Dr. WONG Wai Ching, Paul

Paul is a clinical psychologist and an Associate Professor in our department. He has been involving in suicide prevention research and mental health promotion and practice since 2003. His recent research projects include social withdrawal behavior, using animals as part of psychological interventions, bereavement due to animal loss, youth positive development interventions, and family care giving for people with psychological issues. He is committed to collaborate with more local and international renowned scholars and multidisciplinary professionals to further development of a series of research that not only contributes to academic interests, but also can result in practical real-life applications to improve the health and well-being of vulnerable segments of the population.

i. Wong P.W.C., Lau, K.C.T., Liu, L.*, Yuen, G.S.N., & Poon, W.L. (2016). Beyond recovery: Understanding the post-bereavement growth from companion animal loss. Omega. (Impact factor – 0.414; No. of times cited 0; Contribution 40%)
ii. Li, Lili#, Shimin Zhu*, Nick Tse, Samson Tse, & Wong, P.W.C. (2016). Effectiveness of motivational interviewing for adolescents with illicit drug use: Systematic review and meta-analysis. Addiction, 11(5), 795-805. (Impact factor – 4.829; No. of times cited 0; Contribution 25%)
iii. Lipinski, K#., Liu, L.*, & Wong, P.W.C. (2016). The effectiveness of psychosocial interventions implemented after the Indian Ocean Tsunami: A systematic review. International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 62(3), 271-280. (Impact factor – 1.098; No. of times cited 0; Contribution 40%)
iv. Li, T. M. H., & Wong, P.W.C. (2015). Pathological social withdrawal during in adolescence: a cultural-specific or a global phenomenon? Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 50(10), 1039-1041. (Impact factor – 6.459; No. of times cited 0; Contribution 40%)
v. Li, T.M.H., & Wong, P.W.C. (2015). Youth social withdrawal behavior (hikikomori): a systematic review of qualitative and quantitative studies. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 49(7), 595-609. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0004867415581179. (Impact factor 3.765; SSCI2013; No. of times cited 0; Contribution 40%)
Consultant of the Joyful Mental Health Foundation, Hong Kong (since 2013).
Psychological Consultant of the Samaritans Multilingual, Hong Kong (since 2013).
Advisory member of Emotion Support Service Sub-committee of Suicide Prevention Services (since 2012).
Council Member of the Hong Kong Psychological Society (since 2010).
Honorary consultant of Chinese elderly suicide prevention at Long Island, New York, the United States. A programme developed under the NYS Office of Mental Health Grant (since 2008).
Co-opt member of Suicide Prevention Service, Hong Kong (since 2006). Honorary Fellow of the Centre on Ageing, the University of Hong Kong (since 2013).
Honorary Research Fellow of the HKJC Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention, the University of Hong Kong (since 2010)
General Research Fund: 1 award as PI in 2011 on aborted suicide attempt; 3 awards as Co-Is in 2013 on postnatal depression, in 2011 on application of Blog mining technique in suicide and attempted suicide cases, in 2010 on depression prevention and promotion.
Health Care and Promotion Fund: 1 award as PI (on community-based suicide prevention programme); 1 as Co-I (on e-learning mental health promotion game through Facebook)
Health Care Research Fund: 1 award as Co-I (on post-natal depression intervention using telephone-based cognitive-behavioural therapy)