Message from the President:
AAFT acknowledges that family therapists are seen by the organisation as important practitioners in the therapeutic community. At this stage of the pandemic response, all accredited Clinical Family Therapists are strongly encouraged to provide services remotely wherever possible.
In response, AAFT provides some excellent links to resources that you, as our members, might be interested in. Please find these links in a new section on our website dedicated to “COVID-19 Response for Family Therapists”.
This pandemic is calling us to work together and we have been heartened by the generosity of the Canadian Association of Marital and Family Therapy in offering AAFT to on-share the communications that they have had with their members. As such this communication has been compiled into a resource titled “Level of security for video conferencing”, which can be found in the new COVID-19 response section on our website.
The area of remote counselling has generated the most enquiries by members, i.e. advice in offering telephone and other remote options how to set it up etc. Conversations have taken place with both the Bouverie Family Centre in Victoria and Bower Place in South Australia to further advance this and we hope to have a number of resources available over the next few weeks to share with our members.
I personally wish you well in this very challenging time for us all and please ask that you make contact with the AAFT office or access the website for any questions/resources or assistance that you may need from us at this time.
Best wishes to you all,