Prof. Lam Ching-man



BSSc (CUHK); MSW (McG.); PhD (W. Laurier); RSW 3943 7511
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Research Interests

  • Parenting and Parent Education
  • Marital and Family Therapy
  • Family and Parent Empowerment
  • Adolescence and Family Studies
  • Social Work and Field Education


Curriculum Vitae

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Selected Book Publications

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  • Lam, C. M. (2007). Not grown up forever: A Chinese construction of adolescent development. NY: Nova Sciences Publishers, Inc.


Selected Journal Publications

  • Lam, C. M., To, S. M. & Chan, W. C. H. (2017). Learning pattern of social work students: A longitudinal study. Social Work Education. Published online on Aug 21, 2017. DOI:10.1080/02615479.2017.1365831
  • Lam, C. M., Yan, M. C. & Liang, Y. (2016). Continuing Education for the Emerging Social Work Profession in China: The Experiment in Shenzhen, Journal of Training in Social Work, 26 (4), 390-406, published online on July 28, 2016. DOI:10.1080/08841233.1205.65
  • Lam, C. M. & Chan, S. C. Y. (2015). Validation of the Chinese version of Differentiation of Self Inventory (C-DSI), Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 41 (1), 86-101. DOI:10.1111/jmft.12031 (SSCI impact factor 2.048)
  • Lam, C. M. & Yan, M. C. (2015). Driving ducks onto a perch: Experience of Locally trained Shenzhen Supervisor, China Journal of Social Work 8 (2), 182-194,
  • Lam, C.M. & Kwong, W.M. (2014). Powerful parent educators and powerless parents: the "empowerment paradox" in parent education. Journal of Social Work, 14 (2), 183-195. DOI: 10.1177/1468017313477779 (SSCI impact factor 1.233)


Selected Projects 

  • PI - Blended approach for social work learning: A reflection-based and user-oriented pedagogical model. July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2020. University Grant Council, Funding Scheme for Teaching and Learning Related Proposals in the 2016-19 Triennium. HK$5,260,000
  • PI - Raising children in Hong Kong: A mixed method study of generational shifts in parental beliefs and practices. Jan 1, 2015 - Jun 2018. University Grant council: HK$1,252,656 (U414053)
  • PI - A Collaborative Forum for the Enhancement of Social Work Practicum Education in Hong Kong. July1, 2014-Aug 30, 2015. University Grant Council, Collaborative Forums (2012-15 triennium): HK$1,000,000 (SS14755)
  • PI - "Reflective-action learning in the Social Work Undergraduate Program" (Dec 2012- June 2016 Funded by Teaching Development Grants (TDGs), UGC, HK$250,000 (ED12556)
  • Co-PI - P.A.T.H.S. to adulthood: A Jockey Club youth enhancement scheme. March 2005 to Dec. 2019 (PATHS I, II, III). Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust.


Key Community and Other Services 

  • Chairperson, Management Committee, The Boys' & Girls Clubs Association of Hong Kong (Oct 2017 - present)
  • Co-Director, Gender Research Centre, HKIAPS, CUHK (Aug 2015 - present)
  • Independent Manager, Jockey Club Elaine Field School, SAHK (Sept 2016 – present)
  • Vice-president, Committee on Hong Kong Association of Schools of Social Work (April 2015 – present)
  • Member of Lotteries Fund Advisory Committee, SWD, HKSAR (Sept 2013 – Aug 2019)
  • Service Development Management Committee, Harmony House (Jan 2011 – present)
  • Members of Supportive Supervision Scheme Steering Committee, Hong Kong Social Worker Association (May 2014 – present)
  • Member of Executive Committee, Management Committee, Research and Advocacy Committee, Boys' & Girls' Clubs Association of Hong Kong (Sept 2003 - present)


Awards and Honors

  • Medal of Honour 2015, HKSAR