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Personal profile

Dr. Diana Kwok is Associate Professor of the Department of Special Education and Counselling. She is a registered social worker, approved counselling supervisor, and a certified sex therapist/supervisor. Dianaused to work in school, family, mental health, and LGBTQIA+ social service settings, in Hong Kong, and in the U.S.. She is currently board member of the The Hong Kong Association of Sexuality Educators, Researchers & Therapists; panel member of the Disciplinary Committee and Assessment Committee of the Hong Kong Social Workers' Registration Board.Her research projects were funded by RGC, HK Government, Equal Opportunities Fund, and private fundings, mostly focused on sexual/transgender prejudice, life experiences of sexual and gender diverse individuals (LGBTQIPA+), rights-based sexuality education, and cultural competence of professionals.Dianaactively engages in knowledge transfer, to inform and to advocate for a shift of paradigm in sexuality education for educators, mental health professionals, and the general public. Throughout the years, she has been interviewed by international and Hong Kong media outlets such as the BBC, SCMP, Mingpao Daily, RTHK, the Standard News. Her op-eds have also been published in the Mingpao Daily, Singtao Daily, Hong Kong Economic Journal and among other diverse outlets. Informed from her research, she providesprofessional training and clinical supervision to educators, social workers, counsellors, and mental health practitioners on mental health, sexuality education, and sexual diversity in various universities, schools, NGOs, and government organizations, in Hong Kong and in other Asian cities. The research results werepublished in a wide range of international journals including Journal of Social Work Education, Journal of LGBT Youth, Sex Education, International Review of Psychiatry, British Journal of Guidance and Counselling etc..

郭勤博士現為特殊教育與輔導學系的副教授。她為註冊社工、認可社工/輔導臨床督導員及認可性治療師, 她過往曾在香港及美國兩地工作,任職的地方包括學校社工、家庭服務、精神健康輔導, 康復服務和性少眾 (LGBTQIA+)服務。郭博士擔任香港性教育,研究和治療專業協會董事, 社會工作者註冊局學歷認可評審團、紀律委員會委員。她曾於不同院校、社會服務機構及政府部門就精神健康、性教育及性別多元議題向教師, 社工、輔導員及精神復康工作者提供專業培訓和臨床督導。除了香港性學、性教育的推廣,也在亞洲城市、中國大陸提供性教育的演講和工作坊,更被國際研討會邀請擔任主講者。郭博士曾受不同媒體,包括BBC,South China Morning Post, RTHK, Standard News的採訪,以及經常受香港媒體邀請評論性教育, 性別和性小眾相關議題, 文章亦曾在經濟日報、星島日報、信報、明報等媒體中刊登。郭勤的研究是探討性/性別少眾學生的生活經歷; 性教育; 教師/社工專業工作者的多元文化能力。論文刊登於國際期刊 Journal of Social Work Education, Sex Education, International Review of Psychiatry, Social Service Review, Journal of LGBT Youth, British Journal of Guidance and Counselling等。

Ed.D University of Hong Kong
MSW (Mental Health Counselling) California State University, USA
PgD (Sex Therapy) Florida Postgraduate Sex Therapy Training Institute
PgD (Sexuality Studies) University of Amsterdam
B.Soc.Sci (Social Work) Chinese University of Hong Kong

Registered Social Worker (HKSWRB)
Approved Counselling Supervisor (HKPCA)
Certified Sex Therapist (HKASERT)

Research interests

Research Interests

Sexuality education
School experience of LGBTQIA/queer/gender non-binary students
Sexuality and counseling/social work/education
Sexuality and SEN students
Community and family supports to LGBTQIA/queer/gender non-binary students
Cultural competence of counselors/social worker/educators

研究領域

LGBTQIA性少眾/酷兒/性別多元/跨性別學生的經歷
LGBTQIA性少眾/酷兒/性別多元/跨性別學生的學校/社區及家庭支援
性教育
特殊學習需要(SEN)學生與性教育
自閉症學生與性教育
性與教育/輔導/社會工作
教師/輔導員/社工與多元文化意識

Teaching Interests

Current Teaching and Course Coordination

  • Sexuality-Embracing Diversity
  • Sex Education
  • Counselling Supports to Children with Special Educational Needs
  • Counseling Ethics
  • Counseling Theories and Practices
  • Counselling Supervision
  • Second Major/Minor in Counselling Program Coordinator

Supervision of Postgraduate Research Students

  • PhD - Sexuality Education for High Functioning ASD students in Hong Kong (PhD candidate)
  • EdD - Parents with children affected by dyslexia: Experience in parent-school collaboration (EdD candidate)
  • MPhil - Parental experience: Parents with transgender children (MPhil student)

PastTeaching Experiences

  • Sexual Diversity and Social Work Intervention (CityUHK)
  • Sexuality, Culture, and Diversity (CityUHK)
  • Counseling in Society and Across Culture (CityUHK)
  • Counselling Individuals and Families (CityUHK)
  • Social Work Philosophy and Ethics (CUHK)
  • Social Case Work (CUHK)
  • Movies Life, and Social Work (CUHK)
  • Mental Health Counseling (CUHK)
  • Social Work Fieldwork Supervision (CUHK)

教學工作及課程統籌

性: 擁抱多元
性教育
輔導支援: 特殊學習需要學生與家長
輔導與專業操守
輔導的理論與實務
輔導督導
雙主修輔導課程/副修輔導課程的課程統籌

指導研究生

哲學博士──香港的高功能自閉症學生與性教育
博士──讀寫障礙孩子的父母:家校合作的經歷
碩士──家長的經歷:跨性別小孩的家長

過往的教學經驗

性別多元與社會工作(香港城市大學)
性、文化與差異(香港城市大學)
輔導與文化差異(香港城市大學)
個人及家庭輔導(香港城市大學)
社工哲學與專業操守(香港中文大學)
社工個案工作(香港中文大學)
電影、人生與社工(香港中文大學)
精神復康與輔導(香港中文大學)
社工實習督導(香港中文大學)

External Appointments

Committes and Services
  • Board memberHong Kong Association of Sexuality Educators, Researchers & Therapists
  • Disciplinary Panel Hong Kong Social Workers Registration Board
  • Assessment Panel HongKong Social Workers Registration Board
  • Committee member Professional Development Committee of the Hong Kong Social Workers Association.
  • Panel Specialists Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic & Vocational Qualifications (Social Work; Counselling)
  • Volunteer/Clinical Consultant Caritas Hong Kong Youth Sexuality Project; Transgender Resource Center; Sexuality For All; Gender Empowerment; Queer Sisters; Hong Kong BGCA Project touch; Richmond Fellowship Hong Kong etc..
  • Reviewer:Journal of Social Work;Journal of LGBT Youth; Transcultural Psychiatry; Cultural Health and Sexuality, International Journal of Transgenderism; Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning; British Journal of Counselling; RGC etc.
  • Editorial Panel : HIV, Sex, and Sexuality in Later Life (Book Series: Sex & Intimacy in Later Life in a Changing World)
  • Organizing Committee the 7th Asian Conference on Sexuality Education 2019
Knowledge Transfer: Public Education and Professional Training (Selected)
ucation and Professional Training (Selected)
“Understanding Gender Identity Development: Supporting Transgender Children “, International Conference on Children’s Sexuality Education, PRC.
「兒童性別發展:跨性別孩子的性別認同」,第三屆國際兒童性教育研討會,中國深圳。
“Clinical supervision and professional development: school sexuality education", Caritas Hong Kong.
「輔導教師培訓:學校性教育個案分享和督導」,香港明愛社區及青少年服務。
"Sexual and Gender Diversities: Implications for Psychiatric Social Services". Richmond Fellowship Hong Kong.
「性傾向性別多元培訓:精神健康服務個案分享和反思」香港利民會。
"Sex Therapies: Diverse Expressions of Intimacy, Sex, Gender and Sexual Behaviors", Radio Hong Kong (RTHK )Program.
「性治療個案分享:性和親密關係的多元表達」,香港電台。
"Sexuality Education for Students with Special Educational Needs (SEN)", Radio Hong Kong (RTHK )Program.
「特殊需要孩子的性教育」, 香港電台。
"Understanding diversities in sex characteristics, sexual orientations, gender identities & expressions - implications for frontline practice ."Richmond Fellowship Hong Kong.
「了解性特徵,性傾向,性別認同和表達方式的多樣性-對社工/教師實踐的影響」, 由香港利民會主辦。
"Embracing Diversities: Sexuality Education for Students Affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder", the 7th Asian Conference on Sexuality Education .
「尊重差異:自閉譜系學生的性教育」, 第七屆亞洲性教育會議。
"Transgender Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD): Implications for Rights-Based Sexuality Education". The 7th Asian Conference on Sexuality Education.
「受自閉譜系症影響的跨性別學生:對於人權為主性教育的啟示」, 第七屆亞洲性教育會議。
"Training Educators to Support Sexual Minority Students" The 7th Asian Conference on Sexuality Education.
「培訓教育工作者以支持性少眾學生」, 第七屆亞洲性教育會議。
"Sexual Health and Intimacy Issues of South Asian Young Migrants and Implications for Multicultural Sexuality Education" (Collaborated with Dr. Kim Kwok). The 7th Asian Conference on Sexuality Education.
「南亞青年的性健康和親密親密關係: 對多元文化性教育的啟示」。(合作項目: Dr. Kim Kwok)
"Sexual/Gender Diversity Education : Challenges and Opportunities", the 7th Asian Conference on Sexuality Education .
「性傾向/性別多元化的性教育:挑戰和機遇」, 第七屆亞洲性教育會議。
"Sexuality Education for ASD Students: Parents' Difficulties and Perspectives", workshop organized by Parent Support Group of ASD Students.
「自閉症學生的性教育, 案例工作坊/家長建議/反思」, 由家長互助協會主辦。
"Respecting Diversity - Sexuality Education for ASD Students: Perspectives of Social Workers and Teachers", workshop organized by Caritas Hong Kong.
「尊重差異──自閉症學生的性教育, 案例工作坊/社工/教師的反思」,由香港明愛主辦。
"Sexuality Education Training for Chinese Social Workers: Culturally Competent Practice", orgainized by Social Workers' Association, Huizhou, China.
「中國社工性教育培訓」中國惠州諾亞社會工作人員協會主辦
"Sexuality Education Training for Chinese Teachers: Culturally Competent Practice", orgainized by GLCAC, UNDP, UNESCO, China.
「中國教師性教育培訓:文化敏感力/多樣交叉性視角」同城/中國聯合國教科文組織/中國聯合國開發計劃署主辦
"Understanding diversities in sex characteristics, sexual orientations, gender identities & expressions - implications for frontline practice of sexuality educators."HK Family Planning Association & HKASSERT.
「了解性特徵,性傾向,性別認同和表達方式的多樣性-對性教育實踐的影響」香港家庭計劃指導會, 香港性教育、研究及治療專業協會主辦
"Ethical dilemma in sexuality education - implications for frontline practice of sexuality educators", HK Family Planning Association & HKASSERT.
「性教育中的道德倫理困境- 對性教育實踐的影響」香港家庭計劃指導會, 香港性教育、研究及治療專業協會主辦
"Supporting clients facing sexual health and mental health concerns - intersectionality perspective". Case conference workshop, HKASSERT
「性健康和心理健康 - 多樣交叉性視角」臨床案例工作坊,香港性教育、研究及治療專業協會主辦
"Engaging Chinese Teachers to Support LGBT Students through Sexual Prejudice Reduction Training", Workshop organized by UNESCO Asia (Thailand/Korea).
「減少性傾向偏見: 教師支持LGBT學生」亞洲聯合國教科文組織主辦。
"Gender transitions: religious struggles and resilience: Reflections from mental health professionals"Case conference workshop, HKASSERT
「跨仔跨女性別轉換時面對的障礙/適應: 輔導員的反思」, 臨床案例工作坊, 香港性教育、研究及治療專業協會主辦。
"Sexuality education for high functioning ASD students: Reflections from social workers", workshop organized by the The Church of united Brethren in Christ Social Service Division
「高功能自閉症學生的性教育」,由基督教協基會社會服務部主辦。
"Sexuality education for high functioning ASD students: Reflections from sexuality educators", workshop organized by the Hong Kong Family PlanningAssociation.
「高功能自閉症學生的性教育」,由香港家庭計劃指導會主辦。
"Sexuality education for high functioning ASD students", series of workshops organized by the Hong Kong Vocational Training Council.
「高功能自閉症學生的性教育」,由職業訓練局主辦的一系列工作坊/小組。
"Gay men living with Aids - addressing minority stress and internalized sexual prejudice", professional training for counsellors, Aids Concerns.
「輔導男同志愛滋病患者─少眾壓力及內化歧視」,輔導員的臨牀督導專業培訓,關懷愛滋主辦。
"Supporting transmen and transwomen at the initial stage of gender transition", clinical supervision workshop, HKASSERT.
「支援性別轉換的跨仔跨女」臨床案例工作坊,香港性教育、研究及治療專業協會主辦。
"Supporting parents facing their children's gender transition", workshop for hotline counsellors, organized by faith-based social service organization.
「支援跨性別孩子的家長」熱線輔導員工作坊,社會服務機構主辦。
"Sexual intimacy, multiple identities, and trans* couples ", workshop for frontline social workers, organized by the Tung Wah Group of Hopsitals.
「性、親密關係、多重身份和跨性別伴侶─質性訪談的反思」,前線社工專業培訓工作坊,由東華三院主辦。
"LGBTQ survivors of intimate partner violence: perspectives from social workers", Symposium on Combating Intimatet Partner and Sexual Violence, HKCSS
「性少眾家暴受害者求助時所面對的障礙:社工的角度」,消除親密伴侶及性暴力問題研討會,香港社會服務聯會。
"Understanding sexual and gender fluidity of non-binary trans* people - reflections from sex therapy sessions", HKASERT.
「了解非二元跨性別人士的性和身份的流動性:性輔導的反思」,臨床案例工作坊, 由香港性教育、研究及治療專業協會主辦。
"Rights-based sexuality education - addressing diversities of SEN students in sexuality education", Professional Training Program, EdUHK.
「特殊學習需要學生在性教育中的多元需要」,由香港教育大學專業培訓課程主辦。
"Working with gender variant service users in faith-based substance abuse shelter services", Faith-based social service organization.
「福音戒毒服務與性少眾服務對象: 社工的多元文化意識」,由福音戒毒社會服務機構主辦。
"Intimacy and sexuality education needs of young people affected by ASD", Yang Memorial Methodist Social Services
「親密與性──自閉症青少年的性教育需要」循道衛理楊震社會服務處。
"Meaning behind sexual offending behaviors of young people affected by ASD, a qualitative study", Caritas Hong Kong
「自閉症青少年性犯罪行為背後的意義」,由香港明愛主辦。
"Working with sexual and gender minority clients in mental health services - implications for social work practice", Richmond Fellowship HK
「精神復康服務與性少眾──對社工實務的啟示」由香港利民會主辦。
"Respecting Diversities - Sexuality Education for Students with Intellectual Disability and Austistic Spectrum Disorders", Special schools in Hong Kong
「尊重差異──智障和自閉症學生的性教育」,由香港特殊學校舉辦。
"Respecting diversities - Sexuality education for students affected by Austistic Spectrum Disorders", Professional Training Program, EdUHK
「尊重差異──自閉症學生的性教育」,特殊教育專業培訓課程,香港教育大學。
"Intimate partner violence among LGBT couples", HKCSS.
「性少眾伴侶與親密伴侶暴力」,由香港社會服務聯會主辦。
"Sexuality education for students affected by Austistic Spectrum Disorders", organized by the Hong Kong Teachers' Center.
「自閉症學生的性教育」,由香港教師中心主辦。
"Supporting transgender students in educational setting", Hong Kong Teachers' Center.
「支援跨性別學生」由香港教師中心主辦。
"Supporting students exploring sexual identities in schools:, Hong Kong Teachers' Center.
「支援性少眾學生」,由香港教師中心主辦。
"Supporting gender variant clients in mental health settings, implication for social work practice", the Hong Kong Social Workers' Association.
「支援精神復康服務中的性少眾:對社工的啟示」由香港社會工作人員協會主辦。
"Supporting LGBQ service users in social work intervention", Social Welfare Department, Hong Kong SAR Government
「性少眾 - 社會服務支援」由香港特別行政區社會福利署主辦。
"Supporting transgender service users in social work settings, City University of HK, Division of Social Science.
「跨性別人士-社會服務支援」,由香港城市大學社會科學部主辦。
“Understanding sexual pleasure in sexuality education, a human rights perspective”, the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups.
「性歡愉和性教育」,由香港青年協會主辦。
"Sexuality education for social workers", Caritas Hong Kong.
「社工與性教育」,由香港明愛主辦。
"HIV prevention and sexuality education", organized by St John’s Cathedral.
「愛滋病預防與性教育」,由聖約翰座堂愛滋病預防服務主辦。
Media articles/commentaries in relation to social issues.http://www.eduhk.hk/main/advocacy/?id=922
  • Abstinence-Only Sexuality Education Does More Harm than Good (Ming Pao 13/8/2019)
  • 「貞潔」性教育 無視年輕人精神健康
  • There is No Such Thing as Sex Addiction (Ming Pao, 30/7/2019)
  • 性沉溺並不存在
  • I Am A Boy Not A Girl- Trans and Gender Non-Conforming Children in Hong Kong (Ming Pao, 18/3/2019)
  • 我唔係阿女,係阿仔啊!
  • Asexuality and Sexual Prejudice (Ming Pao, 3/12/2018)
  • 無性戀──小眾中之小眾
  • Sexuality Education - Teaching Adoptive Children on Family Values ( Ming Pao, 29/11/2018)
  • 性教育—領養孩子如何理解家庭觀?
  • Sexuality Education: Children’s Book Featuring LGBTQ Themes (Standnews 25/6/2018)
  • 我的性教育教材
  • Gender Recognition and Human Rights (Sing Tao, 7/12/2017)
  • 性別承認是人權
  • Is sexual orientation needed to be changed? (Sing Tao, 02/6/2017)
  • 性傾向有需要改變嗎?
  • Transgirl’s voice: I am your daughter, everything goes well!” (Sing Tao, 17/11/2017)
  • 「跨女」心聲:叫我阿女,一天光晒!
  • Transgender: RTHK programme (25/5/2017)
  • Standing Up to Transgender Prejudice in Hong Kong Schools (Sing Tao, 20/1/2017)
  • 誰才不正常、有病?挑戰跨性別偏見
  • "If you can't go to Heaven, I can't either" (Sing Tao, 13/9/2016)
  • 你不能上天堂,我也不能上得了
  • Parents Talking about Sex - Empowerment and Sex Positive Approach
  • 家長「放下身段」與子女談性 星島日報 20.01.2016
  • Sexuality Education - Girls Exploring Sexual Pleasure
  • 提供空間正視性歡愉感受 明報 01.12.2015
  • Sexuality Education for Visually Impaired Students
  • 感受人體溫暖視障孩子的性教育 星島日報 17.11.2015
  • Girls Talking about Virginity
  • 第一次性體驗 明報 20.10.2015
  • Sexuality Education for Children Affected by Autistic Spectrum Disorders
  • 特殊需要孩子的性成長需要 星島日報 23.06.2015
  • Sexuality Education - Embracing Family Diversities
  • 性教育應呈現多元家庭素材 星島日報 23.04.2015
  • Youth Sexuality Education - Embracing Diversities
  • 對四個青少年人故事的回應 衛生署紅絲帶中心 02.12.2014
  • Sexuality Education - Insights Learned from Transgender Students
  • 跨性別學生的故事 星島日報 25.11.2014
  • Sexuality Education for Tongzhi/LGBQ Students in Schools
  • 學校並不安全 保障同志學生權益 星島日報 24.09.2014

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