Prof. CHAN Lai Wan Cecilia 陳麗雲教授

Dr. Cecilia Chan is Si Yuan Professor of Health and Social Work in the Department of Social Work and Social Administration, The University of Hong Kong. She is among the first social workers to integrate Eastern philosophies and concepts in traditional Chinese medicine on healing and empowerment for people with health and emotional issues. She has devoted herself to developing interventions with a holistic framework to promote health and well-being for the general population. Her book “An Eastern Body-Mind-Spirit Approach” is widely adopted by social workers and health care professionals. Her approach and her one-second techniques have been clinically tested in Hong Kong and different parts of the world through vigorous RCTs on various population groups such as persons with cancer, depression, insomnia, chronic fatigue, divorce and trauma. Her psychosocial intervention can lead to positive outcome of subjective self-report health and mental health status as well as physiological markers.