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Grandfathering

 

GRANDFATHERING CLAUSE EXTENSION!

AAFT is pleased to announce that the grandfathering clause has been extended to the end of 2016 – If you are an interstate member or would like to join AAFT and are from outside of Victoria click  HERE  for more information.

AAFT STRATEGIC PRIORITY CHART

 

AAFT STRATEGIC PRIORITY CHART

 

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Welcome from the AAFT President

Dear members, colleagues and visitors,

Welcome to the Australian Association of Family Therapy Web Site. We hope you find this site useful and informative. Within this site you will find a range of information about family therapy as well as the latest news and views about AAFT.The on-line data base is most useful if you are looking for a therapist. There are downloadable forms for your use as well as other information regarding membership and supervision.

I hope that you find the information you are seeking. If all else fails, please do not hesitate to contact the AAFT office on (03) 9429 9938 or admin@aaft.asn.au

Explore away!

Margaret Hodge
AAFT President

 

WHAT IS FAMILY THERAPY?

Family Therapy – or to give it its full title, Family and Systemic Psychotherapy – helps people in a close relationship help each other.

It enables family members, couples and others who care about each other to express and explore difficult thoughts and emotions safely, to understand each other’s experiences and views, appreciate each other’s needs, build on strengths and make useful changes in their relationships and their lives. Individuals can find Family Therapy helpful, as an opportunity to reflect on important relationships and find ways forward.

Research shows Family Therapy is useful for children, young people and adults experiencing a very wide range of difficulties and experiences. See our FAQ on ‘What difficulties are helped by Family Therapy?‘.

Family Therapy aims to be:

  • Inclusive and considerate of the needs of each member of the family and/or other key relationships (systems) in people’s lives
  • Recognise and build on peoples’ strengths and relational resources
  • Work in partnership ‘with’ families and others, not ‘on’ them
  • Sensitive to diverse family forms and relationships, beliefs and cultures
  • Enable people to talk, together or individually, often about difficult or distressing issues, in ways that respect their experiences, invite engagement and support recovery.