Asian Culture and CBS SIG

Asian Culture and CBS SIG

Asian Culture and CBS SIG

Affiliated 2017

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SIG Executive Committee Members

Kenneth Fung, Ph.D., committee member
Cao Hui, Ph.D., committee member,
Yim-wah MAK, Ph.D., committee member,


Asia is the largest continent with the largest population in the world. There is so much going on in this land and lots of contextual behaviors to be discovered and experienced. Due to some barriers, we may have difficulty finding like-minded colleagues within the ACBS. It is vital that we are able to connect with each other to network, share resources and, ultimately, make our land a better place to live.

General Interest Area to be Specifically Addressed

Facilitating to connect CBS researchers and practitioners who work in Asia or with clients who have Asian cultural heritage.

SIG Activities

We want to connect and share ideas with SIG meetings and presentations. The SIG will create its own listserv and webpage to share resources. 

Membership Requirements -

Any person who works, researches, or has an interest in learning more about the integration of CBS in Asian cultural context.

Houyuan Luo

Asian Culture and CBS SIG Executive Committee

Asian Culture and CBS SIG Executive Committee

Executive Committee Leaders (2022)

University of Toronto, Canada

Cao Hui, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor in the Beijing Institute of Education.
Majored in psychology and got the Ph.D. degree from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Research interests include ACT in the education context, such as improving students’ social emotional competence, and enhancing teachers’ mental health and reducing their job burnout.
Contact information: 

Yim-wah MAK, Ph.D. 

Associate Professor, School of Nursing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
Yim-wah MAK is a registered nurse and registered midwife and obtained fellowship of the Hong Kong Academy of Nursing in Education in 2012 and Community Health in 2014. She is also a former chairperson of the Society for Hong Kong Nursing Education. Dr Mak has been a member of Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS) since 2012 and is a founding member and leader of the Asian Culture SIG, ACBS. Dr Mak has over 17 years’ experience in providing psycho-social support to people with suicidal ideations. In the past 10 years, she has conducted training to parents, teachers and people who are interested in managing stress and promoting mental health. Her main work is clinical research in the areas of promoting psycho-social health and healthy lifestyle for healthy people and people with chronic diseases. Recently, most of her research is based on psychological flexibility.
Tel: +852 2766 6421

Houyuan Luo