Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy

Living Edition
| Editors: Jay Lebow, Anthony Chambers, Douglas C. Breunlin

Asian Academy of Family Therapy

  • Takeshi Tamura
  • Wai Yung Lee
  • Viviana Cheng
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-15877-8_940-1

Name of Organization

Asian Academy of Family Therapy

Synonyms

Introduction

The Asian Academy of Family Therapy (AAFT) is a charitable and nonprofit organization with a vision to promote family therapy research, training, and practice in Asia.

Originally named as Academy of Family Therapy, the same group of visionaries who had established the HKU Family Institute (HKUFI) almost a decade ago started the Asian Academy of Family Therapy in 2012. Through the training effort of the Director of HKUFI, Wai Yung Lee, a collaboration with other Asian regions was formed. As a result, a cross-regional study to compare how couples negotiated their differences among five regions was made possible. This joint venture created a bond among the involving regions. Prominent figures from each region started to meet annually, and in 2015, the Academy officially changed its name to Asian Academy of Family Therapyto reflect the interests and activities of other family therapists in the Asian region....

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References

  1. Asian Academy of Family Therapy. http://www.acafamilytherapy.org
  2. Lee, W. Y., Ng, M. L., Cheung, B. K. L., & Yung, J. W. (2010). Capturing children’s response to parental conflict and making use of it. Family Process, 49(1), 43–58.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. Lee, W. Y., Nakamura, S. I., Chung, M. J., Chun, Y. J., Liang, S. C., Meng, F., & Liu, C. L. (2013). Asian couples in negotiation: A mixed method analysis of cultural variations among couples from five Asian regions. Family Process, 52(3), 499–518.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.International CommitteeTokyoJapan
  2. 2.Asian Academy of Family TherapyHong KongChina
  3. 3.Aitia Family InstituteShanghaiChina

Section editors and affiliations

  • Maria Borcsa
    • 1
  1. 1.Nordhausen University of Applied SciencesNordhausenGermany