Aleck Man-Kit Kwong
The Australian, New Zealand and Asian Creative Arts Therapies Association (AThR) Registered Arts (Expressive Arts) Therapist
Austin Vocal Psychotherapist (AVPT)
The International Expressive Arts Therapy Association (IEATA) Board Member and Rising Star Awardee
Aleck Kwong is an expressive arts therapist. He also completed a depth psychology-based vocal psychotherapy training in the United Kingdom and has become an Austin Vocal Psychotherapist (AVPT). He graduated with distinction from the Master of Expressive Arts Therapy programme at the University of Hong Kong. He is a lymphoma survivor, hoping to offer psychological support to cancer patients. He has been constantly invited to be guest speaker at various universities and also actively publishes academic journal articles and presents in international conferences. He is currently a board member of the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association (IEATA).
I like singing, but I like watching films even more. Expressive arts therapy is like a film. It has images, movements, dialogues, and music. Our lives are also multimodal. When I was a child, I didn’t like to talk. I was told that talking loud and running around are bad behaviours. Besides, many people thought I was a girl after hearing my voice. When I grew up, I wrote songs to express myself, accepting my voice and accepting everything about myself. I don't need to pretend in my self-written, self-directed and self-acted life. I am who I am. I hope everyone does the same.
I am brave
I am bruised
I am who I'm meant to be
This is me