Applied Psychology

Sigmund Freud's famous couch in need of makeover

The couch in Sigmund Freud's consulting room. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Perhaps the most memorable item of furniture in the world - the couch in Sigmund Freud's consulting room, sagging under the weight of more than a century of recollected dreams, terrors, traumas and phobias - needs a facelift.

Tuesday, 7 May, 2013, 3:12am


The article titled 'A little guidance is worthwhile on cyber road' in page 3 of last week's Family Post is based on a presentation given by clinical therapist Anuradha Mathur and clinical psychologist Dr Justin Grayer. We apologise for the omission.

21 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

A brighter life for female prisoners

Always look on the bright side of life - that seems to be the motto of a new counselling service that will be offered at the city's largest women's prison.

The Lo Wu Correctional Institution will adopt 'positive psychology' for its new psychological treatment centre, which opens today, International Women's Day.

8 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Viewers of fatal hostage drama need counselling

Professional psychological help should be available to the general public in the immediate aftermath of crises such as the Manila hostage tragedy, say doctors.

10 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

A passion for the mind

After working for the MTR Corporation (MTRC) as a management trainee, Kathleen Kwok Pik-san entered the profession where her passion lies - clinical psychology. She works for Chinese University's Hong Kong Eating Disorders Centre and Hong Kong Mood Disorders Centre. She has been providing psychotherapy for nearly 10 years and says she benefits from interaction with patients.

24 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

University to offer counselling degree

Shue Yan University will offer Hong Kong's first master's degree in counselling psychology, a milestone as it is the first time a private university has launched its own postgraduate programme in the city.

5 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

They save our lives, so we must safeguard theirs

For the second time in 18 months, a coroner's inquest has lifted the veil on the workplace culture of the police force. The two cases are not comparable. One involved killings of policemen by a rogue constable, and the other the suicide of a senior officer.

1 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Psychology testing for recruits unlikely

Police say effectiveness of analysis uncertain

Psychological testing of police recruits is unlikely to be introduced in the near future following doubts about its accuracy, according to a senior officer.

8 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Immigration office seeks to hire its first clinical psychologist

The Immigration Department hopes to hire its first clinical psychologist soon to take care of the mental health of more than 6,500 workers.

20 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

It's all in the mind

People have become more aware of mental health problems, so psychologists are in demand

WHILE DEMAND FOR clinical and educational psychologists is increasing in Hong Kong, most of these positions are offered or subsidised by the government.

13 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Rational thinking

Keeping emotions under control is the key to success for psychologist

Young Post: What does a clinical psychologist do?

26 Mar 2004 - 12:00am

I wanna be a psychologist

John Koo Hsiu-chuan, 53

As founder of the Gaia Institute, Dr Koo is one of the most famous clinical psychologists in Hong Kong. He says to be a good psychologist, there are qualities more important than good grades.

What qualifications do you need?

5 Oct 2003 - 12:00am

Mental edge

YOU'RE AN ELITE athlete heading for the 2002 Asian Games in Busan, South Korea.

For months you've been training hard for what you hope will be your moment of glory.

But how do you prepare for the unpredictable?

Frustrating calls, aggressive opponents, bad food and conditions and equipment failure all haunt athletes.

19 Sep 2002 - 12:00am

Unlocking a child's mind a new key to learning

IT IS NO surprise that Belinda Wong Chiu Man-chong is frequently mistaken for a counsellor, social worker, teacher, psychologist or government education officer. Her work does, after all, touch on all these roles.

She is an educational psychologist, a profession that has evolved rapidly in the past two decades.

15 Jun 2002 - 12:00am

Pupils 'anxious about studies'

Most Hong Kong students see pressure to perform at school as their greatest worry, according to a survey.

Problems at home and bad behaviour also cause anxiety, but are seen as lesser concerns.

31 Jul 1998 - 12:00am