DR. KRISTIE CRAIGEN
Dr. Kristie Craigen held management positions for almost two decades and is a psychometric testing and programme development specialist with almost 15 years assessment experience in clinical, educational and organizational contexts. Early in her professional career, the nature of her corporate responsibilities led to the development of a keen interest in and a deep understanding of the psychometric instruments associated with employee selection and development. After the birth of her two children, she built on her hard-won learning and development expertise to support her own love of learning and on-going skills upgrade, this time into the field of clinical psychology.
While her postgraduate research focused on exploring the efficacy of various psychometric testing instruments, her work now focuses on the assessment and evaluation of children and adolescents who are experiencing behavioural, emotional and/or academic difficulties, usually in the presence of comorbid conditions such as familial dysfunction, substance abuse, and/or psychological issues. In addition to working closely with teachers and learning support staff in dozens of schools across Hong Kong, Southern China and Mongolia and administering and producing literally thousands of comprehensive psychoeducational assessments over the course of her career, she attained undergraduate, masters’ (GPA 3.807) and doctoral (GPA 3.745) level qualifications in clinical psychology from universities located in Australia, Hong Kong and the United States.
Dr. Craigen is a firm believer in giving back to the community she serves. She is currently the President of the Psychotherapy Society Hong Kong. She also developed a successful positive youth development programme for a well known NGO which continues to feature at many international English-medium and local schools across Hong Kong.