[Clinical Psychology SIG] Supporting and Guiding Parents through Adversity

This has been a challenging year on a number of fronts, but most especially due to the consequences of COVID-19. As a contribution from the Clinical Psychology SIG for World Mental Health Day, this session aims to provide support and guidance to parents on how to cope during this challenging time. It includes a discussion of the stressors that many parents may be facing as a result of the pandemic; ways to manage stressors, take care of oneself, and better regulate emotions; and the importance of parental emotional regulation on children’s well-being and mental health. There will be time at the end for some questions.

Speaker Profile

Dr Emmanuelle O’Grady

Dr Emmanuelle O’Grady is a Clinical Psychologist and a fully qualified Family therapist, bilingual French-English with many multi-cultural experiences in the USA, France, Ireland and Singapore. She is a registered psychologist in France, with the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) and the Singapore Psychological Society (SPS). Previously, Dr Emmanuelle was also a Principal Psychologist at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Singapore. She has also worked in the USA and in France as a Clinical Psychologist and in Ireland in a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Team.

Mahima Gupta Didwania

Mahima is a Clinical Psychologist working with children, adolescents, adults and couples. She has a Masters in Applied Psychology (Clinical), B.A Psychology and PG Diploma in Transpersonal Regression Therapy. Mahima is a Clinical Psychologist, Integrated Clinical Hypnotherapist, Regression Therapist and Advanced EFT (Tapping) Practitioner educated in India, with training from the U.K., U.S., Holland and Australia. She is registered with the Singapore Register of Psychologists (SRP), is a member of Singapore Psychological Society (SPS), Singapore Association of Counsellors (SAC) and American Psychological Association (APA).

Dr Amy Reale

Dr. Amy Reale is an American clinical and school psychologist, trained in New York City, who lives and practices in Singapore with children, parents and families. Dr. Reale completed her Doctoral and Master degrees from the APA-accredited clinical-child and school psychology programme at Pace University in New York, NY, USA, and her Bachelor degree from Franklin & Marshall College in PA, USA. She is a Registered Psychologist and Approved Supervisor with the Singapore Psychological Society in Singapore, and a Licensed Psychologist and Certified School Psychologist in New York, USA. She holds full memberships in the American Psychological Association, the World Association for Infant Mental Health, and the Singapore Psychological Society. She is also a Credentialed Psychologist by the National Register of Health Service Psychologists (USA).


Date: 29 October 2020

Time: 9am-11am

Venue: Zoom (Link will be provided after sign-ups)

Cost:  Free

Sign-ups close on 25 Oct at 11:55pm.


  • [Clinical Psychology SIG] Supporting and Guiding Parents through Adversity
    9:00 am - 11:00 am