Banner 1 "We get together on the basis of our similarities,
we grow on the basis of our differences. "
Virginia Satir
Banner 2 "That which is created in a relationship
can be fixed in a relationship. "
Murray Bowen
Banner 3 "We need to live in mindful harmony with our feelings,
not attempt to control them."
Leslie Greenberg
Banner 4 "Empathy not only matters; it is the foundation of effective parenting. " John Gottman Banner 5 "To be human is to need others, and this is no flaw or weakness. " Sue Johnson

Child-Centered Parent-Child Communication Online Course

Course Introduction 

Studies have confirmed that child-centered play therapy can help children improve their overall social and emotional resilience; it has a significant effect on improving self-regulation/responsibility; children show stronger empathy and social communication through a safe therapeutic relationship and being trusted, which is significantly helpful to children experiencing trauma, anxiety, social difficulties, learning difficulties, etc. (Ray et al., 2021). The course is based on child-centered play therapy, through lectures, case and real experience sharing, practice and individual supervision to enable participants to apply child-centered concepts in their daily lives.

Course Aim 

  • To help participants master the skills of child-centered play therapy
  • Re-understand the psychological reasons behind children’s behavior to adjust communication methods
  • Through parent-child play therapy, establish a safe relationship with children, build parent-child joint emotional regulation capabilities, and allow children to build a foundation of mental health to cope with growth challenges

Course Content (A total of 8 classes and 1 individual parent-child play therapy supervision) 

  • Understand children’s emotions and developmental needs by understanding their brain development
  • Preparation and method of parent-child play therapy
  • Learn to observe and understand children’s inner world, build a sense of security, emotional regulation and empathy
  • Use gentle but firm methods to set boundaries for your child and build your child’s self-control 
  • 10 ways to build children’s self-esteem and confidence, and apply to daily academic difficulties, enabling children to face challenges and appreciate themselves
  • Apply child-centered communication methods to deal with sibling conflicts and build good sibling relationships

Target audience: Suitable for parents and teachers of kindergarten and primary school

Date: Class – July 2, 9, 16, 23; August 13, 20, 27 and September 3 (Sat), 2022 Individual Supervision (1 hour) – Individual arrangement during August

Time: 10am to 12pm

Fee : $3600 (Register before June 15 to enjoy a $3400 discount)

Speaker: Ms. Christina Chan


Certificate Course – Introduction to Family Therapy Level 1

Continuing Professional Education in Family Therapy Series (CPEFT)

Family Dynamics is a Centre providing private individual, marriage and family therapy services and is committed to promote the development of happy and healthy families in Hong Kong.

The Certificate Course on ‘Introduction to Family Therapy-Level 1’ organized by Family Dynamics aims at –

  1. introducing knowledge in systemic perspective and its applications;
  2. enhancing the competency of helping professionals in their areas of practice; and
  3. facilitating effective intervention in personal growth, marital and family relationship, and mental health issues. 

The course will consist of two parts covering theory, conceptual framework, and applications of family therapy with case illustrations where applicable.

Course Outline – Part I

  1. Development of Family Therapy
  2. Working Concepts in Family Therapy (I)
  3. Working Concepts in Family Therapy (II)
  4. Family Assessment – From Symptoms to Systems

Course Outline – Part II

  • Application and systems collaboration
  1. Couple Relationships
  2. Child and Adolescent Behavioral and Mental Health Problems
  3. Parenting Issues
  4. Family with Mental Illnesses

Course Duration (Part I – 12 hours; Part II – 12 hours)

Part I
 Date: July 6, 13, 20, 27, 2022
 Time: 7:00 – 10:00pm
Part II
 Date: August 3, 10, 17, 24, 2022
 Time: 7:00 – 10:00pm

Venue: Family Dynamics Center or ZOOM Class (depending on the COVID situation)

Course Instructor:

Medium of Instruction: Cantonese, supplemented by English

**Early bird discount and two-people discount** Register and pay before June 10 to enjoy the early bird price $3000 (Application Deadline: Before June 17) $2800 (Early Promotion Date: June 10 or before)

* 20% off for two people to enroll together *

Contact us

  • 2468 1261
  • Unit 901, 9/F Park Commercial Centre, 180 Tung Lo Wan Road, Tin Hau, Hong Kong

Telephone Enquiry

Monday to Friday: 9:30am – 6:30pm
Saturday: 9am – 1pm

Interview Session

Monday to Saturday: 9: 30am – 10pm

By Appointment Only.

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