Asian Academy of
family therapy


亞洲家庭治療學院 Asian Academy of Family Therapy Limited


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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Becoming an AAFT Member

Why Join AAFT

  • Because I support the mission and vision

  • Because I want to continue my professional growth

  • Because I want a base for professional sharing and exchange

  • Because I want to contribute to the development of the profession

  • Because I want to join one of the many innovative projects at AAFT

AAFT is the first academy for family therapists established in Asia that aims to promote the identity of the profession. It provides the much needed platform for professional advancement and support for both novel and experienced clinicians who are committed to the systemic framework. AAFT has the support of renowned professionals in the field, both locally and abroad; together, these people are committed to the development of new knowledge in the field as well as nurturing the new generation of family therapy practitioners.

Membership Categories

a. Honorary Fellow

b. Fellow

c. Full Member / Life Member (one-off)

d. Associate Member

e. Organizational Member

Membership Criteria

a. Honorary Fellow

Honorary Fellow is an applicant who

  • has demonstrated distinguished contributions to the advancement of the marriage and family therapy field, in areas such as advanced practice, research, teaching, and policy making; and

  • is by invitation only. 


b. Fellow*

An applicant who is interested in becoming a Fellow should:


  • possess a Master’s or Doctoral degree in marriage and family therapy, related mental health field, or

  • have at least three years of post-graduate experience in working with families, including case practice,
    systemic training;

  • accumulated a minimum of 150 hours of supervision (including individual and group) by AAFT approved

  • be nominated by two AAFT Fellows; and

  • be approved by Vetting Committee of AAFT, which is comprised of senior practitioners from Japan,
    Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Mainland China. 

      *Details will be confirmed shortly.

c. Full Member / Life Member (one-off)

An applicant is eligible to become a Full Member if he/she has preferably   attained educational requirements for licensure or certification in the human services profession or equivalent. He/ She can pay a one-off membership fee to become a Life Member.


d. Associate Member

An applicant is eligible to become an Associate Member if he/she

  • does not meet criteria for the aforementioned categories;

  • holds a degree in other human service programs; or

  • is a student in family therapy.

e. Organizational Member

Organizational membership is designed for professional or social service organizations/ associations/ societies/ institutions ("Organization") who share the mission of AAFT. All applications will be reviewed by the Vetting Committee. Each Organization may nominate up to three members, e.g., the president, executive director and/ or officer, who will be eligible for AAFT members' benefits. Nominations must be submitted with the application form or renewal form. The category of these three individual memberships, i.e., Fellow Member, Full Member, or Associate Member, shall be recommended by AAFT Vetting Committee.

Membership Fees

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*Full Members may choose to pay the Life Member fee for permanent Full Membership.

# Fellow and Life Member shall pay a one-off application and life membership fee in the first year and then an annual renewal fee of US$80 / HK$500 thereon after. 

**Membership fee is non-refundable unless the application is unsuccessful.

Benefits to Members

  • Members have access to the facilities at the Academy, and can enjoy discount for selected trainings and workshops.

  • Members will be entitled to join one live case demonstration on a first come, first served basis.

  • Members residing in Hong Kong will be eligible for professional indemnity insurance offered through AAFT. (Download)

  • Members have the opportunities to engage in the Academy’s diversified clinical projects.

  • Members can participate in the Academy’s peer-group learning, collaboration, and sharing of ideas and experiences.

  • Members can use the title, “AAFT Honorary Fellow/ Fellow/ Fellow and Life Member/ Life Member/ Full Member/ Associate Member/ Organizational Member".

Online Membership Application

Interested parties can complete an online application form and pay instantly through credit card.

Please click the corresponding link below for individual memberships:

Please click the corresponding link below for organizational membership:

Other Application Method

If you wish to submit your application forms by post or email, and settle the membership fee by other method, please refer to the following documents. 

Successful applicants will be notified in writing.

Should you have further inquiries, please contact our staff at

Organization member
Full Member
Associate Member
Honorary Fellow