Our recent work

Professional Standard & Development

  • Based on the “Handbook on Continuing Education (Revised November 2002), DCP has been reviewing 95 continuing educational activities and approving 87 of them in 2017 (by Aug 2017) for members’ ongoing enhancement of knowledge and skills.
  • DCP, as a professional body of clinical psychologists, was preliminarily assessed to meet criteria for accreditation process of the Pilot Scheme of the Accredited Registers for Healthcare Professions proposed by the Government in June 2017.
  • To secure a high standard of local clinical psychology training to serve the needs of the community, DCP started to recognize local clinical psychology training programmes (a degree conferred by a university in HKSAR) and to accredit local clinical placement settings since 2008. By August 2017, DCP had recognized 4 local clinical psychology training programmes and accredited 34 local clinical placement settings. Details are posted on DCP website.
  • The membership criteria of DCP, HKPS has been updated and passed in the Extraordinary General Meeting in June 2017.

Scientific Contributions

Year 2015
  • A press conference on behalf of DCP HKPS was held on 12th September 2015 for the release of the study result.
  • The study and findings on PTSD had also been presented in various conferences which included
    1. Commissioned Seminar of the Hospital Authority
    2. Seminar of Boys’ & Girls’ Clubs Association of Hong Kong
    3. Forum for the Third United Nations Global Road Safety Week
    4. Hong Kong Palliative Care Symposium
    5. Conference of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies in Hangzhou
    6. Annual Meeting of the World Psychiatric Association & Hong Kong College of Psychiatrists
  • The research study is in progress for submission to academic journals
Year 2010
  • DCP collaborated with the research committee of the Hong Kong Mental Morbidity Survey (HKMMS) and Kwai Chung Hospital (KCH) for conducting an epidemiology study of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in Hong Kong.

Work for the community

DCP was the forerunner in the provision of post-disaster psychological services in Hong Kong. We adopted a model of disaster management involving a multi-level, multi-agency intervention. This was done by the provision of prompt, focused and short-term "psychological first-aid" intervention targeted at multiple levels (individual, group and community) covering the victims, friends, family members, and disaster workers. This involved operating a community-based hotline service, conducting clinical screening, making referral to the appropriate service providers, running psychoeducational debriefings for those who were affected by a disaster, and delivering coordinated public education through the mass media. DCP had responded to the following important critical incidents in HK and abroad,

  • Fire at Ngau Tau Kok (2016)
  • Occupy Central Protest (2014)
  • Lamma Island Ferry Collision (2012)
  • Manila Hostage Incident (2010)
  • Sichuan Earthquake (2008)
  • Tsunamis in South Asia (2004)
  • Garley' Building Fire Incident (1996)
  • 'Pat Sin Leng' Hill Fire Incident (1996)

Public Education

  • A group of DCP members is preparing for the publication of a Chinese book on mindfulness by Wan Li Book Co. scheduled in late 2017.
  • DCP members have been writing columns in newspaper (Sky Post) since August 2011 to provide psycho-education to the public for enhancing their psychological health. From April 2016 to April 2017, 44 articles were published.
  • DCP representatives conducted psychoeducation talk and set up an exhibition booth in the Gerontech and Innovation Expo cum Summit organized by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the Hong Kong Council of Social Service and the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation from 16th to 18th June 2017.
  • DCP representatives conducted psychoeducation talk and set up an exhibition booth in the「健康管理全攻略講座」organized by EDU plus on 3rd June 2017.

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