Individual, Couple & Family Therapist
Clinical Member & Accredited Clinical Supervisor AAFT, Certified Multi-generational Family Therapist
Qualifications: B.App.Sc. [Nursing] Dip. Clinical Hypnotherapy, Dip. Family Therapy, Master of Family Therapy, Grad. Cert. Couple Therapy, Grad. Cert. in Child & Adolescent Mental Health, Trained Mediator. Facilitator Triple P – Positive Parenting Program
David Hong is a practicing Family & Couple Therapist with over 45 years experienced in mental health service. He was the Founding Director of The Delta Clinic since 2010, a private “one stop therapy centre” specializing in Child & Adolescent Mental Health in Sydney, Australia. Since 2013
David has over 30 years of clinical experience working with children and adolescents with serious emotional & behavioural issues, and or mental health problems, & their families. He was the Senior Nursing Manager of Redbank House, a specialist mental health tertiary service for Children & Adolescents in Western Sydney. He has worked for 15 years in the Catholic School System as an outreach family therapist and School Counsellor.
David has a special interest working with ADHD & School Refusal, and School System.
In his role as a Clinical Nurse Consultant/Family Therapist in a major teaching hospital, he has developed an innovative and systemic approach with suicidal depressed adolescents who have attempted suicide at time of crisis and their families. In 2021, David was an invited keynote speaker on the topic of School Refusal with the NSW Independent School Counsellors Conference. David has presented at local, national & International Conferences.
David was a subcontracted lecturer conducting Family Therapy Elective for final year students of the Master of Counselling at Excelsia University, a Christian University in Sydney. He was the coordinator and lecturer of the inaugural Graduate Diploma of Multi-generational Family Therapy in M’sia & Australia with Accademia di Psicoterapia Familiare in Rome, Italy.
Since 2005, David has ongoing advanced training and supervision under the guidance of Professor Maurizio Andolfi, Master Family Therapist, and a trained Child Psychiatrist. He has attended the Intensive Experiential Clinical Practicum and “the use of self of the therapist” in therapy at the prestigious Accademia di Psicoterapia Familiare in Rome, Italy. In 2016, David was invited to attend the Supa-meta Praticum in Todi, Umbria, Italy with 18 family therapists from around the world and in 2020 part of the European Family Therapist supervision group conducted by Professor Maurizio Andolfi. David has had clinical supervision with Professor Bryanne Barnett, an authority on peri-natal infant psychiatry and attachment for over 10 years.
David Hong works on Fridays.