New Zealand Art Therapists Association (ANZATA)
Art Therapists Association Singapore (ATAS)
American Art Therapists Association (AATA)
British Music Therapy Association (BMTA)
Play Therapy International (PTI), UK
Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), UK
Community Development Authority (CDA), Dubai