Certificate in “Early Psychosis & Schizophrenia”

For Caring Professionals


Dr. Chiu Siu Ning (趙少寧醫生)

MBChB (HK), MRCPsych (UK), FHKCPsych, FHKAM (Psych)

 <Nursing Council of HK (香港護士管理局) CNE Approved Program>



Tragic happenings related to youths suffering from early psychosis & schizophrenia repeatedly hit the headline. Social worker, nurse, therapist, teacher and parents are often bewildered when managing a case as such.

It is the intention of this workshop to educate relevant professions the true picture of common psychotic disorders like Schizophrenia and Early Psychosis; the basic skills in handling them and challenges related to treatment issues.

This training workshop will focus on enhancing the participant’s ability to assess for these conditions and will introduce practical treatment strategies in handling difficult situations with these population. Special efforts will also be given to the integration of concepts and practice through lecture, sharing and case discussions.

Course Objective

  1. To acquire the knowledge of Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders in New DSM 5
  2. To equip participants with update knowledge about the nature and management of the two important mental problems: Early Psychosis and Schizophrenia
  3. To develop useful & practical management skills in handling clients suffering from these conditions

 Course Content

  1. Overview the New DSM 5: Schizophrenia Spectrum & Other Psychotic Disorders
  2. Core signs and symptoms, etiologies and natural courses of Early Psychosis and Schizophrenia.
  3. Understand the risk factors in these disorders leading to suicide and violence
  4. Concept of Duration of Untreated Psychosis and its clinical implications
  5. Psychological and pharmacological intervention of Early Psychosis and Schizophrenia


Dr. Chiu Siu Ning (趙少寧醫生)

  • Specialist in Psychiatry (精神科專科醫生)
  • MBChB (CUHK)
  • MRCPsych (UK)
  • FHKCPsych

After graduating from the medical school of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Dr. Chiu began his public psychiatric service. He obtained his psychiatric professional qualification in UK in 1994. Before start his private practicing in May 2007, he had been the Senior Medical Officer of Kwai Chung Hospital for more than 13 years.

Dr Chiu

Course Details

Date : (To be Confirmed)

Time :  9:30am – 5:30pm (7 hours)

Venue : 

  • Christian Family Service Centre, Kwun Tong
  • Room 201, 3 Tsui Ping Road, Kwun Tong. (approx. 3 min walking distance from  Kwun Tong MTR Station D1 Exit)
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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$980-

Special Offer :  HK$930- for registration made on one month or more prior to the event

Group Discount :  HK$880-/each for group of 3 or more

Accreditation :

  • Nurse (CNE) : 7 points
  • Social Worker (CPD) : 7 points 
  • Occupational Therapist (CPD) : 3 points (Program Code BP14106)

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.
  3. Macau Payment : Please click this link for details
  4. Overseas payment : Click Here to contact us.

For enquiry : For enquiry, please contact our staff at 3111 0264 or Click Here to contact us.


Trainees’ Feedback on Dr Chiu’s Training

  • This is the best and state-of-art presentation. Thanks Dr Chiu for the comprehensive, in depth knowledge presentation with engaging and interesting story.  Dr Paul Chan, Medical Consultant
  • 讓我更認識抑鬱症及其診斷方法,提高對企圖自殺者的敏銳觀察度,在工作剛位上更能提升自己有關方面的認識,及早介入。 Louise, Social Worker
  • 趙醫生的課程,特點是深入淺出,例子生動,鼓勵學員提問,令學員能夠活學活用; 我最大的得著是真正充份理解怎樣具體和客觀的評估一個人的精神狀態,以何準則為基礎與及從何處入手;趙醫生以一個下午的時間,簡明地演譯了最新 DSM-5 版本的變動,不單止令我得到清晰的框架去透視精神學科的診斷架構,也豐富了我知識上的藍圖;娓娓道來的經驗之談,更加深我對精神學科的正確知識,相信對於我的價值,已經不止是單純工作上的了!Cindia, Medical Escort Doctor
  • 專業醫生,細心講解,有系統,深入淺出,冇得頂。Dr Chiu 能將 DSM 的重點指出,令學生更能掌握知識。 Social Worker
  • 欣賞趙醫生對主題之認識,解釋詳盡,清楚。
  • 能夠很清楚分別DSM IV & DSM-5 有那些地方修正,也有足夠休息及提問時間。
  • Very clear, organized and well structured.
  • Dr. Chiu 的分享十分實用,尤其是Mental State Exam 的framework。
  • 講者講解有系統,使人容易理解和記憶,運用生活化的例子講解抽象理念,讚!
  • 述說有關精神病之病狀,case sharing, 理解患者精神狀況,講員把最新狀況更新學員 。
  • 講者講解清晰,內容充實,介紹DSM5時能化繁為簡,令人掌握從DSM-IV 的改變。
  • Dr. Chiu’s framework of MSE, which is unique and practical, outstanding presentation, clear and precise.
  • Clear rationales for the changes from DSM-IV to DSM-5。
  • 欣賞老師能深入淺出演譯classification Mental State Examination,令學生容易掌握及應用在工作上。
  • 欣賞講者能精簡地表達了複雜的程序和概念,講解詳細,附有case 分享。
  • 深入淺出的舉例。

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