Certificate in Psychotropic Medications for

Mental Health Professionals (Class 2)

Does the drug work?”

Do I have to take it for the rest of my life?”

“Will I become a drug addict?”

Is the new generation of medications better?.”

What about the side effects of the drug?”

by Dr. Chiu Siu Ning

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

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


In the rehabilitation context, psychotropic medication continues to be a central element in the care and treatment of people experiencing mental health problems. Mental health practitioners often face these questions and comments in their day to day encounters with clients. This course aims to equip mental health professionals with the basic and common knowledge in medication treatment for mental disorders. It will answer the questions you need to know on psychotropic medications to enhance the efficacy in medication treatment for people suffering from mental disorders and their caregivers.

Course Objective

  1. To have a clear understanding on the treatment of psychiatric Illness and the use of psychotropic drugs in mental disorder treatment
  2. To be able to communicate better with clients on the use of psychotropic medications

Course Content

  1. Overview of Physical Treatments in Psychiatric Care
  2. Classification of Psychotropic Medications
  3. Common Psychotropic Medications, Trend of Use and New Development
  4. General Principles in Applying Drug Treatment and Choosing of Medication
  5. Medication Side Effects and Management
  6. Enhancing Clients’ Self-management in Drug Treatment


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, Room 201, 3 Tsui Ping Road, Kwun Tong (approx. 3 min walking distance from  Kwun Tong MTR Station D1 Exit)
  • Location 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 & case sharing

Course Fee :  HK$1,080-

Special Offer :  HK$1,030- Enroll the course one month or more prior to the event

Group Discount :  HK$980-/each for group of 3 or more

Accreditation :

  • Nurse (CNE) : 7 points
  • Social Worker (CPD) : 7 points 
  • Occupational Therapist (CPD) : 3 points (Program Code : BP16155)

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.


Trainees' Feedback on Dr Chiu Presentation

  • I had attended many similar clinical workshop on Depression & Suicide. 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
  • 講者能將複雜簡化地清楚講解,透過練習,讓我多一點體會企圖自殺者的思維及心路歷程。 Social Worker
  • 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
  • 講者能清楚講解,讓參加者對抑鬱症有清晰的了解,同時亦有提及一些提問技巧,具實用價值。Leung, Social Worker
  • 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
  • 多謝Dr Chiu 的分享,讓我對抑鬱症及自殺個案處理有更全面的理解,很欣賞講者能將深奧的精神病診斷學以淺出的方法生活化地演繹,導師預備了豐富的教材、抑鬱及自殺的評估表也很實用,能提升對自殺個案的預防及介入技巧,很值得推薦,令更多人受惠。  Registered Nures (Psychiatric), TC Chu
  • 趙醫生講解清晰,而且有趣。 社工
  • 講解生動、清晰及實用。 護士
  • Very clear content and explanation of specific and categories of psychotropic drugs.  Flora, Teacher
  • 講員講解清晰易明,深入淺出。 護士

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