Ling Chih Chong, MSc, BCBA
Ling is the first Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) in Malaysia. She holds a Master's degree in Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) from the University of Bangor, UK; and a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Psychology from the University of Leeds, UK. Ling is a member of the Malaysian Psychological Association (Persatuan Psikologi Malaysia; PSIMA) and a member of Association for Behaviour Analysis International (ABAI). She completed her Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) course from the Beck Institute in 2018 and she is currently pursuing her PhD in Psychology at the University of Reading Malaysia (UoRM). Her research interests are mainly in Restricted and Repetitive Behaviours in Autism, Executive Functions, Emotion Regulation, and Automatic Measurement for Repetitive Behaviour with Machine Learning. Ling was awarded as one of the successful people in Malaysia by British Publishing House and her biography was published in the Britishpedia Encyclopaedia in March 2020.
Ling has 10 years of experience and she gained valuable experiences within the field of ABA in the United Kingdom, Kuwait, and then Hong Kong prior to her return to Malaysia. In her first few years back in Malaysia, she found the awareness of behaviour analysis low and surrounded by misconceptions. She started small, providing behavioural services with a center that believed in ABA as a fundamental treatment for children with Autism, while working on getting her team credentialed. She talked in organizations, schools and universities, spreading word of Applied Behaviour Analysis and the importance of getting the credential to facilitate the delivery of proper, high quality services that help clients improve, in line with the first ethical principle of Behaviour Analysis - to do no harm. Ling is currently providing supervision to therapists from Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, Kuwait and Dubai. She is skilled in a range of therapeutic techniques, Individualized Education Plan (IEP), Behaviour Intervention Plan (BIP), assessment and program implementation for a wide range of difficulties such as autism spectrum disorder (ASD), attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), learning and behavioural difficulties and anxiety.