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Family Therapy with Psychiatric Patients

(Fall 2023)

Join our course designed specifically for psychiatrists and mental health professionals!

The course consists of eight didactic lectures and two live case demonstration sessions. It aims to introduce
how family therapy can be applied to a range of mental health problems presented in children, adolescents and adults. Videos from live sessions will be used extensively to illustrate the assessment and treatment process in linking the presenting symptom to family dynamics.

The course will show the difference in handling a range of behavioral and emotional problems that is handled in the family context as compared to handling them individually. Segments from live family interviews will be used to demonstrate this specific approach. This course will be taught by our Faculty Members, Drs. Irene Kam and Dickson Chow.

Entry Requirement:

Participants are expected to have clinical experience in working with psychiatric patients.

Certificate of Completion:

Participants with at least 80% attendance will receive a certificate issued by AAFT upon course completion.

Course Dates*:

Didactic class:

  •          8 sessions, beginning October 31, 2023

  • Tuesdays | 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Live Case Demonstration:

  • Two live case demonstration sessions led by Wai-Yung Lee, Ph.D.

  • Saturdays | 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Course Fee:

Members: $4,300 (Early-bird: $4,050)
Non-member: $4,500 (Early-bird $4,300)
Early-bird deadline: September 30, 2023


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

Course Coordinator:

Dr. Kam Wai Kwok, Irene


31-Oct Introductory session
07-Nov Childhood emotional and behavioral problems
14-Nov Suicidal behaviors
21-Nov Psychosomatic disorders
28-Nov Obsessive-compulsive disorder
05-Dec Depression and anxiety
12-Dec Bipolar and psychotic disorders
19-Dec Concluding session

*Dates and topics are subject to change*

** CME points maybe awarded for practicing doctors (subject to the approval of relevant bodies) **

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