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David Hong

Family Therapist (Mental Health Nurse), NSW

B. App. Nursing, Diploma of Family Therapy, Graduate Certificate of Couple Therapy, Master of Family Therapy

David Hong, is a credentialed mental health nurse and practicing family and couple therapist. He has over 40 years experienced in mental health service. He is a clinical member and accredited clinical supervisor with the Australian Association of Family Therapy. He is the Founding Director of The Delta Clinic since 2010, a private “one stop therapy centre” specialising in child and adolescent mental health in Sydney.

David has over 28 years of clinical experience working with children and adolescents with serious emotional and behavioural issues, and or mental health problems, and their families. He was the senior nursing manager of Redbank House, a specialist mental health tertiary service for children and 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 school refusal and the school system. He was as a CNC/Family Therapist for five years in the ED at the Liverpool Hospital working with adolescents who had attempted suicide and their families.

David has had supervision with Professor Bryanne Barnett – Infant, Child and Adolescent psychiatrist, who has been the authority on attachment for the last 10 years.

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. In 2016, David was invited to attend the Supa-meta Praticum in Todi, Umbria, Italy with 18 family therapists from around the world.

David has launched the inaugural Graduate Diploma of Multi-generational Family Therapy Program in 2016 in conjunction with Professor Maurizio Andolfi and his Accademia.  He has conducted the Certification of Family Therapy, a 6 month program in Malaysia since 2014.

The Mental Health Professionals’ Network (MHPN) respectfully acknowledges the Wurundjeri and the Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin nation, the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land on which our office is situated. We also acknowledge Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.