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Dr. Elda M. L. Chan

B.A. in Legal Studies (Australia) Counselling (Australia)
Graduate Diploma in Family Therapy (Australia)
Ph.D. (Australia)

Certified Gottman Couple Therapist
Master of Addiction Counsellor and Trainer (NCCAP US)

Approved Counselling Supervisor and Associate Fellow (HKPCA)
Registered Clinical Supervisor (APCPA)
SDS Accreditation in Clinical Supervision

Dr. Elda Chan is currently the Director of St. John’s Cathedral Counselling Service in Hong Kong and an Honorary Faculty of the Division of Addiction, Cambridge Health Alliance, Harvard Medical School Teaching Hospital. She also provides clinical supervision to students from the The University of Hong Kong MSocSc in Counselling program.

Dr. Chan has over 30 years of experiences in the treatment and prevention of mental health and addictive disorder issues. She is a Certified Gottman Couples Therapist specializing in couple and family relationships. She has rich experience in corporate training including teamwork building, staff well-being and resilience. She has over 20 years of experience providing clinical supervision to counsellors, social workers, nurses and psychologists and providing teacher training on student counselling and addictive disorders especially Gaming Disorder. She also conducts research in addictive disorders, family coping and cross-cultural issues.

Dr. Chan was one of the Hong Kong representatives in an expert consultation group for the Classification of ICD-11 Gaming Disorder organized by the WHO, and has presented papers and workshops at international conferences including the International Conference on Addiction at the WHO. She has served in various advisory committees on addiction and public health issues including the Hong Kong Advisory Council on AIDS and Asia Pacific Certification Commission for Addiction Professionals.

She is interested in public health policy, treatment on addictive disorder, family and couples therapy, youth and parenting issues, teacher and leadership training.

Dr. Chan conducts therapy and supervision in English and Cantonese