Eng Kai Jun holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from the National University of Singapore. She received her Post Graduate Diploma in Education (Primary Specialisation), and her Master in Applied Psychology from the National Technological University, Singapore.
Kai Jun’s career started with MOE as a primary school teacher, where she spent 3 years teaching children a variety of subjects, conducted group works and coordinated enrichment programs. She was also an officer with the Singapore Girls’ Brigade, where she helped to organise activities and run programs for young girls. Upon leaving MOE, She spent a brief period of time with a human resource consultancy firm as a business developer. Here, she undertook administrative related responsibilities in areas of event management and marketing, and also learnt valuable lessons in using psychometric tools for the purpose of personnel selection and development in organisations.
In areas of psychological work, her internship experiences involve working with youths with mental illnesses at the Singapore Association of Mental Health (Youth Reach) and conducting individual counselling for students from primary school to tertiary. She was also involved in family works, mainly supervised access / transfer at Centre for Family Harmony. As a trained psychologist, she has practiced in a variety of settings across government, medical, voluntary welfare organizations and private practices. Her area of work in these settings include conducting group works and psychotherapy sessions in which she adopts an eclectic approach to therapy, with preferences for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Reality Therapy. She also does psychometric assessments for a variety of organizational and educational needs, and has experiences in giving talks and trainings to schools and organizations, mainly in areas of motivation and well-being.
As an individual who values academic achievements, she lectures Diploma and Degree level psychology modules at community colleges and local polytechnics. She is also dedicated to promoting emotional health and well-being at the workplace, and served as part of the organising committee of the 2010 Asian Pacific Employee Assistant Roundtable (APEAR) conference. Kai Jun was eligible for Psychologist registration since 2009, and has been a registered Psychologist with the Singapore Psychological Society since 2011.