Youth Programme: Psychology and Applied Psychology




This programme covers key concepts of psychopathology in children, adolescents and adults. Core concepts of mental health are taught, including anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder and body image problems, as well as conduct disorder and intellectual disability in young people. Students will also acquire foundation knowledge of psychological methods and research in the field of mental health. Students will gain an overview of key theories in mental health and evidence-based treatment approaches. The lectures provide an introduction to clinical intervention, but emphasis is placed on the theoretical formulation of problems. Whenever possible, films and case studies are used to supplement the textbook and readings.

Upon completing the program, participants should be able to:

  • gain an understanding of psychopathology in children and adolescents, namely anxiety, depression, conduct problems, and intellectual developmental disorders;
  • gain foundation knowledge in the research, theory, formulation, and intervention of these problems.


Youth Programme Welcome by Dean
Law PP Class
Welcome message from Dean of NUS SCALE Tutorials conducted over Zoom


Students should have completed at least one psychology module at undergraduate level in their home university.


University students majoring in psychology.


18 hours of online programme, including synchronous lessons and a group presentation.


  • Online quiz
  • Group presentation
 Dr Lohsnah Jeevanandam

Dr Lohsnah Jeevanandam, Senior Lecturer, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Dr Lohsnah Jeevanandam is a Clinical Psychologist who trained at the University of Queensland, Australia. Lohsnah is currently a Senior Lecturer at the National University of Singapore, where she is also the Director of the Clinical Psychology Programme. She is a Senior Consultant Clinical Psychologist with the Cognitive Health Consultancy International clinic, as well as an expert trainer for a range of topics for mainstream and special needs educators.

Dr Oliver Suendermann

Dr Oliver Suendermann, Clinical Psychologist, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences,

Dr. Oliver Suendermann is a Clinical Psychologist and Cognitive Behavioral Therapist with a special interest and expertise in treating and researching Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Dr Suendermann gained his skills in various specialist in-, and outpatient clinics for OCD and BDD in the U.K.

Dr Suendermann holds a Ph.D. and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, both from the Institute of Psychiatry at the Maudsley, King’s College London. He is also accredited with the British Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Psychotherapies. Dr Suendermann is currently the manager at the Clinical and Health Psychology Centre, and the Deputy Director of the NUS Clinical Psychology programme.



Successful participants who complete all requirements of the programme including passing the assessment will receive a certificate of completion issued by NUS SCALE.
A sample of the certificate of completion can be found here: 

Participants from the project team with the highest score for the group project will also receive a commendation letter. A sample is shown below:
Sample Online Commendation Letter


Group Sign-up:
14 January to 12 February 2023
in collaboration with Looker Education Group

For programme enquiries, please fill the form here.

18 January 2023