SIU Fung-ying, Angela, Ph.D.,
Associate Professor, BSocSc (CUHK), DCS (Toronto), MPhil, PhD (CUHK),

Telephone: 3943-1179

  • Introduction
  • Selected Publications
  • Research Areas
Dr. Angela Siu is Associate Professor at the Department of Educational Psychology. She is a registered Clinical Psychologist and an Associate Fellow of the Hong Kong Psychological Society, and a Psychological Associate of the College of Psychologists of Ontario, Canada. She is also a Certified Theraplay Therapist/Trainer and a Certified Filial Therapist/Instructor. She is a Play Therapist/Supervisor registered under the Canadian Association for Child and Play Therapy and the Association for Play Therapy. She has served as psychologist in various clinical and educational settings.
    Peer-reviewed / Referred journal articles

  1. Tse, W.S., Siu, A.F.Y., & Wong, T.K.Y. (under review). How maternal oxytocin influences children’s mental health problem? The mediating role of maternal mental health problem. Journal of Neuroendocrinology.

  2. Ma, Y., Siu, A.F.Y. & Tse W.S. (under review).  The role of high parental expectations on adolescents’ academic performance and depression in Hong Kong.  Journal of Family Issues.

  3. Wong, T.K.Y., & Siu, A.F.Y. (2017). Relationships between school climate dimensions and adolescents’ school life satisfaction, academic satisfaction and received popularity within a Chinese context. School Mental Health.  DOI 10.1007/s12310-017-9209-4.

  4. Siu, A.F.Y., Ma, Y., & Chui, F.W.Y. (2016). Maternal mindfulness and child social behavior: The mediating role of mother-child relationship. Mindfulness, 7, 577-583.

  5. Ma, Y., & Siu, A.F.Y. (2016). A qualitative exploration of an eight-week mindful parenting program for parents. Journal of Asian Pacific Counseling, 6, 63-75.

  6. Siu, A.F.Y., Ho, F.C., & Zi, Y. (2016). Attributional style, positive illusory bias and self-concept of children with and without ADHD. Asian Journal of Inclusive Education, 4, 5-25.

  7. Chan, A.W.Y., & Siu, A.F.Y. (2016). Applying the Spiritual Intelligence Self-Report Inventory (SISRI-24) to Hong Kong University Students. International Journal of Transpersonal Studies, 35, 1-12.

  8. Zhou, Y., & Siu A.F.Y. (2015). Motivational intensity modulates the effects of positive emotions on set shifting after controlling physiological arousal. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, 56, 613-621.

  9. Zhou, Y., Siu, A.F.Y., & Tse, W.S. (2015).  Influences of unhealthy sleep behaviors on the excessive daytime sleepiness and depressive symptoms in children. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 24, 2120-2126.

  10. Siu, A.F. Y., & Zhou, Y. (2014).  Behavioral Assessment of the Dysexecutive Syndrome for Children:  An examination of clinical utility for children with ADHD. Journal of Child Neurology, 29 (5), 608-616.

  11. Siu. A.F.Y. (2014). Effectiveness of a group theraplay program on enhancing social skills among children with developmental disabilities. International Journal of Play Therapy, 23, 187-203.

  12. Siu, A.F.Y. (2014). A qualitative exploration of filial therapy for enhancing teacher-student relationships. Journal of Asia Pacific Counseling, 4, 15-30.

  13. Thorell, L.B., Veleiro, A., Siu, A.F.Y., & Mohammadi, H. (2013). Examining the relation between ratings of executive functioning and academic achievement: Findings from a cross-cultural study.  Child Neuropsychology, 19, 630-638.

  14. Klessen, R, Wilson, E., Siu, A.F.Y., Hannok, W., Wong, M., Wongsri, N., Sonthisap, P., Pibulchol, C., Buranachaitavee, Y., & Jansem, A. (2013). Pre-service teachers’ work stress, self-efficacy, and occupational commitment in four countries. European Journal of Psychology of Education, 28, 1289-1309.

  15. Mavroveli, S., & Siu, A.F.Y. (2012). The component structure of trait emotional intelligence in Hong Kong adolescents.  Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 30, 567-576.

  16. Klessen, R, Al-Dhafri, S., Mansfield, C., Purwanto, E., Siu, A.F.Y., Wong, M., & Woods-McConney, A. (2012).  Teachers’ engagement at work: An international validation study. Journal of Experimental Education, 80, 317-337.

  17. Siu, A.F.Y., & Tse, C.S. (2012). Effect of ability grouping on coping strategies and self-esteem of Hong Kong primary school students. Asia Pacific Education Researcher, 21, 553-564.

  18. Siu, A.F.Y., & Chang, J.F. (2011). Collectivist coping styles and psychological distress: A study of university students in Hong Kong.  International Journal for the Advancement in Counseling, 33, 88-100.

  19. Siu, A.F.Y. (2011). Validation of the Substance Abuse Risk Profile Scale for Hong Kong adolescents. Journal of Psycho-educational Assessment, 29, 75-83. 

  20. Siu, A.F.Y., & Ho, E. (2010). Relations between commitment to a treatment orientation and self-efficacy among teachers working with autistic children.  International Journal of Early Childhood Special Education, 2. 180-192.

  21. Siu, A.F.Y. (2010). Play therapy in Hong Kong: opportunities and challenges. International Journal of Play Therapy, 19, 235-343.

  22. Siu, A.F.Y., & Yuen, E. (2010). Using Marschak Interaction Method Rating System for Chinese families:  Relationship between mother-child interaction pattern and child’s social behavior. International Journal of Play Therapy, 19, 209-221.
  23. Siu, A.F.Y. (2010). The reliability and validity of a Chinese-translated version of the Gifted Rating Scale – Preschool/Kindergarten Form.  Journal of Psycho-educational Assessment, 28, 249-258.

  24. Siu, A.F.Y. (2010). Comparing over-excitabilities of gifted and non-gifted school children in Hong Kong: Does culture make a difference? Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 30, 71-83.

  25. Siu, A.F.Y. (2009). Fostering resilience in Hong Kong school children: a critical reflection.  Advances in School Mental Health Promotion, 2, 20-28.

  26. Siu, A.F.Y. (2009). Trait emotional intelligence and its relationship with problem behaviors among Hong Kong adolescents. Personality and Individual Differences, 47, 553-557.

  27. Siu, A.F.Y. (2009). Theraplay in the Chinese world: An intervention program for Hong Kong children with internalizing problems. International Journal of Play Therapy, 18, 1-12.

  28. Siu, A.F.Y. (2008). A prevalence study on internalizing problems among primary school children in Hong Kong.  Journal of Child and Family Studies, 17, 779-791. 

  29. Siu, A.F.Y. (2007). Using FRIENDS to combat internalizing problems among primary school children in Hong Kong: a pilot study. Journal of Cognitive and Behavioral Psychotherapies, 7(1), 11-26.

  30. Book Chapter

  31. Siu. A.F.Y. & Pon, A.K.L. (Eds.) (2017). Play Therapy in Asia. Hong Kong: The Chinese University Press.

  32. Siu, A.F.Y. (2017). Use of touch in Theraplay with ADHD children in a school setting. In J. A. Courtney & R. D. Nolan (Eds.), Touch in child counseling and play therapy: An ethical and clinical guide. New York: Routledge.

  33. Siu, A.F.Y. (2009). Theraplay for Chinese children. In E. Munns (ed.). Applications of family and group theraplay. pp. 115-125. Rowman Littlefield Publishing Inc.
Social and emotional development of children and adolescents; assessment and intervention; play therapy.

Last Updated: Aug 2017