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Samuel Ho

City University, Hong Kong

Professor Samuel M. Y. Ho is a professor of psychology at  the City University of Hong Kong.  He is a founding member and current Executive Clinical Council member of the IPPA Clinical Division. His research interest is in psychopathology and psychotherapy with a focus on anxiety, depression and posttraumatic growth. His current research focuses on how positive cognitive processing styles would affect depression and anxiety symptoms.  Prof. Ho is one of the representative figures of positive psychology in Asia.  He has been working on how to integrate the principles of positive psychology into conventional therapeutic approaches for more than twenty years.  In recent years, Prof Ho has helped the Hong Kong Correctional Services to develop an award winning Psychological Gymnasium inside the largest prison for women offenders in Hong Kong. This facility integrates positive psychology interventions and conventional treatment modalities to facilitate adjustment of women prisoners.  He has been invited regularly by clinical settings in Asia to develop hope-based intervention tools and protocols for medical and psychiatric patients.