Our Institute aims to provide a knowledge environment for professionals who are interested in learning how to use cognitive therapy (CBT) to help Chinese people suffering from emotional and mental distress. Beck’s cognitive therapy approach is adopted as the major theoretical framework to facilitate our understanding and treatment of various kinds of mental health problems.

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Aims of Our Institute

To provide continuing education and / or training for professionals to apply CBT in their workplace
To develop an indigenous and culturally relevant CBT approach to working with Chinese people
To establish a platform for international communities to exchange information and experience concerning the practice of CBT

FIVE Major Service Areas

Agency-based professional training - Facilitate organizations to integrate CBT into their services. Program and outcome evaluation are also conducted.
Certificate Course in Cognitive Therapy Training - Provide training in both the theory and practice of CBT to professionals and organizations.
Continuing Professional Enhancement Programs - Provide continuous support for our graduates and other professionals in their ongoing learning and application of CBT.
Counseling Services - Provide individual and group counseling and workshops for people experiencing emotional distress.
Public Lectures - Conduct public talks to disseminate information on how CBT can help people suffering from different types of emotional and mental distress.


Brief Biographies of Board Members

Prof. WONG Fu Keung, Daniel is the Board Chairman of the Institute. He is the Chair Professor of Mental Health and Counselling, Department of Social Work at Hong Kong Baptist University and teaches mental health, social work and counselling. He is a certified cognitive therapist and a Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapists, a mental health social worker and a clinical psychologist. He has rich clinical experience and is a popular trainer and speaker in CBT and mental health issues.
Dr. Chung Lai Ping, Catherine is the Board Vice-Chairman of the Institute. Ph.D. MSW, Pg Dip (Social Work), RSW, is a Lecturer at the Department of Social Work and Social Administration of the University of Hong Kong. Since 2007, Dr. Chung actively involved to conduct CT therapeutic group and clinical training. On the other hand, she also provides individual counseling service for the people in need. She has great interest in using cognitive intervention for handling the emotional problems, traumatic experiences, parenting stress and addiction issue. She is the Clinical Fellow of the Institute and she is an approved counselor and supervisor of HKPCA.
Ms. Cheng Po Yee, Ivy is the Council member of this institute and Nurse Consultant of Community Psychiatry in Hong Kong East Cluster. Over the past ten years, she has been working for the General Adult in the field of Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Community Psychiatry. She is the current leader of Community Psychiatric Service in service delivery model; service quality and clinical management. She is also actively involved in various working groups at cluster levels and HAHO in relation to the community mental service development, CPNS operational group, mental health direct and advanced nursing practice, such as cognitive behavioural therapy, emotional focus therapy etc.
Ms. Wan Wai Kuen, Christina is the Board Honorary Secretary and Clinical Fellow of the Institute. She was an Assistant Lecturer at the Department of Social Work and Social Administration of the University of Hong Kong. Since 2005, Ms. Wan has been involved in conducting CT therapeutic groups and providing individual counseling service for people with depression and anxiety. She also provides training and supervision to trainees of the Institute. She has interest in using cognitive intervention to address the emotional needs of people suffering from various emotional disturbances especially depression.
Mr Elvis Ng To be updated
Dr. LAU Ping Kuen, Stanley is the Board Vice-Chairman of the Institute. Clinical Member of American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy. He is experienced in providing individual and group psychotherapy, family therapy and employee assistance programs to persons in need as well as supervision and trainings for helping professions in the communities of Greater China. In the last ten years, Dr. Lau is actively involved in promoting mental health education and training helping professions to apply cognitive therapy and analytical psychotherapy in working with parents and persons with emotional disturbances.
Ms. CHENG Yin Ping RSW, is the Institute’s Clinical Supervisor. She is an experienced social worker specializing in pre-school training for children with special needs, and working with parents with children with or without special needs. Ms. Cheng has substantial experience in supervising trainees in using cognitive intervention for handling the emotional needs of parents who have children with special needs.
Miss. Stella Wong To be updated
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