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Psychology, Mental Health, and HealthSocial Work and Human Service Management

herman2019

Title:
Associate Professor


Qualifications:
PhD (HKU) MSW (HKU) BSSc(Hons) (CUHK) AcounS, AFHKPCA

 

Email:
herman.lo@polyu.edu.hk


Phone:
2766 5769


Office:
GH341


Specialism:

Mindful parenting and caregiving

ADHD and special needs in children

Mindfulness-based intervention

Mind-body connection and spirituality

 

My URLs:
ORCID

 

Teaching:

Advanced Social Work Theory and Practice II

Mindfulness in Counseling

Social Work Practice Workshop

 

Research Interests:
Stress in family

Mindfulness-based intervention

Family-based intervention

Mental health, culture and spirituality

 

Selected Publications:

Lo, H.H.M., Wong, J.Y.H., Wong, S.W.L., Wong, S.Y.S., Choi, C.W., Ho, R.T.H., Fong, R.W., Snel, E. (in press). Applying mindfulness to benefit economically disadvantaged families: A randomized controlled trial. Research on Social Work Practice. Doi: 10.1177/1049731518817142. (SSCI, Q1 in Social Work, IF: 1.929)

Lo, H. H. M., Wong, S. W. L., Wong, J. Y. H., Yeung, J. W. K., Snel, E., & Wong, S. Y. S. (in press). The Effects of Family-Based Mindfulness Intervention in ADHD Symptomology in Young Children and their Parents: A Randomized Control Trial. Journal of Attention Disorders. Published online on November 29 2017. DOI: 10.1177/1087054717743330. (SSCI, Q1 in Developmental Psychology, IF: 3.668)

Wong, S.O.K., Lo, H.H.M., Lai, E.K.C., Wong, D.F.K., & Choi, C.W. (2018). A feasibility study of a home-based intervention for elderly depression among Hong Kong Chinese. China Journal of Social Work. Doi: 10.1080/17525098.2018.1537071.

Lo, H.H.M., Yeung, J.W.K., Duncan, L.G., Chan, S.K.C., Szeto, M.P., … & Ng, S.M. (2018). Validating of the Interpersonal Mindfulness in Parenting Scale in Hong Kong Chinese. Mindfulness, 9(5), 1390-1401. DOI: 10.1007/s12671-017-0879-7. (SSCI, Q1 in Clinical Psychology, IF: 3.024)

Lo, H.H.M., Chan, S.K.C., Szeto, M.P., Chan, C.Y.H., Choi, C.W. (2017). A feasibility study of a brief mindfulness-based program for parents of children with developmental disabilities. Mindfulness, 8, 1665-1673. DOI: 10.1007/s12671-017-0741-y. (SSCI, Q1 in Clinical Psychology, IF: 3.024)

Lo, H.H.M., Kwok, S.Y.C.L., Yeung, J.W.K., Low, A.Y.T., & Tam, C.H.L. (2017). The moderating effects of gratitude in the association between perceived parenting styles and suicidal ideation. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 26, 1671-1680. DOI: 10.1007/s10826-017-0683-y. (SSCI, Q2, IF: 1.588)

Lo, H.H.M., Wong, S.Y.S., Wong, J.Y.H., Wong, S.W.L., & Yeung, J.W.K. (2016). The effect of family-based mindfulness intervention on children with attention deficit and hyperactivity symptoms and their parents: Design and rationale for a randomized, controlled clinical trial (study protocol). BMC Psychiatry. 16. doi:10.1186/s12888-016-0773-1. (SCIE, Q2 in Psychiatry, IF: 2.613)

Lo, H.H.M. , Ng, S.M. & Chan, C.L.W. (2015). Evaluating Compassion-Mindfulness Therapy for recurrent depression and anxiety: A randomized control trial. Research on Social Work Practice. Doi:10.1177/1049731514537686. (SSCI, Q1 in Social Work, IF: 1.375)

Lo, H.H.M. (2014). The application of Buddhist compassion meditation in Confucian relational framework for Hong Kong Chinese with depression and anxiety. Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Social Work: Social Thought, 33, 19-32.

Hou, J., Wong, S.Y.S., Lo, H.H.M., Mak, W.W.S., Ma, H.S.W. (2014). Validation of a Chinese version of the five facet mindfulness questionnaire in Hong Kong and development of a short form. Assessment, 21, 363 - 371. doi:10.1177/1073191113485121. (SSCI, Q1, IF: 3.108)

Hou, J., Wong, S.Y.S. , Yip, B.H.K. , Hung, A.T.F. , Lo, H.H.M. , … & Ma, S.H. (2014). The effects of mindfulness-based stress reduction program on the mental health of family caregivers: A randomized controlled trial. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics. 83. 45 - 53. doi:10.1159/000353278. (SCIE, SSCI, Q1 in Psychiatry, IF: 9.196)

Lo, H.H.M., Ng, S.M., Chan, C.L.W., Lam, K.F., Lau B.H.P. (2013). The Chinese medicine construct “stagnation” in mind-body connection mediates the effects of mindfulness training on depression and anxiety. Complementary Therapies in Medicine. doi:10.1016/j.ctim.2013.05.008. (SCIE, Q1 in Integrative and Complementary Medicine, IF: 2.216)

Lo, H.H.M., Epstein, I., Ng, S.M., Chan, C.L.W., Kwan Ho, C.S.F. (2011). When Cognitive Behavioral Group Therapy Works and When It Doesn’t?: Clinical Data Mining on Good and Poor CBGT Outcomes for Depression and Anxiety among Hong Kong Chinese. Social Work in Mental Health, 9(6), 456-472.

 

Current Research Projects :

Brief Mindfulness-Based Family Psychoeducation for Students With Early Psychosis: A Mixed Methods Study. General Research Fund, #15604118, 2019-2021. PI.

Brief Daily Body-Mind-Spirit Practice for Sustainable Emotional Capacity and Work Engagement for Community Mental Health Workers - A Multi-site Randomized Controlled Trial. General Research Fund, 2019-2021. Co-I.

Explore the Applicability of Mindfulness Therapy for Special Education Needs (SEN) Primary School Students with ADHD in Residential Setting. Social Welfare Development Fund (A commissioned study by Society of Boy’s Centres). 2017-2020. PI.

Developing and testing the effectiveness of using CALM intervention model to enhance self-efficacy and perseverance for special education needs students in Hong Kong. Social Welfare Development Fund (A commissioned study by Yan Chai Hospital Social Services, Hong Kong). 2017-2019. Co-I.

A Pilot Study on the Feasibility of Mindfulness Training and Drama-Based Intervention for Emerging and Young Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Seed Fund from Professional Practice and Assessment Centre, 2018-2019. PI.

A mentoring programme on practicum preparation and enhancement of self of therapist. Departmental Learning and Teaching Grant Funds (2017/18). 2017-2018. Co-PI.

A Pilot Study on the Mindfulness-Based Family Psychoeducation for Early Psychosis. Start-up For Newly Recruits. 2016-2018. PI.

The effects of a mindfulness based intervention - MYmind - for children with ADHD and their parents: a randomised controlled trial, General Research Fund, #14601017, 2017 – 2020. Co-I.

An Interactive Computer-based Intervention to Adopt Safer Sex Practice for Female University Students: A Multicentred Randomized Controlled Trial. Health and Medical Research Fund, #14150971, 2018-2020, Co-I.

Application of mindfulness training in a family-based intervention for improving Early Child Development and Stress Management in Economic Disadvantaged Families, Early Career Scheme, #21611415, 2016 - 2018. PI.

 

Professional & Community Service:
Approved Counseling Supervisor and Associate Fellow, Hong Kong Professional Counseling Association

Research and Training Committee Member, Editor of CIFA-Net (Newsletter of CIFA), The Consortium of Institute on Family in the Asia Region (CIFA)

Advisor, Hong Kong Mindful Yoga Association