Yvonne WY Chow

Yvonne WY Chow

Yvonne WY Chow

Lecturer ofcourses related to Psychology/Counselling disciplines. Research experience with diverse interest in wellbeing of children with special educational needs or socio-emotional difficulties, neurological mechanism of body-mind wellbeing, stress profiles of adults, young athletes and mental health workers. Counselling Specialist with substantial experience in working with children, couples and families.

Journal Articles

Chow, Y. W. Y., & Tsang, H. W. H. (2007).Biopsychosocial effects of qigong as a mindful exercise for people with anxiety disorders: A speculative review. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 13(8): 831-840.

Chow, Y. W. Y., Dorcas, A. & Siu, A.M.H. (2012).The effects of qigong on reducing stress, anxiety and enhancing body-mind well-being. Mindfulness, 3:51-59.

Book chapter

Chow Y.W.Y. (2012). An analysis of the neurophysiological effects of qigong on the mind. In R.J. Jenkins & W.W. Sullivan (Ed.).Philosophy of Mind (pp.71-104),New York: Nova Science Publishers.

Professional Experience

Position:Counselling Specialist (Dec 2000 – May 2016)

Employer:The Wisdom Coaching, Hong Kong

The Wisdom Coaching, established in 1999, provides counselling consultation and professional seminars/workshops to the public. It has served over several thousand children and adults in HK.

Key Contributions/ Achievements

  • Being the first psychologist who started providing home-based counselling therapy for children, families, couples and individuals.
  • Enablingthe clients to enjoy the entire privacy, comfortableness and relaxation in their home setting, particularly for marital counselling and individual emotional coaching.
  • Providing training & counselling services for children with emotional/behavioural problems and/or special educational needs (e.g. ASD & ADHD)
  • Enhancing the treatment appropriateness when handling the challenges of children in their usual living environment.
  • Conducting workshops, seminars & training to schools, community centers & a variety of business

Position: University Lecturer & Instructor
Lectured part-time at various Universities including:

University of Salford (UK) (Dec 2014 – May 2016)

The University of Salford arose out of the Industrial Revolution in 1896 and is currently ranked among the top 100 universities in UK. Its multi-disciplinary specialist research centres come across the fields of arts, health, science, engineering and management.

Open University of Hong Kong (Dec 2000 – May 2016)

The Open University of Hong Kong is a non-profit public higher education institution founded in 1989. It has a large student enrolment of more than 15,000 students, and, over 1,500 academic staff.

Key Contributions/ Achievements

  • Teaching Psychology, Counselling and Early Childhood Education courses to undergraduate students, in-serve health care workers, pre-service and in-service teachers (primary school and preschool)
  • Designing programmes and teaching materials
  • Conducting quiz and exams, setting midterm assessment and question papers for final exams
  • Supervising quantitative and qualitative research projects of the students
  • Marking student assignments and exam papers
  • Supervising tutors to conduct tutorials
  • Conducting field supervision for final year students

Subjects involved

  • Cognitive Psychology, Biological Psychology, Research Methods, Observation and Assessment, Quantitative Analysis, Abnormal Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Social Psychology, Adolescent Psychology, Health Psychology, Health Problems in Children, Communication & Counselling and Practicum for Counselling Skills.


British Assoc. for Counselling & Psychotherapy Registered Counsellor
British Psychological Society Chartered Psychologist
Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre Accredited Family Mediator

Postgrad Dip. Child & Family Psy University of Canterbury (Distinction) 2018
PhD (Psychology) Hong Kong Polytechnic University 2011
MSSc. Counselling University of South Australia 2001

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