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Certificate Course

Live Case Demonstration

The uniqueness of our programs is that teaching and practice go hand-in-hand, with one enhancing the other. In addition to membership activities, the AAFT offers a broad range of educational and training programs for clinicians and public audience, both on a short- and long-term basis, as well as tailor-made in-service training packages for local agencies. The demonstration of live family interviews and consultations are unique features of AAFT, which has become a forum for the development of innovative training and research projects.


Examples of clinical training include the Basic Course, Intermediate Course, Advanced Course, Clinical Consultation, and Clinical Supervision groups. The development of specialized projects is also a distinctive focus in AAFT’s continuous attempt to develop expertise in filling the gap in service provision. AAFT also sees the need to work with the larger system, with the aim to influence policy-making with reference to findings from our clinical research.

Basic Certificate Course in Family Therapy

This course will use video segments of actual family interviews to cover the theoretical bases, conceptual framework, and skills in marriage and family therapy.


This course emphasizes a hands-on approach and includes didactic lectures, exercises for skill training, group discussions, and role play.


This course aims to equip experienced clinicians who wish to acquire a systemic perspective with hands-on clinical training.


Family Therapy with Psychiatric Patients

This course aims to introduce how family therapy can be applied to a range of mental health problems presented in children, adolescents and adults. It will also show how a range of behavioral and emotional problems is addressed in the family context.

Spring 2024

Feb – MAR 2023

Fall 2024

Aug - sept 2023

Spring 2024

APR – Jul 2024

Fall 2024

SEPT - DEC 2024

sept 2024 – apr 2025


Oct – Dec 2023


This is a rare opportunity for participants to observe and experience clinical interviews in action at the Clinic. The case formulation and reflective analysis preceding and following the demonstration will enable participants to share their experiences and insights.


Jan – june 2024


july – Dec 2024

Professional Courses offered by AAFT

Specialized Projects

AAFT is committed to developing specialized projects in partnership with government, public organizations, and non-profit organizations in the community. Some of our initiatives include topics such as working with children with behavior and psychosomatic problems, ADHD, eating disorders, depression, children from divorce families, and school refusal. In-service training packages are also available on request.

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