Gottman Method Couples Therapy-Level 1 Clinical Training:Bridging the Couple Chasm     

in conjunction with

NZCCP 2016 conference                                                                                 


Drs John & Julie Gottman                                              

Thursday 7 & Friday 8 April

Amora Hotel, Wakefield St, Wellington


Help couples strengthen:

·         The Friendship System – the foundation for intimacy, passion, and good sex

·         The Conflict System – the basis for helping couples identify and address solvable problems, and understand and manage irresolvable differences

·         The Shared Meaning System – the existential foundation of the relationship that helps partners discover their shared purpose for building a life together 

This training will provide you with:

·         New assessments and effective interventions to help understand couples’ struggles

·         Research-based strategies and tools to help couples successfully manage conflict

·         Skills to empower partners to dialogue about their worst gridlocked issues by uncovering their underlying dreams, history, and values

·         Methods to help couples process fights and heal their hurts

·         Techniques for partners to deepen their intimacy and minimize relapse 

Drs John and Julie Gottman’s 40 years of compelling research and expertise with over 3,000 couples offers a practical and highly effective approach to guiding couples across the chasm that can divide them. In this workshop, you will be provided with a research-based roadmap for helping couples (heterosexual and same sex) compassionately manage their conflicts, deepen their friendship and intimacy, and share their life purpose and dreams. 




Places are limited, so please register early


                                      Early bird            Standard rate

                             (up to 1 March, 2016)

NZCCP Member                  $675             $750

Non Member                     $750             $835

NZCCP Student Member      $335             $375

Non Member Student          $375             $425 (Please provide confirmation of enrolment, e.g. fees receipt) 



賽 馬會兒童及青少年心理創傷治療服務 2015專業研討會

日 期: 2015年9 月19日 ( 星期六 )
時 間:9:30am - 1:00 pm (9:10am 報到)
地 點:香港小童群益會總部禮堂(香港灣仔駱克道三號)
對 象: 治療師、社工、輔導員、老師、心理學家、精神科護士等 
名 額: 250 人
收 費: $500 (早報優惠 15/8/2015 前 $300, 全日制學生$200)
* (收入扣除行政支出外全數撥作服務用途) 
查詢及報名:2823 8646 或 traumaservice@bgca.org.hk

Two Days Workshop on Innovative Treatment in Trauma

Date: 20/9/2015 – 21/9/2015 (Sunday & Monday) 
Time: 9:30am – 5:00pm 
Venue: Rm 607, The Boys’ & Girls’ Clubs Association, 3 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Quota: 40 persons 

Teaching language:



HK $2,000(Early Bird: Before 15/8/2015, $1,600)

Post Disaster Counselling Workshop on 8 June 2015

The Event is jointly orgainzed by HKADCP, the Post Crisis Counseling Network (PCCN) and the Social Work Department of the Hong Kong Baptist University. It aims to introduce the work and research for international post disaster psychological relief and recruit more professionals to participate in such a meaningful mission. Please click on the following link for more details:

Workshop Details


Interview with Board Member and SCMP, Article was published on 2 June 2014

A board member of HKADCP was interviewed to give opinions on the local professional psychologist training for the article “Psychology students face study barrier” which was published on 2 June 2014 in SCMP.

Opening Ceremony of the 2014 International Nurse Festival held by the Association of Hong Kong Nursing Staff, 1 May 2014

The Chairperson and a board member of HKADCP were invited and attended the opening ceremony of the 2014 International Nurse Festival held by the Association of Hong Kong Nursing Staff on 1 May 2014.
Annual General Meeting (AGM) & Annual Dinner, 28 March 2014

The AGM and annual dinner of HKADCP was held on 28 March 2014. The new Board Members (2014-16) were elected followed by members’ thoughts in the annual dinner.

HKADCP responded to the suicide tragedy of a teenager, 16 March 2014

Responding to the suicide of a post-secondary student in Hong Kong in late February, HKADCP proposed a Team Approach by Mental Health Professionals for Suicidal Assessment and put forward the viewpoint to the Article “Long wait for psychiatrist can have tragic consequences” posted in “Letters to Editors” column in South China Morning Post. 

Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between The Society of Clinical Psychology of the APA and The HKADCP, 14 February 2014

The MOU was signed on 14 February 2014 signifying the recognition of both organizations as professional bodies in clinical psychology. It is believed that a pool resource will be collaborated in promoting the expertise and the professionalism in the field.  

Sharing Dinner of Hong Kong Association of Doctors in Clinical Psychology, 24 January, 2014

Succeeding to the zealous response of the previous sharing dinner, HKADCP held another one with the presence of our legal advisor Dr. Frank Wan. A number of new members joined us and shared about their aspirations of the clinical psychology development in HK. Partakers enjoyed the jokes, the intellectual exchange, and the acquaintance of fellow members as much as Dr. Wan’s sense of humor.


Dinner Meeting with Prof. Linda Sobell, 18 January 2014

HKADCP Board Members had a good start of 2014 by having a Dinner Meeting with Prof. Linda Sobell, Professor of Nova Southeastern University; Diplomate in Behavioral Psychology, American Board of Professional Psychology and Former President (2005) of the Society of Clinical Psychology, American Psychological Association.  Various issues on Clinical Psychology were shared throughout the organized meeting and was very enjoyed through the course of the evening. Professor Sobell and HKADCP will continue to stride together towards Clinical Psychology in Hong Kong.


Psychiatrist Dr. Miao Professional Workshop, 28 Dec 2013

The unpleasant winter draught could not stop the zeal of a host of our eager learners attend the professional workshop jointly held by the Association and the Social Work Department of Baptist University. The 2-hour workshop titled "Clinical Interview for Mentally Disturbed Patients" attracted more than 40 attendances who wished to learn from Dr. Miao, our speaker as a psychiatrist about her rich case experiences in facing either emotional, psychotic or high risk patients.

We should be thankful for Dr. Miao's practical and lively presentation wherein key clinical interview scenarios on mentally disturbed clients were discussed. Not merely attendances were interested by the real life consultation clips showing in the venue, but they should also be excited by the passionate plea of the Speaker's call for audience to chase their professional dream for helping needy people.

The First Voluntary Community Service by HKADCP, 29 Nov 2013

It was a kickoff for the HKADCP's Voluntary Community Service. Dr. Kent Tsang had organized a talk on "Handling Stress and Negative Emotions" for a group of parents at a YMCA Centre on 29 November 2013. This marked our Association's commitment to uphold the aim to provide education to the public with the purpose to improve mental health of the community through voluntary community service. 

The First Two-Hour Case Sharing Session, 29 Nov 2013

Cold breeze did not stop members’ zeal to join the session in which Dr. Joseph Siu shared his clinical experience on treating a 14 years old boy diagnosed with ADHD and ODD.

After Dr. Siu presented the case, dynamic and intimate group discussion was facilitated along with prepared questions for the case. The discussion not only focused how effective the behavioural treatment helps the teenager to curb his stealing problem but also included dialogues of participating members for their view on alternative approaches to the case and available clinical instruments for assessing youngster’s multi-facet symptom presentation.

With confidentiality agreement signed by all attendance, participating members were open and enthusiastic in exchange opinions and insights on the subject cases. Feedback with positive comment to the event, participants consider the session was helpful for which both presenter and participating members are benefited in having more understanding of the case’s conceptualization, different clinical skills as well as challenge that was and is being faced by clinical practitioner. Most anticipate such venue shall continue so that clinical excellence shall be widely promoted amongst members of HKADCP.  


Open Forum for Clinical Psychologist Students, 18 Oct 2013

Board members of HKADCP conducted an open forum for clinical psychologist students. The students were active in raising questions related to the aims of the Association. The Association aims to congregate more members to help promoting professionalism of clinical psychologists in Hong Kong.


Sharing Dinner of Hong Kong Association of Doctors in Clinical Psychology, 27 Sept 2013

Board members of HKADCP met with a group of clinical psychologists for whom they are potential registered members of the Association.  Topics related to clinical psychology services in Hong Kong were discussed while they were enjoying the delicious Chinese foods.


Dialogues with Clinical Psychologist Students, 20 July 2013

Board members of HKADCP met with a group of Clinical Psychologist Students and introduced the Association to them. The Association aims to congregate more members to help promoting professionalism of clinical psychologists in Hong Kong.


Annual General Meeting (AGM), 14 June 2013

The first AGM of HKADCP was held on 14 June 2013, Members and Honorary Advisors contributed actively in the meeting. Following to the meeting, our Honorary Legal Advisor Dr. Frank Wan and Honorary Accounting Advisor Ms. Hanny Cheung joined the dinner and exchange with members intellectually and emotionally, it was a night full of fun and joy.




Workshop on Non-verbal Intelligence Tests, 24 Nov 2012

Our Honorary Clinical Advisor, Prof. Chris Tori conducted a half-day workshop on Non-verbal Intelligence Tests for members. Various types of test on intelligence were presented and demonstrated; the workshop received positive feedbacks and constructive comments.