Dr. Lam, Suet-Man Angel
Associate Professor (Clinical Psychology & Counseling, Christian Counseling Studies, Pastoral Theology)
Dean of Counseling Studies and Ministry
Director of Companion LeShalom Centre
Clinical Psychologist, Clinical Supervisor, Senior Counselor, Spiritual Director (includes giving the full Spiritual Exercises)
Tel/WhatsApp: 2684 3216
Email: [email protected]
Certificate in Spiritual Direction Formation in the Art of Spiritual Direction and giving the Full Spiritual Exercises, Kardia Heart Wisdom Program, recognized by the Australian Ecumenical Council, 2022.
Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology, Alliant International University (CSPP), USA, 2014.
M.A. in Clinical Psychology, Alliant International University (CSPP), USA, 2013.
Professional Counselling Certificate, Hong Kong Satir Center for Human Development and Satir Institute of the Pacific Jointly Present, 2010.
M.Soc.Sc. in Youth Counseling, Hong Kong Baptist University, 2008.
S.T.M. (New Testament), Lutheran Theological Seminary, Hong Kong, 2006.
M.Div. (Old Testament), Lutheran Theological Seminary, Hong Kong, 2004.
B.Th. Lutheran Theological Seminary, Hong Kong, 1997.
Dean of Counseling Studies and Ministry, 2022-.
Associate Professor, Lutheran Theological Seminary, 2018-.
Director, Counseling Programs and Companion LeShalom Centre, Lutheran Theological Seminary, 2021-2022.
Overseas Study Programs Supervisor, Lutheran Theological Seminary, Hong Kong, 2019-2021.
Director, Companion LeShalom Centre, Lutheran Theological Seminary, 2018-.
Program Coordinator, Christian Counseling Programs, Lutheran Theological Seminary, 2015-.
Assistant Professor, Lutheran Theological Seminary, 2014-2018.
Pastoral Care Support Teacher in a Secondary School, 2008-2010.
Parish worker in churches, 1997-2002, 2005-2007.
Registered Clinical Psychologist (New Zealand Psychologists Board & Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and National Board, HKADCP).
Membership of American Psychology Association in Society of Clinical Psychology.
Membership of Hong Kong Psychological Society.
Registered Clinical Supervisor of Asian Professional Counseling & Psychology Association (APCPA).
Associate Fellow & Certified Counselor of the Hong Kong Professional Counselling Association Limited (HKPCA).
Professional Member of Hong Kong Satir Centre for Human Development.
International Certified Crisis Chaplain.
Professional International Membership of Conference of Spiritual Directors (CSD Australia, Certified Spiritual Director).
2023 “Defense Mechanism in Christian Counseling. (Chinese)." In To See a Theological World in a Grain of Sand: Festschrift for Pilgrim W. K. Lo on the Occasion of his 65th Birthday, 589-604 (Hong Kong: Gratia Christian College).
2022 Word in LIfe and a Life in the Word: A Festschrift In Honor Of President Simon S. C. Chow. (Co-edited; Hong Kong: Lutheran Theological Seminary).
2022 “Exploring 'LeShalom' as the Goal of Christian Counseling. (English)." In Word in Life and a Life in the Word: A Festschrift In Honor Of President Simon S. C. Chow, 533-551 (English, Hong Kong: Lutheran Theological Seminary).
2021 “Exploring “LeShalom” as the Goal of Christian Counselling”. in Theology & Life, 40, 139-`58 (Chinese, Hong Kong: Lutheran Theological Seminary).
2014 The Attitudes of Hong Kong Protestants Regarding Professional Psychotherapeutic Services (unpublished doctoral dissertation).
2009 “Which One of the Sons? The Elder? The Younger? The First One or the Other One? A Study of Matthew 21:28-32” in Theology & Life, 32, 291-313 (Chinese, Hong Kong: Lutheran Theological Seminary).
2004 A Study of “The Confessions of Jeremiah” (unpublished Master of Divinity thesis).
Selected Presentation and Lecture:
Friday Lecture: A Journey to Shalom: Peace Within (平安之旅：從自身出發), Lutheran Theological Seminary, Hong Kong, September 2020.
Academic presentation: “Christian Identity and Social Commitment,” Augustana-Hochschule Theological Seminary, Germany, July 2016.
Integration Study of Christian Faith and Counseling: Pastoral Theology and Counseling, Pastoral Group Counseling, Counseling and Anthropology, Counseling and Hamartiology, Forgiveness and Reconciliation, Personal Growth and Spiritual Formation, Life Formation and Full Spiritual Exercise, Emotions and Spirituality, Counseling and Liturgy, Counseling (Satir Model, IFS, CBT) and Ignatius Spiritual Direction etc.
Clinical and Practical Experience:
Personal Growth Workshop and Counseling, 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, Life and Death Education, Spirituality, Spiritual Formation, Spiritual Direction, retreat camps and so on.
Path of Ministry and Research:
Dr. Angel Lam was called to study at the Lutheran Theological Seminary in 1993. She started ministerial work in various churches after graduating with a first theological degree. During her pastoral journey, she realized the importance of Psychological Counseling, motivating her to investigate the integration between Christian faith and Counseling. In 2010, she was called to be a candidate for 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 a series of counseling programs on her vision and mission from Our Lord. She also established the Companion LeShalom Centre in 2017. She was promoted to associate professor in 2018. She currently is the Dean of Counseling Studies and Ministry.
Dr. Lam has kept studying and practicing in Spiritual Formation and Spiritual Direction. She has studied and practiced spiritual exercises in spiritual formation training. She has joined the Ignatius' spiritual exercises retreat in daily life over approximately thirty-five weeks, and has also experienced the Thirty Days of Full Spiritual Exercise and Pilgrimage in Loyola, Spain, the place where Ignatius was born.
She has experience in organizing different retreat camps, providing spiritual direction, and full spiritual exercises. Her wish is to integrate Biblical Theology, Counseling, Spiritual Formation, and Spiritual Direction into Christian Counseling.