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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. LIN, Muriel
Assistant Professor
Programme Director
Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology, Alliant International University)
  • Schema Therapy related issues
  • Psychological intervention
  • Multicultural issues
  • Online counseling related issues

Dr. CHEUNG, Yim Yen

Assistant Director
Externship Coordinator
Doctor of Psychology in Counselling Psychology (HKSYU)
  • Cultural Values and Family Relationship
  • Adolescent Development
  • Cultural Adjustment
  • Personality and Psychotherapy
Dr. LI, Wang-On Alex

Associate Academic Vice President (University Research)
Associate Professor
Research Coordinator
Ph.D. (Psychology, The University of Hong Kong)
  • Counselling as a Profession
  • Efficacy of Intervention Model 
Dr. CONNOLLY, Patrick
Assistant Professor
Practicum Coordinator, MSS in Play Therapy Programme
Ph.D. (Psychology, University of South Africa
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Neuropsychoanalysis
  • Psychotherapy and Counselling
  • Systems Theory Psychosis and Schizophrenia
  • Post-traumatic Stress

Dr. FU, Wai

Associate Professor
Dissertation Coordinator
Ph.D. (Psychology, The University of Hong Kong)
  • Psychoanalysis Related Issues
  • Drug Addiction
  • Pathological Gambling
  • Program Evaluation
  • Qualitative Inquiries

Dr. CHEUNG, Raysen

Associate Professor
Programme Director, PsyD in Counselling Psychology programme
Ph.D. (Vocational Psychology, Loughborough University)
  • Career Counseling and Development
  • Cross Cultural Counseling
  • Industrial-Organization Psychology
  • Assessments of Counseling Interventions


Assistant Professor
Internship Coordinator
Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology, Yeshiva University)
  • Dissertation Research
    • Caregiver Dispositional Mindfulness and Health Outcomes in Pediatric Asthma - Pathways of Effect
  • Other Research
    • The effects of differences in symptom perception among Caucasian, Puerto Rican, and African-American children and caregivers on asthma-related health behaviors 
    • The impact of panic disorder on health-relared quality of life in comorbid asthma-panic disorder patients.
Dr. YUEN, Wing Yan Winnie
Assistant Professor
Assistant Director, BSS(Hons) in Counselling and Psychology Programme
Ph.D. (The University of Hong Kong)
  • Positive Psychology
  • Health Psychology
  • Recovery-focused Mental Health Services
  • Strengths-based Intervention
  • Stigma towards People with Mental Illness and other Vulnerable Groups
  • Trauma-informed Care
Dr. NGAI, Tsz-kin Joe
Assistant Professor
Coordinator of Case Record, MSS in Counselling Psychology Programme
Ph.D. in Social Science (The University of Hong Kong)
  • Animal Assisted Intervention
  • Human-Animal Interaction
  • One Health
  • Humane Education
  • Child Education
  • Positive Psychology
  • Cyberpsychology
  • Gamification
Contact Us

Programme Director:  Dr. LIN M. Muriel

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