Doctor CHIU Chui-De

CUHK Employment

Associate Professor, Department of Psychology

Phone Number

+852 3943 6210


Chui-De Chiu is a practitioner and scientist in the field of early life traumatic stress. Dr. Chiu has 46 SCI papers, and his work appears in top-quality journals of psychiatry and clinical psychology, including Clinical Psychological Science, Psychological Medicine, Journal of Abnormal Psychology, Behavior Research and Therapy, Human Brain Mapping, Emotion, and Cognition. A recent development in Dr. Chiu’s lab is to intervene in the inter-generational transmission of child maltreatment and to promote dyadic emotion regulation in the parent-child relationship. He works closely with medical and social welfare sectors, for new research and service.


  • Visiting Research Scientists
    • Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School and McLean Hospital, Boston, M.A., U.S.A. (2023-2024)
    • Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, Central Institute of Mental Health, Mannheim, Germany (2013)
    • Section of Clinical, Neuro, and Health Psychology, Institute of Psychology, Leiden University, Leiden, Netherlands (2012-2013)
  • B.Sc. in psychology (2002), M.Sc. (2008) and Ph.D. (2013) in clinical psychology, Department of Psychology, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

Research Interest

  • Experimental psychopathology: Neurocognitive and sociocognitive dysfunctions in trauma-spectrum mental disorders
  • Experimental psychotherapy: The way in which people feel connected, sharing the emotions of other people and approaching the feeling of the self
  • Clinical psychiatry: The impact of childhood relational trauma on mental and physical health


Child and Adult Clinical Psychology, Neuropsychology, Experimental Psychopathology, Intensive Psychotherapy


  • Low intensity CBT practitioner, supervisor, and trainer (University of Exeter, 2014-2015)
  • Clinical psychologist (Taiwan, 2008)


Awards and Honours

  • CUHK Faculty of Social Science Exemplary Teaching Award (2019)
  • NARSAD Young Investigator award (USA, 2018)
  • Families for BPD Research Young Investigator of Research Partner Program (USA, 2018)
  • National Science Council (Taiwan) Outstanding Humanity and Social Science PhD Dissertation Award (2012)
  • National Science Council (Taiwan) Overseas Academic Institute Research Visiting Scholarship (2012)
  • NTU College of Science Outstanding Master Thesis Award (2008)


1. Honorary Appointment

  • Honorary Consultant and Clinical Supervisor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Prince of Wales Hospital (2023-now)
  • Honorary Consultant and Clinical Supervisor, Hong Kong Christian Service (2017-now)

2. Editorship

  • Editorial board member, Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry (2021-now)

3. Professional Service

  • Practitioner in clinical psychology
  • Clinical supervisor for adult and child clinical psychology
  • Supervisor for intensive individual psychotherapy
  • Lecturer and trainer for assessment and psychotherapy of psychological trauma in children and adults
  • Advisor for service models of mental health service for traumatized children and adults

Researcher ID

0000-0002-6159-8531 in ORICD


The relational process of emotion, social perception, and self-image

  • Chiu, C.-D., Siu, C. Y., Ng, H. C., & Baldwin, M. W. (2021). Visuospatial perspective shifting and relational self-association in dispositional shame and guilt. Consciousness and Cognition, 92, Article 103140.
  • Chiu, C.-D., Ng, H. C., Kwok, W. K., & Tollenaar, M. S. (2020). Feeling empathically toward other people and the self: The role of perspective shifting in emotion sharing and self-reassurance. Clinical Psychological Science, 8(1), 169–183.
  • Chiu, C.-D., & Yeh, Y.-Y. (2018). In your shoes or mine? Shifting from other to self perspective is vital for emotional empathy. Emotion, 18(1), 39–45.

The neurocognitive underpinnings of trauma-spectrum disorders

Self- and other-representation (social cognition)

  • Chiu, C.-D., Ho, H. L., & Tollenaar, M. S. (2022). Relational self-evaluations in dissociation: Implicit self-rejection? Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 14(1), 99–106.
  • Chiu, C.-D., Tollenaar, M. S., Yang, C.-T., Elzinga, B. M., & Zhang, T.-Y., & Ho, H. L. (2019). The loss of the self in memory: Self-referential memory, childhood relational trauma, and dissociation. Clinical Psychological Science, 7(2), 265–282.
  • Chiu, C.-D., Chang, J.-H., & Hui, C. M. (2017). Self-concept integration and differentiation in subclinical individuals with dissociation proneness. Self and Identity, 16(6), 664–683.

Executive controls in attention and memory (cognition)

  • Chiu, C.-D. (2018). Enhanced accessibility of ignored neutral and negative items in nonclinical dissociative individuals. Consciousness and Cognition, 57, 74–83.
  • Chiu, C.-D., Lin, C.-C., Yeh, Y.-Y., & Hwu, H.-G. (2012). Forgetting the unforgettable affective autobiographical memories in nonclinical dissociators. Emotion, 12(5), 1102-1110.
  • Chiu, C.-D., Yeh, Y.-Y., Huang, Y.-M., Wu, Y.-C., & Chiu, Y.-J. (2009). The set switching function of nonclinical dissociators under negative emotion. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 118(1), 214–222.

Psychological trauma and medicine


  • Chiu, C.-D., Li, D.-J., Hsieh, Y.-C., Lin, C.-H., Josephine Sheron Au, Yi-Lung Chen, & Chou, L.-S. (2023). Linking childhood trauma and dissociation to psychotic symptoms in major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy. Advance publication. doi:10.1037/tra0001584
  • Tseng, H.-H., Chiu, C.-D., Chen, K. C., Lee, I. H., Chen, P. S., & Yang, Y. K. (2021). Absence of negative association of insular and medial frontal gray matter volume with dissociative symptoms in schizophrenia. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 138, 495-491.
  • Chiu, C.-D., Tseng, M.-C., Chien, Y.-L., Liao, S.-C., Liu, C.-M., Yeh, Y.-Y., Hwu, H.-G., & Ross, C. A. (2017). Dissociative disorders in acute psychiatric inpatients in Taiwan. Psychiatry Research, 250, 285–290.

Urology and gynecology

  • Chiu, C.-D., Lee, M.-H., Chen, W.-C., Ho, H. L., & Wu, H.-C. (2017). Alexithymia and anesthetic bladder capacity in interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 100, 15–21.
  • Chiu, C.-D., Lee, M.-H., Chen, W.-C., Ho, H. L., & Wu, H.-C. (2017). Childhood trauma perpetrated by close others, psychiatric dysfunction, and urological symptoms in patients with interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 93, 90–95.