About the Association

The EMDR Association of Hong Kong was established in May 2002 and has been growing fast since then.

Objectives

1 – to promote EMDR practice, research and education within Hong Kong and the region.

2 – to provide periodical trainings of EMDR for new EMDR professionals, as well as refresher trainings and to arrange for proper internationally recognized certificates to be issued to the trainees.

3 – to enhance the exchange of knowledge and experience among professionals in EMDR.

4 – to arrange for trainings to qualify new facilitators and trainers in Hong Kong with international recognition.

5 – to maintain a register of qualified EMDR clinicians, consultants, facilitators and trainers within Hong Kong.

6 – to inform the general public about EMDR and how to access EMDR professionals for support.

7 – to maintain international relationships and exchange of professional information with other EMDR associations in the world.


People

Chairperson
Prof. Atara Sivan

Executive Committee Members
Prof. Petrus Ng
Dr. Rebecca Lam

Facilitators
Prof. Atara Sivan
Prof. Petrus Ng
Dr. Stephen Mann Ka Fai


Chairperson of the Association

Prof. Atara Sivan
B.A., M.A. (Cum Laude), PgDE, Ph.D

Prof. Atara Sivan is the Associate Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and a Professor in the Department of Education Studies of the Hong Kong Baptist University. She obtained her BA and MA in Education majoring in Youth Counseling and her PgDE in Israel and her PhD in Education at the University of Hong Kong. She is a Gestalt Therapist trained by  Gestalt Associates Training Los Angeles and a certified EMDR Trainer by the EMDR Institute USA. Upon completion of EMDR Basic Training and Facilitator course by EMDR Institute, she has been facilitating EMDR training courses and has been serving as an EMDR Consultant. During her experience in these capacities as well as drawing on her own successful use of EMDR in practice in Hong Kong, Israel and Europe, she saw the growing need for disseminating EMDR in Hong Kong and Asia and initiated the foundation of the EMDR Association of Hong Kong in 2002.  Under her leadership, the Association has been training hundreds of therapists and promoting EMDR practice, research and education within Hong Kong and the region. In recent years she joined hands to establish the EMDR Asia Association and she is serving as an active member of its board. Prof. Sivan is well known both locally and internationally for her research into the areas of youth leisure and mental health, teaching and learning approaches and methods and action research in education. She is constantly invited as Keynote Speaker to international conferences and has published extensively in her areas. She is the recipient of several international prestigious awards including the International Award for Innovative Excellence in Teaching, Learning and Technology (2002), the Hillel Ruskin Memorial Scholar Lecture Award (2008), and elected Senior Fellow and Founding Member of the World Leisure Academy (2010) of which she is currently serving as the President. Apart from being fluent in Hebrew and English, living in Hong Kong for the past 26 years, she speaks Mandarin and basic Cantonese.

Executive Committee Members

Prof. Petrus Ng
HonDip, MA, Ph.D, RSW

Prof. Petrus Ng is Professor in the Department of Social Work of Hong Kong Baptist University. He worked as psychiatric social worker with people with mental illness in Hong Kong. He has completed Level I and II of EMDR and has been using it in his practice since 2002. He is also trained as family therapist with Yang Ackerman Institution for the Family and as sex therapist with The Florida Postgraduate Sex Therapy Training Institute. He offers marital and sex counselling to persons and couples in NGOs and has been using EMDR with clients with anxiety disorder, depression and PTSD. His research interests are psychiatric rehabilitation and mental health, working with people with a disability and psychotherapy.

Dr. Rebecca Lam

BA, MA, Dip. Ed., Ph.D

Dr. LAM, Siu-yuk, Rebecca has been a Principal Lecturer at the Department of Education Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University. She attained her M.A. and Ph. D. degrees from the Department of Educational and Counseling Psychology of McGill University, Canada. Moreover, she received her Dip. Ed. from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and completed the EMDR basic training in Hong Kong. She finds great interest and satisfaction in teaching courses involving deviant behaviors in children and adolescents, school guidance and counseling. Besides teaching, she has been also in charge of the University Advisor System, which provides counseling service and student support to students during their course of study. For further contribution to community service, she gladly joined the EMDR Executive Committee.

 

Trainers 

Prof. Atara Sivan

Prof. Petrus Ng

 

Facilitators & Consultants

Prof. Atara Sivan

Prof. Petrus Ng

Dr. Stephen Mann Ka Fai