Art Psychotherapist | (AThR) | B(ECS), MA(ATh)
Esther Ng has a MA in Art Psychotherapy and has been providing art psychotherapy to both young children, youth and adults. Her work experience using art as a modality in psychotherapy includes populations such as children in transition, terminally ill patients, teens and adults experiencing trauma, loss and grief, addiction, self-harm, depression and other psychiatric disorders.
Prior to becoming an Art Psychotherapist, Esther received her Bachelor Degree in Early Childhood Studies from the University of Melbourne. Esther has worked with children, youth and families over the past 30 years. She has designed and managed 17 centers for children's services in Singapore and overseas. These centers include childcare, student care, special needs inclusion and hospice for children with cancer.
In 2005, Esther founded the nonprofit organisation, Coalition against Bullying for Children & Youth (CABCY). Her advocacy and research work has won her much regard from local and international organisations. In recognition of her continuous passion to advocate for children and youth, Esther received the Channel News Asia Singapore Woman Award 2009.
Esther is a well-received speaker at conferences and workshops in Singapore and Internationally, on issues such as parenting, building resilience in children, bullying, cyber bullying, forms of internet ills such as sexual grooming, gaming addition, online threats and topics related to creative & clinical processes of art therapy. Since 2015, Esther has been a member on the Panel of Advisor to the Juvenile Court in Singapore.
Her publication in the recent years includes:
Ng, E., Rigby K. (2010). Breaking the Silence: Bullying in Singapore. Armor Publishing, Singapore
Holt, T. J., Chee, G., Ng, E., and Bossler, A. M. (2013). Exploring the Consequences of Bullying Victimisation in a Sample of Singapore Youth. International Criminal Justice Review 23.