JCA 2019 Workshop Speaker
Chief Psychologist at the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF)
A clinical psychologist by training, Vivienne oversee psychological services within MSF and the social service sector, in areas such as disability; parenting and marriage; vulnerable families; gambling etc. Until 2013, she headed the Clinical and Forensic Psychology Service within the Rehabilitation and Protection Group (RPG) at MSF, which provides trauma treatment and offender rehabilitation, and conducts research and program evaluation. A Colombo Plan scholar awarded through the Public Service Commission, Vivienne worked for 9 years at the Institute of Mental Health & Woodbridge Hospital before joining MSF in 2000. During this period, she received a year’s specialist training in the United States in trauma psychology, in the areas of disaster management and treatment of sexual abuse and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Vivienne is also co-founder of Home for Good-SG, a Christian fostering network within Singapore that seeks to make fostering a core ministry in the churches. and to support government by providing enough foster carers to meet the needs for children in care in Singapore. Vivienne and her husband David Mok have 3 biological sons - Ethan (aged 22), Ewan, (aged 20) and Elliot (aged 18). Her family worships at Wesley Methodist Church. An approved MSF foster parent, she has fostered 2 babies and 4 children, and brief respite care/shelter for a few more, over the past 11 years. Her heartfelt prayer is to see spiritual revival and transformation happen within Singapore, and to see the Body of Christ reach out to help needy and disadvantaged children and their families, and to open their hearts and homes to children who need out-of-home care.