Speaker Profile

Associate Professor

Ong Say How

Senior Consultant Psychiatrist & Chief of the Department of Developmental Psychiatry, Institute of Mental Health, Singapore

Dr Ong is a senior consultant psychiatrist and Chief of the Department of Developmental Psychiatry in Institute of Mental Health. He obtained his Masters in Medicine (Psychiatry) in 1999 and Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy in 2001 from the National University of Singapore. Since returning from his overseas fellowship in 2005, he has been deeply engaged in outpatient services for children and adolescents with psychological problems and has conducted research work in mood disorders, schizophrenia and ADHD. In Child Guidance Clinic, he uses art and other creative-expressive therapies to help children and young teenagers who suffer from anxiety, depression and trauma. He is a frequent speaker in public forums and media interviews on child mental health issues. His authorship also spans various relevant topics on children and adolescent mental health.