Esther Yu-fa NG Clinical Psychologist
Academic and Professional Qualifications

M. Soc. Sc. (Clinical Psychology), University of Hong Kong
Fellow, Hong Kong Psychological Society
Associate Fellow, British Psychological Society
Member of Register of Clinical Psychologists accredited by Department of Health
Registered Psychologist (Clinical), Hong Kong Psychological Society
Registered Clinical Psychologist, UK
Professional experience and interests

Over 30 years' experience practicing as clinical psychologist in Hong Kong.

Rich experience in both clinical and health psychology, providing psychological intervention to people suffering distress ranging from the mild adjustment issues to the severe mental disturbances.

Has worked in the Hospital Authority and Correctional Services Department.
Spent 16 years in the Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital, working closely with the psychiatry, obstetrics & gynecology and clinical oncology departments

Expertise and interests:

1.Various psychiatric and emotional disorders

  • depression and manic-depressive disorder
  • anxiety disorder
  • post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • adjustment disorder
  • psychosis

2. Women mental health and adjustment problems
  • ante- and post-natal adjustment problems and mood disorder
  • adjustment and distress arising from menopause and other gynecological problems
  • marital, family and parenting problems

3. Adjustment to chronic and/or life-threatening illnesses
  • emotional distress and adjustment to cancer and treatment
  • bereavement and complicated grief

4. Training and consultation to other health care professionals, patient support groups and volunteers, as well as public education on mental health

Honorary clinical supervisor of the psychology departments of both HKU and CUHK since 1993, providing on-site supervision to clinical psychology trainees undergoing clinical placement, till leaving the service in public sector in 2011.
Professional Services

Has been continuously serving in different positions of the professional bodies over the past 30+ years.

Past Position:
  • Executive committee member, Hong Kong Clinical Psychologists Association
  • Executive committee member and public education coordinator, Division of Clinical Psychology, Hong Kong Psychological Society
  • Member, Critical Incident Team, Division of Clinical Psychology, Hong Kong Psychological Society
  • Member, Preparatory Committee on Statutory Registration of Psychologists, Hong Kong Psychological Society
  • Member, Subcommittee for Accreditation of Clinical Psychology Training, Division of Clinical Psychology, Hong Kong Psychological Society
  • Member or convenor of various ad hoc working groups / sub-committees of these associations

Current Position:
  • Founding Director and Secretary, Asian Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (since 2005)
  • Chairman, Ethics Committee, Hong Kong Psychological Society (Since 2015)
  • Member, Professional Council, Hong Kong Institute of Clinical Psychology

Community Services

  • Guardianship Board member
  • Advisor, Youth Work and Community Service, Hong Kong Young Women Christian Association
  • Member, Youth Services Panel, Hong Kong Young Women Christian Association
  • Subcommittee Member, Sun Chui/Pok Hong Halfway Houses, New Life Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association

  • Honorary Consultant, The Brightening Association (Hong Kong) Ltd (since 2006)
  • (Brightening Association is a self-help organization of breast cancer and gynecological cancers patients)
  • Honorary Consultant, Hong Kong Federation of Women’s Centres
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