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Dr. Michelle Chan
Senior Clinical Psychologist
  • Registered Clinical Psychologist, Hong Kong Psychological Society
  • Associate Fellow, Hong Kong Psychological Society
  • Member of Board of Directors, Hong Kong Focusing Institute
  • Certified Focusing Trainer, The Focusing Institute, New York
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences (Psychology, First Class Honours, Dean's Honours List), HKU
  • Master of Social Sciences (Clinical Psychology, Distinction), HKU
  • Doctor of Psychology (Clinical Psychology), HKU

Dr. Chan has worked for over 10 years as a clinical psychologist in public hospital, university and private practice. She has served as honorary clinical supervisor for Master of Social Sciences (Clinical Psychology) trainees of HKU and CUHK. She has provided clinical supervision to social workers and other mental health professionals. She specializes in providing psychotherapy to adolescents and adults. She is experienced in providing psychological treatments to clients who have depression, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, perinatal mood problems and adjustment difficulties to serious illnesses (such as cancer, chronic pain, cardiac disease, stroke, and dementia). She is dexterous in helping clients confronted with crises and various life stressors, such as bereavement and problems with family, relationships, work, study, self-image, and personal growth and developments.


Dr. Chan conducted research in positive psychology and neuropsychology. She has authored and co-authored in academic research papers and psychology-related publications. A research paper on neuropsychology that she co-authored, was awarded HKU’s Research Output Prize. She has received training in different psychotherapies, such as Emotion-focused Therapy for Individuals: Theory & Skills Training, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, 7-day Intensive Foundational Training in teaching Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy from Oxford University’s Oxford Mindfulness Centre, Mindfulness-based Emotional Balance Teacher Training, Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction, Inner Relationship Focusing trainer training, and Focusing-oriented Arts Therapy. Dr. Chan is passionately keen in the psycho-education on promoting psychological well-being, resilience and emotional balance with Mindfulness and Focusing – a mind-body practice used for enhancement of emotional intelligence.


Dr. Chan specializes in delivering psychology-related training. Over the years, Dr. Chan has been invited by different organizations (including private companies, NGOs, churches, Universities, and schools), to conduct numerous psychology-relevant trainings for social workers, mental health professionals, University staff, students, parents, medical patients, chaplains, and general public. Topics include:

  • Focusing Your Inside for Emotional Resilience
  • Mindfulness for Stress Management
  • Adolescent Mental Health
  • Application of Positive Psychology in Counselling for Youth & Parents
  • Chronic Pain Self-Management
  • Psychological Support in Palliative Care
  • Grief Support in Death & Dying
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Communication Skills Training
  • Cultivating Healthy Emotions
  • Positive Psychology

Languages: Cantonese and English as native languages


Kowloon Center  +852 2397 0798
Hong Kong Center  +852 2815 5661



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