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About Dr. Sammy Cheng


Dr. Sammy Cheng is a Registered Clinical Psychologist, Division of Clinical Psychology, the Hong Kong Psychological Society, and a member both in Divisions of Clinical Psychology of the British Psychological Society and of the American Psychological Association. He was the President of the Hong Kong Psychological Society and the Chairperson of the Division of Clinical Psychology, the Hong Kong Psychological Society, leading the industry to promote mental health education and quality clinical psychological services. 


Dr. Cheng obtained his master's degree in clinical psychology at the University of Hong Kong, and Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He had worked as a clinical psychologist in various hospitals under the Hospital Authority for about 20 years, including Kwai Chung Hospital, Yan Chai Hospital, Caritas Medical Centre, Princess Margaret Hospital and Lai King Rehabilitation Building. He had extensive clinical experience in a number of specialist outpatient clinics, in which he had provided clinical psychological services to patients with post-partum depression, eating disorders, various anxiety and depressive disorders, psychosomatic disorders, pain disorders, dementia, learning disabilities and other psychiatric disorders.  He has rich clinical experience in diagnosis, assessment and treatment for children, adolescents, adults and elderly with psychiatric or psychological problems.


Dr. Cheng has served as an expert witness in court  while working for the Hospital Authority and in private practice. He is experienced in writing forensic psycholgoical assessment reports for patients with work-related injury and trauma, as well as criminal charges or legal issues.   


Dr. Cheng has served as an Honorary Assistant Professor of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Hong Kong and Honorary Clinical Supervisor of both the Departments of Psychology of the HKU and CUHK for many years, offering clinical supervision for clinical psychology trainees. He has always emphasized the importance of evidence-based psychological treatment and research. He has been very active in participating in clinical research with colleagues in the Faculty of Medicine in HKU and various hospitals over the years and published numerous [publications in the international journals] of psychology and medicine. His research interests include cognitive behavioral therapy, insomnia, depression, anxiety, ADHD, pain management, and post-traumatic stress disorder. His Chinese publications inlcude books titled “Behaviors and Treatment”, “Self-help Insomnia," and the university textbook, "Foundations of Social Sciences: Psychology and Sociology".


Dr. Cheng has served as a trainer in various government departments, corporate associations, universities and professional bodies. He is active in delivering public education through writings, teaching and attending different media interviews.


Academic and Professional Qualifications
  • PhD in Clinical Psychology, the Chinese University of Hong Kong

  • Master Degree in Clinical Psychology, the University of Hong Kong

  • Bachelor Degree (Psychology Major), the University of Hong Kong

  • President, the Hong Kong Psychological Society (HKPS)

  • Chairperson, Division of Clinical Psychology, HKPS (2011-2014)

  • Fellow, HKPS

  • Registered Clinical Psychologist, Division of Clinical Psychology, HKPS

  • Member, Hong Kong Clinical Psychologists Association

  • Member, Division of Clinical Psychology, British Psychological Society

  • Member, Division of Clinical Psychology, American Psychological Association

  • Certified Cognitive Therapist, Academy of Cognitive Therapy,

  • Member, Chinese Association of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Member, Hong Kong Pain Society


Professional Clinical Experience
  • Clinical Psychologist, Adult Psychiatry Team, Kwai Chung Hospital

  • Clinical Psychologist, Psychogeriatric Team, Kwai Chung Hospital

  • Clinical Psychologist, Consultation and Liaison Team, Kwai Chung Hospital

  • Visiting Clinical Psychologist, Yan Chai Hospital,

  • Visiting Clinical Psychologist, Caritas Med Centre

  • Visiting Clinical Psychologist, Princess Margaret Hospital

  • Visiting Clinical Psychologist, Lai King Rehabilitation Building, PMH

  • Specialty Out-Patient Clinics

  • Postnatal Clinic, Kwai Chung Hospital

  • Eating Disorders Clinic, Kwai Chung Hospital

  • East Kowloon Psychiatric Clinic

  • Psychosomatic Clinic, Caritas Med Centre

  • Pain Clinic, Princess Margaret Hospital


Effective Psychological Treatment
  • Depression
  • Phobia

  • Panic Disorder

  • Social Anxiety Disorder

  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder

  • Obsessive-compulsive Disorder

  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

  • Adjustment Disorder

  • Chronic Insomnia

  • Personality Disorder

  • Eating Disorder

  • Chronic Pain

  • Psychosexual Dysfunction/Disorders

  • Psychosis

  • Bipolar Disorder

  • Adult ADHD


Forensic Psychological Assessment

  • Psychological evaluation of patient with work-related injury and trauma

  • Psychological evaluation of patient with criminal charges

  • Psychological evaluation of patient with legal issues 

  • Writing of psychological legal document and court report

  • Served as expert witness in court


Teaching Experience
  • Honorary Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine, HKU

  • Member of Advisory Panel of the Clinical Psychology Programme (M.So.Sc,), Department of Psychology, HKU

  • Honorary Clinical Supervisor, Department of Psychology, HKU

  • Honorary Clinical Supervisor, Department of Psychology, CUHK

  • Course organizer and lecturer, The Hong Kong College of Psychiatrists

  • Course organizer and workshop trainer, Department of Health, HK Government

  • Supervisor of psychotherapy training for psychiatry trainee, Kwai Chung Hospital 

Clinic Address:

Suite 910, Yu To Sang Building,

37 Queen's Road Central, Hong Kong

(MTR Central station, exit D2)

[Location map]


Consultation:  Mon - Fri, 9:30am - 6:00pm

(by appointment only, scheduled via

Tel, SMS, WhatsApp or email)


Tel/WhatsApp: +852 5579 1101





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