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Dr. Blurton is one of the foremost experts in her field, with over 30 years of experience in educational psychology and child development. She received her Ph.D in Developmental Psychology from the University of California Riverside. She founded the Family Development Center over 20 years ago.

M.A., Ph.D.
University of California, Riverside
Life-Span Developmental Psychology
Hong Kong
Registered Psychologist
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
California State University
Special Education

Dr. Jadis Blurton

Clinical Director

Approach & Bio

In her over 30 years as a child psychologist and educator Dr. Blurton has always advocated for the importance of empowering the individual. This philosophy has shaped our practice and how we provide support, counselling and resources to Hong Kong families. As the Clinical Director of the practice her role is to supervise and oversee our team of expert clinicians as they pursue best practices and better outcomes for our clients. Jadis has always been our guide in keeping our practice at the intersection clinical expertise and empathy.

Jadis received her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from the University of California, Riverside, and is licensed as a Clinical Psychologist in the U.S. Prior to coming to Hong Kong in 1996, Jadis taught at the University of California and California State University for several years, as well as practicing clinically and directing a children’s diagnostic clinic in West Virginia. In her time since founding the Family Development Center she has also become the Head of School¬† of The Harbour School, where she furthers her educational vision. She is herself mother to six children.

Areas of expertise

  • Child Psychology
  • Family Psychology
  • Educational Assessment
  • Special Education
  • Inclusive Education
  • Project-Based Learning