A senior clinician at the Institute of Mental Health (IMH), Dr George Fernandez started his training in Psychiatry in 1993. After qualifying in Psychiatry, he worked as a general psychiatrist for several years in IMH. He later obtained a Grad. Diploma in Psychotherapy, and then furthered his training in London, in the field of Psychological Therapies or Psychotherapy, where he trained in various forms of therapy at St Anne’s Hospital North London. After his return to Singapore, he returned to the field of full time clinical work, both in General Psychiatry as well as in Psychotherapy. More recently, he pursued further his interest in Psychological Therapies, and undertook training in hypnotherapy, and has since completed the LCCH Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis. He was Head of General Psychiatry (GP2) at IMH before recently choosing to step down from Headship.
He has been involved in the teaching of psychiatry to medical students for several years, initially with students from the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, and more recently with students from the Duke-NUS Medical School as well. In a similar vein, he has been involved in the teaching and training of Mental Health to nursing students. Parallel to his teaching of Psychiatry, he has also been involved in the teaching of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy in a course organised by the Division of Graduate Medical Dtudies, NUS.