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Dr. Cindy Chan

As an experienced Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Cindy Chan has more than eighteen years of clinical experience in treating mental illnesses as well as counseling on psychological issues. Apart from clinical assessment and treatment, Dr. Chan was responsible for the forensic psychological assessment for the territory for the court during her employment with the Castle Peak Hospital from 2001 to 2008. She was invited to be the expert witness for the court. To serve the community and her profession, She is the past Vice Chairperson of the Division of Clinical Psychology, Hong Kong Psychological Society. She was appointed by the Secretary for Labour and Welfare and the Secretary for Security of the HKSAR government to be the member of the Guardianship Board and the Post-release Supervision Board. Dr. Chan is a Diplomate of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. She is also trained intensively in Emotion-Focused Therapy. She completed an intensive training in Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy organized by Oxford Mindfulness Centre and Hong Kong Mindfulness Centre. She is currently a visiting consultant of the Matilda International Hospital.

Detailed Profile

Dr. Cindy Chan is a Registered Clinical Psychologist of the Division of Clinical Psychology of Hong Kong Psychological Society (DCP, HKPS), who provides services including psychological assessment and treatment for adolescents, adults and elderly. She is an Associate Fellow of HKPS and past Vice Chairperson of DCP, HKPS. Dr. Chan graduated at the University of Hong Kong with a Bachelor of Social Sciences degree, major in Psychology in 1994. To further pursue her study, she completed a diploma program at the Department of Counseling Psychology at the University of British Columbia, Canada. She also obtained a Master of Social Sciences (Clinical Psychology) degree at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and a Doctorate degree in Psychology (Clinical Psychology) at the University of Hong Kong. Dr. Chan is professionally trained at the Beck Institute of Cognitive Therapy and Research, and currently a Diplomate of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. Dr. Chan is also trained intensively by Dr. Leslie Greenberg in Emotion-focused Therapy. She has also received training by Dr. Jeffery Young in Schema Therapy. She has completed an intensive training for conducting Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy organized by Oxford Mindfulness Centre and Hong Kong Mindfulness Centre.

Dr. Chan worked with the Hospital Authority at the Castle Peak Hospital in Hong Kong from 2001 to 2008. During this period, she served the Department of General Adult Psychiatry, Department of Forensic Psychiatry, and Department of Psychogeriatrics. She also worked in the outpatient Forensic Clinic at the Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital. Dr. Chan is experienced in conducting psychological and forensic assessment, as well as psychological treatment for adolescents, adults, and elderly. She has ample experience in assessing patients with intellectual disabilities, cognitive impairment and degenerative illnesses, such as dementia. She also treats various cases with different psychiatric illnesses, such as Depression, Anxiety Disorders, Eating Disorders, and Personality Disorders. As a clinical psychologist working in the Department of Forensic Psychiatry in Hong Kong, Dr. Chan was responsible for the forensic assessment for court. She was repeatedly appointed as expert witness in court. Dr. Chan is the ex-member of the Guardianship Board and ex-member of the Post-release Supervision Board of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. She regularly attended hearings for guardianship orders for mentally incapacitated persons and supervision orders for prisoners. Dr. Chan is also the visiting consultant of Matilda International Hospital. Dr. Chan is the honorary consultant of Mental Health Foundation and the Regenerative Society Mental Health Resource Centre, Hong Kong.

Apart from her clinical duties, Dr. Chan was also frequently invited to give lectures and workshops to professionals and general public. She was appointed as Honorary Assistant Clinical Professor of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Hong Kong. Appointed as Honorary Clinical Supervisor in the Departments of Psychology of the University of Hong Kong and the Chinese University of Hong Kong, she made her share of contribution to the training of local Clinical Psychologists. She had supervised Master level clinical psychology trainees from these two universities in their clinical practicum. She was also regularly invited to deliver lectures to psychiatric trainees in the Hong Kong Central Academic Course of the Hong Kong College of Psychiatrists. She conducted workshops and talks for the general public and corporate clients in various topics, including psychiatric illnesses, positive psychology, stress management, mindfulness and relationship issues. Dr. Chan was also interviewed by various newspapers, magazines, TV and radio programs. She was also a columnist in magazines and newspapers in Hong Kong.

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  • Doctor of Psychology (Clinical Psychology), University of Hong Kong
  • Master of Social Sciences (Clinical Psychology), Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences (Psychology), University of Hong Kong (1994)
  • Diplomate, Academy of Cognitive Therapy
  • Registered Clinical Psychologist, Division of Clinical Psychology, Hong Kong Psychological Society
  • Associate Fellow, Hong Kong Psychological Society
  • Member, Hong Kong Clinical Psychologists Association
  • Eighteen years clinical experience as Clinical Psychologist
  • Clinical Psychologist, Department of Forensic Psychiatry, Castle Peak Hospital
  • Clinical Psychologist, Department of General Adult Psychiatry, Castle Peak Hospital
  • Clinical Psychologist, Department of Psychogeriatrics, Castle Peak Hospital
  • Clinical Psychologist, outpatient Forensic Clinic at the Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital
  • Expert Witness for the court in Hong Kong
  • Past Vice Chairperson, Division of Clinical Psychology, Hong Kong Psychological Society
  • Visiting consultant, Matilda International Hospital
  • Ex-Member, Guardianship Board, Hong Kong
  • Ex-Member, Post-release Supervision Board, Hong Kong
  • Honorary Consultant, Mental Health Foundation, Hong Kong
  • Honorary Consultant, Regenerative Society Mental Health Resource Centre, Hong Kong
  • Honorary Assistant Clinical Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Hong Kong
  • Honorary Clinical Supervisor, Departments of Psychology, University of Hong Kong
  • Honorary Clinical Supervisor, Departments of Psychology, Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Trainer, Training Program for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Practitioners and Trainers, Columbia University and the Beijing Suicide Research and Prevention Center
  • Lecturer, School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPACE), University of Hong Kong
  • Lecturer, Hong Kong Central Academic Course, Hong Kong College of Psychiatrists
  • Talks for general public and corporate clients in various topics, such as psychiatric illnesses, positive psychology stress management, mindfulness and relationship issues
  • Media interviews by various newspapers, magazines, TV and radio programs
  • Columnist in magazines and newspapers in Hong Kong

Miss Crystal

Miss Crystal Ho is Administrative Assistant to Dr. Cindy Chan. She graduated from The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2015, majoring in Chinese Language and Literature, and minoring in Psychology. She is now studying a Professional Diploma is Health Counselling. She hopes to serve and enhance people’s well-being with her knowledge of psychology and the power of words.