Workshop - CBT with Chinese People


Workshop - CBT with Chinese People From Culture to Practice: A Workshop on Cross Cultural Practice Presenters : Patrick Au Dr Sai Wong Ms Sue Wong Ms Candy Vong Date: Venue: Wednesday 10 April 2013 9:00 – 4:30 Thursday 23 May 2013 9:00 – 12:00 Study Centre Lounge, Massey University, Albany, Auckland

Day One


– 10 April

GENERAL ISSUES AND PRINCIPLES Chinese culture in relationship to therapy 2. 3. General skills in cross-cultural therapy:  Assessment  Management Case vignettes and exercises in orientation CBT- SPECIFIC ISSUES 1. Engaging Chinese clients - a key issue 2. Micro-skills: Changing attitudes through cultural reframing 3. 4. 5. CBT in cultural context — levels of modification  Culture reframing  Culture modified – mindfulness CBT in family and marital context Doing CBT through interpreter, or co-therapist EXCERCISES / DISCUSSIONS

Day Two – 23 May

CASE STUDIES AND CASE PRESENTATIONS In this second day workshop attendees will have an opportunity to discuss their cases with the presenters

About the presenters

Patrick Au is currently working as the Asian Mental Coordinator of Auckland District Health Board. He has more than 30 years’ experience in mental health nursing. Patrick obtained his Master’s Degree in Counselling in 1999 and has been practising counselling in the Justice and Social system as a private practitioner. His interest is in family and couple therapy. Dr Sai Wong is a Consultant Psychiatrist working across the three DHBs. He is also a private practicing psychiatrist. In the last two decades he has spent much time teaching cultural aspects of psychiatry to medical students, registrars and other clinical staff. He is closely involved with the CALD programme and the training of interpreters for mental health. Ms Sue Wong is well known to some as a member of the Cross Cultural Interest Group. Apart from her fervent support of these meetings as our facilitator, Sue is a graduate and registered nurse, qualified interpreter and counsellor. Like Candy Vong, she is also a graduate of the school of CBT at Massey University. She is conversant in the practice of CBT among most of our Chinese patients. Sue would assist Candy in the discussion. Ms Candy Vong is a qualified counsellor whose skills repertoire also encompasses those psychologically decompensated individuals. She is a counsellor for students at the University of Auckland for many years and is also a graduate of the CBT programme at Massey University. At the same time, Candy works for some PHOs as one of their appointed counsellors. Apart from the above, pastoral counselling and family therapy are among other of her therapeutic fortes.


Both days $150 Day 1 only $100 Day 2 only $50 Catering is provided and included in the fee. Certificates of attendance are provided to all attendees who complete the workshop.

Numbers are limited and places will be allocated in order of receipt of registration.

How to Register

Please complete the attached registration form and return it to : Shore Mail Centre, Auckland, Fax : 09 443 9732 Email : [email protected]

Helen McMaster, Centre for Psychology, Massey University, Private Bag 102904, North

CBT with Chinese People 10 April and 23 May 2013


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Cancellation Policy

If the workshop is cancelled due to lack of enrolments, a full refund will be given. Refund requests received more than one week before the workshop will be refunded in full, requests received less than one week will incur a 50% charge. No refunds will be made for non-attendance at the Workshop Please complete and return this form to : Helen McMaster, Centre for Psychology, Massey University, Private Bag 102904, North Shore Mail Centre, Auckland, Fax : 09 443 9732 Email : [email protected]

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