Welcome to the Congress


It is my great honour to be invited by the International organising committee for the Congress on Mental Health: Meeting the Needs of the XXI Century as the president of the Asian Federation of Psychotherapy.
The Asian Federation of Psychotherapy (AFP) was formed under the auspices of the World Council of Psychotherapy. It has been holding psychotherapy congresses around Asia for every year for the past ten years, the last one being the 8th International Conference of the World Council for Psychotherapy Asia 2015 in Kuching, Malaysia (CounselingMalaysia.com) which was attended by over 300 participants from over 30 countries.
The mission of AFP is to facilitate the development of professional field of psychotherapy in Asia through the organisation of congresses, publications of journals and collaborations with practitioners and academicians in the field of psychotherapy and mental health.
I would like to take this opportunity to welcome all of you to our future congresses all over Asia.
Dr. Edward Chan

President of the Asian Federation of Psychotherapy (AFP), President of the Malaysian Association of Psychotherapy (MAP)

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