ABOUT THE ACCREDITED REGISTERS (AR) SCHEME
At present, there is no official statutory regulation for the practice of clinical psychology in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). It is not MANDATORY for any person to be licensed or registered with a government agency or professional board in order to practise as a clinical psychologist in the HKSAR.
The Hong Kong Association of Doctors in Clinical Psychology (HKADCP) is dedicated to the interests of the public who have significant unmet needs to be served by quality clinical practitioners. The Register of Clinical Psychologists of HKADCP thus shall serve practising clinical psychologists as a register that can recognize their professional qualifications to provide clinical psychological services to the community.
Although qualified clinical psychologists are encouraged to apply for inclusion in the HKADCP Register, doing so implies no legality of its status and/or exclusivity of any other practitioners to provide clinical psychological services in the HKSAR and elsewhere.