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Zi Jia Ng, PhD

Associate Research Scientist in the Child Study Center

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Zi Jia Ng, PhD



Zi Jia (ZJ) Ng, Ph.D., is a Postdoctoral Associate at Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. She is also a licensed psychologist and a nationally certified school psychologist. ZJ was born and raised in Singapore. She received her B.Soc.Sci in Psychology from the National University of Singapore, and her M.A. and Ph.D. in School Psychology from the University of South Carolina. She completed her APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship at Sarah Reed Children’s Center and her clinical postdoctoral fellowship at Centerstone Kentucky. ZJ’s research focuses on emotion regulation in children and adolescents (both down-regulation of negative emotions and up-regulation of positive emotions), which represent a promising therapeutic target for treatment of mental disorders in addition to building resilience to stress and enhancing student engagement and success at school. She is currently involved in a project that seeks to design and validate an evidence-based assessment of emotion recognition and regulation in children and adolescents from elementary through high school. In her spare time, ZJ enjoys exploring bakeries and sampling baked goods, reading mystery novels and watching detective shows, and traveling around the world with friends and family.

Education & Training

  • Postdoctoral Fellow
    Centerstone KY (2019)
  • PhD
    University of South Carolina, Psychology/School Psychology (2018)
  • Predoctoral Internship
    Sarah Reed's Children Center (2018)
  • MA
    University of South Carolina, Psychology/School Psychology (2015)

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