Dr. CHEUNG Wai Leung Raysen

Associate Professor
Director, PsyD in Counselling Psychology Programme
Director, Student Learning and Development Laboratory


- Career Counseling and Development
- Cross Cultural Counseling
- Industrial-Organization Psychology
- Assessments of Counseling Interventions
Ph.D. in Vocational Psychology, Loughborough University, United Kingdom 
M.Sc. Occupational Psychology, University of London, United Kingdom
MBA, University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom 
B.Soc.Sc., The University of Hong Kong

Leung, S. A., Mo, J., Yuen, M., & Cheung, R. (2022). Testing the career adaptability model with senior high school students in Hong Kong. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 139, 103808.


Pong, L. H. E., Cheung, R., & Yu, C. K. C. (2021). Predicting therapeutic alliance with client characteristics and expectations in Hong Kong. Asia Pacific Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, 12(2), 111-126.


Kim, T., Hutchison, A., Gerstein, L. H., Liao, H. Y., Cheung, R., Cinamon, R. G., ... & Collins, R. (2020). Hong Kong women’s future perceptions: integrating the role of gender and culture. British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 48(2), 168-182.


Cheung, R., Jin, Q., & Tam, T. (2019). Assessing the Impact of Work Internships on Career Development among University Students in Hong Kong,

Asia Pacific Career Development Journal 2 (1), 16-22.


崔永康, 張偉良, 譚子豪, & 金秋萍. (2019). 探討中學生抱負取向與職業生涯探索的關係. The Hong Kong Journal of Social Work, 53(01n02), 79-92.


Cheung, R., Jin, Q & Cheung, C. K. (2016). Perceived employability of nonlocal Chinese university students in Hong Kong: The impact of acculturative and vocational variables, Journal of Career Assessment, DOI: 10.1177/1069072716680045


Cheung, R. & Jin, Q. (2016). Impact of a career exploration course on career decision making, adaptability, and relational support in Hong Kong. Journal of Career Assessment, 24, 481-496


Cheung, R. & Arnold, J. (2014). The impact of career exploration on career development of Hong Kong Chinese University students. Journal of College Student Development, 55 (7), 732-748


Cheung, R. (2012). Advancing Career Centers in Higher Education: Contextual and Strategic Considerations. Asian Journal of Counselling, 19 (1 & 2), 115 - 125.


Cheung, R. & Arnold, J. (2010). Antecedents of career exploration amongst Hong Kong Chinese university students: Testing contextual and developmental variables. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 76, 25-36.


Cheung, R. (2009). Internationalization of Career Counselling: Reflections on professional dynamism and Advancement. Asian Journal of Counselling, 16, 227 - 248.


Lai, J. C. L., Chan, J. Y. Y., Cheung, R. W. L. & Law, S. Y. W. (2001). Psychosocial development and self-esteem among traditional-aged university students in Hong Kong. Journal of College Student Development, 42, 68-78.


Cheung, R. & Chan, W. (2015). Career Insight groups in higher education settings. In M. McMahon & W. Patton (Eds.), Ideas for career practitioners: Celebrating excellence in career practice. Brisbane, Australia. Australian Academic Press.

Leung, J., Cheung, R. & Chow, H. (2015). University students¡¦ socially responsible values and capacities for service leadership. In D.T.L. Shek, P. Chung (Eds.), Promoting service leadership qualities in university students: The case of Hong Kong. Singapore: Springer-Verlag Singapur.

Cheung, R. (2014). Fostering Career Exploration. In P. Hartung, M. L. Savickas and W. B. Walsh (Eds.), APA Handbook of Career Intervention. (pp. 157 - 170). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Cheung, R. & W. M. Kwong (Eds.) (2013). Motivating Career Exploration of University Students through Self Reflection and Storytelling: A Resource Book for Practitioners. Department of Applied Social Sciences, City University of Hong Kong

Ho, Y. F., Leung, S. A., Chui, Y.H., Cheung, R. & Ip, K.C. (2009). Teachers' Handbook on finding your colours of life: NSS subject choices and the development of career aspirations. Hong Kong: Hong Kong Association of Careers Masters and Guidance Masters.

Chan, J., Yu, E., Cheung, R., Leung, L. & Ngai, R. (Eds.) (1998). On your way to excellence: How to make the most of your City University Education. Hong Kong: Student Development Services, City University of Hong Kong.

張偉良、金秋萍、楊嘉傑、劉軒朗 (07/22). 職業份認同歷程對其畢業後感知就業能、職涯成、及活滿意度的影響:的縱向硏究。第九屆海峽兩岸暨港澳地區高校心理輔導與諮詢高峰論壇 29/7/2022 [Cheung, R., Jin, Q. Yeung K.K. &, Lau, H. L. (July 2022). The impact of vocational identity processes on perceived employability, career growth and life satisfaction upon graduation: A longitudinal study of tertiary students in Hong Kong. The 9th Forum on Psychological Guidance and Counselling at Universities in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau and the Mainland China, Hong Kong Shue Yan University.] (Online)


Cheung R. & Jin Q. (June 2022). The impact of vocational identity development on hope among sub-degree graduates: A longitudinal study. FSTE Conference 2022: Cultivating Well-being and Whole Person Development, Federation for Self-financing Tertiary Education, Hong Kong.


Cheung R., Lau, L. & Jin Q. (December 2021). Assessing vocational identity status and its relationship with psychological well-being among tertiary students in Hong Kong. Singapore Conference on Applied Psychology. (Online), Singapore.


Cheung R, Lau, L. & Jin Q. (October 2021). The mediation of life satisfaction between career commitment and subsequent employment readiness. International Association for Educational and Vocational Guidance International Conference October 20-22, 2020. (Online)


李沂庭、張偉良 (2021) 香港大學生的情緒調節及因應策略對其品格心理健康 之中介效應 2021臺灣心理學年會: 邁向60年:癮的研究.研究的癮 10/16/2021 [Lee, Y. T. & Cheung R. (10/21). The Mediating Effects of Emotion Regulation and Coping Strategies on the Relationships between Character Strengths and Psychological Well-being among the Chinese College Students in Hong Kong. Taiwan Psychology Association Virtual Conference] 


Cheung R. & Lau, L. (June 2021) Vocational Identity and Career Development: A Longitudinal Study of Sub-Degree Students in Hong Kong. 2021 NCDA Global Career Development Conference – virtual session, National Career Development Association, USA.


Cheung R., Lau, L. & Jin Q. (December 2020). Vocational Identity, Career Support and Subsequent Psychological Adjustment among Sub-Degree Students in Hong Kong. Federation for Self-financing Tertiary Education FSTE Conference: Emotional and Mental Wellbeing for Whole Person Development (online Conference)



Cheung, R. (July 2019). On the Work Practice of College Students from the Perspective of Career Exploration Theory and Empirical Research (in Chinese) “從生涯探索理論及實證研究看大學生工作實習”. Presented in in the Eighth Forum on Psychological Guidance and Counselling at Universities in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau and the Mainland China. Guizhou. China.


Jin, Q & Cheung, R. (June, 2019). A preliminary study on the relationship between high school students' aspirations and career exploration (in Chinese) “中學生抱負取向與職業生涯探索關係初探”. Presented in Sixth Conference of the Chinese Clinical and Counseling Psychology Registration System Committee. Wuhan, China.


Cheung R. & Jin Q. (June 2018) Career development of degree students in self-financing institutions in Hong Kong: the impact of institution related experience and beyond. Federation for Self-financing Tertiary Education (FSTE) Conference 2018:  Striving for Quality Education Conference, PolyU Hung Hom Bay Campus, Hong Kong


Fong, T., Jin Q., Tong, S. H., & Cheung, R. (May 2018). Multiple Predictors of Career Adaptability Among Private University Students in Hong Kong. Asia Pacific Career Development (APCDA) Conference: Connecting Career, Family and Society, Beijing, China.


Jin Q. & Cheung R. (May 2018). Vocational Identity Statuses of University Students in the Chinese Context: Parental Career Behavior and Traditional Cultural Belief Profiles. Asia Pacific Career Development (APCDA) Conference: Connecting Career, Family and Society, Beijing, China


Cheung, R. (September 2017) Career development of the new generation of tertiary students: to enhance the self-perceived employability of Hong Kong students (in “Chinese) “新世代大專生的生涯發展: 增進香港學生的自我感知就業能力” Presented in the 7th Cross-Strait, Hong Kong and Macao College Psychological Counseling and Counseling Summit Forum. Macau.


Cheung R., Jin, Q. & Cheung, C. K. (September 2017). The impact of cultural factors on self-perceived employability (in Chinese) “文化性因素對自我感知就業能力的影響” Presented in the 7th Cross-Strait, Hong Kong and Macao College Psychological Counseling and Counseling Summit Forum. Macau.


Cheung R. (June 2016). Development of perceived employability among university students in the Hong Kong, Presented in 2016 Hong Kong Psychological Society Annual Conference, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
Cheung R. & Jin, Q. (May 2016). Leaving hometown for college: Its implications for vocational identity development of college students in China. Presented in 2016 Asian Pacific Career Development Annual Conference, Taipei, Taiwan.

Cheung, R. (Jun 2015). Perceived employability of non-local Mainland Chinese graduating students in Hong Kong. International Conference: Labor, Mobility and Development in PRD and Beyond. Chinese University of Hong Kong: Hong Kong.

Cheung, R., Jin, Q. & Ip, H. (May 2015). Exploring the impact of social work practicum on career development and perceived. International Conference of "Discovery and Innovation in Social Work Practicum Education. City University of Hong Kong. Hong Kong.

Cheung, R. & Jin, Q. (Jul 2014). Psychological flexibility, job resources and perceived employability: An investigation among working adults in Hong Kong. 2014 International Congress of Applied Psychology. Paris. France

Cheung, R. & Jin, Q. (Jun 2014). Testing the construct of psychological flexibility in Hong Kong: Validity of Acceptance and Action Questionnaire-II among college students and working adults. The 8th International Congress of Cognitive Psychotherapy (ICCP 2014). HKSAR.

Leung, J.W.H., Cheung, R. & Chow, H. (15 May 2014). University Students¡¦ Socially Responsible Leadership Values and Capacity for Service Leadership. International Conference on Service Leadership Education for University Students: Experience in Hong Kong. Sponsored by Victor and William Fung Foundation.

Cheung, R. (21 Jun 2013). The impact of a career exploration course on exploration process, career decision making and adaptability among Hong Kong Chinese University students. Presented in the International Conference Life Design and Career Counselling: Building hope and resilience. Padova. Italy.

Cheung, R. & Chan, J. (5 Aug 2012). Career Services in Higher Education in Hong Kong. Presented in 2012 American Psychological Association Annual Conference. Orlando. USA.

Cheung, R. (Jul 2011). Developing supervisors in the context of counselling professionalization in Hong Kong (in Chinese) “輔導/ 諮商專業化下香港督導師培養的探討". Presented in the Third Forum of Cross-Strait Four Regions Higher Education Psychological Counselling and Consultation. Macau.

Cheung, R. (Jul 2010). Counselling in Hong Kong as a Chinese Society (in Chinese).“華人社會香港心理輔導與諮商之特色”. Keynote presented at Forum on Guidance and Counseling in Chinese Tertiary Education Setting in Four Regions Across the Strait. Taiwan.

Cheung, W.L.R. (Mar 2008). Relation between career exploration and career development status in the Hong Kong context: Examining social cognitive career variables and beyond. Presented in the 2008 International Counseling Psychology Conference. Chicago. USA: American Psychological Association.

Cheung, R. & Chan, J. (Jul 2006). A strategic approach of orientation of undergraduate freshmen in the Hong Kong context. Presented in the 19th International Conference on the First-Year Experience. Toronto. Canada.

Cheung, R. (May 2003). Career exploration of Hong Kong University students. Presented in XIth European Congress on Work and Organizational Psychology. Lisbon. Portugal.


Home Affairs Bureau HKSAR/ Hong Kong Youth Commission Contracted Research, Life Planning of young people in Hong Kong: Examining propositions, perceptions, parental involvement and best practice, HKD553, 065, Co-Principal Investigator, 2016 to 2017

Research Grants Council General Research Fund (Hong Kong), Career development, migration intention and perceived employability: A mix-methods study of non-local Chinese students in Hong Kong, 2015, to 2017, Principal Investigator, HKD236,600.

- Registered Social Worker, Social Workers’ Registration Board
- Certified Counsellor, Hong Kong Professional Counselling Association
- Registered Industrial-Organizational Psychologist, Hong Kong Psychological Society
- Registered Counselling Psychologist, Hong Kong Psychological Society

Editorial Board Member of Australian Journal of Career Development
Editorial Board Member of the Asia Pacific Career Development Journal

COUN200 Theories and Systems in Counselling and Psychotherapy
PSY373 Capstone Project I
PSY374 Capstone Project II
CP400 Theories and Techniques in Counselling and Psychotherapy
CP509 Clinical Seminar: Vocational Psychology and Counselling
CP530 Dissertation I
CP531 Dissertation II
CP602 Coceptual Issues in Counselling Psychology
CP603 Guided Reading in Specific Topics
MPhil/PhD Supervisor
Office: Room 102B, Library Complex,
            Hong Kong Shue Yan University,
            10 Wai Tsui Crescent, Braemer Hill,
            North Point, Hong Kong

Phone: (852) 2104-8221
Fax: (852) 2806-8044 
Email: wlcheung@hksyu.edu
Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm