Dr. Tim Ngai

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Dr. Tim Ngai


Tim Ngai is the founding Head of the Counseling Department and began the Marriage and Family programs in Alliance Bible Seminary, Hong Kong. For over 20 years, he has been providing therapy and supervision to individuals, couple and families from many countries. Dr. Ngai upholds the supremacy and authority of the Scripture. He endeavors to train therapists to understand, integrate and practice their professional knowledge and skills from Biblical and Christian perspectives.

Dr. Ngai also begins and directs the Certificate in Spiritual Formation (CSF) program in Cantonese language. He devotes his time to silence, solitude, Scripture meditation and prayer. He has been receiving valuable spiritual guidance from many godly spiritual mentors and directors. He is often being invited to preach, teach and lead retreats in Chinese churches. He also provides spiritual guidance to church members and clergies.

Dr. Ngai is born in Hong Kong. His wife is a licensed minister pastoring in a Chinese church. They have two wonderful daughters. One is studying in University and the younger one is in high school. 

Get in touch with Tim: tngai@carey-edu.ca

  • Ph.D. in Family Therapy, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong. (2002-2008)

    Supervisor : Dr. Lee Wai Yung Exposures: Besides my research on Adolescence Depression, I had the privilege to be trained by one of the Masters in the Family Therapy, Dr. Lee Wai Yung and also had the opportunities to learn from the founder of Structural Family Therapy, Dr. Salvador Minuchin.

  • Post-graduate Certificate in Marriage & Family Therapy Studies, University of Toronto, Canada. (1994-1995)

  • M.Div., major in Counselling, Ontario Theological Seminary, Canada. (1990-1993)

  • B.Sc. Honours in Biochemistry, University of Surrey, England. (1984-1987)

  • 魏健智 (2011) 。從輔導角度看「內在醫治」 [Inner healing: A counseling perspective]。醫治神學的反思,廖炳堂編。香港,建道神學院: 183-196。

  • 魏健智(2009)。在輔中以主的心腸說話 [Therapeutic conversations with the heart of Christ]。香港,宣訊114:2。

  • 魏健智(2009)。夫妻角色的再思 [Reflections on the role of husband and wife]。香港,宣道牧函。香港基督教宣道聯會55:1-4

  • 魏健智(2009)。探討婚姻及家庭輔導 [An evaluation of marriage and family counseling]。今日華人教會 09年6月

  • Ngai, T., (2008). An interpretative phenomenological analysis of the relationship between depressed early adolescents and their mothers in Hong Kong. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

  • 魏健智(2008)。基督徒婚姻生活的反思 [Reflections on Christian martial relationship]。香港,時代論壇1068:14

  • 魏健智、李梅芳(2008)。「培育子女」的基礎向度 [Foundational principles of Christian parenting]。教牧期刊。香港,建道神學院25:17-28

  • 魏健智 (2007)。 輔導課程「商品化」之潮流現 [Commercialization phenomenon of counseling courses]。 建道通訊。 香港,建道神學院: 5.

  • 魏健智 (2006) 。淺談青少年抑鬱、家庭關係與相應之牧養反省 [The relationship between adolescence depression & family relationship and its pastoral implications]。教牧期刊。香港,建道神學院: 3-27。

  • 魏健智 (2005) 。 美滿婚姻六大要素:四十八對夫妻婚姻生活的分析 [Six essential ingredients of a successful marriage: An analysis of marital relationship of 48 couples]。婚姻因你精彩。.陳志強、東瑞。 香港, 婚姻同行協進會: 199-205。