Event Type: Public Lecture
Event Theme: Evidence-based Practice
*This event will be hosted at Zoom event. Please download Zoom app to join the event at most convenience.
Speaker : Dr. Gordon Cheng (Registered Clinical Psychologist, Castle Peak Hospital)
Date : 16 Apr 2020 (Thur)
Time : 11:00am - 12:30pm
Zoom Meeting :
Meeting ID: 932 5296 3486
Language : English
1) Free Admission.
2) Registration is not compulsory but recommended for event updates.
Motivation interviewing is an approach of psychotherapy. In real-life psychotherapy, therapists often encounter clients who are simultaneously wanting and not wanting to make change. This ambivalence can pose a challenge for therapists who may feel pressured to convince the clients to do “the right thing”. The therapy style of motivational interviewing addresses this challenge by adopting a guiding approach in therapy. It involves the processes of engaging, focusing, evoking, and planning for the purpose of facilitating people to make meaningful changes in life. This lecture is a practical introduction for students on these important therapy processes.
Dr. Gordon Cheng obtained a bachelor degree in psychology at University College London and then a PhD degree in clinical psychology at University of Hong Kong. Prior to his current clinical practice, he published research studies on topics in mental health and neuroscience.