Academic Staff
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Professor NG Yat-nam, Petrus
PhD Essex, PsyD CSPP, RSW

Associate Head & Professor
AAB1016
3411 5110
petrus@hkbu.edu.hk

Research Focus

Psychiatric rehabilitation, Mental health counselling and therapy, Group work

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Research in Progress:

  • 01/2020-12/2021. Principal Investigator, (with D. Young). The effects of the Expanded Coming Out Proud group on reducing self-stigma of people with schizophrenia in Hong Kong. (Funded by GRF 2020-21 Allocation, HK$724,800, Ref.: 12606320)
  • 2020. Principal Investigator, (with D. Young). Photovoice intervention on reducing self-stigma of Chinese people with a mental illness in Hong Kong – a randomized control study. Faculty Research Grant, Hong Kong Baptist University (HK$150,000, [FRG2/17-18/025] )
  • 01/2019-12/2022. Co-investigator, (with J. Pan, Per Carlbring, J. Xu, K.W.D. Young, C.T. Fung and S. Wong). Development and evaluation of the effectiveness of an online cognitive behavioral intervention program for Hong Kong people with social anxiety disorder, Jan 2019-Dec. 2022). (Funded by Research Impact Fund (RIF) for 2018/19, HK$4,400,359)
  • 01/2019-12/2021. Co-investigator, (with J. Pan, Per Carlbring). Development of an online cognitive behavioral intervention program to reduce depressive symptoms for adults with depression, Jan. 2019-Dec. 2021. (Funded by Innovation and Technology Fund for Better Living (FBL), HK$, 4,198,105)
  • 01/2016-12/2017. Co-investigator, (with D. Young). Research study on the effectiveness of cognitive stimulation therapy on improving the cognitive ability for elderly with dementia. (Funded by GRF 2016-17 Allocation, HK$373,100)
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Research in Progress:

  • 01/2020-12/2021. Principal Investigator, (with D. Young). The effects of the Expanded Coming Out Proud group on reducing self-stigma of people with schizophrenia in Hong Kong. (Funded by GRF 2020-21 Allocation, HK$724,800, Ref.: 12606320)
  • 2020. Principal Investigator, (with D. Young). Photovoice intervention on reducing self-stigma of Chinese people with a mental illness in Hong Kong – a randomized control study. Faculty Research Grant, Hong Kong Baptist University (HK$150,000, [FRG2/17-18/025] )
  • 01/2019-12/2022. Co-investigator, (with J. Pan, Per Carlbring, J. Xu, K.W.D. Young, C.T. Fung and S. Wong). Development and evaluation of the effectiveness of an online cognitive behavioral intervention program for Hong Kong people with social anxiety disorder, Jan 2019-Dec. 2022). (Funded by Research Impact Fund (RIF) for 2018/19, HK$4,400,359)
  • 01/2019-12/2021. Co-investigator, (with J. Pan, Per Carlbring). Development of an online cognitive behavioral intervention program to reduce depressive symptoms for adults with depression, Jan. 2019-Dec. 2021. (Funded by Innovation and Technology Fund for Better Living (FBL), HK$, 4,198,105)
  • 01/2016-12/2017. Co-investigator, (with D. Young). Research study on the effectiveness of cognitive stimulation therapy on improving the cognitive ability for elderly with dementia. (Funded by GRF 2016-17 Allocation, HK$373,100)

Research Completed : 

  • 2020. Principal investigator, (with S. Su). Whole person development of secondary school students in Hong Kong (Funded by FRG2/15-16/092, HK$138,228)
  • 2019. Principal investigator, (with J. Pan, D. Young, & S. Susan). Cognitive behavioral stress management program for Mainland college students in Hong Kong: A randomized controlled trial. (Funded by GRF 2015-16 Allocation, HK$418,500)
  • 2017. Principal investigator, (with R. Klassen, S. Li, S. Su and V. Wong, Adolescent or adult? The challenges of emerging adulthood in contemporary Hong Kong. (Funded by GRF 2012/2013 Allocation, HK$ 426,844)
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2020

  • Yang, S., Ng, P.Y.N., Chiu, R. Li, S.S., Klassen, R.M. Criteria for adulthood, resilience, and self-esteem among emerging adults in Hong Kong: A path analysis approach. Children and Youth Services Review. (first published online: 15 October 2020). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2020.105607
  • Young, D.K.W., Ng, P.Y.N., Corrigan, P., Chiu, R. & Yang, S. Self-stigma reduction group for people with depression: A randomized controlled trial. Research on Social Work Practice. (first published online: 16 July 2020). Doi: 10.1177/1049731520941594.
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2020

  • Yang, S., Ng, P.Y.N., Chiu, R. Li, S.S., Klassen, R.M. Criteria for adulthood, resilience, and self-esteem among emerging adults in Hong Kong: A path analysis approach. Children and Youth Services Review. (first published online: 15 October 2020). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2020.105607
  • Young, D.K.W., Ng, P.Y.N., Corrigan, P., Chiu, R. & Yang, S. Self-stigma reduction group for people with depression: A randomized controlled trial. Research on Social Work Practice. (first published online: 16 July 2020). Doi: 10.1177/1049731520941594.

2019

  • Young, D. K., Ng, P. Y., Cheng, D., Kwok, T., Yang, S., Ho, F., … Lau, A. Outcomes of expanded cognitive stimulation therapy group for mild-stage dementia: Four-month follow-up. Research on Social Work Practice. (first published online: 1 July 2019). doi: 10.1177/1049731519859432.
  • Young, D. K. W., Ng, P. Y. N., & Cheng, D. Destigmatized group intervention on promoting hope of recovery: A quasi-experiment study. Research on Social Work Practice. (first published online: 2 April 2019).  doi: 10.1177/1049731519841432.

2018

  • Young, D.K.W., Ng P.Y.N., Cheng, D. & Leung, C.H. Effects of physical activity intervention for Chinese people with severe mental illness, Research in Social Work Practice, (first published online: October 16, 2018). https://doi.org/10.1177/1049731518804900.
  • Young, D.K.W., Ng, P.Y.N., Cheng, D. & Leung, C. H. A Vocational Recovery Model for Young People with Mental Illness— A Pretest-Posttest. Research on Social Work Practice.  (first published February 15, 2018). https://doi.org/10.1177/1049731518757031.