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prof ma lai chong joyce

Prof. Ma Lai-chong, Joyce


BSocSc, MSocSc, PhD (HKU); Clinical fellow & Approved Supervisor of the AAMFT; RSW; Co-Clinical Director of the Academy of Family Therapy


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Research Interests

  • Family therapy and multiple family therapy research
  • Mental health with recent focus on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and eating disorders
  • Family studies and clinical social work practice and research


Curriculum Vitae

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Selected Publications


prof ma lai chong joyce book

  • Ma, J. L. C. (2011). Anorexia Nervosa and Family Therapy in a Chinese Context. Hong Kong, China: The Chinese University Press.


Journal publications:

  • Ma, J. L. C., Lai, K., & Wan, E. S. F. (2016). Multi-family group intervention for Chinese families with a child suffering from attention deficit hyperactivity disorders in a Chinese context. Social Work with Groups, 1-18. DOI:10.1080/01609513.2015.1132028.
  • Ma, J. L. C. (2014). The father’s roles in the recovery of young Chinese suffering from eating disorders in two Chinese cities, Hong Kong and Shenzhen. Journal of Family Therapy. DOI: 10.1111/1467-6427.12037.\
  • Ma, J. L. C., Lai, K., & Wan, E. S. F. (2015). Maltreatment in parent-child relationships in Chinese families with children suffering from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in Hong Kong: A qualitative study. British Journal of Social Work, 1-19, doi-10.1093/bjsw/bev079.


Awards & Honour

  • Justice of the Peace (July 2011)
  • Faculty Exemplary Teaching Award (2009), Faculty of Social Science, CUHK
  • Vice-Chancellor's Exemplary Teaching Award (2009), CUHK
  • 2010 Distinguished Alumni, Department of Social Work and Social Administration, University of Hong Kong