Dr. YU, Kai-Ching Calvin (余啟程博士)
Associate Professor


Ph.D., University of Cape Town, S.A.
M.Sc., University College London, U.K.
M.Sc., University College London and the Anna Freud Centre, U.K.

Grad.Dip., University College London, U.K.
B.Sc., Middlesex University, U.K.
Hon.Dip., Hong Kong Shue Yan University, H.K.




Department of Counselling and Psychology
Hong Kong Shue Yan University
10 Wai Tsui Crescent, Braemer Hill, North Point,
Hong Kong
(852) 2104-8223/ 2104-8296
(852) 2806-8044






RESEARCH INTERESTS [Potential PhD/MPhil Supervisor]

Analytic Investigation and Assessment of Neurological and Psychiatric Patients

Integration of Psychoanalytic and Neuroscientific Models of the Mind



Counselling and Research Centre
Neuropsycholgoy Laboratory



PSY371-2 Research Project
PSY311-2 Research Internship
PSY401-3 Research Thesis
CP530-1 Dissertation I-II

CP603 Guided Reading in Specific Topics
CP606 Research Mentorship in Counselling Psychology



Yu, C. K.-C., & Li, W.-O. (2018). Examining dense-array electroencephalographic networks during sleep – Partial or non-partial correlations? Sleep and Hypnosis, 20(4), 253-261.

Yu, C. K.-C. (2018). Why is self-report of sleep position sometimes unreliable? Sleep and Hypnosis, 20(2), 105-113.

Yu, C. K.-C., & Li, W.-O. (2018). A fundamental question about the application of high-density electroencephalography and time-series analysis in examining synchronous networks during sleep – Does the use of different referencing and data preprocessing methods really matter? Sleep and Hypnosis, 20(1), 67-84.

Yu, C. K.-C. (2018). Dream Motif Scale – Short Form. Sleep and Hypnosis, 20(1), 8-16.

Hsu, S., & Yu, C. K.-C. (2017). A Hong Kong study of Working Alliance Inventory Short Form – Therapist. Asia Pacific Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, 8(2), 87-100.

Yu, C. K.-C., & Lam, T.-C. (2017). Does eating a fourth meal (siu-yeh) before bedtime affect sleep quality and dream experiences? International Journal of Dream Research, 10(1), 23-29.

Yu, C. K.-C. (2016). We dream typical themes every single night. Dreaming, 26(4), 319-329.

Yu, C. K.-C. (2016). A neuroanatomical framework for understanding dream content. Sleep and Hypnosis, 18(4), 82-91.

Yu, C. K.-C. (2016). Classification of typical dream themes and implications for dream interpretation. Neuropsychoanalysis, 18(2), 133-146.

Chan, Y.-M., & Yu, C. K.-C. (2016). Qi stagnation and its manifestations in dreams. International Journal of Dream Research, 9(2), 124-129.

Yu, C. K.-C. (2016). The Yellow Emperor’s Canon of Internal Medicine and the interpretation of typical dreams two millennia ago. Dreaming, 26(3), 250-269.

Hsu, S. S., & Yu, C. K.-C. (2016). Content analysis of Chinese dreams – Pleasure or pain? Dreaming, 26(3), 208-220.

Hsu, S., Zhou, R. D.-H., & Yu, C. K.-C. (2016). A Hong Kong validation of Working Alliance Inventory – Short Form – Client. Asia Pacific Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, 7(1-2), 69-81.

Yu, C. K.-C. (2016). Obsessions at night: Dream experiences, emotional attributes, and personality traits as indicators of sleep problems. Sleep and Hypnosis, 18(2), 30-40.

Yu, C. K.-C. (2016). Can students’ dream experiences reflect their performance in public examinations? International Journal of Dream Research, 9(1), 15-21.

Yu, C. K.-C., & Thompson, N. S. (2016). Sleep problems and the phenomenological factors of dreaming. Sleep and Hypnosis, 18(1), 8-18.

Yu, C. K.-C. (2015). The vicissitudes of affective valence across the night: A high-density electroencephalographic study. Dreaming, 25(4), 274-290.

Yu, C. K.-C. (2015). One hundred typical themes in most recent dreams, diary dreams, and dreams spontaneously recollected from last night. Dreaming, 25(3), 206-219.

Yu, C. K.-C. (2015). What cannot kill you will make you stronger – Traumatization, dreaming, and performance in public examinations. Sleep and Hypnosis, 17(1-2), 1-10.

Fu, W., & Yu, C. K.-C. (2015). Predicting disordered gambling with illusory control, gaming preferences, and Internet gaming addiction among Chinese Youth. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 13(3), 391-401.

Yu, C. K.-C. (2015). A high-density electroencephalographic study of synchronous networks during rapid-eye-movement sleep. Dreaming, 25(1), 1-17.

Yu, C. K.-C. (2014). Psychopathological symptoms as a function of trauma, dreams, and inhibitions. Dreaming, 24(4), 309-322.

Yu, C. K.-C. (2014). Normality, pathology, and dreaming. Dreaming, 24(3), 203-216.

Yu, C. K.-C. (2014). Toward 100% dream retrieval by rapid-eye-movement sleep awakening: A high-density electroencephalographic study. Dreaming, 24(1), 1-17.

Yu, C. K.-C., & Fu, W. (2014). Cognitive distortions and pathological gambling among Chinese youth. Asia Pacific Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, 5(1), 62-70.

Yu, C. K.-C. (2013). Superego and the repression of affective and dream experiences. Dreaming, 23(4),266-276.

Yu, C. K.-C. (2013). Lust, pornography, and erotic dreams. Dreaming, 23(3), 175-193.

Yu, C. K.-C. (2013). The structural relations between the superego, instinctual affect, and dreams. Dreaming, 23(2), 145-155.

Yu, C. K.-C. (2013). Obsessive-compulsive distress and its dynamic associations with schizotypy, borderline personality, and dreaming. Dreaming 23(1), 46-63.

Yu, C. K.-C. (2012). Testing the factorial structure of the Dream Intensity Scale. Dreaming, 22(4), 284-309.

Yu, C. K.-C. (2012). Pornography consumption and sexual behaviors as correlates of erotic dreams and nocturnal emissions. Dreaming, 22(4), 230-239.

Yu, C. K.-C. (2012). The effect of sleep position on dream experiences. Dreaming, 22(3), 212-221.

Yu, C. K.-C., Fan, T.-W., & Li, W.-O. (2012). Diagnostic characteristics of care receivers with intellectual disabilities and the difficulty and burden experienced by family caregivers. Asia Pacific Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, 3(2), 202-211.

Yu, C. K.-C. (2012). Dream Motif Scale. Dreaming, 22(1), 18-52.

Li, W.-O., Fan, T.-W., & Yu, C. K.-C. (2012). Difficulty and burden experienced by principal family caregivers of people with intellectual disabilities in Hong Kong. Asia Pacific Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, 3(1), 95-105.

Yu, C. K.-C., & Fu, W. (2011). Sex dreams, wet dreams, and nocturnal emissions. Dreaming, 21(3), 197-212.

Yu, C. K.-C. (2011). Pain in the mind: Neuroticism, defense mechanisms, and dreaming as indicators of hysterical conversion and dissociation. Dreaming, 21(2), 105-123.

Yu, C. K.-C. (2011). The mechanisms of defense and dreaming. Dreaming, 21(1), 51-69.

Yu, C. K.-C. (2011). The constancy of typical dreams. Asia Pacific Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, 2(1), 51-70.

Yu, C. K.-C. (2010). Recurrence of typical dreams and the instinctual and delusional predispositions of dreams. Dreaming, 20(4), 254-279.

Yu, C. K.-C. (2010). Dream intensity profile as an indicator of the hysterical tendencies to dissociation and conversion. Dreaming, 20(3), 184-198.

Yu, C. K.-C. (2010). Dream Intensity Scale: Factors in the phenomenological analysis of dreams. Dreaming, 20(2), 107-129.

Yu, C. K.-C. (2010). Contemporary Chinese sex symbols in dreams. Dreaming, 20(1), 25-41.

Yu, C. K.-C., Fu, W., Zhao, X., & Davey, G. (2010). Public understanding of counsellors and counselling in Hong Kong. Asia Pacific Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, 1(1), 47-54.

Yu, C. K.-C. (2009). Paranoia in dreams and the classification of typical dreams. Dreaming, 19(4), 255-272.

Yu, C. K.-C. (2009). Confirming the factor structure of the Dream Intensity Inventory. Dreaming, 19(2), 97-107.

Yu, C. K.-C. (2009). Delusions and the factor structure of typical dreams. Dreaming, 19(1), 42-54.

Yu, C. K.-C. (2008). Ancient Chinese sex symbols in dreams. Dreaming, 18(3), 158-166.

Yu, C. K.-C. (2008). Dream Intensity Inventory and Chinese people’s dream experience frequencies. Dreaming, 18(2), 94-111.

Yu, C. K.-C. (2008). Typical dreams experienced by Chinese people. Dreaming, 18(1), 1-10.

Yu, C. K.-C. (2007). Fostering positive attitudes towards hypnosis through a measure of mental imagery ability. Australian Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 35(2), 134-149.

Yu, C. K.-C. (2007). Dream recall and the dissociation between dream cessation and neurological memory disorders. Neuro-Psychoanalysis, 9(2), 213-221.

Yu, C. K.-C. (2007). Emotions before, during, and after dreaming sleep. Dreaming, 17(2), 73-86.

Yu, C. K.-C. (2007). Cessation of dreaming and ventromesial frontal-region infarcts. Neuro-Psychoanalysis, 9(1), 85-92.

Yu, C. K.-C. (2006). Defence mechanisms and suggestibility. Contemporary Hypnosis, 23(4), 167-172.

Yu, C. K.-C. (2006). Memory loss is not equal to loss of dream experience: A clinicoanatomical study of dreaming in patients with posterior brain lesions. Neuro-Psychoanalysis, 8(2), 191-198. 

Yu, C. K.-C. (2006). Sources of information about hypnosis and attitudes towards being hypnotized in Hong Kong. Australian Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 34(2), 135-145.

Yu, C. K.-C. (2006). Facilitating dream recall in Chinese people. Dreaming, 16(3), 186-195.

Yu, C. K.-C. (2006). Cognitive-behavioural hypnotic treatment for managing examination anxiety and facilitating performance. Contemporary Hypnosis, 23(2), 72-82.

Yu, C. K.-C. (2006). Commentary on Simon Boag’s ‘Freudian dream theory, dream bizarreness, and the disguise-censor controversy’. Neuro-Psychoanalysis, 8(1), 53-59.

Yu, C. K.-C. (2005). A paradox of studying dream alteration in patients with pontine lesions. Neuro-Psychoanalysis, 7(2), 85-90.

Yu, C. K.-C. (2005). Application of cognitive-behavioural hypnotic treatment for anxiety management in the Chinese. Contemporary Hypnosis, 22(2), 104-114.

Yu, C. K.-C. (2005). Suggestibility of Chinese as revealed by the Creative Imagination Scale. Contemporary Hypnosis, 22(2), 77-83.

Yu, C. K.-C. (2004). Beliefs and opinions regarding hypnosis and its applications among Chinese professionals in medical settings. Contemporary Hypnosis, 21(4), 177-186.

Yu, C. K.-C. (2004). Beliefs and attitudes of Chinese regarding hypnosis and its applications. Contemporary Hypnosis, 21(3), 93-106.

Yu, C. K.-C. (2003). Neuroanatomical correlates of dreaming, III: The frontal-lobe controversy (dream censorship). Neuro-Psychoanalysis, 5(2), 159-169.

Yu, C. K.-C. (2001). Neuroanatomical correlates of dreaming, II: The ventromesial frontal region controversy (dream instigation). Neuro-Psychoanalysis, 3(2), 193-201.

Yu, C. K.-C. (2001). Neuroanatomical correlates of dreaming: The supramarginal gyrus controversy (dream work). Neuro-Psychoanalysis, 3(1), 47-59.

Yu, C. K.-C. (2000). ‘The new neuropsychology of sleep: Implications for psychoanalysis’: Commentary on J. Allan Hobson and Edward Pace-Schott’s response. Neuro-Psychoanalysis, 2(2), 212-213.

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