CE Activities

05 Oct 2021

10 December 2021 - International Symposium: Understanding and Promoting the Wellbeing of Students with SENs

To HKPS Members,


The Continuing Education Committee approved the circulation of the below activity to all HKPS Members, with the objective of keeping our members informed about relevant continuing education activities in the field.


Details of Activity

Title of activity:

International Symposium: Understanding and Promoting the Wellbeing of Students with SENs


Department of Special Education and Counselling, The Education University of Hong Kong https://www.eduhk.hk/sec/en/

Name(s) of speaker(s):

Keynote Speakers:

Prof Joanne ARCIULI

Professor and Dean (Research)

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Flinders University, Australia


Prof Freedom LEUNG

Professor and Head of Shaw College

Senior Consulting Clinical Psychologist, Office of Student Affairs and Human Resources Office

The Chinese University of Hong Kong


Guest Speakers:

Dr Chih-Hsuan CHEN

Associate Professor, Department of Special Education

National Taitung University, Taiwan


Prof Hong LI

Professor, Faculty of Psychology

Beijing Normal University


Prof Kenneth SIN, MH

Professor, Department of Special Education & Counselling

Director, Centre for Special Educational Needs and Inclusive Education

The Education University of Hong Kong


Prof Shudong ZHANG

Professor, Institute of Special Education

Beijing Normal University

Brief content:


The overarching aims of the symposium are to (1) provide a multidisciplinary platform for discussion and debate among students, academics, and practitioners on well-being in special educational needs; (2) raise awareness of the importance of improving well-being for students with special educational needs; and (3) widen university students’ (from Hong Kong and Mainland China) exposure to international perspectives. We are committed to diversity and sharing the benefits of internationalisation.



  • To facilitate opportunities for networking, collaboration, and exchange of ideas across various disciplines, stakeholders, and institutions.
  • To share new initiatives and strategies for improving well-being for students  with special educational needs.
  • To debate and identify gaps for conducting research into optimizing well-being for students with special educational needs.
  • To provide a platform for university students to present their work with poster presentations.


The 1-day symposium will consist of opening remarks, followed by a series of talks and closing remarks. Access to the virtual poster exhibition is only for registered participants and only via the virtual platform which will be available on the event day, from 9am to 5pm. For further details, please refer to https://www.eduhk.hk/secintlc/index.php

Language of presentation:

English and Putonghua


All members of professional psychologists in three divisions


10 December 2021 (Friday)


9:00am – 5:30pm


Online via Zoom Webinar


Free of Charge

Deadline for application:

3 December 2021 (Friday) at 5pm

Contact person:

Ms Irene CHEUNG (Email address: [email protected]; Tel: 2948 7907)

Ms Ava LEUNG (Email address: [email protected]; Tel: 2948 6433)