Project Description

Dr. Frendi Wing-sai LI

Associate Professor of Practice

Prof. LEE Tatia Mei-chun

Office: 6.66

Phone: (852) 3917-5889


HKU Researcher Page:


  • B.Soc.Sc. (Psychology), University of Hong Kong
  • M.Soc.Sc. (Clinical Psychology), University of Hong Kong
  • Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (Psych.D.), University of Surrey, UK


Dr Frendi Li completed her Master’s training in clinical psychology with the University of Hong Kong, and obtained her PsyD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Surrey, UK. She is a Registered Clinical Psychologist in Hong Kong, and a Registered Practitioner Psychologist of the UK. She has worked in the mental health field for many years, both in HK and the UK, before joining HKU. She believes in integrating psychological theories and research findings with clinical practice. Her research interests include psychological treatment efficacy, child abuse treatment and prevention, transdiagnostic vulnerability factors, as well as psychological intervention for psychotic illnesses. Dr. Li has kept an active clinical practice, and has been heavily involved in the training and supervision of other mental health professionals in addition to clinical psychology trainees.


  • Psychological intervention outcome research (e.g., CBT and its variations for different types of problems, Computerised Therapy)
  • Psychosis (e.g., Cognitive factors, Psychological intervention, Relationship with Violence)
  • Child abuse (e.g., Effective Prevention; Treatment for Adult Survivors)
  • Third-wave Psychotherapy (e.g., ACT, Self Compassion)

Research Internship Opportunities 2020


  1. ADHD group training
  2. Sense of coherence and self compassion in carers of individuals with intellectual disabilities
  3. Process of change in motivational interviewing

Intern Selection:
The internship will involve some combination of the following learning opportunities:

  • review of relevant research materials,
  • recruitment and scheduling of research subjects,
  • data collection/ coding/ entry,
  • preliminary data analysis,
  • administering experiments/ training.

Please join us if you are:

  • Interested in the above research areas
  • Motivated in obtaining research experience in psychology and mental health
  • Able to comprehend written Chinese and speak fluent Cantonese
  • Good in English and organizational skills
  • Able to use softwares such as SPSS, Excel and EndNote

Please send your CV to Dr. Frendi Li ( if you are interested.

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