The AITIA Family Institute (AFI) is the one of the most comprehensive family organizations in Shanghai dedicated to the enhancement of human relationships. It is the brainchild of Founder, Chairman Frederick Chavalit Tsao.  His vision is to establish a center of excellence through its leadership in practice, research and training on family dynamics and human relationships.  Based on the systemic approach, Aitia is committed to developing more cross-regional, cross-disciplinary collaborations to benefit individuals and families in China and beyond.   
 
Based on the systemic approach, the vision of AFI is to become a center of excellence through its leadership in practice, research and training on family dynamics and human relationships. AFI is multidisciplinary and offers a wide range of educational and clinical services to the general public. Different levels of training initiatives are available for the training of human service professionals, including formal training courses and internship possibilities. Based on the need in the region, AFI will implement specialized projects to fill the gaps in the existing service provisions and promote new knowledge in selected areas for research. Through the integration of practice, research and training AFI is committed to developing more cross-regional, cross-disciplinary collaborations to benefit individuals and families in China and beyond.
 
The Institute has an excellent team of practitioners with a diverse range of experiences and interests. Wai-Yung Lee, Ph.D., recipient of the 2014 American Family Therapy Academy’s Distinguished Contribution to Family Therapy Theory and Practice Award for distinguished contribution to family therapy theory and practice, has been invited to join AFI as Clinical Director. Under her direction, AFI will strive to provide a platform for the development of cutting edge technology in the understanding and improvement of human relationships, particularly but not exclusively in the family context. In addition to its regular staff, AFI also has a list of renowned consultants and visiting faculty members both locally and internationally. 

 
• Family Assessment Service
• Aitia Family Institute Clinical Supervision Programme
• 15th Jul, Dialogue between Minuchin and Wai Yung Lee
• Mindfulness in Counseling and the Healing Arts – The Hakomi Method(One Day Workshop)