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 and recognized by the Board of Directors.

(SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS will be required to be provided on application. Documents include creditials from recognised non-HK marriage and family therapy associations, records for client contact hours & supervision hours and such other documenst as may be requested of you.)

EITHER

  • holds a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy or a related field 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 500 or more supervised client contact hour; and
  • has received 100 or more group or individual supervision hours

OR

  • holds a bachelor’s degree, or above, in related human services 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 providing family therapy; and 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 and recognized by the Board of Directors.

(SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS will be required to be provided on application. Documents include graduation certification, transcripts, course outlines/syllabus, and such other documenst as may be requested of you.)

  • EITHER
    • holds a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy or a related field 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;
    • 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 completed 100 or more supervised client-contact hours

(SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS will be required to be provided on application. Documents include graduation certification, transcripts, course outlines/syllabus, and such other documenst as may be requested of you.)

  • has not yet fulfill all the criteria to be Certified Marriage and Family Therapist members; and
  • are not Student Members.

Student Members are individuals who are currently enrolled in a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy and are working toward fulfilling the criteria to be Certified Marriage and Family Therapist members.

(SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS will be required to be provided on application. Documents include non-expired student cards, course admission documents and such other documenst as may be requested of you.)

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.