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Arman Imran Ashok

Arman Imran Ashok

Arman Imran Ashok

Arman Imran Ashok

Arman Imran Ashok

Clinical Psychologist

Clinical Psychologist

教育

OPLEIDING

AKAD. AUSBILDUNG

PENDIDIKAN

PENDIDIKAN

Education

  • Master of Clinical Psychology (Universiti Sains Malaysia - Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, Malaysia)
  • B.A. Psychology (University of Minnesota, USA)
  • Master of Clinical Psychology (Universiti Sains Malaysia - Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, Malaysia)
  • B.A. Psychology (University of Minnesota, USA)

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PROFESSIONELE LIDMAATSCHAPPEN

Lizenz / Berufliche Mitgliedschaft

professional licenses in malay

License / Professional Membership

进深培训

Aanvullende kwalificaties

additional qualifcations in malay

Zusaetzliche Qualifikationen

Additional QUALIFICATIONS

专业治疗与辅导陈述

Wie ben ik?

KENYATAAN PROFESSIONAL

KENYATAAN PROFESSIONAL

ÜBER MEINE ARBEIT

Professional Statement

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Sometimes life has its funny quirks whereby, things do not go our way. This can lead to stress, distress, or disappointment which in turn leads to maladaptive or unhealthy behaviours. I would like to explore avenues with you and create something new together that would help you move forward within your life. Life is difficult enough; friends, family, relationships, religion and a whole other range of things – seeking help and getting treatment shouldn’t be something that gives you such a grievance. My hope is that during our time together, we would be able to work on practical solutions by using a variety of skills and techniques that can be applied in your everyday life, especially when things do not work your way or get difficult. 

I am a fully inclusive psychologist. That means I strongly believe in providing mental health services for all walks of life regardless of religious, sexual orientation, racial and social class background. Everybody deserves an equal opportunity to gain mental health services as it is a fundamental right. 

After completing my undergraduate degree at the University of Minnesota, I returned from overseas and pursued my master’s degree in Clinical Psychology at the Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) – Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI). That included rigorous training in administering psychological assessments as well as providing psychotherapy to both in-patient and out-patient while doing my clinical posting in Hospital USM and Hospital Pengajar UPM. This has enabled me to work with a diverse group of people, adapt to high stress and high-volume situations and broaden my reach when it comes to communicating and interacting with people.

I have trained and conducted psychological and neuropsychological assessments for both children and adult patients including but not limited to the Weschler Adult Intelligent ScaleWeschler Intelligence Scale for Children, non-verbal intelligence tests, neurocognitive tests, personality tests, tests of adaptive functioning as well as various screening and diagnostic tools. Administering these tests have created a strong belief in the multidisciplinary approach in providing mental health care and services. I am trained to conduct Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) as my main therapeutic modality. During therapy, we would be focusing on the here and now, and how we can modify the maladaptive thoughts and behaviours while developing more adaptive coping skills.

I found my passion for psychology once I entered college and subsequently, university. I was exposed to a part of healthcare that is grossly mismanaged and overlooked: the health of our mind. Seeing the strong stigmatization amongst the population in my home country of Malaysia, this encouraged me to pursue this field of study in hopes that I can make a difference and assist those in need of help.

I used to ask myself, what makes humans tick? When we see emotional responses or behavioural reactions, what is the driving force behind that? These are difficult questions but one thing I aspire to do in this field is to make sure that I am able to explore those complicated answers. 

I hope to make a change within the industry, especially in a country like Malaysia where there are not many rights that encompass mental health and services. We need to reduce the stigmatization of something that is wrongly seen as impersonal and difficult to a more open conversation about the mechanisms in place that create a difficult system to navigate. To lend a helping hand to those suffering or in need is required to better understand how we work together as a society and grow, and I want to be a part of that change in your life.

Sometimes life has its funny quirks whereby, things do not go our way. This can lead to stress, distress, or disappointment which in turn leads to maladaptive or unhealthy behaviours. I would like to explore avenues with you and create something new together that would help you move forward within your life. Life is difficult enough; friends, family, relationships, religion and a whole other range of things – seeking help and getting treatment shouldn’t be something that gives you such a grievance. My hope is that during our time together, we would be able to work on practical solutions by using a variety of skills and techniques that can be applied in your everyday life, especially when things do not work your way or get difficult. 

I am a fully inclusive psychologist. That means I strongly believe in providing mental health services for all walks of life regardless of religious, sexual orientation, racial and social class background. Everybody deserves an equal opportunity to gain mental health services as it is a fundamental right. 

After completing my undergraduate degree at the University of Minnesota, I returned from overseas and pursued my master’s degree in Clinical Psychology at the Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) – Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI). That included rigorous training in administering psychological assessments as well as providing psychotherapy to both in-patient and out-patient while doing my clinical posting in Hospital USM and Hospital Pengajar UPM. This has enabled me to work with a diverse group of people, adapt to high stress and high-volume situations and broaden my reach when it comes to communicating and interacting with people.

I have trained and conducted psychological and neuropsychological assessments for both children and adult patients including but not limited to the Weschler Adult Intelligent ScaleWeschler Intelligence Scale for Children, non-verbal intelligence tests, neurocognitive tests, personality tests, tests of adaptive functioning as well as various screening and diagnostic tools. Administering these tests have created a strong belief in the multidisciplinary approach in providing mental health care and services. I am trained to conduct Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) as my main therapeutic modality. During therapy, we would be focusing on the here and now, and how we can modify the maladaptive thoughts and behaviours while developing more adaptive coping skills.

I found my passion for psychology once I entered college and subsequently, university. I was exposed to a part of healthcare that is grossly mismanaged and overlooked: the health of our mind. Seeing the strong stigmatization amongst the population in my home country of Malaysia, this encouraged me to pursue this field of study in hopes that I can make a difference and assist those in need of help.

I used to ask myself, what makes humans tick? When we see emotional responses or behavioural reactions, what is the driving force behind that? These are difficult questions but one thing I aspire to do in this field is to make sure that I am able to explore those complicated answers. 

I hope to make a change within the industry, especially in a country like Malaysia where there are not many rights that encompass mental health and services. We need to reduce the stigmatization of something that is wrongly seen as impersonal and difficult to a more open conversation about the mechanisms in place that create a difficult system to navigate. To lend a helping hand to those suffering or in need is required to better understand how we work together as a society and grow, and I want to be a part of that change in your life.

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Please note that starting 1st August 2021, Dr. Johnben Loy will not be taking on new clients as he will be focused on managing the centre's operations. Former and current clients may continue to access his services.
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