our expertise

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WAI YUNG LEE, Ph.D. (Hong Kong)

AAFT Founding President

Wai Yung Lee, Ph.D., is Founding President of AAFT, AAMFT Approved Supervisor, Associate Professor and Founding Director of the HKU Family Institute, and Faculty Member of the Minuchin Center for the Family in New York, USA.

 

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TAKESHI TAMURA, M.D. (Japan)

AAFT President

Takeshi TAMURA, M.D., Vice President of AAFT, AAMFT Approved Supervisor, is a child and adolescent psychiatrist. He retired from 19 years of professorship at Tokyo Gakugei University to start his private practice in central Tokyo in 2011.

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XUDONG ZHAO, M.D. (China)

AAFT Vice President

Xudong ZHAO, M.D., Vice President of AAFT, is currently a professor and Doctorate instructor at Shanghai Tongji University and also the Director of the Division of Medical Humanities. Prof Zhao serves as the president of Pudong New Area Mental Health Center affiliated to Tongji University, and the chief-doctor of the Department of Psychosomatic Medicine in Shanghai East Hospital Affiliated to Tongji University. Due to his diverse experiences in China and Germany, he adopts a multiple-cultural perspective in his teaching, research and clinical practice specialized in family therapy, psychosomatic medicine and psychotherapy, cultural psychiatry, psychology and philosophy.

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YOUNG-JU CHUN, Ph.D. (Korea)

AAFT Vice President

Prof Chun Young-Ju currently works as a professor at the Department of Welfare & Counseling, Silla University, South Korea, teaching family counseling, family studies, and MFT supervision. She majored in Child Development & Family Studies at Yonsei University, Korea, and achieved her Master's and Ph.D. at Purdue University, USA. She is a certified supervisor of family therapy and marriage and family counseling in Korea, and have taught family therapy and family relations for more than 2 decades. Her research interests include such areas as multigenerational transmission of emotional system, differentiation/individuation, divorce therapy, parental counseling, and video supervision. She is actively involved in public training, consultation, and supervision for MFT in Korea.

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Chow Lai-yin Dickson, MBChB (CUHK), FRCPsych (Hong Kong)

AAFT Vice President

Dr. Chow Lai-yin is a specialist psychiatrist working in a public hospital in Hong Kong. He has had a keen interest in psychotherapy since his early days as a trainee. He was trained in various disciplines of psychotherapy yet his main interests remain in psychodynamic psychotherapy and family therapy.

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Shinichi Nakamura, M.D. (Japan)

AAFT Accreditation Committee Chair

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Man Yung Cheng, MBBS(HK), FRCP(Glasg) (Hong Kong)

AAFT Council Chairman

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Stephen Char, Barrister at Law/ Accredited Mediator LLB (Hons) (London) (Hong Kong)

AAFT Council Member

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Justin Lai, HKICPA (Hong Kong)

AAFT Council Member

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Anita MC Tsang, MBBS, MRCP (UK), FHKAM (Hong Kong)

AAFT Council Member

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MAN LUN NG, M.D. (Hong Kong)

Clinical Co-Director of AAFT

Man Lun NG, M.D., FHKC Psychiatry, is former Professor of Psychiatry at The University of Hong Kong, and Associate Director of the HKU Family Institute. Prof. Ng’s expertise in sexology has helped promote sexual health in couples work and psychotherapeutic development, both locally and internationally. He is also one of the most influential psychotherapists in Hong Kong. He has teamed up with Dr Wai Yung Lee in promoting and facilitating a trans-disciplinary approach to clinical practice and research.

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JOYCE MA, Ph.D. (Hong Kong)

Clinical Co-Director of AAFT

Prof. Joyce Ma, Ph.D., AAMFT Clinical Fellow & Approved Supervisor, Professor of the Department of Social Work, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, President of International Family Therapy Association (7/2019-6/2022)

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EIA ASEN, M.D. (United Kingdom)

Clinical Co-Director of AAFT

Dr Eia ASEN, FRCPsych, is Clinical Director of Marlborough Family Services in London. Dr. Asen is both a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist as well as a Consultant Psychiatrist in Psychotherapy. He is also Visiting Professor, University College London.

 

Regional Expertise

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Sun Hae Lee, MSW, Ph.D. (Korea)

AAFT Council Chairman

Dr. Sun Hae Lee is a tenured faculty member in the Department of Social Welfare & School of Psychological Services at Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Korea. er research interests lie in the areas of designing and evaluating mental health promotion programs informed by post-structuralist ideas in family therapy. She is a family therapy supervisor certified by the Korean Association of Family Therapy, the Korean Counseling Association, and the Korean Society for Narrative Therapy.

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Insoo Lee, Ph.D. (Korea)

AAFT Council Chairman

Dr. Insoo Lee is Director of Psychotherapy Institute of Insoo Lee & Other Life in Korea. She has been practicing family therapy as well as providing family therapy training in Korea for over 25 years.

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Meeock Park, Ph.D. (Korea)

AAFT Council Chairman

Dr. Meeock Park graduated with a Ph.D. in Pastoral Care and Counseling from Luther Seminary, St. Paul, Minnesota. She is currently President of the Maeumnaru Counseling Center and Affiliated Professor at Sangmyong University in Seoul, Korea.

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Park Woochul, Ph.D. (Korea)

AAFT Council Chairman

Dr. Woochul Park has worked at the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at Duksung Women's University since 2015. He received his Ph.D. in Family Science from the University of Maryland. He served as a director of Dobongu Family Center from 2017 to 2020. His research interests include family checkup (marriage checkup & parent-child checkup), MFT-PRN (practice research network), and integrative/eclectic approaches to couple and family therapy.

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Hao-Wei Wang, M.D. (Taiwan)

AAFT Council Chairman

Hao-Wei Wang, M.D., received his medical education at Kaoshiung Medical University and Psychiatry training at National Taiwan University Hospital. As a licensed general psychiatrist and child psychiatrist, he has been the psychiatry faculty of Hualien Buddhistic Tze-Chi General Hospital, Sun Yat-Sen Cancer Center, and National Taiwan University Hospital. He is currently the founder and Executive Director of Taiwan Institute of Psychotherapy (TIP) and Chairperson of Taiwan Association of Analytical Psychology. In addition to being a psychiatrist and psychotherapist, he is also a writer. There are 14 books published, including a volume of poems.

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Lee-Chun Lin, M.A. (Taiwan)

AAFT Council Chairman

Lee-Chun LIN, M.A., is passionate about training and supervision in family therapy. She has helped setting up programs for family therapists-in-training and supervisors-in-training for the past ten years in Taiwan.