Basic Certificate Course in Family Therapy (Spring 2020) - UPDATED SCHEDULE

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.



17, 24 Apr 2020 &

8, 15, 22, 29 May 2020 &

5, 12 June 2020



Time:  6:30 pm – 9:30 pm (Fridays) 8 sessions


Topics to be covered:*

Assessing Families: From Symptoms to Systems / Family Therapy with Children Family Therapy with Adolescents / Family Therapy with Couple Family Therapy with Psychosomatic Cases / Working with Trans-generational Families Working with Larger System / Working with Divorced Family / A Dance with Family

Live Case Demonstration sessions:*

2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Saturday),

select any TWO of five live case demonstration sessions from 18 Apr, 2 May, 9 May, 23 May, 6 June 2020 


*Dates and topics are subject to change.


Venue: Lecture Hall, 5/F, Tsan Yuk Hospital, 30 Hospital Road, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong



Course Fee:

Members: $4,200

Non-members: $4,500 

Payable to “Asian Academy of Family Therapy Limited”


Medium of Instruction: Cantonese


Faculty :

LEE Wai-yung, 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

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

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



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