Mrs Peggy CHAN SO Chan Ying 陳蘇陳英女士

Academic background :

  • Research Seminar Group, Bowen Center for the Study of the Family, Washington D.C., U.S.A.
  • Postgraduate Program on Bowen Family Systems Theory and Its application, Bowen Center.
  • Certificate of Completion (Family Systems Therapy), Pacific Coast Family Therapy Association, British Columbia, Canada.
  • Master of Education (Guidance & Counselling), Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (O.I.S.E.), University of Toronto, Canada.
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences (Psychology & Social Work), University of Hong Kong.

Professional Counselling Work Experience :

  • Senior Counsellor & Family Therapist, Director of Program, ISS Family Institute, International Social Service Hong Kong Branch
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work & Social Administration, University of Hong Kong
  • Practicum Supervisor, M. Soc. Sc. (Counselling Program), Department of Social Work & Social Administration, University of Hong Kong 2003 – present
  • Family Therapist, Family Services of Greater Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
  • Program Director, Family & Youth Counselling Division, United Chinese Community Enrichment Services Society (S.U.C.C.E.S.S.), British Columbia, Canada.
  • Youth Counsellor / Executive Secretary, Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups
  • Caseworker, Yang Memorial Centre

Advanced Research Areas:

  • The woman’s sense of self in the Chinese multi-generational family system;
  • In-law triangles;
  • The impact of differentiation of self of the parents on their parenting.

Contributions to Counselling Profession

  • Mrs. Peggy Chan has played a pioneering role in advancing the knowledge and practice of Bowen family systems theory in the local counselling field.
  • She helped to develop the Chinese version of the Differentiation of Self Inventory (CDSI, 2010) which identifies an individual’s relational pattern. This inventory is used by counselling professionals and researchers in Hong Kong and Taiwan.
  • Mrs. Chan brings in leading-edge expertise in systemic counselling to Hong Kong through organizing conferences and workshop. The 2nd International conference on Bowen Family Systems Theory was attended by 300 delegates from different countries and cities. She has represented Hong Kong as a speaker on Bowen theory at overseas conferences, and as a member of the Bowen Network Program for the Advancement of Bowen Theory in Washington, D.C
  • Mrs. Peggy Chan has much contribution to the local counselling field by her dedication and passion to advance the knowledge and practice of Bowen theory.
  • By her energetic commitment to promote the systemic perspective with greater awareness of the reciprocal influence of family members on each other, the family of origin influences and multigenerational relational patterns, Mrs. Chan has made significant impact on the clinical effectiveness of many counselling professionals and provided more options for working towards individual and family well-being in Hong Kong.