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. 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 also show how a range of behavioral and emotional problems is addressed in the family context. The lectures will be taught by experienced psychiatrists and the live case demonstrations will be conducted by Wai-Yung Lee, Ph.D.



Oct-27     Introductory session
Nov-3      Childhood emotional and behavioral problems
Nov-10    Suicidal behaviors
Nov-17   Psychosomatic disorders
Nov-24    Obsessive-compulsive disorder
Dec-1     Depression and anxiety
Dec-8     Bipolar and psychotic disorders
Dec-15   Concluding session


Course Dates*:

8 Didactic Lectures and 2 Live Case Demonstration Sessions, beginning October 27, 2020


Didactic Lectures:

Tuesdays | 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm


Live Case Demonstration Sessions:

Saturdays | 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

* Dates and topics are subject to change



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

Course Fee:

HK$4,500 (HK$4,300 for AAFT Members)


Course coordinators:

Dr. Kam Wai Kwok, Irene

Dr. Cheung Lap Kei



Participants with clinical experience in working with psychiatric patients


CME points may be awarded for practicing doctors (subject to approval of relevant bodies). 


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Asian Academy of family therapy

No. 4 Pottinger Street, Central, Hong Kong

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