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Ian Dexter C. Ong BS, MPH, MSW, RSW

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Building Name, Floor / Suite
Unit 402, Printing House
Street #, Street Name
6 Duddell Street, , , Hong Kong
9862 8832
2151 3886
Ian is a counselor atThe Alpha Clinic, Hong Kong. He has a wealth of experience and knowledge working in hospital and clinical setting inthe US. Previously, Ian worked as a medical social worker at New York UniversityLangone Medical Center(NYULMC) assisting a variety of client populations ranging from pediatric to olderadults. He covered multiple inpatient servicesand charged with developing comprehensive safe discharge plan for patient requiring aftercare services. His practice in NYULMC involvedhelping clients with acute mental health crisis such as suicide ideation, schizophrenic disorders, mood andanxiety disorders, and trauma related cases. In addition, he served as an adjunct professor at New York University Silver School of Social work’s postgraduate program. He obtained his postgraduateclinical fellowship in child, adolescent and family therapy at the prestigious Yale University Child Study Center.At Yale, he provided outpatient, school and intensive home-based interventions forat risk children and youth diagnosed with psychiatric disorders, behavioral and developmental issues. Heserved as a consultant to preschool teachers at New Haven, Connecticut’s Head Start preschoolprogram. He earned his two Masters of Public Health and Social Work from University of Michigan. He is also a registered social worker in Hong Kong.

Ian’s expertise covers children and adolescents ranges from age 4 to 21 and includes:

  • - Child Behavior Disorders (e.g. Oppositional Defiant Behavior)
  • - Changes in child behavior and emotions due to reaction to family stress
  • - Parent-Child Relationship Difficulties
  • - Social Skills groups for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • - Parenting Difficulties (e.g. Support Groups for mothers and fathers)
  • - Anxiety Related Disorders (e.g. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, generalized anxiety disorder)
  • - Mood Disorders
  • - ADHD
  • - Social Skills/Peer Difficulties/ School Bullying
  • - Anger Management
  • - Emotional and behavioral issues in the context of complex medical conditions
  • - Adjustment and acculturation issues

Case management and Outreach capabilities:

  • - Coaching and support for clients to maintain optimal functioning
  • - Liaise and coordinate treatment objectives with multidisciplinary team (e.g. Pediatrician,Speech Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Psychiatrist, School Teachers, Psychologist) to ensure completion of treatment goals
  • - Prepare parents for school meeting for students with special needs through Individual Educational Planning (IEP)
  • - Provide families with immediate support experiencing acute stress
  • - Parent Workshops on variety parenting issues such as balancing family and work life, adjusting to new country and culture
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