David Fung, M.Sc, is a Kelowna-based, Individual, Couple and Family Psychotherapist, Life Coach, Educator and Consultant. He has a background in Family systems, Postmodern Psychotherapies, and Attachment-based therapy approaches.

He has previously served on the faculty of The Neufeld Institute and has worked with Dr. Neufeld`s material for the past 12 years both personally and professionally. He is a charter director of The Learning Circle in Family Therapy and on the faculty of The Okanagan Learning Circle Institute for Family Therapy.

An experienced clinician practicing for over 20 years, he has worked in a variety of settings teaching, supervising students and therapists-in-training, facilitating groups, and providing consultation and therapy.

More About David

“I am a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist (RMFT #29058 – Canadian Registry) with extensive training in individual, marriage and family counselling. I have a Masters degree from the Loma Linda University and have obtained my Clinical Fellow status from the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.

I am currently a Board Member of the British Columbia Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and continue to be involved in my profession at the provincial and local level. I am a charter director of the Kelowna Family Therapy Learning Circle, an organization that provides education and support to local clinicians as well as providing workshops for the public. Recently I helped to establish the Okanagan Learning Circle Institute for Family Therapy.

Currently I am accepting new referrals for individuals and couples; invitations for full and half-day workshops; and I supervise other therapists-in-training in the Kelowna, BC area who want to improve their skills in Family Therapy and relationship counselling.

I have been married 16 years, and have three school-aged children. We have made our home in Kelowna in the southern interior of British Columbia during this time, but I have lived and practiced here for the last 21 years.  In addition to work, I enjoy my family, team sports (particularly hockey), the performance arts and a shared bottle of red wine with great friends.”

 

Academic Background and Credentials

David has a few professional qualifications, which matters to some people, so he’ll list a few here.

Qualifications

Registered Marriage and Family Therapist – #29058

M.Sc (Master of Science degree) in Marriage and Family Therapy from Loma Linda University

B.Sc (Bachelor of Science degree) in Behavioral Science with a minor in Physical Education from Canadian University College

Clinical Fellow with the American Association for Marriage and Family therapy and the Registry of Marriage and Family Therapists in Canada – #29058 (present).

Professional Associate of The Neufeld Institute

Associate/Affiliate Member with the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (1992-2009).

Full membership with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors – #0687 (1992-1996).

Experience Highlights

  • Private Practice – Kelowna, British Columbia
  • Kelowna Youth and Family Services – children, adolescents, adults & family therapy
  • Board Member with the British Columbia Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Faculty member with the Neufeld Institute
  • BC Cancer Agency, Cancer Centre for the Southern InteriorPsychosocial Oncology Psychotherapy
  • Ministry of Children and Family Development through British Columbia Child and Youth Mental Health – Family Psychotherapy Consultant
  • Director of the Learning Circle Center Institute for Family Therapy
  • Central Okanagan Elizabeth Fry Society, Sexual Abuse Intervention Program children, and women sexual abuse and trauma psychotherapy
  • Counsellor Training Institute – Teacher and Intern Supervisor
  • Private Practice Accord Counselling Centre, Kelowna, British Columbia
  • Central Okanagan Child and Family Resources Society – children, adolescents, adults & family therapy

 

Favorite Quotes

“Man’s main task in life is to give birth to himself, to become what he potentially is. The most important product of his effort is his own personality” – Erich Fromm

“Things do not change, we change” – Henry David Thoreau

“One of the hardest things in life is having words in your heart that you cannot utter” – James Earl Jones

“Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd” – Voltaire

“To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket, safe, dark, motionless, airless, it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable.” – C.S.Lewis