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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

 

Upcoming professional training:

 

This Clinical Supervision Group is designed for helping professionals who have Master of Social Work, Master of Arts in Family Counselling and Family Education or its equivalence, preferably with theoretical base and clinical practice experience in family therapy. The aim of this course 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, Professor Joyce MA, while the observers will observe the case presentation and discussion process. The participants are expected to be grouped based on the nature of problem of their presented families in order to facilitate a more in-depth and academic discussion.

 

Arrangement of the clinical supervision group is as follows:

 

Date: 14 and 15 July, 2017 (Fri & Sat)
Time: 9am - 5pm
Venue: Room 514, 5/F, T.C. Cheng Building, United College, CUHK

 

For further details and application, please refer to the attached leaflet and complete the attached application form.

 

Please note that application will be accepted on first-come-first-served basis and subject to the trainer's screening.

 

For enquiries, please feel free to contact us at 3943 1076. Thank you.

 

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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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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