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Professor Chan, Celia Hoi Yan 陳凱欣

Associate Director, Centre on Behavioral Health within the Faculty of Social Sciences


As a social work researcher and practitioner working in healthcare settings, Celia integrates best research evidence with clinical experience by applying the Integrative Body-Mind-Spirit Intervention Model, an empirically-based approach to assessment and treatment which connects Western therapeutic techniques with Eastern philosophies and practices. She has extensive clinical experience in working with different populations including patients with cancer, insomnia, psoriasis, infertility, depression and anxiety and is currently conducting several randomized-controlled studies in examining the efficacy of the model. Hence, as the first infertility counsellor in Hong Kong, she is committed to develop research and practice on fertility and infertility counselling in Hong Kong. She offers psychological assessment and counselling as well as runs psychotherapeutic groups for individuals and couples who are infertile and undergoing assisted reproductive technologies, and those who are experiencing various types of reproductive loss. She is currently the Coordinator (China and Hong Kong) of the International Infertility Counseling Organization. Her major areas of research and training: Research and practice on fertility and infertility counselling; psychodermatology; clinical decision-making in health and social care; evidence based social work practice and the Integrated Body-mind-spirit Intervention Model.

Honours, Awards & Prizes
AwardeesAward DateHonours / Awards / PrizesCategory
Lo, PY
Tam, MYJ
Wong, S
2015-06-01Best Abstract Award: 13th Annual Communication, Medicine, and Ethics (COMET) Conference
Research Achievement
Chan, TYF
Tin, FA
Chan, CHW
2010-06-0116th Annual Communicator Award of Excellence: International Academy of the Visual Arts to the Project ENABLE Website
Teaching Accomplishment
Tin, FA
Leung, KT
2010-06-012010 Communication Awards: International Award for Creative Output to the Project ENABLE Website
Teaching Accomplishment
Social Sciences Outstanding Research Output Award (Applied Research): Faculty of Social Sciences, The University of Hong Kong
Research Achievement
Professional Societies
Term PeriodPositionProfessional Societies
2010-NowAccredited Family MediatorHong Kong Mediation Accreditation Association Limited
2010-NowCertified ThanatologistAssociation for Death Education and Counseling
12/2001-NowRegistered Social WorkerSocial Workers Registration Board
2015-NowAdvisorHong Kong Dermatology Foundation
2014-NowCommittee MemberEthics Committee of Reproductive Medicine, The University of Hong Kong Shenzhen Hospital
2015-NowCounselor-in-chargeAssisted Reproduction Centre, Kwong Wah Hospital, Hong Kong
2011-NowCounselor-in-chargeCentre of Assisted Reproduction and Embryology, The University of Hong Kong - Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong
2016-NowCoordinator (China and Hong Kong)International Infertility Counselling Organization
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Area of Expertise:
Area of Expertise (EN)Area of Expertise (ZH)
4. Integrative Body-mind-spirit approach
3. Psychodermatology
2. Counseling and practice on fertility and infertility, assisted reproduction technologies, pregnancy loss
1. Women’s health and mental health
Spoken Languages:
Spoken Language(s) (EN)Spoken Language(s) (ZH)
English, Cantonese, Putonghua英語、粵語、普通話
Written Languages:
Written Language(s) (EN)Written Language(s) (ZH)
English, Chinese英文、中文
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