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認識與治療性罪行和性強迫症 - 證書課程

Understanding and Treating Sexual Offending and

Compulsive Sexual Behavior Disorder - Certificate Course

Dec 17-18 (Sat & Sun) 2022, 9:30am-5:30pm (Total 12 hours)


陳文瀚大律師 Mr Edward Chan, Barrister

鄭健榮博士 Dr Sammy Cheng, Clinical Psychologist

蔡永傑醫生 Dr Choi Wing Kit Choi, Psychiatrist

林秀芳女士 Ms Sarina Lam, Clinical Psychologist

盧沛鴻博士 Dr Samuel Lo, Clinical Psychologist


Medium of Instruction - conducted in Cantonese and supplemented with English;

lecture notes in English

In this 2-day training course, you will be introduced to the scientific perspective, assessment and treatment of sexual offending and compulsive sexual behaviors including, appropriate diagnostic criteria for Compulsive Sexual Behavior Disorder (CSBD) as determined by the WHO, and differential diagnosis with other complex types of problematic sexual behaviors including paraphilic behaviors. Appropriate legal and medical issues related to the topics are addressed. This course will provide you with practical training on validated assessment measures for problematic sexual behaviors. Treatment planning designed to break through denial and propel clients into recovery is a central focus.  Tools for interventions and group therapy will be discussed.

 Target Audience 

Psychologists, psychiatrist, medical doctors, disciplinary professionals, legal professionals, social workers, counselors, marriage and family therapists, allied health professionals, nurses, counselors, students of the above helping professionals, concerned families, and individuals interested related issues. 

 Why You Should Attend     

  1. A rare opportunity to learn first-hand from experts about compulsive sexual and addictive behavior disorder and other sex offending behaviors

  2. Understand legal system involving sex offending issues

  3. ​Gain medical knowledge pertinent to sexual offending and compulsive sexual behaviors

  4. Keep abreast with current research related to assessment and treatment for sexual offending and compulsive sexual behavior disorder

  5. Understand the procedures and tools for accurate treatment diagnosis and care plan for clients

  6. Integrate knowledge from case illustrations

  7. Gain insights from legal perspective, psychological perspective and psychiatry perspective and expand scope of practice and professional growth

 Unique Course Design 

Cover different perspectives including the: 

  • Legal perspective

  • Psychiatry perspective

  • Psychological perspective

  • Case sharing

 Course Outline - Day 1 

9:30am-12:30pm; 2:00pm-5:00pm

  • A legal perspective on sex addiction, sex offending and case studies in Hong Kong (Barrister Edward Chan)

  • Conceptualizations and assessment for Compulsive Sexual Behavior Disorder (CSBD) and Sex Offending Behaviors (Dr Sammy Cheng)

  • Understand and manage internet sex addiction (Dr Sammy Cheng)

  • Understand the neuroscience, pharmacological treatment and comorbid psychiatric disorders of CSBD (Dr Wing Kit Choi)


 Course Outline - Day 2 

9:30am-12:30pm; 2:00pm-5:00pm

  • Contemporary approach in assessment and treatment of people with serious sexual violence (Ms Sarina Lam)

  • Understand and treat Sexual Offending Behaviors in non-custodial setting (Dr Samuel Lo)

  • Q&A sessions on both days


Learning Objectives - upon completion of the course, the participants should be able to:

  1. Classify differential diagnosis utilizing the ICD-11 diagnostic code and criteria for Compulsive Sexual Behavior Disorder (CSBD) as determined by the World Health Organization

  2. Describe and distinguish the constructs of sexual addiction, CSBS, hypersexuality, impulse control disorder, sexual offending and paraphilic behaviors  

  3. Use a 4-quadrant model of conceptualizing and describing clients with CSBD and/ or sex offending behaviors

  4. Conceptualize the Opportunity, Attachment, and Trauma (OAT) model in understanding, assessing and treating the CSBD and sex offending  

  5. Depict the 6 phrases of addiction cycle for sex addiction and problematic pornography use

  6. Utilize the Sexual Addiction Screening Test - Revised (SAST-R) and Hypersexual Behavioral Inventory (HBI) as an effective screening tool

  7. Apply the CBT and relapse prevention for CSBD and internet sex addiction

  8. Know the profile of  persons with sexual convictions 

  9. Understand treatment for hands-off sex offenders

  10. Predict risk of sexual reoffending

  11. Apply stages of change model and counseling skills to enhance motivation and overcome denial

  12. Acquaint with good life model and strength-based approach in reducing sexual reoffending

  13. Understand and treat the criminogenic needs of persons with sexual conviction, including loneliness, problem solving, using sex as coping, and distorted sex attitudes

  14. Help people with sexual conviction to formulate good life and self-management plan

  15. Learn pragmatic group work skills in counseling person with sexual conviction

  16. Know the relationship between problematic pornography use and sexual offending

  17. Understand voyeurism and related offences in Crimes (Amendment) Ordinance 2021

  18. Understand community treatment of voyeurism

  19. Learn covert sensitization and its effectiveness in tackling sexual addiction

  20. Understand the neuroscience of Compulsive sexual behavior disorder

  21. Understand the pharmacological treatment of Compulsive sexual behavior disorder and its comorbid psychiatric disorder







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About the Trainers


We would also like to thank our trainers for their enthusiasm and generosity to share their comprehensive knowledge, extensive experience and practical skills. 

Barrister Edward Chan - was educated in the University of Manchester, where he obtained his LLB, before returning to Hong Kong to practice law as a solicitor. He set up Chan, Wong & Lam in 1991. He handled litigation while he was a solicitor, specializing in criminal, matrimonial, commercial and bankruptcy laws and attended trials as an advocate. He became a barrister in 2012. He is currently a Principal Lecturer at the Faculty of Law, University of Hong Kong and a barrister handling numerous court trials, including appeals in the Court of Appeal and Court of Final Appeal.  


Dr Sammy Cheng - obtained his master's degree in clinical psychology at the University of Hong Kong, and Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He had worked as a clinical psychologist in various hospitals under the Hospital Authority for about 20 years, including Kwai Chung Hospital, Yan Chai Hospital, Caritas Medical Centre and Princess Margaret Hospital. He has served as an expert witness in court while working for the Hospital Authority and in private practice. He has written numerous forensic psychological assessment reports for patients with criminal charges or legal issues.  He has rich experiences in assessing and treating clients with different kinds of Compulsive Sexual Behavior Disorder and serving as an expert witness in court for those with sex offending. He was a key speaker on the topic of CBT for Sex Addiction in the Hospital Authority, Hong Kong Psychological Society and various professional societies. Dr Cheng has written book chapters and treatment materials for practitioners and sufferers to manage this disorder (

Dr Wing Kit Choi - is a specialist in psychiatry. He graduated from The University of Hong Kong and became a fellow of The Hong Kong College of Psychiatrists. He obtained a master's degree in criminology and received intensive local and overseas trainings in forensic psychiatry. He holds the posts of Honorary Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Hong Kong and Subspecialty Spokesperson in Forensic Psychiatry at the Hong Kong College of Psychiatrists. He is a member of the Mental Health Service Committee at the Society of Rehabilitation and Crime Prevention. Previously, he was the Consultant Psychiatrist and Deputy Chief of Service at the Department of Forensic Psychiatry, Castle Peak Hospital, Visiting Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist at the Siu Lam Psychiatric Centre of the Correctional Services Department, trainer in forensic psychiatry under Hong Kong Training Scheme of the Hong Kong College of Psychiatrists. Dr Choi has extensive experiences in psychiatric risk assessment, management of mentally-disordered offenders and sex offenders.

Ms Sarina Lam - obtained her Bachelor of Social Work degree from the University of Hong Kong and M. Phil. (Clin.Psy.) from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She has been an Outreaching Social Worker handling delinquent youth for years before she worked as a Clinical Psychologist in Correctional Services Department (CSD). She worked mostly in Siu Lam Psychiatric Centre. She has compiled about 400 forensic assessment reports and has been repeatedly testified as an expert witness in High Court. Her expertise lies in forensic assessment, suicide prevention and various offending as well as addictive behaviors. In particular, for many years, she has been working and leading a treatment unit for person committing sex offence in CSD which benchmarks international best practice. She is often invited to offer training on the topics of assessment and treatment for sex offending by various organizations such as the Hong Kong Police Force, Department of Social Rehabilitation, Macau SAR and HKU SPACE. Ms Lam is also an author of journal articles and books on the topic of sexual offending.

Dr Samuel Lo - obtained his Bachelor of Social Sciences degree with a major in psychology and a Certificate in Education from the University of Hong Kong; Master of Science in clinical psychology from Eastern Michigan University, USA; and Doctor of Philosophy in psychology from Northcentral University, USA. He worked as a clinical psychologist in Hong Kong Christian Service and Clinical Psychological Service of Social Welfare Department (SWD) for 25 years. Before his retirement from the department, he was the officer-in-charge of one of its five Clinical Psychology Units. His expertise lies in assessment and treatment for sex offenders, and assessment of mentally incapacitated persons as defined in local ordinances. He is a strong supporter of using local research to substantiate clinical practice, including the research on sex offenders with intellectual disability. He has rich experience in individual and group treatment for sex offenders. Dr Lo is the author of chapters in the books "性本無罪" and "性罪迷徒" published by SWD for free distribution to public and non-government organizations. He received the Director of Social Welfare's Commendation Letter in 2011, and Secretary for the Civil Service's Commendation in 2017 for his outstanding work performance.



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