Asian Academy of
family therapy

 

亞洲家庭治療學院 Asian Academy of Family Therapy Limited

香港西營盤醫院道30號贊育醫院西翼5樓

5/F, Tsan Yuk Hospital, 30 Hospital Road, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong

Tel.: (852) 2859 5300 | Fax: (852) 2559 1813

Email: info@acafamilytherapy.org

 

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Who we are

about us

Asian Academy of Family Therapy (AAFT) is a non-profit organization of leading family therapy educators, clinicians, policy makers, researchers, and social scientists committed to enhancing systemic thinking and practice of family therapy in different social and clinical contexts.

It is membership-based, with the mission to provide a professional platform for diverse disciplines in the development of systemic perspective and to develop a professional identity in family therapy through clinical practice, education, research, and policy development. We believe this will contribute strongly to the quality of family health and promote a harmonious society.

Vision & mission

Vision
Promote family health through systemic approach.

 

Mission
Provide a professional platform for diverse disciplines in the development of systemic perspective and to develop a professional identity in family therapy through clinical practice, education, research, and policy development.

background

People live in a circuitry of relationships, and family relationship has great impact on the manifestation and healing of individual problems. However, human service practitioners have traditionally focused on treating the individual and are unprepared to deal with the complex family issues of contemporary society.
Our work has proven that many behavioral and emotional problems in adults and children are merely reactions to interpersonal issues in the family and the larger society. Getting the family to resolve their conflicts is a far more useful and cost effective approach in relieving family members from their distresses.
Having established the HKU Family Institute (HKUFI), the same group of visionaries deems it timely to form the AFT in their continuous effort to lead such a paradigm shift.

 

In 2015, AFT has become AAFT, in order to expand its work to include other Asian family therapists. The AAFT is an independent organization that aims to raise the family therapy profession to a higher profile, set the standard, and enhance the professional development of family therapy practitioners in the region.

Organizational structure
current council

Chairman: FAN Tak Wing William, MBBS, MRCPsych, FHKCPsych, FHKAM (Psychiatry) 

Council Members:

  • CHAN Shook Yim Sally, MSocSc (Marriage and Family Therapy)

  • CHAN Suk Yin, MB ChB Family Physician

  • CHENG Man Yung, MBBS(HK), FRCP(Glasg), FRCP(Edin), FHKCPaed, FHKAM(Paed), FHKCCM, DCH(Lond)

  • CHU Yeung Pak Yu Patricia, BBS, RSW, MSW

  • POON Kwong Keung, FCPA

  • TSANG Man-ching Anita, MBBS, MRCP (UK), FHKAM, FHKCPaed, MSc (Health & Hospital management)

  • WAN Maurice, MSocSc (Marriage and Family Therapy)

  • YUEN Andrew, Public Relations Consultant