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School Counselling in a Chinese Context

Supporting Students in Need in Hong Kong, 1st Edition

Edited by Ming-tak Hue


186 pages

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School Counselling in a Chinese Context discusses research in school counselling in the Chinese context of Hong Kong schools and various educational settings, and provides a contextualized understanding of counselling issues. This book highlights key contextual conditions for counselling in Hong Kong – a Chinese society. The sub themes addressed in the book include school practices and teacher perspectives on guidance, counselling, behaviour support and school discipline; whole-school guidance program for identity construction; school counselling for ethnic minority students; contextual influence of the use of play therapy; school counselling for students with minority sexual orientation; Chinese cultural influence on counselling, etc. The book also develops new theoretical orientations to understanding various issues of counselling as arisen in the Chinese society of Hong Kong and helps school practitioners to develop culturally responsive approaches to school counselling for personal growth, spiritual and emotional education.

The themes addressed in the book include:

  • School practices and teacher perspectives on guidance, counselling, behavior support and school discipline
  • School counselling for ethnic minority students
  • Contextual and cultural influence of the use of play therapy
  • School counselling for students with minority sexual orientation
  • Chinese culture influence on parental participation in counselling

School Counselling in a Chinese Context will be of interest to postgraduates and researchers in the field of Counselling, school psychology, child development and Chinese studies.

Table of Contents



1.Chapter 1: Introduction: School Counselling in Hong Kong Schools and Cultural Influence (Ming-tak Hue)

Part I: Therapeutic use of Counselling

2.Chapter 2: Play in the Context of Early Childhood Education in Hong Kong (Chi-hung Leung)

3.Chapter 3: Understanding play and peer play among pre-school children in low-income families in Hong Kong (Chi-hung Leung)

4.Chapter 4: Therapeutic use of companion animals: Using animal-assisted therapy to support students with special educational needs (Suk-chun Fung)

5.Chapter 5: Application of mindfulness approaches for promoting mental health of students in school counselling (Ngar-sze Lau)

Part II: Counselling for Students in Need

6.Chapter 6: Contesting gender binaries in school counselling - Supporting students encountering transgender harassment (Diana, Kan Kwok and Kim Kwok)

7.Chapter 7: School Counselling for the Gifted: Responding to the Social Emotional Needs of Gifted Students (Eva Yin-han Chung)

8.Chapter 8: Risk taking of Hong Kong students (Hoi-yan Cheung)

9.Chapter 9: Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Students Facing School Harassment - Affirmative School Counseling Practice in Hong Kong (Diana, Kan Kwok)

Part III: Counselling Program in Schools

10.Chapter 10: Building a culturally responsive guidance program: Attending to the counselling needs of ethnic minority students (Ming-tak Hue)

11.Chapter 11: School-based humane education programme in Hong Kong: Current implementation and future direction (Suk-chun Fung)


12.Chapter 12 Conclusion: Moving School Counselling Forward (Ming-tak Hue)

About the Editor

Ming-tak Hue is a Professor, also the Head of Department of Special Education and Counselling, Director of Integrated Centre for Wellbeing, member on Faculty Board of Faculty of Education and Human Development, at the Education University of Hong Kong.

About the Series

Routledge Series on Schools and Schooling in Asia

The purpose of this series is to provide a comprehensive coverage of schooling issues in

Asia and a platform for exploring educational futures in the region. It also aims to:

• Locate schools in the broader social, political, economic and cultural contexts that

construct them.

• Investigate the ways schools cater for all groups of students, and in particular

disadvantaged groups, in the quest for equality of opportunity.

• Investigate the distinctive qualities of schools in Asia and the relationship of these

qualities to schooling outcomes.

• Highlight comparative issues in schooling across East-West divides including cultures,

digital technologies, socioeconomic well being and development trajectories of different


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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Counseling / General
EDUCATION / Educational Psychology
EDUCATION / Special Education / Gifted