Having control over your work stress: Is it really all in the mind? – Dr Goh YW

SPS is proud to invite Dr Goh Yong Wah a trained Organisational Psychologist from the University of Queensland to come and give a talk on:


"Having control over your work stress: Is it really all in the mind?"


Dr Goh Yong Wah is an organisational psychologist trained at the University of Queensland (UQ), Australia and the National University of Singapore. He is currently a Senior Lecturer at the University of Southern Queensland, Australia. An expert in cross cultural stress and coping, Dr. Goh has extensive research collaborations in Asia and Europe. He is currently the chief investigator for an international joint project that investigates work stress and wellbeing across Hungary, China, Australia, Singapore and Japan. Dr Goh has extensive experience in organisational consulting for both private and public sectors; he was a personnel psychologist at MINDEF’s Applied Behavioural Sciences Department and presently remains active in organisational development projects in Singapore and Australia.


Talk Synopsis:

Work Stress. Is it really the ‘Work’, or our belief in not having control over the ‘Work’ that is stressful? This talk explores, and challenges, our belief of control. How a shift in view or perception is central to our progress in managing stress experience. Dr.Yong Goh uses a series of hands-on activities and interesting stories to illustrate the power of perception in managing work stress. This is done under the backdrop of The Revised Transactional Model (RTM), a brainchild of Dr. Goh's research in stress and coping. Over the past decades, the RTM has been successfully tested across countries in the Asian region including Singapore. Dr. Goh will present the Singapore version of RTM and show how perception of control has an indelible impact on our stress experience.


When: 14th January 2017, Saturday

Time: 1 - 3pm

Where: TMC Academy,  250 Middle Rd, Singapore 188983


Discounted rates for SPS Members: $15 / SPS Student Members: $10

Non-Members (Public): $30 / Students (non-members): $15

TMC Students: Free (please put in your student no when registering and present the card on the day of the event)

Please note that water and quick refreshments will be provided on the day of the talk. 

Please register below. Do note that seats are limited for this event.

Having control over your work stress: Is it really all in the mind? – Dr Goh YW