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Eulisia Er

Educational Psychologist

Eulisia is an Education Psychologist registered with the Singapore Register of Psychologist (SRP) with extensive experience in child and educational psychology. She is currently a PhD Candidate (Psychology and Child & Human Development) at Nanyang Technological University.

Eulisia’s professional and personal experiences had crystalised her passion for helping children of varying ages and abilities. She has been working with individuals with special needs from across the spectrum of ages and presentations from 18 months to 65 years of age. Eulisia has extensive experience in administering and conducting assessments, behaviour management support and psychological interventions to children with special and developmental needs. Eulisia also has a keen interest in early intervention, home-school partnership and parenting.

Eulisia is passionate about Early Intervention and Special Education. Eulisia has previously worked at Early Intervention Programmes for Infants and Children (EIPIC) Centres, Special Schools and numerous private clinics. She believes that early intervention is the key to helping children develop and adapt to society as best as they can. It gives her great satisfaction to know that she has played a role in helping the children progress in their lives.

Clinical Specialisation

Eulisia has managed a diverse caseload with children ranging from 6 months to 21 years of age, with the following concerns:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

  • Cerebral Palsy (CP)

  • Global Developmental Delay (GDD)

  • Intellectual Disability (ID) such as Down’s Syndrome (Trisomy 21) 

  • Developmental Coordination Disorder (DLD)

  • Learning Disabilities such as Dyslexia and Dyscalculia

  • Neurological conditions (e.g. Prader-Willi Syndrome)

  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)

  • Selective Mutism (SM)

  • Speech and Language Delays (SLD)

  • Socioemotional Issues (e.g. school refusal, poor confidence, emotional dysregulation)

Clinical Specialisation

Eulisia has managed a diverse caseload with children ranging from 6 months to 21 years of age, with the following concerns:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

  • Cerebral Palsy (CP)

  • Global Developmental Delay (GDD)

  • Intellectual Disability (ID) such as Down’s Syndrome (Trisomy 21) 

  • Developmental Coordination Disorder (DLD)

  • Learning Disabilities such as Dyslexia and Dyscalculia

  • Neurological conditions (e.g. Prader-Willi Syndrome)

  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)

  • Selective Mutism (SM)

  • Speech and Language Delays (SLD)

  • Socioemotional Issues (e.g. school refusal, poor confidence, emotional dysregulation)

Aside from the aforementioned concerns, Eulisia has often been tasked to handle students with more challenging behavioural issues. She has expertise in Functional Behaviour Analysis (FBA) and Positive Behaviour Support (PBS). Eulisia has delivered holistic and effective intervention plans which addressed the root cause of children’s challenging behaviours, enabling these children to learn new skills and appropriate behaviours.

Apart from individual sessions with children, Eulisia believes that parenting and a strong partnership between teachers, parents and their psychologist play fundamental roles in the optimal development of children. Since 2012, Eulisia is an Accredited Facilitator for Signposts for Building Better Behaviour Programme, a parenting programme put together by KK Women and Children Hospital’s Department of Child Development (KKH DCD) and the Parenting Research Centre (PRC), Australia. In addition, Eulisia is a certified trainer of the Good Enough Parenting (GEP) programme accredited by Singapore’s Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF). Eulisia has also conducted training for teachers on Positive Behaviour Support strategies for their usage in the classroom.

In 2012, Eulisia was also one of the first psychologists to be involved in the implementation of a Transdisciplinary framework at a government-funded EIPIC Centre. The transdisciplinary framework is recognized as a best practice for early intervention. It adopts a family-centered systematic approach to early intervention that link assessment, goal development, intervention and evaluation processes, to meet the complex needs of children with disabilities and their families.  

In the past decade, Eulisia has equipped parents, caregivers and teachers with knowledge and strategies to better understand and manage their children’s developmental need. She has helped numerous parents and teachers understand the significance of building healthy relationships with their children as a basis for positive behavioural changes and skills acquisition.

 

For her research in parental involvement, Eulisia won several awards (Best Research, Best Writing and Best Oral Presentation) in the 2017 Singapore Psychological Society Student Research Awards. She has actively participated and presented her research on family functioning, social skills and parent-child interventions in key conferences in Greece, Japan, USA, UK and Singapore.

 

In 2016, Eulisia received the NCSS SkillsFuture Study Award for Social Service Sector.In addition, Eulisia is an Assisted Deputyship Application Programme (ADAP) Supervisor for mental capacity assessments. ADAP helps parents of graduating cohorts in Special Education (SPED) schools apply to Court to be deputies for their child, so that they can continue to make legal decisions for their child after he or she turns 21. She is also a Certified Substance Abuse Therapist (CSAT), certified by the Asia Pacific Certification Board (APCB).

 

Beyond her current job scope, Eulisia holds concurrent appointments in the public sector; she volunteers in Singapore Psychological Society’s Research Committee as its deputy chair. In addition, she helps out as a Victim Care Officer with the Singapore Police Force to provide care services to victims of serious sexual crimes. In addition, Eulisia also volunteers as an Appropriate Adult.

 

The Appropriate Adult Scheme aims to provide assistance to persons with intellectual or mental disability (PWIDs) who are required to give a statement to the Police during investigations. Eulisia was also involved in the Hayes Ability Screening Index (HASI) test study, which was a pro-bono pilot-study on accused persons with intellectual disabilities, jointly conducted by the Law Society of Singapore, the Singapore Psychological Society and Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF). Eulisia was actively involved in the pilot project whereby HASI was used to identify potential persons with intellectual disabilities at the point of arrest when an offence is committed.

Training & Qualifications

Eulisia has been trained in the following:

  • Certified facilitator for ‘Signposts for Building Better Behaviour’ (behaviour management programme for parents)

  • Good Enough Parenting (GEP)

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)

  • Structured Teaching (TEACCH)

  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills (ASIST)

  • Psychological First Aid

  • Mental Health First Aid

Accreditation

  • Assisted Deputyship Application Programme (ADAP) Supervisor for Mental Capacity Assessments

  • Singapore Registered Psychologist

  • Full Member of Singapore Psychological Society (SPS)

  • International Affiliate of American Psychological Association

  • Phi Kappa Beta Society

  • Psi Chi, The International Honor Society in Psychology

  • Golden Key International Honor Society

Qualifications

  • Higher Certificate in Autism, Autism Resource Centre, Singapore

  • Certificate in Autism, Autism Resource Centre, Singapore

  • PhD Candidate (Early Childhood and Special Needs Education),  Nanyang Technological University, National Institute of Education (Singapore)

  • Master of Arts (Applied Psychology), Nanyang Technological University, National Institute of Education (Singapore)

  • Graduate Diploma in Applied Positive Psychology

Academic Appointments

Associate Faculty, Singapore University of Social Sciences

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Nanyang Technological University​

Conference Presentations

Asian Conference on Psychology and Behavioural Sciences

2018, Kobe, Japan

The 51st Gatlinburg Conference on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

2018, San Diego, USA

5th IASSIDD Europe Congress

2018, Athens, Greece

 

SPED Conference

2018, Singapore

 

Asia Pacific Autism Conference

2019, Singapore

 

International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IASSIDD) World Congress

2019, Glasgow

 

24th World Congress of the International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions

2020, Singapore

Awards

American Psychological Association PsychSolutions Finalist, 2020

 

Special Interest Research Group Early Research Career Award, 2019

 

International Convention of Psychological Science Travel Award, 2019

 

Best Research, Best Oral Presentation and Best Writing (3 awards), 2017 Student Research Awards, Singapore Psychological Society

 

NCSS SkillsFuture Study Award for Social Service Sector, 2016

 

Eulisia is currently located at MindChamps Allied Care @ Serangoon Gardens