School-based counselling policy, policy research and implications: Findings from Hong Kong and Japan

By Mantak Yuen & Raymond Chan 

Chair: Mark Bray

This seminar will provide an overview of the existing policy landscape in Hong Kong and Japan. Key issues in school counselling will be identified in each region, and the rationale underpinning policies for school-based counseling will be discussed. The impact of policy on school practices is to be considered, and issues arising will be identified. Relevant research findings will be highlighted, and implications for future policy research considered. The seminar consists of three parts.

Part 1: School-based counseling in Hong Kong (Mantak Yuen, 25 mins)

Part 2: School-based counseling in Japan (Raymond MC Chan, 25mins)

Part 3: Open discussion (25 mins)


Mantak Yuen Associate Professor and Director of the Centre for Advancement in Inclusive and Special Education, Faculty of Education, the University of Hong Kong. His academic and professional interests focus on guidance and counselling, life career and talent development, gifted education, positive psychology, and special needs education.

Raymond Chan is an Associate Head and Associate Professor in the Department of Education Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University. From 2005 to 2009 he served as the president of the Hong Kong Professional Counselling Association.

Please refer to the poster for detailed introduction of the speakers.

Date: Friday 7 October 2016

Time: 12:45-14:00

Venue: Room 202 Runme Shaw Building

All are welcome!