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 Feb-26, 2021


Didactic Lecture:

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:

HK$5,000 (HK$4,700 for AAFT Members)

Early-bird : HK$4,750 ($4,500 for AAFT Members)

Early-bird deadline: Jan-17 2021


Medium of Instruction:



Faculty Members:

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

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

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Asian Academy of family therapy

No. 4 Pottinger Street, Central, Hong Kong

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