About

The ‘SMART Institute’ is a newly established unit in the Department of Social Work and Social Administration, The University of Hong Kong. It is set up by practitioners and scholars with the support from three non-governmental organizations, namely Baptist Oi Kwan Social Service, Caritas Hong Kong and Tung Wah Group of Hospitals (TWGHs).

Mission

The ‘SMART Institute’ adopts the recovery-orientated approach to mental health services and promotes non-pathology focused interventions based upon the Strengths Model Case Management (SMCM) authored by Professor Charles A. Rapp and Dr. ‎Richard J. Goscha (The University of Kansas, USA). Adopting the multi-disciplinary and inclusive approach, The Institute seeks to examine the application of SMCM and facilitate the strengths-based practice in Hong Kong.

Goals

With an aim to enhance the evidence-based practice of SMCM, the Institute will emphasize on ART – Application, Research and Training – and organize a variety of events to promote sharing of practice wisdom.

Application – the Institute investigates how the SMCM can be applied cross-culturally in Hong Kong for individuals in recovery from mental health issues.

Research – Through rigorous research, the Institute studies the outcomes and process of the SMCM and relevant programs.

Training – the Institute provides specialized training for mental health professionals, para-professionals and peer support workers.

 

COMMITTEE MEMBERS

The California Institute for Behavioral Health Solutions
Dr. Rick Goscha (Advisor)

Department of Social Work and Social Administration
The University of Hong Kong
Professor Samson Tse (Leader and Advisor)
Dr. Emily Tsoi (Research Associate)
Ms. Iris Lo (Secretary)

Tung Wah Group of Hospitals
Ms. Eppie Wan (Chairperson)
Mr. Robert Lau

Caritas Hong Kong
Mr. Stephen Wong (Leader)
Mr. Kelvin Yuen
Ms. Sannie Li
Ms. Colin Su

Baptist Oi Kwan Social Service
Ms. Chan Sau Kam (Leader)
Ms. Siu Oi Ying (Treasurer)
Ms. Jo Fung
Ms. Libra Chow