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CEU Course: TCM Psychology

DATE: August 1st,2nd, 8th, 9th

TIME: 9:00 to 5:30 PM

Location: Online

FEE: $390 CAD  

Instructor:Richard Kwan & Steve Shiran Li 

*Due to COVID 19 in person attendance is limited but the course will be offered online.

Course Description

This course is experiential and interactive in format, providing an opportunity for students to be challenged by first recognizing, then developing competency in their personal strengths and professional limitations in responding to emotional and psychological phenomena that are likely to be encountered in their practice as a TCM practitioner. Students are exposed to a range of psychological and philosophical theories and practices (both Eastern and Western) so that they may develop an understanding of the broad range and scope of psychotherapy. Appropriate and effective ways to offer referrals to specialized practitioners are also covered. 



Richard Kwan

Richard Kwan

R. TCMP, R. Ac

Clinical Supervisor  

Richard Kwan has been practicing Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) methods for over 12 years with a graduate degree from Toronto School of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TSTCM). Along with founding the Simple Cures, Richard is also currently a Senior Advisor lecturing extensively at Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine Academy (AIMA).

As an experienced practitioner of Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Chinese Nutritional Therapy, Tuina Massage, Medical QiGong and TaiChi, Richard’s practice also integrates systems of Japanese Medicine, the Five Elements, Alchemy, and Tung & Tan Style Acupuncture; bringing extensive experience in chronic pain management, infertility and gynecological support, stress, anxiety, insomnia, digestive disorders, skin irritation, allergies, and asthma.

Richard leads his practice with a minimalistic approach and lifestyle. He believes in focussing on the Acupuncture Meridian Systems and emphasizing the spirit cultivation through QiGong, the Harmony of Seven Emotions, and the Five Elements.

With a passion to work with the disadvantaged, Richard volunteers extensively at Evergreen Centre for Street Youth and People with Aids as a strong advocate in leading his community and health proactiveness. In addition, he also hosts TaiChi and QiGong workshops at the YMCA and Simple Cures for every level of practice offering 20+ years of experience.

Steve Shiran Li

Steve Shiran Li


Steve Shiran Li is a licensed Acupuncturist, Owner of Simple Cures IMC and the Director of Operations at the Tzu Chi Clinic of Traditional Chinese Medicine. He is passionate about helping people attain balance in their life by utilizing a variety of modalities such as Tung’s Acupuncture, 5-element needling, and Manual Therapy to help relieve his patients’ ailments and achieve their ideal state of health. Steve has a special focus in bodily pain and repetitive strain injuries; he has successfully treated over 1000 pain cases in the past 4 years.

Steve graduated from the University of Toronto with Honours and Distinction majoring in Criminology and Psychology with the intention of pursuing law and business; however, his passion eventually led him to the healthcare industry. As he explored the medical system, he saw a need for an effective alternative method of pain management and treatment, which led him to practice and promote Traditional Chinese Medicine.


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