The Association established its Clinical Psychological Services in October 2008. We aim to provide evidence-based psychological intervention to service users of the Association who are having psychological disturbance or mental distress. We apply clinical psychological theory, scientific research findings and practical experience to
- alleviate emotional, cognitive or behavioral problems,
- enhance psychological well-being,
- strengthen resilience to cope with different challenges in life, and
- cultivate a flourishing life.
In addition to the agency-based Clinical Psychological Services, there are two clinical psychologists providing services to young people challenged by autism spectrum disorder in iREACH, as well providing professional consultation service to The Wellness Centre, community service teams within the Association.
Clinical Psychologists in the Association hold Master’s or Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology recognized by the Hong Kong Psychological Society and had undergone extended supervised clinical training.
Ms. Amanda C. M. LI
Dr. Candice L.Y.M. POWELL
Ms. Gladys T. Y. YEUNG
Ms. Shirley NA
Clinical Psychological Services provide comprehensive service such as assessment and psychological therapy, including:
||Professional and general public
|Individual psychological intervention
|Diagnosis and emotion assessment
||Workshops on different psychological topics
People aged 15 or above, suffering from psychological or psychiatric problem, e.g. depressive disorder, anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, adjustment disorder, insomnia, bipolar affective disorder, schizophrenia, personality disorder, etc, or people suffering mood disturbance due to stress.
In order to provide suitable service, people referred to individual psychological therapy should fulfill criterion as follow:
- Service users of service units in the Association,
- Willing and motivated to receive clinical psychological services,
- Stable mental and emotional status for normal conversation, in order to maximized treatment outcome, and
- Not receiving clinical psychological service from hospital or other organization.
Service users should be referred by case workers in service units in the Association. Clinical psychologists would consider the need and urgency of each individual and assign mode and date of psychological service accordingly. Waiting time would depend on situation of each individual case.
Interventions which have been proven effective by scientific research would be employed in our clinical practice, and researches would also be conducted to ensure the effectiveness of our services. For example, according to world-wide existing research report, cognitive behavioural therapy and mindfulness-based therapy are psychological therapies with extensive evidence.
We believe that every person have their unique strength and resilience, as well as different personal hope, need, interest and experience. Clinical psychologist would design treatment plan according to each individual’s uniqueness, strength and ability. The aim of treatment goes beyond the disturbance brought by psychiatric symptoms, we value building of strength and hope and, enhancement of resilience and confidence for re-integrating into the society and re-gaining meaning and quality of life.
Learning to appreciate one’s own values, strengths and abilities is essential in the therapeutic process. Clinical psychologists value strength, foster self-awareness, exploration and development of strength, strengthen self-confidence of service users to take the leading role in their recovery process, and to fully engage in life.
|New Life Building, 332 Nam Cheong Street, Kowloon
|G/F, On Ting Yau Oi Community Centre, On Ting Estate, Tuen Mun, New Territories