- PSYC3760 Engagement and Assessment of Individuals with Common Mental Health Problems
- PSYC6730 Intervention Seminar I: Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies
- PSYC6921 Clinical Seminar II
Psychological models of psychosis; Cognitive and affective pathways to psychosis; Reasoning in psychosis and other psychiatric disorders; Psychological treatment for severe mental illnesses; Cognitive behavioural therapy; Therapist training; Experience sampling methodology/ ecological momentary assessment.
I am interested in examining the psychological processes that contribute to the development and maintenance of psychosis, a severe mental illness. My students and I focus on the role of cognitive biases, such as attributional style and data-gathering bias, on delusionality and treatment outcome. We also investigate the extent to which cognitive and affective processes may be shared between psychosis and other psychiatric disorders. Our projects cover the continuum of psychosis, from individuals at risk of developing the illness, to patients across the acute and recovery stages. Apart from theoretical projects, we are currently running two treatment trials for psychosis and bipolar disorder respectively. I have also developed an interest in assessing subjective psychological experiences using experience sampling methodology on a mobile phone app.
So, S.H., Chau, A.K.C., Peters, E., Swendsen, J., Garety, P., Kapur, S. (in press). Moment-to-moment associations between emotional disturbances, aberrant salience, and persecutory delusions. Cognitive Neuropsychiatry.
So, S.H., Bennett-Levy, J., Perry, H., Wood, D.H., & Wong, C.W. (in press). The Self-Reflective Writing Scale (SRWS): A new measure to assess self-reflection following self-experiential cognitive behaviour therapy training. Reflective Practice.
Chau, S.W.H., Tse, C.Y., So. S.H., Chan, S.S.M. (in press). A randomised controlled study on the efficacy of attentional bias modification training (ABMT) in patients with generalised anxiety disorder (GAD). East Asian Archives of Psychiatry.
Sun, X., So, S. H., Chiu, C. D., Chan, R. C. K., & Leung, P. W. L. (2018). Paranoia and anxiety: A cluster analysis in a non-clinical sample and the relationship with worry processes. Schizophrenia Research. DOI: 10.1016/j.schres.2018.01.024
Sun, X., So, S.H., Chan, R.C.K., Chiu, C.D., & Leung, P.W.L. (2018). Impact of dysfunctional metacognitions and worry on development of paranoia: A 1-year longitudinal study in a non-clinical sample. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 44(Suppl. 1), S161-162. DOI: 10.1093/schbul/sby016.394
Zhu, C., Sun, X., & So, S.H. (2018). Associations between belief inflexibility and dimensions of delusions: A meta-analytic review of two approaches to assessing belief flexibility. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 57, 59-81. DOI: 10.1111/bjc.12154.
Mak, A.D.P., Lau, D.T.Y., Chan, A.K.W., So, S.H., Leung, O., Wong, S.L.Y., Lam, L., Leung, C.M., & Lee, S. (2018). Cognitive impairment in treatment-naïve bipolar II and unipolar depression. Scientific Reports, 8, 1905. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-20295-3
Chan, E., Lam, H., So, S.H., Goggins III, W., Ho, J., Liu, S., & Chung, P. (2018). Association between ambient temperatures and mental disorder hospitalizations in a subtropical city. A time-series study of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. The International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 15, pii: E754. DOI: 10.3390/ijerph15040754
Wang, Y., Li, Z., Liu, W.H., Wei, X.H., Jiang, X.Q., Lui, S.S.Y., So, S.H., Cheung, E.F.C., Debbane, M., & Chan, R.C.K. (2018). Negative schizotypy and altered functional connectivity during facial emotion processing. Schizophrenia Bulletin. DOI: 10.1093/schbul.sby036 [Epub ahead of print]
Wang, Y., Shi, H-S., Liu, W-H., Xie, D-J., Geng, F-L., Yan, C., Wang, Y., Xiao, Y-H., So, S.H., Chiu, C-D., Leung, P.W.L., Cheung, E.F.C., Gooding, D., & Chan, R.C.K. (2018). Trajectories of schizotypy and their emotional and social functioning: An 18-month follow-up study. Schizophrenia Research, 193, 384-390. DOI: 10.1016/j.schres.2017.07.038
Wang, Y-Y., Shi, H-S., Liu, W-H., Yan, C., Wang, Y., Chiu, C-D., So, S.H., Lui, S.S.Y., Cheung, E.F.C., & Chan, R.C.K. (2017). Invariance of factor structure of the 21-item Peters et al. Delusions Inventory (PDI-21) over time and across samples. Psychiatry Research, 254, 190-197. DOI: 10/1016/j.psychres.2017.04.053
Sun, X., Zhu, C., & So. S.H. (2017). Dysfunctional metacognition across psychopathologies: A meta-analytic review. European Psychiatry, 45, 139-153. DOI: 10.1016/j.eurpsy.2017.05.029
Klippel, A., Myin-Germeys, I., Chavez-Baldini, U., Preacher, K.J., Kempton, M., Valmaggia, L., Calem, M., So, S.H., Beards, S., Hubbard, K., Gayer-Anderson, C., Onyejiaka, A., Wichers, M., McGuire, P., Murray, R., Garety, P., van Os, J., Wykes, T., Morgan, C., & Reininghaus, U. (2017). Modelling the interplay between psychological processes and adverse, stressful contexts and experiences in pathways to psychosis: an experience sampling study. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 43, 302-315. DOI: 10.1093/schbul/sbw195
Reininghaus, U., Kempton, M.J., Valmaggia, L., Craig, T.K.J., Garety, P., Onyejiaka, A., Gayer-Anderson, C., So, S.H., Hubbard, K., Beards, S., Dazzan, P., Pariante, C., Mondelli, V., Fisher, H.L., Mills, J.G., Viechtbauer, W., McGuire, P., van Os, J., Murray, R.M., Wykes, T., Myin-Germeys, I., & Morgan, C. (2016). Stress sensitivity, aberrant salience, and threat anticipation in early psychosis: An experience sampling study. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 42, 712-722.DOI: 10.1093/schbul/sbv190
So, S.H., Siu, N.Y., Wong, H., Chan, W., & Garety, P.A. (2016). ‘Jumping to conclusions’ data-gathering bias in psychosis and other psychiatric disorders – two meta-analyses of comparisons between patients and healthy individuals. Clinical Psychology Review, 46, 151-167.DOI:10.1016/j.cpr.2016.05.001
So, S.H., Tang, V., Leung, P.W-L. (2015). Dimensions of delusions and attribution biases along the continuum of psychosis. PLoS ONE, 10(12), e0144558.
So, S.H., Peters, E.R., Kapur, S., Garety, P.A. (2015). Changes in delusional dimensions and emotions over eight weeks of antipsychotic treatment in acute patients. Psychiatry Research, 30, 393-398. DOI:10.1016/j.psychres.2015.06.027
So, S.H., Peters, E.R., Swendsen, J., Zhu, C., Garety, P.A., & Kapur, S. (2015). Assessing belief flexibility with experience sampling methodology in patients with acute psychosis. European Psychiatry, 30, 268. DOI: 10.1016/S0924-9338(15)31861-7
So, S.H., Chan, A. P., Chong, C.S., Wong, M.H., Lo, W.T., Chung, D.W., Chan, S.S. (2015). Metacognitive training for delusions (MCTd): effectiveness on data-gathering and belief flexibility in a Chinese sample. Frontiers in Psychology, 6, 730. DOI:10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00730
Chu, H., Sun, X., So, S. H. (2015). The beads, the fish and the box: Interrelationships between “jumping to conclusions” tasks and their links with cognitive abilities. European Psychiatry, 30, 1706. DOI:10.1016/S0924-9338(15)31309-2
Wan, C., Zhu, C., Sun, X., So, S.H. (2015). Reasoning biases and the development of non-clinical persecutory ideations: A systematic review. European Psychiatry, 30, 237. DOI:10.1016/S0924-9338(15)30192-9
So, S.H., Kwok, N.T. (2015). Jumping to conclusions style along the continuum of delusions: Delusion-prone individuals are not hastier in decision making than healthy controls. PLoS ONE, 10(3), e0121347. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0121347
So, S.H., Peters, E., Swendsen, J., Garety, P.A., Kapur, S. (2014). Changes in delusions in the early phase of antipsychotic treatment – an experience sampling study. Psychiatry Research, 215,568-73. DOI:10.1016/j.psychres.2013.12.033
So, S.H., Peters, E., Swendsen, J., Garety, P.A., Kapur, S. (2013). Detecting improvements in acute psychotic symptoms using experience sampling methodology. Psychiatry Research, 210, 82-88. DOI:10.1016/j.psychres.2013.05.010
So, S.H. (2013). Implementing psychological intervention programmes in early psychosis (PIPE). In Chen, E. Y., Lee, H., Chan, G. H., & Wong, G. H. (Eds.), Culturally-Adaptive Early Psychosis Intervention: A Clinical Guide with Insights from Oriental Settings. Hong Kong: The Hong Kong University Press.
So, S.H., Freeman, D., Dunn, G., Kapur, S., Kuipers, E, Bebbington, P., Fowler, D., & Garety, P.A. (2012). Jumping to conclusions, a lack of belief flexibility and delusional conviction in psychosis: A longitudinal investigation of the structure, frequency and relatedness of reasoning biases. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 121, 129-139. DOI:10.1037/a0025297
So, S.H., Garety, P., Peters, E., & Kapur, S. (2010). Do antipsychotics improve reasoning biases? A review. Psychosomatic Medicine, 72, 681-693. DOI:10.1097/PSY.0b013e3181e7cca6
So, S.H.W., Freeman, D., & Garety, P. (2008). A test of the impact of state anxiety on the jumping to conclusions delusion bias. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 42, 879-886. DOI:10.1080/00048670802345466
So, S.H.W., & Wong, C.W. (2008). Experience and coping with auditory hallucinations in first episode psychosis: Relationship with stress coping. Hong Kong Journal of Psychiatry, 18, 69-75.
So, H.W., Chen, E.Y.H, Chan, R.C.K., Wong, C.W., Hung, S.F., Chung, D.W.S., Ng, S.M., & Chan, C.L.W. (2006). Efficacy of a brief intervention group for carers of people with first episode psychosis: A randomized controlled study. Hong Kong Journal of Psychiatry, 16, 92-100.
So, H.W. (2005). Substance abuse and psychiatric comorbidity: Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory – III profiles of Chinese substance abusers. Hong Kong Journal of Psychiatry, 15, 89-96. Awarded “BEST PAPER OF 2005” by the Hong Kong Journal of Psychiatry.
|2016||CUHK Young Researcher Award|
|2016||CUHK University Education Award (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pd4DC6SawmI)|
|2016||CUHK Faculty of Social Science Exemplary Teaching Award|
|2017||UGC Teaching Award (Early Career Category)|