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Clinical Psychological Services in Hong Kong

  1. Social Welfare Department(SWD) & Family Service of Non-Government Organizations (NGOs)

    What do they do?

    Their target problems are marital and family problems, youth behavioural problems, minor criminal offences, child abuse cases, maladjustment to abrupt changes in life.

    Who do they serve?

    People in the community who have emotional, thought or behavioural disturbances. The CPS of SWD also provide professional support to the rehabilitation services under SWD and NGOs..

    How to contact them?

    • Self-referral

      You could register at your nearest Integrated Family Service Centre, if you have not already done so. You could also call the Social Welfare Department hotline at 2343 2255 to speak to a social worker about your needs. Dependent upon the situation, a social worker would contact a preliminary assessment of the condition, to decide if referral to CP services is needed.

    • Referral

      If you are currently registered at the Social Welfare Department for other services, you could contact a social worker about your concern. Medical practitioner or the Court could both refer clients to CP services.

    How much would it cost?

    It is normally free of charge.
    The NGOs may charge a fee using a sliding scale according to your income.

  2. Hospital Authority(HA) (including General Admission, Psychiatric Departments & Outpatient Wards)

    What do they do?

    Help to treat and alleviate emotional distress across life span. E.g. family problems, excess stress at work, emotional, behavioural and cognitive disturbances, anxiety, phobia, depression, eating disorder, under-development, personality disturbances, early psychosis, drug abuse, distress triggered by chronic illnesses and maladjustment.

    Who do they serve?

    Those who are currently treated in HA clinics or hospitals

    How to contact them?

    Requires referral from your doctor or medical practitioner

    How much would it cost?

    Charged according to the public medical service rates

  3. Department of Health (Child Assessment Service, Student Health Service, Elderly Health Service, Family Health Service)

    What do they do? Who do they serve?

    The CPs of Child Assessment Service evaluate cognitive functioning of children, assess children with developmental disabilities and provide interim guidance and support to parents.

    Student Health Service promotes the psychological well-being of youth, especially when faced with difficult situations in life. It aims at preventing and allowing early detection of any psychological problems.

    Elderly Health Service provides a channel for prevention and early detection of psychological problems among elderly people. It aids caretakers in serving the elderly.

    The CPs of Family Health Service engage in programme planning and training of allied health professionals in the areas of parenting and psychological well being of preschool children.

    How much would it cost?

    Charged according to the public medical service rates

    How to contact them?

    Child Assessment Service (for children aged 0-12) requires referral from a medical practitioner or a psychologist. No referral is needed for the other Services of the Department of Health.

  4. Rehabilitation Services (NGOs and service units under HA)

    What do they do?

    Assessment of the abilities of those suffering from mental disabilities; assist the management of learning and emotional problems triggered by physical or brain damage. The rehabilitation services aim at promoting the quality of life and coping skills of those suffering from mental disabilities.

    Who do they serve?

    Those who are currently registered with the Rehabilitation Services.

  5. Correctional Services Department

    What do they do?

    Psychological evaluation is provided for the court and review boards to facilitate their decision making. Counselling services are provided to inmates with emotional and behavioural problems. Structured programmes conducted include treatment programme for sex offenders and offenders with substance abuse problems, preventive programmes for long term adult offenders and behaviour programme for young offenders. The parent-inmate programme is also conducted to enhance the involvement of the offenders' families in the rehabilitation process. Research projects are conducted to better understand the psychological make-up of offenders and to improve programme effectiveness.

    Who do they serve?

    Inmates, staff of the Department institutions and their families.

    How to contact them?

    Inmates can be referred by the court. Inmates, staff and their families may self-approach the CP service.

    How much would it cost?

    Free of charge.

  6. Hong Kong Police

    What do they do?

    Provide professional counseling and educational services to Force members, including conducting interviews after shooting, psychological support after emergencies and stress management training. Also conduct research and provide counselling to family members of the Force.

    Who do they serve?

    The Force members and their families.

    How to contact them?

    Self-referral or through officer in charge of welfare and staff relations.

    How much would it cost?

    Free of charge.

  7. Counselling Service of Higher Academic Institutions

    What do they do?

    Provide counseling to their students on emotional problems and learning issues. Some of the institutions may also provide psychological service to the staff.

    Who do they serve?

    The staff or students of the academic institution.

    How to contact them?

    Self-referral

    How much would it cost?

    Free of charge.

  8. Clinical Psychologists in private practice

    To date, there is no legislation in Hong Kong to govern the licensing of Clinical Psychologists. It is, therefore, important to exercise caution when seeking help from Clinical Psychologists in private practice. The following are a few things that would be helpful to look out for, consider if:

    1. He/she is eligible for membership of DCP
    2. He/she is a registered Clinical Psychologist with the HKPS
    3. He/she is qualified to exercise psychological assessments and treatments

    The list of registered Psychologist in Hong Kong (including Educational Psychologists, Industrial and Organizational Psychologists and Clinical Psychologists) could be viewed on the HKPS website. Joining the DCP as a member and registering as a Clinical Psychologist are both voluntary at the present stage. If you would like to find out more about Clinical Psychology Services in Hong Kong and/or the required qualifications to practise Clinical Psychology, please write to us at:

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