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Dr. Sanveen Kang

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Dr. Sanveen Kang

Lecturer Psychology


  • DPsych (Clinical), James Cook University Singapore 2013-2015
  • MPsych (Clinical), Bond University, Australia, 2007-2009
  • PGrad Dip (Psych), Bond University, Australia, 2006-2007
  • BSc (Psych), The Ohio State University, USA, 2001-2005


Sanveen is a Clinical Psychologist who is registered with the Psychology Board of Australia and, holds professional memberships with the Australian Psychological Society (APS), APS Clinical College and Singapore Psychological Society. She joined JCU (Singapore Campus) in October 2015. She currently lectures on the professional course in clinical psychology and is responsible for clinical supervision of trainee clinical psychologists. Her role also extends to lecturing on the undergraduate psychology programs. In addition to her academic responsibilities, Sanveen continues clinical practice working with children, adolescents and their families through the private sector.

Prior to joining JCU, Sanveen has been practicing as a Clinical Psychologist in Singapore since 2008. Her clinical professional experience extends to practising as a Clinical and Corporate Consultant Psychologist at The Institute of Mental Health (IMH), National University Hospital (NUH: Gastrointestinal and Paediatric Departments) and Head of the Psychology Department in a child therapy centre. Sanveen has clinical experience working with children, adolescents and their families in addition to couples and adults. Her experience spans across areas of mental and physical health in a wide range of settings including hospitals, private practice, educational and corporate settings.

Sanveen is trained in the use of a wide range of psychotherapeutic interventions: Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Brief Psychodynamic Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Family Systemic Therapy, Schema Therapy and Solution-Focused Therapy. She takes an integrative approach in her clinical practice, firmly believing in developing a holistic understanding of her clients’ personal experiences and individualized treatment approaches. She also adopts a similar holistic approach in her psychological evaluations: where the child and their interactions in multiple contexts are explored by a multi-professional team.

Research Interests

  • Understanding the role of rape myth acceptance in development of attraction to sexual aggression in the general population.
  • Understanding early childhood factors and experiences that influence the development of early maladaptive schemas related to attraction toward sexual aggression among males.
  • Understanding the development of attraction to sexual aggression in the context of Singapore.
  • The role of sibling relationships in the perceived level of satisfaction from adult intimate relationships.