This one-year course is designed for human service professionals who are interested in acquiring hands-on clinical practice in family therapy. Family cases, live and taped, will be used extensively as a platform for participants to acquire the relevant concepts and theories, walk through the therapeutic process, identify the movements necessary to produce change in family, and organize the multitude of ways to conceptualize and intervene in family relational problems.

Course Highlights:

  • Multi-disciplinary intensive training with live families

  • Ample opportunities to watch seasoned therapists in action at our Evening Clinic, Live Case Demonstration, and other clinical activities

  • Tailor-made training based on the participant’s level of expertise and experience

  • Additional one-day workshop* at the end of the course for participants to review their progress

  • Participants will have the chance to participate in clinical and educational process as part of their internship

*Date to be announced later


Course Trainers:

Principal trainer: Wai-Yung Lee, Ph.D., Clinical Director of Asian Academy of Family Therapy

Additional trainers: Faculty members of Asian Academy of Family Therapy


Course Dates:
Thursdays, beginning October 2021

Didactic training sessions:
Thursdays | 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm



Asian Academy of Family Therapy, No. 4 Pottinger Street, Central, Hong Kong

Course Fee:

HK$33,000 (HK$31,500 for AAFT Members)




Multi-disciplinary professionals interested in using a systemic perspective in working with various populations




Please complete and return the attached application form with your CV to Asian Academy of Family Therapy, No. 4 Pottinger Street, Central, Hong Kong. We will arrange an interview for qualified applicants. Successful applicants will be notified once the application is approved.  


Certificate of Completion:

Participants with at least 80% attendance record will receive a certificate issued by AAFT upon course completion. Participants can extend the training and those who have completed the three-year training will receive a special certificate. Graduates with satisfactory performance may be eligible for Fellow membership at AAFT. They may also be invited to join the AAFT “Train-the-Trainer” program.

Course Evaluation:

Participants will receive on-going feedback from a designated mentor throughout the clinical practice. They are expected to produce a video or self-reflection to demonstrate their learning at the end of their study.



Course Cancellation:

Asian Academy of Family Therapy reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule the course with full or partial refunds when and where appropriate. After enrolling in the course, requests for refunds must be submitted in writing to Asian Academy of Family Therapy. A cancellation fee of 20% of the course fee will be imposed. Requests for course withdrawal must be submitted no later than 14 days prior to the commencement of the course.

***CME points may be awarded for practicing doctors (subject to approval of relevant bodies)***

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