Director

Dr. Angel Lam 
Associate Professor (Clinical Psychology and Counseling), Dean of Counseling Studies and Ministry, Lutheran Theological Seminary , Director of Companion LeShlaom Centre, Clinical Psychologist

Tel / WhatsApp : (852) 2684 3216 
E-mail : angel.lam@lts.edu 

Education:

Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology, M.A. in Clinical Psychology,
M.Soc.Sc. in Youth Counseling, Certificate in Professional Counselling of Satir Model

S.T.M. (New Testament), M.Div. (Old Testament)


Clinical Experience:

Personal Growth, Emotional Regulation, Stress Management, Depression, Anxiety, Addictive Difficulties, Grief and Loss, Trauma and PTSD, Life Transition, Relationship distress, Conflict Management, Couple Therapy and Family Therapy, Spirituality, Spiritual Direction and so on.

Memberships:

Registered Clinical Psychologist (New Zealand Psychologists Board & Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and National Board, HKADCP) 
Associate Fellow & Certified Counselor of the Hong Kong Professional Counselling Association Limited (HKPCA) 
Graduate Membership of the Hong Kong Psychological Society
Professional Member of Hong Kong Satir Centre for Human Development 
Membership of American Psychology Association in Society of Clinical Psychology 
International Certified Crisis Chaplain. 

Path of Ministry and Research

Dr. Angel Lam was called to study at Lutheran Theological Seminary in 1993. After graduating from a first theological degree, she started her ministerial work in various churches. During her pastoral journey, she began to realize the importance of Psychological Counseling. This motivated her to seek intergrating aspects of the  Christian faith and Counseling. In 2010, she was called to be a candidate of faculty development at LTS.  In 2014, she finished her doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology and began a new milestone in theological education.  Dr. Lam developed a series of personal growth trainings and counselling programs through her vision and her sense of mission from Our Lord. She also established the Companion LeShalom Centre in 2017. She was promoted to be an associate professor in 2018. She currently is the Dean of Counseling Studies and Ministry.

In recent years, Dr. Lam has begun to study spiritual formation and direction. She has attended different retreat camps and completed the full spiritual exercise as well.  She has kept studying and practicing Ignatius spiritual exercises. Her wish now is to integrate Biblical Theology, Counseling, as well as Spiritual Formation and Direction fields.


Selected Publications:

“Exploring ‘LeShalom‘ as the Goal of Christian Counseling.” In Word in LIfe and a Life in the Word: A Festschrift In Honor Of President Simon S. C. Chow. edited by Sin Pan Ho, Angel S. M. Lam, Solomon H. F. Wong, 533-551. Hong Kong: Lutheran Theological Seminary.

〈邁向平安:基督教輔導的初探〉in Theology & Life, 40 (Chinese, 2021)

“The Attitudes of Hong Kong Protestants Regarding Professional Psychotherapeutic Services” (ProQuest Dissertations Publishing, 2014) 

“Which One of the Sons? The Elder? The Younger? The First One or the Other One? A Study of Matthew 21:28-32”〈誰是這個兒子?馬太福音二十一28-32的研究〉in Theology & Life, 32 (Chinese, 2009)


Selected Presentation and Lecture:

Academic presentation:”Christian Identity and Social Commitment,” Augustana-Hochschule  Theological Seminary, Germany, July, 2016.

Friday  Lecture:<平安之旅:從自身出發>(A journey to Shalom: Peace Within) ,Hong Kong Lutheran Theological Seminary, September, 2020.


Research Interests:

Integration study of Christian faith and Counselling: Pastoral Theology and Counselling, Counseling and Anthropology, Counseling and Hamartiology, Forgiveness and Reconciliation, Personal Growth and Spiritual Formation, Satir Model and Ignatius Spiritual Exercise, Counseling and Liturgy, Pastoral Group Counselling etc.