Dr. Samantha Yung graduated from the University of Hong Kong. She has practiced in different settings, including the Department of Psychiatry, United Christian Hospital, the Department of Health (Elderly Health Services), the Hong Kong Police and a private institute as a clinical psychologist. She has worked with children, adolescents, adults and elderly since she started her clinical practice in 2004. She is particularly experienced in working with adults and providing corporate psychological support.
Besides clinical practice, Samantha has served as an honourary clinical supervisor for clinical psychology trainees from both the University of Hong Kong and the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Other honorary positions of Samantha included Vice-chairlady of the Division of Clinical Psychology, Hong Kong Psychological Society and Program Advisory Committee member for counselling programs of the Lingnan University and the Hong Kong Baptist University. She is currently serving as an Honorary Assistant Professor at the LKS Faculty of Medicine of the University of Hong Kong. Samantha has been invited as guest speaker and mindfulness teacher at different universities and government departments. She also writes periodically in local newspapers and receives media invitation for expert opinions on different mental health related issues.
Samantha’s professional specialties include the application of mindfulness-based interventions, hypnotherapy and cognitive-behavioural approaches for different mental health issues. She believes psychotherapy is not only for symptom reduction and treatment of disorders, but also a journey of self-discovery and personal growth. With this in mind, Samantha works with her clients on a deeper level and strives for continuous personal development and flourishing.
Samantha is also a certified mindfulness teacher and a registered yoga teacher. She has been practicing mindfulness since 2006 and sharing the practice with others in the past ten years. Samantha aspires to share the practice and wisdom of mindfulness with others. She believes this is a path of self-discovery, cultivation of well-being, inner peace, compassion and wisdom. Samantha adheres to the UK Network for Mindfulness-Based Teachers Good Practice Guidelines and the Brown Mindfulness Center Good Practice Guidelines for teaching MBSR.
Experiences & Specialties
Dr. Samantha Yung
Psy.D. (Clin. Psy.), HKU
M.Soc.Sc. (Clin. Psy.), HKU
B.Soc.Sc. (Hons), HKU
Registered Clinical Psychologist, HKPS
Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, ACHE (US)
Certified Hypnotherapist, IMDHA (US)
Certified MBSR Teacher, Mindfulness Centre, Brown University (US)
Trained MBCT Teacher
(Foundation Training in Teaching MBCT Module 1-4), OMC, Oxford University (UK) & HKCFM
Trained .b Foundation Teacher, MiSP (UK)
Registered Yoga Teacher, Yoga Alliance (US)
I prefer to think of my patients and
myself as fellow travelers.
We are, all of us, in this together
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