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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

 

Download
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: $3600 for case presenter and $1800 for observer (price in 2016)

 

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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.

 

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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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16 Sept 2017
PHAB Symposium 2017: Psychological well-being of people with acquired disability

Sponsored by the ZeShan Foundation, the Symposium, parallel forums and experiential workshops were successfully held in the CUHK campus. This symposium aimed at involving multi-disciplinary efforts to explore the needs of these people and families with acquired disability, and using a holistic approach to care for their psychological well-being. Over 24 supporting organizations was involved and over 400 participants took part in this meaningful and inspiring event.

 

The Powerpoint of the keynote speeches and parallel sessions are downloadable in the following link:
http://www.hkphab.org.hk/zh-hk/pi-service-news/1210-symposium2017?showall=&start=3

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07 Sept & 08 Sept 2017
The International Association for Outcome-based Evaluation and Research on Family and Children’s Services (iaOBERfcs)

With the theme of “New Perspectives for Outcome-based Evaluation and Research on Family and Children’s Services”, the two-day conference included keynote presentations, parallel sessions and agency visits was successfully held in the Chinese University of Hong Kong. The conference included more than 150 scholars, professionals, researchers and students from 13 countries. This platform provided international exchange and collaborations among different fields and knowledge development in outcome-based evaluation worldwide.

 

The book "New Perspectives for Outcome-based Evaluation and Research on Family and Children's Services" is downloadable from the following link:
https://shop.fondazionezancan.it/product/new-perspectives-for-outcome-based-evaluation-and-research-on-family-and-childrens-services/

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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

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