- Academic and Professional Qualifications:
- Doctor of Clinical Psychology - Alliant International University/California School of Professional Psychology
- Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology – Alliant International University/California School of Professional Psychology
- Master of Social Science in Applied Psychology – City University of Hong Kong
- Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Psychology – City University of Hong Kong
- Bachelor of Arts in Communication – University of Calgary, Canada
- Registered Clinical Psychologist, Hong Kong Association of Doctors in Clinical Psychology
- Registered Clinical Psychologist, New Zealand Psychologists Board
- Full Member, American Psychological Association
- Graduate Member, Hong Kong Psychological Society
Dr Bernadette Wong is a psychodynamic trained clinical psychologist. In her days of working at a community church and a children's shelter, she received intensive training to help out as an effective carer. Bernadette possesses in-depth clinical experience working with young children, teenagers and their families. Her focus is on working with such clientele who are experiencing behavioural, emotional or academic difficulties, usually in the presence of sexual abuse, family dysfunction or psychological issues. She assists young people with developmental delays to adapt to new living and learning environments by bringing awareness to their selves and identities. She is passionate in working with the young population who are striving to be a whole person.
Bernadette is also experienced in dealing with adults and families with depression and anxiety, grief and bereavement issues, parent-child conflicts, interpersonal difficulties, adjustment to major life events (eg, birth and death in family, divorce and separation, retirement) and acculturation difficulties. She is familiar with couples and families who struggle with communication difficulties, conflicts, separation and divorce. And she is experienced in working with people who suffer from the special difficulties of identity and personality issues.
Bernadette is working as a Clinical Psychology Consultant in Aids Concern and Cradle of Hope (Macau). She is also serving Neo Health Group as Clinical Psychologist and she is connected with Home Care for Girls in supporting traumatized teenagers. On training front, she regularly provides clinical supervision for counselling students. She also organizes and provides talks and seminars for corporations and organizations related to well-being, crisis management and communication training. Dr Wong’s areas of research interest are parent and child relationship, sexual values and attitudes, positive psychology, and love and intimacy.
Bernadette is a dog lover and owns a Chihuahua who taught her how to be calm and assertive, the skills that are important in building and managing healthy interpersonal relationship.
Languages: Cantonese, English, Mandarin