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Dr. Young, PhD (Bristol University, UK, major in Social Work), Registered Social Workers (RSW), Associate Fellow, Approved Supervisor and Certified Counselor of Hong Kong Professional Counseling Association (HKPCA).

Dr. Young is currently working as Associate Professor, and Program Director Master of Social Science in Counseling program of Department of Social Work, Hong Kong Baptist University. Dr. Young has been the principal academic supervisor for two PhD students. Also, Dr. Young are teaching courses of Master Social Work program, Master of Social Science in Counseling program, and Bachelor of Social Work program, such as Social Work with People with Mental Health Problems, Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Mental Health Counseling for Older People, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

Dr. Young has been an experienced social worker, and experienced in supervising social workers and counselors on their casework and counseling skills. Before working at Hong Kong Baptist University, he worked at community-based mental health services in Hong Kong for more than 10 years, serving those with severe mental health problems.

Dr. Young have developed expertise on mental health research (see: Research ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6136-7389). From AY2017/18 to AY2021/22, he has published 38 journal articles at international refereed journals, 4 Chinese academic reference books, and 20 conference papers. In particular, 4 articles were published in very high ranking international journals (JIF Q1 and JCI Q1), and 14 articles were published in high ranking international journals (JIF Q2) with JIF ranging from 1.188 to 3.386. I have been the first or sole author for 34 articles. All published research articles, papers and book are his expert areas, and mainly focused on therapeutic interventions and services development for people with mental health problems such as psychiatric illness and neurocognitive disorder. 

Recently, Dr. Daniel Young is interested in developing online intervention, including online cognitive behavioural therapy and online mindfulness-based intervention for people with depression and anxiety. In particular, these online projects have awarded research fund, and involved an international expert online intervention, i.e. Prof. Carlbring, Department of Psychology, Stockholm University, Sweden, as the Co-Investigator.

Additionally, Dr. Young has served an editorial board member of international journals including: Research on Social Work Practice and Frontiers in Public Health, and has been reviewer for international refereed journals such as Journal of Mental Health and Addiction Social Work in Mental Health, BMC Health Services Research, Research on Social Work Practice, and Frontiers in Public Health, etc.

Research Interests

His research interest include: psychiatric rehabilitation, recovery from mental illness, cognitive behavioural therapy, mental health counseling, dementia care, and spirituality & mental health, etc.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


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