A One-Year Advanced Certificate Course in Family Therapy

Course Objective

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, and

  • Additional one-day pre- and post-training workshop* at the beginning and end of the course for participants to review their progress.

*Dates to be announced later

Certificate of Completion:

This course is run on a yearly basis and begins with a one-day workshop held at AAFT on October 8, 2022. Participants with at least 80% attendance 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 are expected to produce a video or self-reflection to demonstrate their learning at the end of their study.

Entry Requirement:

Applicants should possess some basic skills in family therapy, preferably from participation in our Basic/Intermediate Course.

Course Fee:

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

Course Dates *:

Didactic Class: Weekly sessions, from October 2022 to May 2023 (Thursdays | 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm)
*Dates are subject to change.


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

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