2016 Australian Family Therapy Conference
Emotion and Family Therapy

CAIRNS Thursday 20th & Friday 21st October 2016
209-217 Abbott Street, Cairns QLD, Australia

Featuring Emotionally Focused Family Therapy (EFFT) key note presenters:

James L Furrow

James L. Furrow

Evelyn and Frank Freed Global Awareness Center Professor of Marital and Family Therapy and Chair of the Department of Marriage and Family School of Psychology. Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, United States

Gail Palmer

Gail Palmer, (RMFT, MSW)

Gail is one of the Founding Members of the Ottawa Couple and Family Institute and Co-Director of the International Center of Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy. Ontario, Canada

“EFFT helps ignite, repair and restore the attachment bonds so that each family member may realise and actualize their connection to each other”.

Gail Palmer & Don Efron. Emotionally Focused Family Therapy: Developing the Model. Journal of Systemic Therapies, Vol. 26 (4) 2007.


Unfortunately registrations are now closed.  The registration desk will be open from 8am on the morning of the conference for those who wish to register onsite.


*These sessions may be subject to change –

Final Conference Program



Thursday 20th October, RYDGES ESPLANADE, 209-217 Abbott Street, Cairns


Member Early $570.00
Member Late $610.00
Non-Member Early $670.00
Non-Member Late $710.00
Day Thursday $335.00
Day Friday $335.00
Conference Dinner $50.00


Early-bird Conference rate extended to 1st October 2016



Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns are offering special discounted accommodation rates for delegates attending the AAFT Annual Conference in October 2016. Just 7 short minutes from the Cairns International Airport and an easy 5 minutes from the city centre, Rydges Esplanade is ideally located to enjoy the best of the Tropical North.

Complimentary onsite parking and complimentary wireless internet access will make your stay stress free.For guests arriving to Cairns from the airport, Shuttle Transfers are able to be booked via Sunpalm Transport. Please click on the following link to make your shuttle transfer bookings with Sunpalm direct http://sunpalmtransport.com.au/
Booking period: 24 March, 2016 to 20 October, 2016
For stays between: 16 October, 2016 to 26 October, 2016

Click HERE for Conference Accommodation Booking

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