Award for Outstanding Contribution to Psychology in Singapore (AOCPS) – 2006

The Award for Outstanding Contribution to Psychology in Singapore (AOCPS) was presented at the 28th Annual General Meeting on March 25, 2006.

The Singapore Psychological Society is pleased to present the AOCPS to Dr Lim Kok Kwang.

Citation for Award for Outstanding Contribution to Psychology in Singapore (AOCPS) 2006

In his three consecutive terms of service as the President of the SPS (1999 – 2005), Dr Lim Kok Kwang had led the SPS to accomplish two major milestones.

First, the Singapore Register of Psychologists (SRP) was established in 2001 and has served a central mechanism to safeguard both the welfare of the service users and the standard of the service providers for professional psychological practice in Singapore.

Second, the SPS has provided an important public service in disseminating information on psychoneuroimmunology and evidence-based mind-body medicine through the creation of three public education multimedia publications. This has led the College of Family Physicians Singapore to initiate collaborations with the SPS in the professional education for medical doctors in stress medicine and health behaviour change. This multifaceted health promotion effort, including research on psychosocial interventions for people with cancer supported by the Ministry of Health, has also heightened the recognition from healthcare policy makers for clinical health psychology and for the professional standing of all psychologists in Singapore.