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Dr. Elda M. L. Chan

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

Master Addiction Counsellor (NCCAP US)
Approved Counselling Supervisor and Associate Fellow (HKPCA)
Registered Clinical Supervisor (APCPA)

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 MSocSc in Counselling program and counsellors from Student Wellness Service from The University of Hong Kong.

Dr. Chan has over 30 years experience in the treatment and prevention of mental health and addictive disorder issues. She is a level III 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 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 conducts research in addictive disorders, family coping and cross-cultural differences.

Dr. Chan was a Hong Kong representative in the working group of 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.