Ms Kelly Chung Yee Ping
Kelly. Yee-ping, Chung, MSW, MSocSc, BSW, RSW, RPT-S (A4PT) is a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor in Jockey Club Trauma Treatment Service for Children and Youth in Boys’ & Girls Clubs Association of Hong Kong. The main job duty of Kelly is to offer play therapy treatment for the children & youth who are affected by traumatic stresses. Kelly has more than 20 years working experiences with children & youth. She has handled cases including marital, child abuse, mental health, parenting skill and child emotional problem.
Background of JC Trauma Treatment Service for Children and Youth at BGCA JC Trauma Treatment Service for Children and Youth in the Boys’ & Girls’ Association of Hong Kong (https://traumaservice.wordpress.com) is dedicated to offering holistic, integrated and sensory-based intervention for children and youth aged from 5 to 21 who had traumatic experiences. With a team of professional and well-qualified therapists, the service highlights treatment through trauma-informed, art, music, movement, play and dram interventions. The project is aimed at addressing both immediate and long term treatment needs of concerned children and youth.
Presentations and Professional Community Trainings Play Therapy Course. 6 accredited days course presentation for the experienced mental health professions, BGCA, Hong Kong, May 2010.
Child-centered Play Therapy Course. Half-day workshop for Chicago Chinese Social Worker Center, Chicago, USA, October, 2010.
Child-centered Play Therapy Course. Half-day workshop for social work students, City University, Hong Kong, October, 2011.
Child-centered Play Therapy Course. 8 days course presentation for the general mental health professions, BGCA, Hong Kong, June, 2012.
Cognitive Behavior Play Therapy Course. 1 days accredited course presentation for the mental health professions, BGCA, Hong Kong, April, 2012
Using Play Therapy Group in Traumatized Children. A presentation in Professional Conference, BGCA, Hong Kong, September, 2015.
Professional Affiliations and Accreditations
Association for Play Therapy Inc (APT) - Registered Play Therapy-Supervisor
Hong Kong Social Worker Registration Board – Registered Social Work
Chung, Y.P. & Cheng, W.K (2008) Play Together with Your Child. BGCA
Chung, Y.P (2015) Bibliotherapy: The Story of Hedgehog. BGCA
Increasing the awareness of children needs in parental separation
Handling skills to help children adjusting in parental separation
As the divorce rate (3.11 per 1000 in 2013) and single parent rate (81 705 in 2011) are ever increasing in Hong Kong, children are inevitable being effected. Separation of parents/ divorce is considered a severe, acute stressor that often precipitates a range of symptoms in children (DSM-IV-2014).
Although children in the first 18 months to 1 year post divorced are considered most vulnerable, follow-up studies indicate that the negative effects of divorce often diminish over time but do not necessarily disappear. In fact, Wallerstein’s (1985) 10-year follow-up study of children of divorce suggests that many children continue to experience negative effects from their parents’ divorce well into adulthood.
In play therapy as the speaker does, the therapist is focused on helping the children to develop the ability to deal with the six problematic attitudes with developmentally sensitive skills which often found among children of divorce:
1. Peer ridicule and avoidance
2. Paternal blame
3. Maternal blame
5. Fear of abandonment
6. Hopes of reconciliation
The right attitudes, “do” & “don’t’, assessment of risk factors, handling skills and resources for children who have experienced parents’ separation, will be introduced in the speech.