AFI Expertise

Dr LEE Wai Yung

Clinical Director, AFI

Wai Yung Lee, Ph.D., AAMFT Approved Supervisor, is Clinical 
Director of the Asian Academy of Family Therapy and Aitia 
Family Institute, is recipient of the prestigious 2014 American 
Family Therapy Academy’s Distinguished Contribution to Family 
Therapy Theory and Practice Award. Much of Dr. Lee’s research 
focused on dispersing the many myths about Asian Chinese families, 
as well as developing a framework for a culturally relevant 
approach in working with not only Chinese families, but also 
families of the world. She has been invited to deliver keynotes 
and workshops in America, Europe, and Asia, where her work has 
influenced many family workers, particularly in Mainland China 
and Taiwan. Her research on Children’s response to parental 
conflicts has been considered ground-breaking in the family 
therapy field in which she has expanded the knowledge and technology 
to the studying of children from divorce and trans-generational families.

In addition to her numerous publications on working with Asian 
families, Dr. Lee has co-authored three books with Salvador Minuchin, 
including the first and second editions of “Mastering family 
therapy – Journeys of growth and transformation,” and the most recent, 
“Assessing families and couples – From symptom to system,” together 
with Michael Nichols, all of which has been translated into many different 
languages.  A newspaper columnist, her series of books on families 
written in Chinese has been published in Mainland China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong respectively.

_________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

Dr CHEN Xiang Yi

Assistant Clinical Director, AFI


Dr Chen, Assistant Clinical Director of AITIA Family Institute, 
is an established and respected clinical pyschologist in China, 
as well as a distinguished expert in the department of clinical 
phsychology to the Capital Medical University.  He is a Professor, 
Chief Physician in Shenzhen Sixth People's Hospital and the 
Director of the Center for Adolescent and Family Therapy.

In addition, Dr Chen is also the Director of Psychiatry Department 
in Shenzhen Nanshan Hospital , which is affiliated to Guangdong 
Medical College.  He is a part-time tutor of public hygiene department 
of Central South University and adjunct professor of psychology department 
of Shenzhen University.   

_________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

Dr XU Wen Yan​

Family Therapist, AFI 

 

 

_________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

Dr FENG Qiang​

Psychiatrist & Therapist, AFI

 

_________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

AN Jie

Affiliate Therapist, AFI

 

_________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

CHEN Lu

Affiliate Therapist, AFI

 

_________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

YE Liang

Affiliate Therapist, AFI

 

_________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

SUN Yong Xian

Affiliate Therapist, AFI