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Amanda Li Chiu Ming

I am Amanda, currently a PhD student, a registered clinical psychologist, as well as a co-founder and CEO of a social enterprise called StoryTaler (Check it out: www.storytalerhk.org/). I am blessed that it’s my 8th year in the lab since I was an undergraduate - still enjoying tons of laughter and tears working with lab members who share similar values and beliefs. 
I envision a world filled with love and justice. You may say I am dreamer but obviously I am not the only one. I trust and am hopeful that with collective actions and wisdom, this world will be a better place for you and for me. Since 2014, mindfulness has been my most important practice that supports my journey of cultivating awareness, wisdom, kindness, and compassion. 

Qualifications
•    Registered clinical psychologist (HKICP; HKPS DCP; HKCPA)
•    Teacher of Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
•    Teacher of Mindfulness-based Eating Awareness Training (MB-EAT)
•    Teacher of .b foundation (MiSP)
•    Trainer of Honest, Open, Proud (HOP)
•    Facilitator of Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) 


Research interest
•    ACT, stigma reduction, mindfulness, mental health promotion, text-messaging based intervention


Research Presentations
•    Li, C. M., Wong, K. K. L., Mak, W. W. S., Lam, C. H. Y., & Yau, S. S. W. (2018, July) Effectiveness of 21-day mindfulness-based intervention on healthy diet, sleep, and pain through WhatsApp: a randomized controlled trial. Symposium presented at the International Conference on Mindfulness 2018, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
•    Li, C. M., Chan, M. Y. P., Mak, W. W. S., & Lam, C. H. Y. (2018, July) Effectiveness of mindfulness taster workshops for adults and primary school students through training non-professional ambassadors: a pilot study. Poster presentation presented at the International Conference on Mindfulness 2018, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
•    Ling, C. Y. M., Li, C. M., Yau S. S. W., Li, V. C. F., Poon, L. W. H., & Mak, W. W. S. (2018, Mar) newlife.330: Effectiveness of promoting mindfulness through mobile application for general public in Hong Kong. Poster presentation presented at 14th Annual Conference of International Society Chinese Applied Psychology, Hong Kong.
•    Mak, W. W. S., Li, C. M., & Wong, C. (2016, December) StoryTaler: Reducing psychiatric stigma and increasing mental health literacy through storytelling. Parallel session presented at the Asia Mental Health Conference, Hong Kong.
•    Li, C. M. (2014, February). Co-production of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) as a medium in stigma reduction for people in recovery. Poster presentation presented at the Together Against Stigma International Conference, San Francisco, the United States.
•    Mak, W. W. S., Li, C. M., Yang, X., & Chio, H. N. (2014, February). Fighting against stigma: Learning from experience and innovating for effectiveness. Symposium presented at the Together Against Stigma International Conference, San Francisco, the United States.
•    Li, C. M., Lin, L. Y., Mak, W. W. S.  (2014, February).  Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) in reducing self-stigma of people with mental illness: Proof-of-concept trial. Poster presentation presented at the Together Against Stigma International Conference, San Francisco, the United States.


Award
•    Hong Kong Ph.D. Fellowship Scheme