Mr. Chan Kar-choi

Mr. Chan Kar-choi



B.Sc. (CUHK); MSW (HKU); Res.Dip.SW (University of Toronto); RSW, Psychotherapist - Inactif (OCSWSSW; Ontario College Social Workers and Social Services Workers); RSW (HKSWRB); Assessor – RACAS (Hong Kong Association of Gerontology)

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Research Interests

  • Mental Health
  • Geriatric Mental Health
  • Dementia Care & Assessment
  • Psychotherapy & Group Therapy
  • Wellness & Holistic Health
  • Inter-professional Care & Education
  • Culturally Competent Practice


Curriculum Vitae

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Selected Publications

Book Chapter

  • Baig RB, Chan KC, Campbell J. Challenging Racism in Hong Kong: An e-learning approach to social work education. The Routledge Handbook of Service User Involvement in Human Services Research and Education. 2020 Aug 10. (Book Chapter)
  • Dong W, Fung K, Chan, KC. Public Health Crisis and the Strength of Community Organizations. Public Health Sciences. China Renmin University Press, Beijing. 2009. p. 288-302 (Book Chapter – in Chinese)

Journal Publications

  • Lai DW, Chan KC, Daoust GD, Xie XJ. Hopes and Wishes of Clients with Mentally Illness in Hong Kong. Community Mental Health Journal. 2021 Jan 28:1-0.
  • Chan KC, Chang CW, Effect of a home-based intensive discharge support program aiming at minimizing re-admission on older patients and caregivers. European Geriatric Medicine. 2019 Vol 10: Suppl 1. S101.
  • Lai DW, Chan KC, Xie XJ, Daoust GD. The experience of growing old in chronic mental health patients. Aging & mental health. 2019 May 2:1-9.
  • Wong MMC, Leung TYK, and Chan KC. The application of a small group learning approach to social group work teaching-an exploratory study. Social Work with Groups 2018: 1-16.
  • Lai DW, Chan KC, Yau S. Meanings of Aging of People Living with Mental Illness: Implications to Promoting Healthy Aging Practices. Innovation in Aging 2017. Vol 1: S1. p.864.
  • Chan KC, Lai DWL, Yau S. Management of residual symptoms and psychotropic medication side-effects among older or soon-to-be-old adults with chronic mental illness. European Geriatric Medicine. Vol 8: Suppl 1. S237-8.
  • 陳加才.香港應全力應對老齡化危機. <紫荊論壇> 2017 Nov-Dec., v.36, p.30-35.
    (Chan KC. Aging tsunami – Challenges to Hong Kong. Bauhinia Tribune, 2017 Nov.-Dec., v.36, p. 30-35 - in Chinese)
  • Chan K, Sadavoy J. Concerns of using the Mini-Cog to screen Chinese Elders of possible dementia. Geriatric Mental Health Care 2016. Vol. 3: 3-4. P.36-40
  • Chan K, Sadavoy J. Wellness Centre – An Evidence-guided Approach To Delivering Culturally Relevant Community Psychogeriatric Services For Chinese Elders, ISRN Psychiatry. Vol. 2012. Art. ID 815707.
  • Chan K, Leszcz, M, Choi P, Li S, Siu Y, Chiu A. A Pilot Study to explore the value and applicability of Integrated Group Psychotherapy to depressive Chinese elders. Journal of International Psychogeriatrics. Sept 2011. Vol. 23 (S1) Supp. p.375-376 (Abstract).
  • Dong W, Fung K, Chan, KC. Community mobilization and empowerment for combating a pandemic. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, Feb 2010 Vol. 64 p.182-83.

News Articles

  • 陳加才:以科學態度防疫 保護安老院舍長者 (2022年3月14日於明報_觀點)
  • 陳加才:老有所用—長者就業挑戰與機遇 (2022年 1月28日於明報_觀點)



  • 2019 - Exemplary Field Instructor Award (CUHK)
  • 2010 - Joel Sadavoy Community Mental Health Award (University of Toronto)



  • Assessor, Residential Aged Care Accreditation Scheme (RACAS), Hong Kong Association of Gerontology (2017- Present)
  • Member, Disciplinary Committee Panel, Social Workers’ Registration Board, Hong Kong (wef Jan 2023)
  • Member, International Psychogeriatric Association (IPA) (2008-2013; 2015)
  • Chair, Chinese Mental Health Network (CMHN, Toronto) (2001-2013)