Dr John Bosco Lee graduated from the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 1994, he entered private practice as a psychiatrist in Singapore in 2014 after about twenty years of civil service. He was previously head of psychiatric outpatient and inpatient service in a government agency for four years.
He received two sponsorships for post-graduate training during which he obtained a Masters degree in Medicine (Psychiatry) from National University of Singapore (NUS) in 2003 and a Masters degree in Science (Clinical Forensic Psychiatry) from King’s College London (KCL) in 2012. He was a recipient of the Barry Prize from King’s College London. He was elected to be an Associate of King’s College (AKC) and a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine Singapore (FAMS).
He had worked at the Institute of Mental Health in Singapore (child guidance clinic, general psychiatry, addiction and forensic psychiatry), at a restructured hospital, in the Singapore Armed Forces (Psychological Care Centre and SAF Ward), at the Changi Prison Complex and attachments at overseas institutions such as HM Prison Brixton and medium security hospitals.
In 2015, Dr John Bosco Lee founded The Adelphi Psych Medicine Clinic to provide a caring, convenient and confidential clinic for the mental healthcare needs of working adults, students and National Service men. He invited a group of like-minded therapists to join his practice in general psychiatry and forensic psychiatry, they are well trained and experienced in their clinical competencies while being confidential and caring in their approach.
In his effort to provide optimal clinical care for his patients, he spent over two years to obtain specialist training in clinical hypnosis from the London College of Clinical Hypnosis. He also uses cognitive behavioural therapy and eye movement desensitisation reprocessing (EMDR) in his clinical work for psychotherapy.
Dr John Bosco Lee provides assessment of mental capacity in determining legal competency. He passionately believes that people with mental illnesses who offend should not be just subjected to the punitive aspect of the legal system but be accurately assessed before sentencing, be given appropriate treatment, receive rehabilitation and be prepared for their eventual recovery and re-integration into society. He had provided expert witness testimony at the Military Court, State Court, Family Court and the Supreme Court.
He is a certified Diving Medical Officer from the Naval Undersea Medical Institute (99-10-DMO) of the United States Navy. The diver’s reflex of “stop, breathe and think” is a deeply ingrained DNA in him as he reassuringly helps patients navigate through the toughest challenges of psychotherapy and forensic psychiatry.