Types of Membership

Either:-

  • has been a Certified Marriage and Family Therapist member for 5 years or more;
  • has completed 1,000 or more client-contact hours; and
  • has provided 100 or more group or individual supervision hours to various marriage and family therapy practitioners or student.

Or:-

  • has attained equivalent professional credentials from a Marriage and Family Therapy Association outside Hong Kong which is  recognized by the Board of Directors.

(SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS should be provided on application. Documents include credentials from recognised non-HK marriage and family therapy associations, records for client contact hours & supervision hours and any other relevant documents.)

EITHER

  • holdsa master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy or related fields with the following courses or the equivalent:
    • 9 semester credits in Family Studies;
    • 9 semester credits in Family Therapy;
    • 9 semester credits in Human Development;
    • 3 semester credits in Professional Growth & Ethics;
  • has completed 500 or more supervised client contact hours; and
  • has received 100 or more group or individual supervision hours.

OR

  • holds a bachelor’s degree, or above, in human services related filed such as social work, counselling, social science, family education, nursing, etc;
  • has completed no less than 400 hours of graduate level family therapy studies in one or more family therapy training centers in Hong Kong;
  • has no less than 10 years of post-degree working experience including no less than 5 years of experience in providing family therapy;
  • has completed 500 or more supervised client-contact hours; and
  • has received 100 or more group or individual supervision hours.

OR

  • has attained equivalent professional credentials from a Marriage and Family Therapy Association outside Hong Kong which is recognized by the Board of Directors.

(SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS should be provided on application.  Documents include graduation certification, transcripts, course outlines/syllabus and any other relevant documents.)

  • EITHER
    • holds a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy or related fields with the following courses or the equivalents:
      • 9 semester credits in Family Studies;
      • 9 semester credits in Family Therapy;
      • 9 semester credits in Human Development;
      • 3 semester credits in Professional Growth & Ethics;
    • has completed 100 or more client contact hour

    OR

    • holds a bachelor’s degree, or above, in human services related fields such as social work, counselling, social science, family education, nursing, etc;
    • has completed no less than 400 hours of graduate level family therapy studies in one or more family therapy training centers in Hong Kong; and
    • has completed 100 or more supervised client-contact hours

(SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS should be provided on application.  Documents include graduation certification, transcripts, course outlines/syllabus and any other relevant documents.)

  • has not yet fulfill all the criteria to be Certified Marriage and Family Therapist members; and
  • is not a Student Member.
  • holds a bachelor’s degree and is undertaking a master’s programme in related disciplines, including but not limited to family education and social work.

(SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS should be provided on application.  Documents include non-expired student cards, course admission documents and any other relevant documents.)

Candidates who can demonstrate extensive marriage and family therapy experience may be granted an exemption from any or all of the stages of the membership requirements. A request for exemption must be made in writing and accompanied by all relevant supporting documentation. All decisions regarding exemptions are subject to the approval of the Board of Directors.