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Parent Support Group (Online in Cantonese)

To share; to listen; to support

Facilitator: Dr. Christine Mok-Lammé

A group specifically designed to support parents of kindergarten and primary school students through times of pressure and anxiety which has been exasperated by the pandemic.

Participants will be able to learn skills to manage difficult emotions, process their feelings and receive support from others.

This long anti-epidemic period has increased the level of anxiety among parents. This Parent Support Group will give you an opportunity to share the pressures and emotions you are feeling as a parent in a safe, supportive, non-judgemental space and learn more about what difficulties other parents are facing.

What the group would entail

It is important first to establish trust amongst group members and so this will be one of the focus areas of the first session. Group trust is built on every participant’s commitment to strict confidentiality, consistent attendance, and authentic engagement in each session.

This support group will consist of four online sessions of 75 minutes each. For the first twenty to thirty minutes, the facilitator will offer practical skills to help parents manage difficult emotions and anxiety. For the rest of the time, participants will share with each other and offer support.

First session: Provide three ways to help parents with self-care
Second session: Provide three ways to help parents manage pressure and anxiety
Third session: Provide three ways to help children manage difficult emotions
Fourth session: Provide three ways to help families manage challenges related to the pandemic

Dates and times:
This online workshop runs Wednesday, April 6th , 13th, 20th and 27th, 2022 from 8-9:15pm.

Fees: HK$1,500 for 4 x 75 minutes online sessions.

Language used in the group – Cantonese

This is a 4-week closed group, this means that once we begin as a group, no new members are able to join us, this is to allow group members to relate to one another and hear one another’s stories in a safe space.

The Role of the Facilitator

The facilitator is a clinical psychologist. My main role in the group is to establish a safe environment so that participants can feel comfortable participating and sharing. I will also provide psychoeducation on emotional regulations. These are methods parents can utilize easily at home to cope with their anxiety, pressure, and emotions.

Payment is due upon registration and non-refundable.

Facilitator

Dr. Christine Mok-Lammé - Clinical Psychologist

Specialising in Psychodynamic Therapy and Complex Trauma

Dr. Christine Mok-Lammé is trained as a clinical psychologist from the United States. She has over ten years of experiencing providing psychological treatment. She is experienced in treating mood disorders, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Because she was raised in Hong Kong, she is familiar with the challenges faced by Hong Kong people from different backgrounds. She has experience working with individuals, small groups and families. Her doctoral degree is accredited by the American Psychological Association. She is a member of the Hong Kong Psychological Society and American Psychological Association.

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Dr. Christine Mok-Lammé - Clinical Psychologist

PhD in Clinical Psychology from Fielding Graduate University, Santa Barbara, California

MA in Clinical Psychology from Fielding Graduate University, Santa Barbara, California

BA (summa cum laude) from Whittier College, Whittier, California

Dr. Mok-Lammé was born and raised in Hong Kong. After completing her undergraduate degree in the USA, she taught in a secondary school in Hong Kong for two years. She then emigrated to the USA to continue her education and work in several non-governmental organisations in California and western Colorado. She has experience working with immigrants, migrant farm workers, and homeless youth. She also has experience working in community mental health centres, psychiatric hospitals, and crisis services. For the past few years, she has been working in a private practice in western Colorado, serving diverse populations. She is excited to be back in Hong Kong, providing much-needed mental health services in her hometown. 

Dr. Mok-Lammé’s theoretical understanding of individuals’ psychology and development is founded on contemporary psychodynamic theories. She believes it is important to understand how an individual’s relationships with primary caregivers affect the development of their personality. These dynamics are often at play in other relationships, including therapeutic interactions, and it is important to explore how these influence behaviour patterns. Dr. Mok-Lammé offers a warm and safe space for clients to explore with her the connections between their past and present experiences and to internalize transformed dynamics they can apply in their day-to-day lives.

While her understanding of psychology is built upon psychodynamic theories, Dr. Mok-Lammé utilizes a variety of treatment approaches to meet the unique needs of each individual. Individuals come to therapy in search of relief from difficult emotions and/or symptoms of mental health disorders. Clients struggling with life challenges and relationships find various techniques to be very effective and helpful. The approaches Dr. Mok-Lammé utilizes include, but are not limited to, cognitive behavioural therapy, mindfulness, narrative therapy, motivational interviewing, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). In addition of helping clients discover insights about themselves, Dr. Mok-Lammé works with individuals to help them develop practical coping strategies to improve and expand their lives. 

Dr. Mok-Lammé is fluent in English and Cantonese. She has personal and professional experience with individuals from various cultures and ethnic backgrounds, and she is skilled at navigating cross-cultural relationships. She currently works with adults experiencing depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, dissociation, relationship problems, cultural and identity issues, career difficulties, parenting problems, or life-adjustment issues. She is especially gifted in working with individuals who have suffered complex trauma throughout their lives, who grew up in complicated family systems, and/or who are interested in depth therapy. 

Dr. Mok-Lammé is a member of the Hong Kong Psychological Society and the American Psychological Association. She is a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of Colorado in the USA (CO Psy 4039).