For the Public
Regulation of the practice of clinical psychology
At present, there is no official statutory regulation of 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 practice 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 need and deserve to be served by qualified, high-quality clinical practitioners. The Register of Clinical Psychologists of HKADCP thus serves as a register for practicing clinical psychologists that can recognize their professional qualifications to provide clinical psychological services to the community.
Although qualified clinical psychologists are encouraged to apply for listing in the Register, doing so does not imply any legality of status and/or exclusivity of any other practitioners to provide clinical psychological services in the HKSAR or elsewhere.