Family Therapy with Psychiatric Patients (Fall 2021)

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.



Introductory session
Childhood emotional and behavioral problems
Suicidal behaviors
Psychosomatic disorders
Obsessive-compulsive disorder
Depression and anxiety
Bipolar and psychotic disorders
Concluding session


Course Dates*:

8 Didactic Lectures and 2 Live Case Demonstration Sessions, from 26 October 2021


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:

Members: $4,300 (early bird $4,050) 
Non-members: $4,500 (early-bird $4,300) 
Early-bird deadline: 5 September 2021



Course coordinator:

Dr. Kam Wai Kwok, Irene



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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