Ms. Lo Chan is a Clinical Member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and a Registered Social worker in Hong Kong. She has worked with individuals, couples and families since 1998, together with her intensive training in the Master’s degree program of Marriage and Family Therapy at the University of Winnipeg and ongoing clinical supervision with AAMFT approved supervisors and colleagues, she is well equipped to provide counseling and supervision with professional knowledge and skills which supplement her personal strengths.
BSocSc, MSW, MA, PhD Minnesota-Twin Cities, RSWHK, Professor, Department of Education Studies of Hong Kong Baptist University
Vicky C. Tam is Professor and Associate Head in Department of Education Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University. She obtained her PhD degree specializing in Family Social Science from University of Minnesota (USA). She is Registered Social Worker in Hong Kong, and Associate Fellow of Hong Kong Psychological Society. Prof. Tam’s teaching and research specializations are in child and adolescent development, parenting, and learning communities. She has conducted a number of practice-focused research studies on themes related to family and child well-being with funding support from Education Bureau and in collaboration with primary and secondary schools and non-government organizations. Her recent projects address issues of positive youth development through intergenerational learning communities, self-directed learning through leisure activities among primary school students, and social inclusion for students with diverse needs through participation in sports activities.
Mr Patrick Kung retired from the Hong Kong Police in the rank of Superintendent (Force Training Officer). In order to make his life more meaningful and pursue his helping professional, Patrick had made his retirement earlier and accepted the appointment as the counseling supervisor of the Enoch Christian Fellowship, HKPF. He has been an American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) Clinical Member since 2011. He also has the experience of over 3000 hours of face-to-face interviews with groups, couples and individuals. He has considerable expertise in conducting couple enrichment group, and facilitating workshops on personal growth, and counseling related subjects. He has a lot of experience in conducting workshops and training for public and private organizations, and churches on family and couples relationships, psychological first aid, peer counseling, crisis management, stress handling, adult suicide prevention & handling, negotiation and conflict resolution.
Ms Rachel Ng is the founder of Family Dynamics. She had been well aware of the impact of family relationships on the development of teenage students since her teaching in secondary schools for more than ten years. This apprehension grew even stronger when it had come to her own experience in raising her two gifted children, struggling between diverse family values and cultures from different families of origins. With growing interest and dedication to family work, Rachel graduated from the master program of Marriage and Family Therapy with distinction at Hong Kong University. She has been grateful that she could witness distressed couples and family members to rebuild trust and compassion, which has given her stronger conviction that professional and early intervention is crucial. Besides clinical practice, Rachel is also committed to provide the community at large with talks and workshops to promote family value and individual well being through systemic perspective; and helping professionals and church leaders with training in family systemic theories and intervention skills.
Dr Paul Mau has over ten years of experience in private practice and offers individual counseling, marriage and family therapy; life and executive coaching; conducts training workshops, and clinical supervision for various organizations in Hong Kong. Paul has extensive experience in working with client issues with marital/family relationship difficulties, individuals suffered from depression, anxiety, anger, sleep problems, school or job Stress, addictions, life crises, and sexual orientation conflicts. Paul believes in seeing beyond individual personalities and behaviors to inter-connectedness; his approach is family and systems based. Paul has dedicated his efforts in family work and Christian Counselling, he received honorary doctor degree in Christian Education from Hong Kong Institute of Christian Counsellors, a master degree of Marriage and Family Therapy at Hong Kong University, and a master degree of Counselling in University of South Australia. In addition, he is an experienced facilitator of seminars & workshops on stress management and emotion Intelligence in schools, communities, churches, commercial sectors, and health organizations.
Ms Kitty Ng graduated from the master program of Marriage and Family Therapy at Hong Kong University as well as the Master of Education specialised in Counseling at University of Bristol in UK. Kitty has over ten years of experience in training the teachers in the HKIEd. She was the trainer of the course of “ Catering for Students with Special Educational Needs.” which is provided by the Education Bureau. In addition, she is an experienced facilitator of seminars & workshops on “Supporting Students with SEN”, “Stress Management” and “How to Work with Parents” in schools, communities and church. Kitty also has extensive clinical counseling experience in working with special needs students and their families. She provides family therapy service for parents and individual training for SEN students as well as play therapy for children in need.
Ms. Lai Shunwei had worked in banks of Mainland and Hong Kong for nearly a decade. She has been well aware of the social and cultural differences between the two places, and has a profound understanding and insight into the growth and career choice of young people. She believes that every child has its own unique talent, parents need to dig out the child’s potential and assist the child to fulfill dreams. She commits to help more young people find their own career life, and help parents understand their children and choose the right way to get along with them.
Ms Christina Chan devoted in children and family services after graduation from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in Social Work. She had over ten years of experiences in dealing with children’s emotional problems and parent-child relationships. She focuses in using play therapy to help children with special needs in enhancing emotional regulation and self-esteem, and also helps their parents to understand their needs and explore their potentials. She possesses over 1,000 supervised play therapy practice hours, and received over 200 hours accredited play therapy training. She had been invited to provide children therapeutic groups, parents’ talks, parents support groups, and teacher training for kindergartens and primary schools.
A clinical psychologist committed to helping individuals/couples with different relational issues using Gottman Method Couples Therapy (Level 3 trained). He believes that communication is not only about meeting expectations and needs but also a channel for expressing genuine emotions through establishing a secure place for each other – this is the key to developing a healthy relationship not limited to couples but also among persons with different roles such parents and their children. He is also experienced in using CBT, Psychodynamic, and Family approaches on children, teenagers, and adults with mood, anxiety, or psychotic symptoms.
Maurice worked as the Occupational Therapist and Department Manager of United Christian Hospital. He has more than 30 years of clinical and management experiences in public hospitals, providing Occupational Therapy services to people with severe mental illnesses, common mental disorders and other chronic illnesses like work injuries, chronic pain and cognitive impairment. He is specialized in psychiatric rehabilitation, recovery-oriented practice, chronic illnesses management and the use of focused psychological intervention strategies for people with mood problems. Also trained as a Marriage and Family therapist, Maurice further sub-specializes in providing marriage & family therapy services for more than 15 years to family with child & adolescent having emotional and behavioral problems like autistic spectrum disorders, attention deficit disorder, eating disorders, oppositional defiance disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorders, and school phobia; to couple with marital discord, divorce couple for co-parenting, and parent education. He also provides consultation to paediatrics with eating problems. As a Department Manager, Maurice used to adopt the family systemic perspective in enhancing the effectiveness of department operations and human resources management like team building, conflict management, staff performance, development and training.
Ms. Kwong has 1,000 hours of counselling experience and has been engaged in marriage and family therapy for five years. There are three years of family counseling in different elementary schools, mainly responsible for family counselling, leading SEN student groups, leading parent lectures and workshops on discipline. She has handled cases of self-harm, bullying and truancy. Thus, she helps students and parents deal with emotions and provide effective assistance. She also led the parent workshop and talks in the PTA of Secondary School to help parents understand the youth’s growth process, making adjustments, and accompany growth. She also held talks and workshops for parents in different churches which is related to discipline and emotions. In past counselling experience, Ms. Kwong deeply understands the difficulties of youth’s growth and the tension between parents and children. She also knew the conflicts and hurts caused by different expectations of couples, and how the original family affects the existing family. In recent years, she has received training in emotional orientation therapy to help recipients more effectively deal with emotional distress and trauma. Besides marriage and family counselling, she has experience in personal growth, pre-marital counselling, depression and emotional distress.