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M.A. Phan Ngoc Thanh Tra

Lĩnh vực nghiên cứu : M.A. of Clinical and Medical Psychology

Nơi công tác : Vietnam - France Psychology Institute

1. Demographic Information

- Full Name: Phan Ngọc Thanh Trà

- Title: Master of Arts of Clinical and Medical Psychology

2. Education

- November 2012 - October 2014: M.A. of Clinical and Medical Psychology - Coordinated by Pham Ngoc Thach Medical University and EPP (Ecole Psychologues Practiciens - Paris, France), HCMC, Vietnam

- 2003-2007: B.S. of Educational Psychology - Social Science and Humanity Unversity in Ho Chi Minh City


  • February 2009 - July 2023: Continuing Education
    • ​Psychology: Relaxation Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Applied Behavior Analysis, Parental Burnout: Diagnosis and Treatment, Child's behavior in Neuroscience perspective, Working with pregnant Women and Infant.
    • Early intervention: Working with autistic children, speech pathology for autistic children.
    • Assessment tool: Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ), Psychoeducation Profile - 3 (PEP-3), Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children - 4 (WISC-4), VINELAND Adaptive Behavior Scales, Bayley III test - scale of infant and toddler development, Sensory Profile, International Development and Early Learning Assessment (IDELA).
  • ​August 2015 - August 2020: EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) supervisor in training - Coordinated by Royal University of Phnom Penh, University of Worcester and Germany Trauma Aid
  • August 2010 - October 2010: Advanced course about early intervention for autistic children in Sydney and Melbourne - Australia (Sponsored by Hoc Mai Foundation and CLAN Foundation)

3. Professional Experience

- February 2024 - Present: Therapist at Vietnam - France Psychology Institute (VFPI), Ho Chi Minh City

- November 2023 - Present: Special Needs Education Programme Manager at Saigon Children's Charity CIO

  • Made plan, conducted and supervised on project process
  • Trained for staff and partners about assessment tools and the needs of special children
  • Supervised and supported staff and parents on their psychology status

- July 2015 - October 2023: Monitoring and Evaluation Manager Cum Head of Psychology at Worldwide Orphans Foundation

  • Made plan, conducted and supervised on assessment procedure
  • Trained for staff and partners about assessment tools and psychological support

  • Examined, evaluated and treated for children with developmental, psychological issues and HIV status

- September 2021 - June 2023: School Psychology Consultant and Supervisor - Wellspring International Billingual School

  • Developed a workflow and enhanced the competence for the school psychologists
  • Consulted for students and parents on issues related to psychology and mental health
  • Trained for teachers on mental health

- July 2021 - Present: Voluntary Psychologist - Vietnam Psychotherapy Association

- June 2019 - Present: Clinical Psychologist at Saigon Psychub, Nu Cuoi Trai Tim Counseling Center

- November 2018 - October 2022: Visiting Lecturer at HUTECH University, Hoa Sen University and University of Social Sciences and Humanities

  • Developmental Psychology, Clinical Psychology and Positive Psychology for psychology students
  • Recognized and asessed for children with developmental disorders, How to work with developmental disorders children in short courses

​- March 2013 - December 2013: Research Assistant and assessor of Bayley III test in "A prospective cohort study evaluating prognostic indicators and sequelae following severe Hand foot and mouth disease" in Oxford University Clinical Research Unit

- November 2007 - June 2015: Clinical Psychologist - Children Hospital 1 and Tan Phu Hospital

  • Examined, evaluated and treated for children with developmental and psychological issues
  • Disclosed to children with HIV
  • Trained parents with children with autism and language delay
  • Supported groups of parents with premature babies in hospital

- August 2006 - March 2013: Special educator for autistic children

4. Research Experience

- July 2018: "Evaluating Curriculum for teaching social skills for children with autistic disorder in Ho Chi Minh City", published in Journal of Education and Society.

- May 2017 and December 2017: "Application of Container technique to high-risk children: its effect on their level of stress, anxiety and depression", published in International Journal of Psychological and Behavioral Sciences, Proceedings: Psychology and Human Sustainable Development in The Digital World.

- January 2017: "Emerging Neurotrophic infections: Neurodevelopment outcomes in serve hand foot and mouth disease in Vietnam", published in Journal of British Pediatric Neurology Association.

- July 2011 to May 2012: Joined in standardizing NEMI-2 test with French and Vietnamese psychologists in Psychology Department - Children Hospital 1.

2010: "Early intervention program for children with autism in Psychology Unit - Children Hospital 1" - France & Vietnam Psychology Workshop in HCMC.

2010: "Language Delay in children from 18 months to 60 months in Psychology Unit - Children Hospital 1"

2008: "Feature of Autism Spectrum Disorder in Psychology Unit - Children Hospital 1" - Autistic workshop in HCMC.