Introduction

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

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



FIVE Major Service Areas

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Agency-based professional training - Facilitate organizations to integrate CBT into their services. Program and outcome evaluation are also conducted.
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Certificate Course in Cognitive Therapy Training - Provide training in both the theory and practice of CBT to professionals and organizations.
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Continuing Professional Enhancement Programs - Provide continuous support for our graduates and other professionals in their ongoing learning and application of CBT.
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Counseling Services - Provide individual and group counseling and workshops for people experiencing emotional distress.
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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 a certified cognitive therapist and a Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapists, a mental health social worker and clinical psychologist. He is a Professor of the Department of Social Work and Social Administration, The University of Hong Kong and teaches mental health social work and counseling, including CBT. 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 an Assistant 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 is also a Certified Gambling Counsellor (CGC). She has great interest in using cognitive intervention for handling the parenting stress and addiction issue. She is now pursuing her PhD in the area of problem gambling. She is the Clinical Fellow of the Institute.
Ms. Wan Wai Kuen, Christina
is the Board Honorary Secretary and Clinical Fellow of the Institute. She is 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.
Dr. LAU Ping Kuen, Stanley
is the Board Honorary Treasurer 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 psychogherapy in working with parents and persons with emotional disturbances.
Dr. Chow Yin Man, Amy
is the Council Member of the Institute & Consultant of Counseling Service of the Institute. She is an Associate Professor at the Department of Social Work and Social Administration of the University of Hong Kong. She was awarded as the first Fellow in Thanatology in Asia. She is also a board member of the prestigious International Workgroup on Death, Dying and Bereavement. Dr. Chow has profound interest in developing and promotion bereavement care in Hong Kong.
Ms. HUI Sim Kiu, Heidi
is the Council Member of the Institute. She is a Certified Cognitive Therapist of the Academy of Cognitive Therapyis, approved counselling supervisor of the Hong Kong Professional Counseling Association and a Lecturer at the Department of Social Work and Social Administration of the University of Hong Kong. She received cognitive therapy training at the Beck Institute in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She has great interest in the fields of rehabilitation, integrated education, mental health and ageing issues of intellectual disability. She has provided individual and group counseling sessions to those with mental health issues as well as organized CT training and supervision to the trainees since 2005.