MOK SOOK FERN
MOK SOOK FERN
Senior Clinical Psychologist
M. Psychology (Clinical), B. Psychology (Hons), MSPS, AHPRA
Languages: English, Mandarin
Sook Fern provides psychotherapy and assessment services to children and adolescents. She has experience in helping clients with a range of emotional and behavioural difficulties, including anxiety, depression, self-harm, suicidality, school-related stresses, and Anorexia Nervosa.
Sook Fern holds a Masters in Clinical Psychology from Curtin University and a Bachelor of Psychology (Hons.) from Murdoch University. She has been practicing as a psychologist since 2014 and is registered as a full member with the Singapore Psychological Society.
- Children and adolescents
- Adjustment difficulties
- School-related stress
- Family-Based Therapy for Anorexia Nervosa
- Intellectual disability, applications for special education
Certifications and Accreditations
- Master of Psychology (Clinical), Curtin University
- Bachelor of Psychology (2nd class Honours), Murdoch University
- Full member, Singapore Psychological Society
- Non-practicing psychologist, Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency
Sook Fern began practicing in 2014 in a restructured tertiary hospital. She has experience with a variety of child and adolescent presentations including anxiety, depression, eating disorders such as Anorexia Nervosa, self-harm, and suicidality. She uses an eclectic mix of CBT and DBT-informed therapy to help clients achieve change. As the young person is part of the family system, she also believes in helping caregivers learn how to support their young person to ensure that changes are maintained.
Sook Fern is trained to conduct a variety of psychometric diagnostic assessments, including those for dyslexia, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and Intellectual Disability.
Sook Fern is trained to provide Family-Based Therapy (FBT) for Anorexia Nervosa, and was awarded the 2019 Team Health Manpower Development Plan Award (HMDP) for an attachment opportunity at Maudsley Hospital, where FBT first originated from, to gain new ideas and keep up to date on the newest methods of conducting FBT. Additionally, she is also qualified to conduct the Aussie Optimism Program, which uses CBT principles to help maintain a young person’s mental health.
In her free time, she enjoys relaxing at home, listening to music, and helping her son discover the wonders of the world around him.
Senior Clinical Psychologist Mok Sook Fern was interviewed by the Straits Times to weigh in on her thoughts about how eating disorders can be perpetuated as a part of their body positivity article titled: Beyond body positivity: Growing fat acceptance movement in...