Certificate in

Managing Challenging Behaviours
in People with Intellectual Disabilities(Class 2)

Mental Health Series for Caring Professionals

by Dr. Cheung Wai Him  張偉謙醫生 

<香港護士管理局 (Nursing Council of HK)  CNE  認可持續進修課程>



With the advance in clinical medicine, both the population size and the life expectancy in adults with intellectual disabilities are increasing.  The prevalence of mental health problems and behavioural disorders among this group of clients are higher than that in the general population.  Very often, their caregivers face great challenges in handling their challenging behaviour as a result of their complicated special needs.

The workshop will focus on practical issues in assessment and diagnosis of common mental health problems and behavioural disorders in adults with intellectual disabilities.  Principle of management in handling the challenging behaviour will be covered through the lecture, case sharing and discussion.

Course Objective

To equip participants with updated knowledge and practical skills in assessment and management of the challenging behaviour in adults with intellectual disabilities as a result of their mental health problems and challenging behaviour.

Course Content

  1. Common mental health problems and behavioural disorders in adults with intellectual disabilities and their relationship with challenging behaviours.
  2. Practical guidelines in assessment of challenging behaviours and the related disorders.
  3. Behavioural and pharmacological management of challenging behaviours and common mental health problems in adults with intellectual disabilities.


Dr. Cheung Wai Him 張偉謙醫生

Specialist in Psychiatry  精神科專科醫生

  • FHKAM (Psychiatry)
  • FHKCPsych
  • MRCPsych (UK)
  • MBBS (HKU)

In addition to the duties in the general adult psychiatric unit, Dr. CHEUNG also worked in a specialized unit for patients with intellectual disabilities for 6 years before he became the service in-charge of the Substance Abuse Assessment Unit of the Kwai Chung Hospital in 2007.

Dr. CHEUNG is the Clinical Assistant Professor (Honorary) and part-time Lecturer in the Department of Psychiatry of The Chinese University of Hong Kong.  He also involved in training of social workers and teachers, and delivered talks to public.

Dr. CHEUNG is the Honorary Adviser of the Youth Crime Prevention Centre of the hongkong federation of youth groups and the Honorary Professional Consultant for the Haven of Hope Christian Services.  He serves the Hong Kong College of Psychiatrists as the Honorary Secretary since 2010.

Dr. CHEUNG provides psychiatric evaluation, medication assessment and management on conditions including anxiety and mood disorders, substance-related disorders, neuro-cognitive disorders (dementia), ADHD, Autistic Spectrum Disorders, and psychotic disorders.

Dr Cheung Wai Him

Course Details

Date :  31/10/2017 (Tue.)

Time :  9:30am – 5:30pm (7 hours)

Venue : 

  • HKSPT Conference Room, 202-204A, Two Harbourfront, Hung Hom, KLN, HK(approx. 3 min walking distance from Whampoa MTR Station Exit D2 )
  • 地圖位置 MAP

Language :  Cantonese supplement with English (Teaching materials are mainly in English)

Target :  Social workers, counselors, psychologists, health-care professionals, teachers, police officer and judicial personnel, as well as allied professionals.

Course Mode :  Lecture, group discussion, role play & case sharing

Course Fee :  HK$1,130-

Special Offer :  HK$1,080- Enroll the course one month or more prior to the event

Group Discount : HK$50-discount /each for group of 3 or above

Accreditation :

  • Nurse (CNE) : 7 points
  • Social Worker (CPD) : 7 points 
  • Occupational Therapist (CPD) : 3 points (Program Code : BP17034)
  • Clinical Psychologist (CNE) : To be approved
  • Eductional Psychologist (CEUs) : 6 points

Certificate :  Certificate of Attendance issued by Hong Kong Society of Professional Training

Registration :

  1. Payment by Cheque : Please send completed registration form with a cross cheque payable to “Hong Kong Society of Professional Training” to 202-204A, Two Harbourfront, Tak Fung Street, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong.
  2. Payment by Bank-in : Please bank in the course fee to our bank account with “Bank of China (HK) Ltd“, A/C: 012-890-1-038-682-9, please send the completed enrollment form and bank-in slip to us by email (PDF) or by FAX: 852-2125 7900. We will confirm through email within 1 week, please contact us if you did not receive any confirmation.
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For enquiry : For enquiry, please contact our staff at 3111 0264 or Click Here to contact us.

 Student Feedback :

  • 能對藥物了解更多。  治療師
  • Setting for Assessment. Behavioural theories: Operant Conditioning model to encourage client's positive behaviours. Professional counsellor - Sherine Chong
  • 藥物的分析,欣賞能由醫生舉例藥物對服務使用者行為改善的作用。  社工 - Ben
  • 專業知識,清楚講解。  社工
  • Enjoy the sharing of other social workers with their case examples/ challenges.    Michelle Ng
  • 欣賞與講員問答環節。張醫生講解生動,靈活運用例子協助學生理解。   社工 - Kalia Lau
  • 有藥物的介紹、分析。欣賞講者個案討論及分析。   社工 - Karena Chan

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