[Clinical Psychology SIG] The Assessment and Management of Violence in Routine Outpatient Practice


While the threat of violence in psychological and psychiatric practice is not unusual, the nature and type of violence varies. At times, it can be difficult to recognize violence. This talk provides some basic knowledge about violence and how to recognize if someone poses a threat to others. Attendees will learn to identify signs of impending violence and take appropriate preventative action.


Date: 10 December (Thursday)
Time: 7.30 pm – 9pm

Registration closes on 7 December!

Venue: Online via Zoom (Link will be sent by 9 December)


  • SIG members – Free!
  • SPS members – $3

Note: This session will be recorded. By signing up for the event, you agree to being recorded during the session.


Padma D/O Jairam is a Senior Psychologist at the Department of Forensic Psychiatry, Institute of Mental Health (IMH). Among other qualifications, she has a Masters in Counselling Psychology and did her graduate training in a forensic psychiatric hospital in Vancouver, Canada. She has previously worked as a prison psychologist where she conducted violence risk assessments to determine if inmates were suitable for pre-release programs and eventual release. This includes prisoners with mental illnesses. Padma now conducts psychotherapy and psychoeducation groups for prisoners with mental illnesses, as well as for outpatients with diverse backgrounds at IMH. She also works on unresolved traumas with her clients.


  • The Assessment and Management of Violence in Routine Outpatient Practice
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm