HELLO. I AM JOLENE.
MA Art Therapy (Postgraduate Candidate) - 2020
MA Applied Commerce (International Business) - 2010
I have 10 years experience in community development, volunteerism, and youth development/mentoring. I have worked in the non-profit sector with foundations, government agencies, and social service agencies in Singapore. My field-work experience in Cambodia and Thailand (provincial and government levels) include leading healthcare and education projects. Directly working on the ground have shaped my growth as a culturally-sensitive practitioner.
I am also certified Reiss Motivation Profile® (RMP) Master Trainer. RMP is a standardised scientifically-valid assessment tool administered for self-discovery, coaching and counselling.
My philosophy is based on a holistic approach in mental health and emotional wellness. My practice integrates sensory play, mindfulness, and trauma-informed research.
Together with fellow mental health practitioners and advocates, I presented and was a panel speaker at the 9th international mental health conference "Together Against Stigma 2019", speaking on mental health and museum group art therapy in Singapore.