Dr. TANG Pui Shan, Jessica

Dr. Jessica Tang, is a Registered Social Worker (RSW) and has 18 years of experience in family and mental health services in Hong Kong. Jessica received her MSW and PhD from The University of Hong Kong. She is also an Advanced Level WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Plan) Facilitator who received the training and certification from the Copeland Center, USA. In 2018, she completed the One-Year Mindfulness Teacher Training Program grounded in the teaching of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh at Plum Village Mindfulness Academy. She is specialized in mental health recovery, strength-based counselling, narrative therapy and systemic family intervention. Her research interests include: mental health recovery, service user involvement, collaborative and participatory research. Jessica has wide experiences in service management, clinical supervision innovative service development to support people and their families in recovery from mental health challenges. During the past years, she has committed herself to conduct a wide range of training in counselling, mental health recovery and family intervention. Apart from teaching, Jessica also serves to devote her clinical expertise in the project team of JC JoyAge: Jockey Club Holistic Support Project for Elderly Mental Wellness.

  • Room no. CJT-548
  • E: psjtang@hku.hk
  • T: (852) 39172072
  • Position: Lecturer

Tang, J., Tse, S., Davidson, L., & Cheng, P. (2017). Mental health service user participation in Chinese culture: A model of independence or interdependence? Journal of Mental Health. DOI: 10.1080/09638237.2017.1417546
Tang, J., Tse, S., & Davidson, L. (2016). The big picture unfolds: Using photovoice to study user participation in mental health services. International Journal of Social Psychiatry. 62(8), 696-707.
Tang, J. & Tse, S. (2015). Examining user participation in mental health services in Hong Kong: A qualitative analysis using multiple methods. Full paper published in the Proceedings of the 16th International Mental Health Conference: Mental Health for All, 2015. Gold Coast, Australia.
Tse, S., Tang, J., & Kan, A. (2015). Patient involvement in mental health care: Culture, communication and caution. Health Expectations. 18(1), 3-7.
Yau, S. S.W., Tang, J. P.S., Li, A. W.H., Hon, C. Y.T., Hung, S.F., Chan, R. W.S., Tang, C.P., & 8. Chan, K.P. (2014). Developing social competence among high-functioning youth with autism spectrum disorders: A pilot experience in Hong Kong. Hong Kong Journal of Mental Health, 40(1), 12-22.
Member of Academic Team, The Institute for User Participation since 2017