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Services for the Public

The Centre provides a wide range of services for the public and helping professionals. Please refer to the service leaflet to learn more about us. For enquiries or appointment, please contact our staff at 3943 1076.

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1. Service leaflet
2. Case referral form
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3. Application form for clinical observation

 

1. Clinical Services for the Public

i. Case Service

The Centre provides clinical service for people in need by means of individual counseling and family therapy. We work with them on solving their problems such as psychological problems, emotional problems, difficulties encountered in parent-child relationship or marital relationship. Services are provided only to cases referred by helping professionals. Helping professionals are advised to contact the Centre by telephone first and refer their cases by filling in the referral form.

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Family Therapy Session   Interview Room

 

2. Supervision & Training for Professionals

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1. Application form for clinical observation
2. Professional training application form

i. Clinical Supervision (conducted by Prof. Joyce Ma)

  • Clinical Supervision Group
Objective: The group is to enable participants to apply theories and techniques of family therapy in clinical practice. The presenters will be required to bring their own cases of families with difficulties for video tape review and discussion with the trainer. Prof. Joyce Ma or other Faculty members and the observers will observe the case presentation and discussion process. Based on the nature of problems of their presented families, the worker's intervention strategies, skills and future direction will be re-examined and discussed.
Target: Helping professionals who have Master of Social Work, Master of Arts in Family Counseling and Family Education or its equivalence preferably with theoretical base and clinical practice experience in family therapy
Service charge: $3800 for case presenter and $1900 for observer (price in 2017)

 

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Clinical Supervision Group

  • Case Clinical Supervision (Individual Supervision)
Content & Objective: Participant will bring video tapes of counseling session of his/her active family cases for individual supervision. In the supervision session, participant may review his/her use of Family Therapy theories in offering counseling and develop effective intervention plan and strategies.
Target: Social workers and helping professionals with basic family therapy training background and frontline experiences
Service charge: $2,200 per session (1 hour)

 

ii. Clinical Observation

Content & Objective: Participants will observe a 60- to 90-minute family case interview conducted by Professor Joyce Ma on Saturday or Sunday mornings. Target participants are professionals/students with background knowledge on Family Therapy.
Target: Social workers and helping professionals with basic family therapy training background and frontline experiences
Service charge: $250 per session

 

iii. Professional Training

The Centre offers professional training for different helping professionals including social workers, counselors, psychologists, psychiatrists, medical practitioners and teachers, etc. Such training includes talks, seminars, group training sessions and workshops. All of them are aimed at assisting the helping professionals to apply theories into practice.

Family Therapy Workshop for CPH 2018 1s 
2-day Training Programme on “Family Therapy for Depression & Anorexia Nervosa” for Castle Peak Hospital (2-3 November, 2018)

 

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Clinical Supervision Group for professional staffs in Castle Peak Hospital

 

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Workshop of Pet Therapy

 

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Guest Speaker of Seminar: Dr. Gary Stephens, the co-founder of the Mother's Choice

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Workshop on Family Therapy in handling youths with mental/ emotional problems

 

 

Events Highlights

Workshop Highlights & Feedbacks from Participants

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5 December 2018
One-day Workshop on Food Art Therapy by Prof. KIM Yeong-hee
Feedback from Participants

  • A group of 30 helping professionals from different fields such as social work, educational psychology, clinical psychology, attended the training workshop.
  • Participants gave an average of 5.41 out of 6 for the training content and 5.48 out of 6 for the trainer while 92% of them revealed that the trainer was able to deliver the professional knowledge and skills in an organized way.
  • Participants comments: (extract)
    What are the learning points that are most applicable to your work?
    • Inspiration on working with food
    • Food is powerful and useful
    • Food as a medium to st8imulate communication
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9 & 16 November 2018
2-day Training Workshop: Use of Family Approach in Psychosocial Care by Prof. Joyce MA
Feedback from Participants

  • A group of 40 medical social workers from the Hospital Authority attended the training workshop.
  • Participants gave an average of 5.68 out of 6 for the training content and 5.76 out of 6 for the trainer while they reported 95% likelihood to recommend this workshop to others.
  • Participants comments: (extract)
    What are the learning points that are most applicable to your work?
    • Case formulation
    • The rationale and application of family therapy

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Family Therapy Workshop for CPH 2018 2s

2 & 3 November 2018
2-day Training Workshop: Family Therapy on Depression and Anorexia Nervosa by Prof. Joyce MA
Feedback from Participants

  • A group of 159 medical social workers from the Castle Peak Hospital attended the training workshop.
  • Participants gave an average of 5.16 out of 6 for the training content and 5.36 out of 6 for the trainer while they reported 5.43 on the trainer’s effectiveness to answer questions from the participants.
  • Participants comments: (extract)
    What are the learning points that are most applicable to your work?
    • Interviewing skills
    • Family therapy skills
    • Family pattern in AN families
    • Case formulation

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26 & 27 July 2018
2-day Training Workshop: Working with families whose beloved facing terminal illness
Feedback from Participants

  • A group of 54 medical professionals including medical social workers, doctors, and nurses attended the training workshop.
  • Participants gave an average of 5.44 out of 6 for the training content and 5.77 out of 6 for the trainer while they reported 5.62 on the satisfaction with this program as a whole.
  • Participants comments: (extract)
    What are the learning points that are most applicable to your work?
    • Learn to be a good listener How to read a "story"
    • Family assessment
    • Slow down & trust the process in the session
    • Learning from Prof. Ma's experience sharing
    • Applying the framework of family therapy in daily consultation

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3 & 4 August 2018
Clinical Supervision Group
Feedback from Participants

  • A group of 20 helping professionals including social workers, counselling teachers, and psychiatric nurses participated in the supervision group.
  • Participants gave an average of 5.8 out of 6 for the training content and 5.9 out of 6 for the trainer.
  • Participants comments: (extract)
    • ‘I realize what is stuck in the conceptualization (fail to relate the loneliness / attachment loss to the unmet developmental needs of client) as well as the micro skills (use of metaphor & relational language in response to members' different time themes of family stories) during my family counseling, thus learning how to resolve the father-daughter conflicts in the subsequent sessions.’
    • ‘I learnt a lot from the role play of the case scenario & all of the case illustration with broad level of understanding upon their nature difficulties’
    • ‘I learnt through the case presentations from various service settings.’
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From September 2017 to June 2018
Clinical Supervision Group
Feedback from Participants

  • A group of 10 professional psychiatric nurses participated in the supervision group.
  • Participants gave an average of 5.8 out of 6 for the training content and 6 out of 6 for the trainer.
  • Participants comments: (extract)
    • ‘I learnt to take the case manager’s role in doing family work in clinical practice.’
    • ‘I learnt how to be patient with my clients.’
    • ‘I learnt the application of family concepts to clinical practice in CPS.’
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19 Jan 2018 & 20 Jan 2018
Clinical Supervision Group
Feedback from Participants

  • A total of 15 professionals from different fields, including counselors, social workers, family therapists and psychiatric nurses have participated in the supervision.
  • Participants gave an average of 5.7 out of 6 for the training content and 5.9 out of 6 for the trainer.
  • Participants comments: (extract)
    • ‘I aware the importance of ‘’unknown’’ position of the therapist.’
    • ‘I learnt how to conceptualize the problems and the choice of language.’
    • ‘I learnt how and when to intervene in the process.’
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19 Oct 2017 & 20 Oct 2017: MFG training workshop for New Life
Feedback from Participants

  • A total of 30 helping professionals has attended half day and the12 of them has joined the whole training
  • Participants gave an average of 5.78 out of 6 for the training content and format, and 5.79 out of 6 for the trainer
  • Participants comments: (extract)
    • ‘I learnt the concept, efficiency and attitude of group work.’
    • ‘I aware the importance to unlearn, take risk and have experimental learning.’
    • ‘The tips for program process and video analysis has enhanced my confidence when leading groups.’
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05 Oct 2016, 09 Nov 2016, 11 Jan 2017, 25 Jan 2017, 15 Feb 2017, 08 Mar 2017, 05 Apr 2017, 10 May 2017, 28 Jun 2017 & 26 Jul 2017
10-sessions Training Programme on Family Therapy for Castle Peak Hospital
Feedback from Participants

  • A total of 12 Psychiatric Nurses has joined the training
  • Participants gave an average of 5.83 out of 6 for the training content and format and 5.92 out of 6 for the trainer
  • Participants comments: (extract)
    • ‘It has broaden my view on looking at the pattern of the family intervention and communication rather than focused on the content of it.’
    • ‘Prof. Ma keeps me to realize my weakness of family nursing skills and ways to improve.’
    • ‘I learnt the important of psychological preparation of the therapist.’
 

14 Jul 2017 & 15 Jul 2017
Clinical Supervision Group
Feedback from Participants

  • A total of 22 professionals from different fields, including counselors, social workers, family therapists and psychiatric nurses have participated in the supervision.
  • Participants gave an average of 5.75 out of 6 for the training content and 5.86 out of 6 for the trainer.
  • Participants comments: (extract)
    • ‘It is important to aware on my own blind spot and reflect on it.’
    • ‘I learnt different and diverse perspective to understand the family members as person with emotion.’
    • ‘I learnt how to be caring, to help client express their stories and to be assertive.’
    • ‘Professor Ma can make use of the training materials, integrated theories and practice wisdom. She is a very good trainer.’
 

5 May 2017 & 12 May 2017
2-day Training Program on Palliative Care
Feedback from Participants

  • A total of 46 helping professionals who works with terminal illness patients and their family from the Hospital Authority has joined the training.
  • Participants gave an average of 5.3 out of 6 for the training content and format and 5.6 out of 6 for the trainer.
  • Participants comments: (extract)
    • ‘I have widen perspective when encountering patients and their families in need.’
    • ‘Prof. Ma’s rich experience and case sharing can illustrate the points in an easily understandable way.’
    • ‘It was very fruitful, I applied what I learnt in work. Want to join again!’
    • ‘I learnt how to open up possibility in exploration and problem solving.’
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2 Dec 2016
1-day Workshop on Out-of-home Care Services
Feedback from Participants

  • A total of 30 professionals from different fields participated, including youth and children services, children residential services and family services.
  • Participants gave an average of 4.8 out of 6 for the training content and format and 4.93 of of 6 for the trainer.
  • Participants commented that the workshop enhanced their understanding on the emotional needs and attachment styles of children with traumatized experiences in out-of-home care services. They also commented that their knowledge on good practice for enhancing academic learning of those children is also enriched.

 

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25-26 Nov 2016
2-day Workshop on Multi-family Therapy
Feedback from Participants

  • A total of 16 professionals from different fields participated, including mental health social workers, school social workers and psychologists.
  • Participants gave an average of 5.09 out of 6 for the training content and format and 5.18 of of 6 for the trainer.
  • Participants commented that the workshop enhanced their knowledge and skills of conducting multi-family therapy. They also particularly appreciated how the experiential learning in workshop in helping them to understanding the implementation of the therapy.

 

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2-3 Sep 2016
Clinical Supervision Group
Feedback from Participants

  • A total of 31 professionals from different fields participated, including counselors, social workers, family therapists and psychiatric nurses.
  • Participants gave an average of 5.84 out of 6 for both the training content and format and the trainer.
  • Participants commented that the training can enhance their application of knowledge and skills in actual cases, also it stimulates their self-reflection.
  • Other comments:
    I learnt the art of 'nurturing' and 'not knowing'.

 

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One-day Workshop on Food Art Therapy
Feedbacks from participants
  • A total of 19 professionals from different fields participated, including Professors, Nurse Specialists, and Social Workers.
  • Participants gave an average of 5.59 out of 6 for the training content and format, and an average of 5.71 out of 6 for the trainer.
  • Many participants commented that they learnt how food can serve as a medium of communication for family members, and they also enjoyed the experiential process of food art therapy.
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One-day Workshop on Improving Educational Outcomes for Children in Out-of-home Care: Australian and International Perspectives
Feedbacks from participants
  • Participants gave an average of 4.64 out of 6 for the training content and format, and an average of 4.89 out of 6 for the trainer.
  • Participants commented that the workshop has stimulated ideas on new projects and programmes for children in out-of-home care environments. Participants also shared that their understanding on the practice in foreign countries is enhanced.
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Clinical Supervision Group
Feedbacks from participants

 

  • A total of 26 healthcare professionals participated, including Family Therapists, Social Worker, Clinical Psychologists, Psychiatric Nurses, Counsellors, Student Guidance Mentors, Advanced Practice Nurses and Social Workers.
  • Participants gave an average of 5.78 out of 6 for the training content and format, and an average of 5.90 out of 6 for the trainer.
  • Participants commented that the supervision has broadened their perspectives on families. They also highlighted that the supervision has enhanced their conceptualization of cases.
  • Other comments:
    • Hoping for a re-run of clinical supervision group

 

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Two-day Workshop - Family and Multifamily Therapy for Anorexia Nervosa
Feedbacks from participants

 

  • A total of 29 healthcare professionals participated, including Psychiatrists, Clinical Psychologists, Nurse Specialists, and Social Workers.
  • Participants gave an average of 5.57 out of 6 for the training content and format, and an average of 5.81 out of 6 for the trainer.
  • The most enjoyed content included the introduction and foundation of Multifamily Therapy (MFT), and how to run a MFT or group with practical skills and tips. The participants also enjoyed Professor Eisler’s insightful sharing of practice wisdom.
  • Other comments:
    • Very impressed by (trainer's) master work, his clinical experiences and creativity in group work

 

9 20 Nov 2014
The use of family therapy in handling youths with mental/emotional problem
Feedbacks from participants

 

  • 100% of all participants agreed that the workshop helped them to understand the basic concept of family therapy and to handle mental/ emotional problem of adolescents through the perspective of family therapy.
  • 95% of all participants agreed that they gained more knowledge about adolescent's mental and emotional problems
  • 100% of all participants were satisfied with the workshop.
  • Other comments:
    • More case studies
    • It is good to understand the topic from multiple perspectives
    • More workshop on this topic in the future

 

Centre Activities

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Centre’s lunch gathering on 6 December 2018

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Centre’s lunch gathering on 16 Apr 2018