In loving memory of Dr. Chan Ching Hai Charles

July 1, 2017

In loving memory of

Dr. Chan Ching Hai Charles


2 January 1956 – 23 June 2017

We are very sad to know that Charles, ex-President of our Hong Kong Professional Counseling Association, passed away on 23 June 2017.

Over the past two decades, Charles had been highly supportive to our Association and made remarkable contribution to the counselling profession in Hong Kong.  In particular, he had successfully advocated and established the Approved Supervisor Scheme in 2005.

Charles was already a seasoned clinical psychologist with children and young adults in university counselling and hospital settings in Hong Kong and Brisbane before he joined the Hong Kong Polytechnic University as an Associate Professor.  He had got large research grants from Government on inter-generational poverty alleviation, child injury prevention and home visitation, as well as in a number of territory-wide youth mentoring research.

He was appointed to a number of high-level Government steering committees in the Bureaus of Education, Food and Health and was the Principal Investigator of the Labor and Welfare Bureau’s HK$300 Million Child Development Fund Pioneer Project.

He was also active in many university-community partnership organizations in Hong Kong, being one of the founding Board members of Hong Kong Church Network for the Poor, Child Development Matching Fund, Quality Mentorship Network, and Childhood Injury Prevention and Research Association.

Nothing could be helped more to express our deepest condolences and sympathy to our most respectful HKPCA ex-President and his family members. Rest In Peace !

                                                                                                HKPCA Council (2017-2018)