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General Information

The Master of Social Sciences in Counselling Psychology is a professional degree that qualifies graduates for registration with professional associations. The programme is designed to create a distinct professional identity for Counselling Psychologists, and to contribution toward meeting the currently psychological needs within the community. 

Please refer to Webpage of Master of Social Sciences in Counselling Psychology for detail information.

General Requirements 
  1. be in possession of a Bachelor's degree with first or second class honours in Psychology from a recognized local or overseas university OR
  2. be in possession of a Bachelor's degree with first or second class honours in fields other than Psychology, AND have completed a post-graduate conversion programme in Psychology (e.g. Master of Social Sciences in Psychology etc)
Applicants are subject to psychological tests, English writing tests, and are required to attend individual and group interviews. 
Specific Requirement
Successful applicants who meet the General Requirements stated above are conditionally admitted into the programme, subject to the presentation of proof of completion of a foundation course in Counselling Psychology. Those who have not taken this course at the time of application may choose to enrol in the course offered by the Hong Kong Shue Yan University during the Summer Semester. 
Language Requirement
Fluency in English and Chinese, in both oral and written forms, is required of all applicants. Those with honours degree from local universities or overseas universities where the medium of instruction is English, will be assumed to have met this requirement. For all other applicants, an IELTS of 6.5 or equivalent is required to prove fluency in English. 
IT Literacy
Applicants must be able to demonstrate IT literacy and competence by showing evidence of having successfully completed courses in IT applications either in their undergraduate studies or from recognized institutions of learning or from their work experience.
Dr. CHEUNG, Raysen

Associate Professor
Programme Director
Ph.D. (Vocational Psychology, Loughborough University)
  • Career Counselling and Development
  • Cross Cultural Counselling
  • Industrial-Organization Psychology
  • Assessments of Counselling Interventions 
Dr. LIN, Muriel

Assistant Professor
Assistant Director
Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology, Alliant International University) 
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Mood and Anxiety Disorders
  • Psychometric Assessment (including Personality, Neuropsychological and Forensic)
  • Cultural Factors and Psychopathology
  • Psychometric Assessment Related Issues
  • Homosexuality and Psychological Wellbeing   
Dr. LI, Wang-On Alex

Head of Department
Associate Professor
Research Coordinator
Ph.D. (Psychology, The University of Hong Kong)
  • Cognitive Psychology 
  • Counselling as a Profession
  • Efficacy of Intervention Model 
Dr. YU, Kai-Ching Calvin

Associate Professor
Internship Coordinator
Ph.D. (Neuropsychology, University of Cape Town)
  • Neuropsychology
  • Psychology of Consciousness
  • Psychology of Dreaming
  • Clinical Study
  • Psychological Assessment and Testing
  • Dreaming
  • Hypnosis and Suggestibility
Dr. CONNOLLY, Patrick

Assistant Professor
Ph.D. (Psychology, University of South Africa)
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Neuropsychoanalysis
  • Psychotherapy and Counselling
  • Systems Theory
  • Psychosis and Schizophrenia
  • Post-traumatic Stress 
Dr. CHEUNG, Yim Yen

Doctor of Psychology in Counselling Psychology
(Hong Kong Shue Yan University)
  • Adolescent Development and Counselling
  • Parent Education and Family Communication
  • Chinese Culture and Family Resilience
  • Cultural Values and Family Relationship
  • Adolescent Development
  • Cultural Adjustment
  • Personality and Psychotherapy 
Dr. FU, Wai

Associate Professor
Ph.D. (Psychology, The University of Hong Kong)
  • History and Systems in Psychology
  • Qualitative Methods
  • SPSS 
  • Psychoanalysis Related Issues
  • Drug Addiction
  • Pathological Gambling
  • Program Evaluation
  • Qualitative Inquiries   
Dr. PANG, Lan-sze 

Associate Professor of Practice
Ph.D. (Counselling Psychology, Southern Illinois University)
  • Vocational psychology (strength-based, post-modern career counselling & assessment)
  • Career and identity development of college students, mid-life adults and ethnic minorities
  • Experiential training in counselling and psychotherapy
  • Indigenization of multicultural counselling training
  • Psycholinguistic phenomenology in counselling encounters 

Assistant Professor
Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology, Yeshiva University) 
  • Health Psychology Contemplative Psychology 
  • Contemplative Psychology 
Dr. YUEN, Wing Yan Winnie

Ph.D. (The University of Hong Kong)
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Mood and Anxiety Disorders
  • Positive & Strengths-based Interventions
  • Health Psychology 
  • Positive Psychology
  • Health Psychology
  • Recovery-focused Mental Health Services
  • Strengths-based Intervention
  • Stigma towards People with Mental Illness and other Vulnerable Groups
Contact Us

Programme Director:  Dr. Raysen CHEUNG

Programme Specific Enquiry:
Tel: (852) 2104 8270
Fax: (852) 2806 8044
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