CE Activities

11 Nov 2020

20 November, 2020 - 2nd HKPS Golden Jubilee Webinar - Loving our work with children and families

Dear Friends and Members of the Hong Kong Psychological Society (HKPS),  


To celebrate the Golden Jubilee of the HKPS, we are pleased to announce that we are hosting a webinar series from 2020-21. We are very honored that we have Profs. Nirmala RAO, Terry AU, and Daniel SHEK as the speakers for our 2nd webinar on “Loving our work with children and families”. 


Details are as follows:


Date:  November 20, 2020 (Friday)


Time: 13:00–14:30


Registration:  http://bit.ly/hkps50webinar2




Prof. Nirmala RAO, PhD, FHKPS, FBPS, C.Psychol., Serena H.C. Yang Professor in Early Childhood Development and Education & Chair Professor of Child Development and Education, Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong.  She has published widely, is an Associate Editor of Child Development and was a member of the Steering Committee for the 2017 Lancet Series on Early Child Development. Professor Rao has participated in international meetings as an expert/specialist and has undertaken consultancies for UNICEF, UNESCO, WHO, the World Bank, and DFID and has advised governments.  Professor RAO is also actively involved in professional organisations that aim to promote the well-being of children. In addition, she has had significant administrative leadership roles at The University of Hong Kong including Dean of the Faculty of Education and Dean of the Graduate School.


Prof. Terry AU, PhD, FHKPS, Associate Professor at Brown University and Professor at UCLA, and is currently Chair Professor of Psychology and holds the Karen Lo Eugene Chuang Professorship in Diversity and Equity at the University of Hong Kong.  Professor AU is an elected Fellow of the Association of Psychological Science and has served as Associate Editor of the journal Developmental Psychology, and research grant panel member for NIMH, NIH, and the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong.


Prof. Daniel SHEK,  PhD, FHKPS, BBS, SBS, JP, Associate Vice President (Undergraduate Programme), Chair Professor of Applied Social Sciences, and Li and Fung Professor in Service Leadership Education at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University as well as Changjiang Scholar (Chiangjiang Chair Professor). He has developed two positive youth development (PYD) programs in Hong Kong (P.A.T.H.S. Project) and mainland China (Tin Ka Ping P.A.T.H.S. Project) and published extensively in PYD.



Dr. Amos CHEUNG, PhD, AFHKPS, Immediate Past President of HKPS, and Clinical Psychologist, Poiesis Garden.



Prof. RAO “Working with young children: What’s psychology got to do with it?” In this talk, I will focus on the role of psychology in my work to enhance the well-being of young children and their families in local and international contexts. My training in developmental and educational/school psychology clearly influenced my erstwhile positions as a clinician and trainer of educational psychologists. However, it continues to have a very strong influence in the teaching, research, and consultancies that I undertake today. We know that effective public policy and interventions for child and families have to be based on an in-depth understanding of human development and behaviour. My work today focuses on ensuring high-quality psychological and other research evidence informs social policy relevant to young children, particularly in the context of the Sustainable Developmental Goals’ targets for young children.


Prof. AU – “The Science of Raising Children - Children used to be seen like blank slates at birth, passively soaking up information like sponges soaking up water, and learning to behave according to reward and punishment. Now we know better -- thanks to scientific research in psychology and related fields.  We come to see that, through human evolution, children are born prewired and highly prepared to learn about the complex physical and social world.  It is fun and extremely useful to figure out how children see and actively make sense of the world.  I will use some examples in my research spanning developmental, educational, and clinical psychology to explain why this new way to think about, and treat, children both fascinates and matters.


Prof. SHEK – “Promotion of Adolescent Well-Being – In this talk, I will start by sharing my beliefs about adolescent development. Instead of focusing on adolescent deficiencies, I argue that it is important to nurture psychosocial competencies and potentials of young people. Besides, it is a meaningful but challenging task to apply social science knowledge to promote positive youth development (PYD). The P.A.T.H.S. Project in Hong Kong and Tin Ka Ping Project P.A.T.H.S. Project in mainland China will be used to illustrate the development, implementation, and evaluation of positive youth development (PYD) programs. Besides PYD programs for high school students, I will also share my experience in developing and implementing two credit-bearing leadership subjects and two service-learning subjects to promote holistic development in university students.


Should you have any question about registration, please contact Mr. Joe NGAI, PhD candidate, at ([email protected]). Thank you.


Yours sincerely,

Assoc. Prof. Paul, Wai-Ching WONG, FHKPS

Department of Social Work and Social Administration, The University of Hong Kong

Chair of HKPS Golden Jubilee Webinar Series, on behalf of the Organizing Committee


Further information

Although HKPS began to celebrate HKPS 50th Anniversary in 2018 and 2019 and had planned to end the celebration with the largest ever Golden Jubilee Conference, due to unforeseeable circumstances, the HKPS has decided to transform the entire Conference into bimonthly lunch-time webinars starting from September 2020 until the end of 2021. We thank the Department of Social Work and Social Administration, The University of Hong Kong for joining as a co-organizer.

To welcome members and the public to celebrate with the HKPS and to appreciate “Loving Psychology, Loving Life”, the Golden Jubilee Webinar Series is open to all members of HKPS and the public. Early registration is strongly encouraged as there is a maximum capacity for each webinar to be conducted through Zoom.


Agreement on Collection of Personal Data

In the registration form, you are providing personal data to The Hong Kong Psychological Society (HKPS) and to the Department of Social Work and Social Administration of The University of Hong Kong, as co-organizer, to register for the captioned webinar. Please be assured that your personal data will not be transferred to another party; your personal data will be erased after the webinar series; and your personal data will not be used for any other purpose.


Continuing Education Points for HKPS Divisional Members only

The HKPS Golden Jubilee Webinar Series (from this webinar onward) has been approved as CE Activity by the CE Committee of HKPS. Number of CE points will be counted according to the CE guideline of respective Divisions. If you wish to earn CE points through the webinars, please follow these steps:


  • Register the webinar with the same name as you have registered with HKPS;
  • Use that name when you log into Zoom for the webinar and do not show any other name.


During the webinar, HKPS will verify your attendance with your name. Also, you will be asked to click a link to indicate your request to register for CE activity.