Fiona Chang, M. So. Sc
Fiona Chang, M. So. Sc (Family Therapy & Health Care), Prof. Diploma in Creative Photography, is a Registered Expressive Arts Therapist, a registered social worker and a Ph.D Candidate at the Department of Social Work of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). Fiona studied Person-Centered Expressive Arts Approach with the inspiring founder Dr. Natalie Rogers at Saybrook University. She is a gifted practitioner and received many awards, including Young Investigators’ Award, the Pioneer of the Patient Resource Centre, Outstanding Staff of Hospital Authority and Distinguished Social Work Alumni.
Fiona has integrated multimodal expressive arts processes in counseling and group therapy for more than 20 years in a variety of settings, working with people with health challenges, deprived women, parents and children with special needs, ex-drug addicts and palliative care. People are amazed by her creative mind, grounded soul and caring heart. She is interested in the blending of Chinese metaphors, mindfulness and traditional rituals in the western model of expressive arts therapy to actualize the self-healing potential of each individual. She initiated expressive arts therapy project with Orphans with HIV in Cambodia, a wellness project for cancer patients and the first International Expressive Arts Therapy Association (IEATA) Conference in Asia.
In addition to being the Vice-Chairperson of “Art in Hospital” and the Founding President of the Expressive Arts Therapy Association of Hong Kong, she is also a founding advisor of several patient self-help organizations in Hong Kong. She founded the Three-Year Expressive Arts Therapy Training Program at the Centre on Behavioral Health of the University of Hong Kong. She is an international trainer, presenter, networker and writer. She was the Regional Co-chair and Conference Co-chair of IEATA. She has connections with masters in the U.K., the U.S.A and Asia. She is now the Website Co-chair of IEATA and a member of the Advisory Council of Art Therapy Without Borders. Fiona paints, dances and sings every day for a harmonious balance in work, family, love, friendship and personal growth.
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