Adrienne Sng

Adrienne Sng

Adrienne Sng



  • MPsych (Clinical), James Cook University, Australia, 2007-2012
  • Non-Profit Management Programme for the 21st Century, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, 2012
  • Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment, WSQ ACTA, 2012
  • PGD (Marital and Family Therapy), Counselling and Care Centre co-joint Birkbeck College, University of London, UK, 2000-2001
  • BPsych, Murdoch University Perth, Australia, 1992-1996


Adrienne’s interest is in examining how to promote adolescents’ well-being through strength-based interventions. Her other areas of research interest include youth-at-risk, building resilience and self-control. Adrienne is a Clinical Psychologist who has over 20 years of experience working with children, youth and families. As a practitioner, she conducts training and talks to schools, social service agencies, and in organizations. Beyond her PhD and Clinical practice, Adrienne is also a two-term NCSS Social Service Fellow, and she sits on the board of a charity governing Youth Services and Casework & Counselling.

Thesis Title

Promoting adolescents’ wellbeing through a gratitude intervention

Advisory Panel

Primary: A/Prof Nerina Caltabiano, Secondary: Dr Smita Singh

Research Interests

  • Youth-at-risk – wellbeing, autonomy, self-control, hope
  • Adventure Therapy – resilience, self-esteem
  • Strength-based Interventions - gratitude