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Chinese Name: 郭勤

Variants: Kwok, D., Kwok, K., Kwok, D. K.

Dr. Diana  Kwok is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Special Education and Counselling (SEC). She obtained her EdD from the University of Hong Kong. Diana is a registered social worker, approved counselor supervisor, and a certified sex therapist. She used to work in school, family, mental health, and LGBT service settings, in Hong Kong, and in the U.S.. She provides professional training and clinical supervision to social workers, counsellors, and mental health practitioners on mental health, sexuality education, and sexual diversity in various universities, NGOs, and government organizations. Diana's research interest focuses on the experience of gay/lesbian/queer/transgender students, sexuality education, and professional training/development/cultural competence of teachers/counselors / social workers working with sexual minorities and SEN students in the Chinese context.

郭勤博士現為特殊教育與輔導學系的副教授。她於香港大學取得博士學位。郭勤為註冊社工、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。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輔導/社工督導。

郭勤的研究領域是在華人社會文化背景下,探討性少眾/同志/酷兒/跨性別學生的生活經歷; 性教育議題; 服務性少眾及有特殊學習需要學生的教師/輔導員/社工的專業培訓; 教師/專業工作者多元文化能力。


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

Professional information

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Hong Kong Social Sciences
student Social Sciences
prejudice Social Sciences
minority Social Sciences
school Social Sciences
sexuality Social Sciences
experience Social Sciences
counseling Social Sciences

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Research Outputs 2011 2019

LGBT students and teacher education

KWOK, K. D., 26 Jun 2019, Encyclopedia of teacher education. PETERS, M. A. (ed.). Singapore: Springer

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Compulsive Behavior
Hong Kong
Self Concept
Sexual Behavior

Training educators to support sexual minority students: Views of Chinese teachers

KWOK, K. D., 2019, In : Sex Education. 19, 3, p. 346-360

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

teacher training
3 Citations (Scopus)

Community support programme: Support for Chinese trans* students experiencing genderism

KWOK, K. D., 2018, In : Sex Education. 18, 4, p. 406-419

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hong Kong

Community support services for LGBQ students in Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan

KWOK, K. & KWOK, K. D., 2018, Routledge international handbook of schools and schooling in Asia. KENNEDY, K. J. & LEE, J. C-K. (eds.). New York: Routledge, p. 880-888

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Hong Kong