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Thu, May 25


Online Panel Discussion

SENG & SGN Panel Discussion: Lifespan Mental Health Intersections with Psychology, Education, Technology, and Parenting

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SENG & SGN Panel Discussion: Lifespan Mental Health Intersections with Psychology, Education, Technology, and Parenting
SENG & SGN Panel Discussion: Lifespan Mental Health Intersections with Psychology, Education, Technology, and Parenting

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May 25, 2023, 9:00 PM – 10:30 PM

Online Panel Discussion

About The Event

Join SENG for a panel discussion around lifespan mental health intersections with psychology, education, technology, and parenting.

When we look at mental health through a lifespan approach, considerations for understanding and support across different stages in our lives become critical. How are mental health, sustainable growth, and alignment between our inner and outer worlds connected? Listen and learn about Intellect, a mental health app company Theodoric founded in 2019 that stemmed from his personal experience. Dr. Elaine co-founder and CEO of  Trehaus created a preschool that addresses the work-life integration of modern families. Andrea demonstrates how families can leverage current best-practice educational knowledge at home through stories to discuss how to allow strengths and talents to shine in emotionally safe ways.

SENG would like to thank Singapore Global Network for sponsoring this free public event as part of SENG’s 2023 May Mental Health Month Series of Events.

Moderated by SENG President, Lin Lim, Ph.D. human development psychologist


Theodoric Chew, founder, Intellect, Singapore

Dr. Elaine Kim,  Co-founder, and CEO, Trehaus, Singapore & USA

Andrea Finegan, M.S.Ed. Yale School of Nursing and Doctoral Student at Bridges Graduate School of Cognitive Diversity in Education, USA

About the Panelits:

Theodoric Chew is the co-founder and CEO of Intellect, Asia’s largest and fastest-growing mental health startup, which supports leading employers and more than 3 million users globally.

Dr. Elaine Kim is a medical doctor and entrepreneur. She is the co-founder and CEO of Trehaus, an early education business behind the leading, premium Trehaus School preschool brand, powered by Little Lab, an AI- enabled ed-tech platform that delivers the proprietary Littles’ Programme curriculum and teacher training in the research-and project/play-based “Trehaus Method” pedagogical framework. The Trehaus flagship spaces brings together preschool, office space/ business club with creche, so professional parents do not need to choose between career and family.

Prior to taking the helm at Trehaus, she was the CEO of CRIB, a social enterprise she co-founded to empower women to become successful entrepreneurs through networking, co-founder and investor/start-up matching and training and equipping of female founders.

After a decade as a doctor caring for terminally ill patients, she continues her involvement in palliative care through her work with the Singapore Ministry of Health Ageing Planning Office and remains involved in various charitable causes, especially through the philanthropic arm CRIB Gives Back that she launched at the helm of CRIB. She is married to venture capitalist John Kim of Amasia VC and they have 3 young children.

Andrea Finnegan, M.S. Ed, is fascinated by the vast diversities of the human brain that occur naturally, that are mostly viewed as deficits in healthcare and education today. She hopes to help create a positive paradigm shift in how neurodiversity is viewed. Andrea serves as co-director and instructor for the Operation House Call Program at the Yale School of Nursing. This program teaches confidence, interest and sensitivity towards individuals who have intellectual and/or developmental differences. Andrea has also helped pilot a positive neurodiversity awareness class to children in elementary schools, is a SENG model parent support facilitator, and a guest instructor on neurodiversity for Ask A Brain Scientist (UCONN), a program that teaches children about the intricacies of the brain. Andrea is a doctoral student, studying twice exceptionality in education at Bridges Graduate School. Andrea is a mom to three awesome children who inspire her field of work each day.

Lin Lim is the Dean of Students and Communications at Bridges Graduate School of Cognitive Diversity in Education. She holds a doctorate in psychology from Boston University, an Academic Graduate Certificate in Mind, Brain, and Education (Johns Hopkins University Graduate School of Education), and an Academic Graduate Certificate in Twice-exceptional Education (BGS). With a diverse academic background and wide experience across fields, Dr. Lim’s current interests include interdisciplinary embodied complex dynamic systems thinking and practical applications around positive parenting, education, school-workplace transitions, and human development. She founded Quark Collaboration Institute, a non-profit that focuses on human dignity and wellbeing across the lifespan for all. She is an international speaker, author, and active volunteer serving on the boards of several gifted-related non-profits - Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG), National Association for Gifted Children Parent Editorial Content and Advisory Board,  Gifted Homeschoolers Forum (GHF), Gifted Education Family Network, She currently serves as the President of SENG.

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