Ms Joanne Goh
To believe that all relationships have the potential for restoration and growth.
Joanne is a highly experienced and passionate Principal Therapist, Master Social Worker, and award-winning educator with 23 years of experience at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital.
During her time at KK Hospital, she counselled and supported single mothers, youth-at-risk, survivors of sexual assaults and child abuse, couples with marital issues, women with mental health struggles, parents with parent-child conflicts and co-parenting struggles, and helped parents support children with special needs and oppositional defiant disorder.
Joanne was awarded a Ministry of Health scholarship to train at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital (U.S.). A strong believer that parenting should and can be more joyful than tumultuous, she went on to establish the in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) services in KKH and is one of the only three certified and practicing PCIT therapists in Singapore. When parents experience success and feel empowered to manage their child’s trying behaviours, Joanne knows that she is at the heart of why she does what she does.
Joanne is equipped with Couples Therapy and Adolescent-based Family Therapy skills so that she can be holistic in supporting the parent-child relationship.
She was also awarded a scholarship to train in sexual assault and trauma management at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York (U.S.). Joanne is trained in crisis and trauma interventions (ICISF-trained) and has conducted staff counselling and group debriefing to staff after critical incidents.
To contribute to the growth and development of social workers in Singapore, Joanne was invited to sit on the committee for the Singapore Association of Social Workers and chairs the Training and Professional Development Committee.
In 2019, Joanne was awarded the prestigious Skillsfuture Fellowship Award. It was a national recognition of her professional expertise and learning pursuits.