Dr. Lau Yuk-king

Dr. Lau Yuk-king


Professional Consultant

BSSc (CUHK); MSW (CUHK.); Master in Narrative Therapy and Community Work (University of Melbourne), PhD (CUHK); RSW, Accredited Supervisor (Australian Counselling Association) 3943 7552
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Research Interests

  • Practice and research with post-divorce families
  • Practice and research with students who refused to attend school
  • Family intervention and family-centered practice
  • Narrative Therapy and Community Work
  • Family impact assessment
  • Work and family interface


Curriculum Vitae

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Selected Publications

  • Lau, Y. K. (2020). A critical review of school social work in Hong Kong. In J.G. Gao, R. Baikady, L. Govindappa, & S.L. Cheng (Eds.). Social welfare in India and China (pp.101-117), Palgrave Macmillan. http://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-5647-6
  • Lau, Y.K. & Ho, W.M. (2018). Family-centered kindergarten social work services in Hong Kong: A pilot project. Asian Social Work and Policy Review, 12(2), 116-126. doi: 10.1111/aswp.12144
  • Lau, Y.K. (2017). Post-divorce co-parenting and children's well-being in Hong Kong. Journal of Divorce and Remarriage, 58(5), 329-346. DOI: 10.1080/10502556.2017.1302237
  • Lau, Y.K. & Wong, H. (2016). Statutory minimum wage in Hong Kong: a family impact analysis. Journal of Family Studies, published on line on 3rd June 2016. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13229400.2016.1176590
  • Lau, Y.K. (2015). Issues and challenges in performing family impact analysis – Implications for Hong Kong. Asian Social Work and Policy Review, 9(3), 257-268. DOI: 10.1111/aswp.12063
  • Lau, Y.K., Ma, J.L.C., Wan, P.S., & Lai, L.Y. (2014). Work-family interface in Hong Kong in Hong Kong: Implications for social work practice. Journal of Family Social Work, 17(1), 3-20. DOI: 10.1080/10522158.2013.865286
  • Lau. Y.K. (2011). A narrative oriented multiple-family group with students who refuse to attend school and their parents. International Journal of Narrative Therapy and Community Work, 2011(4), 46-57



Selected Projects

  • PI of the “Study on Children Living in Post-Divorce Remarriage Families” for The Society of Truth and Light (1st June 2018 – 31st March 2019).
  • PI of the “Evaluation Study on CPI model” for Hong Kong Family Welfare Society (1st December 2016-31st March 2019)
  • PI of the study on "The Effectiveness of the Parenting Coordination Service for Divorced Families of Hong Kong Catholic Marriage Advisory Council" (2015-2018) (Co-PI: Professor Glenn Stone, Professor & Chair, BSW Program, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana, USA)
  • PI of the study on "Impacts of Parents' Co-Parenting Approaches on Children's Well-Being in Post-Divorce Families in Hong Kong" for Hong Kong Family Welfare Society (2015-2016)
  • PI of the study on "Family Impact Assessment on Statutory Minimum Wage" for the Hong Kong Council of Social Service (2.2.2013- 31.4.2014) (CI: Prof Wong Hung)
  • PI of the RGC Earmarked Grant Project on "Working in Mainland China: Family Decision and Family Adjustment" (1st October 2005 – 30th March 2008) (Co-investigators: Prof Joyce Ma Prof Chan Ying Keung and Prof He Liping)
  • PI of the practice and research project on "Family-centred Practice with students who refused to attend school" since 2003.
  • PI of the study on "Comparative study on economic development and women's family status". (Nov, 2001-Dec, 2002) (Co-investigators: Prof Joyce Ma and Prof Chan Ying Keung)


Key Community Services

  • Advisor of Hong Kong Marriage and Family Therapy Association since December 2017.
  • Advisory Committee member of International Social Service Family Institute since 2018.
  • Member of the Admissions, Budgets and Allocations Committee of The Community Chest (since 2016).
  • Subject Specialist of Hong Kong Council for Academic Accreditation (2003-2014, 2015-2018)
  • Co-opted member of the Specialized Committee on Family and Community (2013-2015)
  • Honorary clinical advisor of the Community Mental Health Intervention Project of the Richmond Fellowship of Hong Kong (Since 2007)


Awards and Honors

  • The research project on "Comparative studies on women family status – Hong Kong study" was selected as "Excellent Collaboration" by the Academic Link Unit of the Chinese University of Hong Kong in J 2004.
  • The conference paper entitled "Impact of cross-border work arrangement on parent-child relationship" that was presented in The Third Symposium on Youth Development, November 24-25 2007 in Guangzhou, China has been awarded as "Excellent Paper of 2007" by the China Youth and Children Research Association.


若 不 是 耶 和 华 建 造 房 屋 , 建 造 的 人 就 枉 然 劳 力 ; 若 不 是 耶 和 华 看 守 城 池 , 看 守 的 人 就 枉 然 警 醒 。(诗篇 127:1)
Unless Yahweh builds the house, they labor in vain who build it. Unless Yahweh watches over the city, the watchman guards it in vain. (Psalm 127: 1)