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Basic Certificate Course in Family Therapy

Family therapy is an important development in the field of relationship science. Current research has shown that it is a particularly effective approach in working with child and adolescent problems, trans-generational conflicts and a range of mental health problems including depression and eating disorders. In Hong Kong, the need for family-oriented human service workers is on the rise so as to cope with an increasing number of domestic conflicts related to problems in the family in recent years.


This course is designed for human service professionals who are interested in gaining more knowledge in systemic perspective and its application to various professional fields. Using video segments of actual family interviews, the course will cover the theoretical bases, conceptual frameworks, and skills in marriage and family therapy. A unique feature of the course lies in its heavy emphasis on live clinical data in raising students’ awareness of theoretical application to clinical practice.


Topics to be covered*:

  • Assessing Families: From Symptoms to Systems / Family Therapy with Children/

  • Family Therapy with Adolescents / Family Therapy with Couple/

  • Sex and Family/ Family Therapy with Divorced Family /

  • Working with Trans-generational Families/ A Dance with Family

Course Dates*:

8 didactic lectures and 2 live case demonstration sessions, beginning February 3, 2023

Didactic Lectures:

Fridays | 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm


Live Case Demonstration Sessions:

Saturdays | 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm


*Dates and topics are subject to change.



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

Course Fee:

Members: $4,700
Non-member: $5,000

Medium of Instruction:



Faculty Members:

Wai Yung Lee, Ph.D., AAMFT Approved Supervisor & other faculty members


  • Please complete and return the attached application form to Asian Academy of Family Therapy, No. 4 Pottinger Street, Central, Hong Kong. All cheques should be made payable to Asian Academy of Family Therapy Limited

  • Applicants whose enrollments are successful will receive a confirmation not later than 2 weeks before the commencement of the course by email. If you do not hear from us by then, please contact us at 2859-5300.

  • All courses are non-refundable and non-transferable. Full refunds are issued only if the applicant’s enrollment is unsuccessful or if the session is cancelled.

  • Receipts will be distributed in the first session attended.

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

Click here to view the online application form (for online credit card payment only) 

Click here to view the application form in pdf format (for cheque payment only)


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