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The 2017 Conference will be held in Adelaide
19th – 20th October 2017
Mercure Grosvenor Hotel

Click Here for the 2017 AAFT conference website where you can find out more on:

  • Submitting Abstracts

  • Registration

  • The Conference Program

  • Keynote speakers

Poster Competition

The Australian Association of Family Therapy (AAFT) are pleased to announce their first ever poster competition.  The objective of the Student Poster Competition is to encourage students and recent graduates to present their original research to their colleagues. All accepted abstracts will be presented at the poster sessions during the conference.  The 2017 Conference will be held in Adelaide 19th – 20th October 2017 Mercure Grosvenor Hotel.  AAFT aims to provide a platform for early career practitioners and researchers to present their real-time work and share their insights in line with the theme of the conference.

Click Here for the Guidelines and Information

Inequality is both the source of difficulties that bring people to therapy and a major impediment to effective service delivery.

Beyond the inequality between client and therapist are those of the wider system including the client and agency, therapist and agency, agency and agency, and policy and society. All act to further disempower the client and create major constraints to effective service delivery.

In this exciting conference we will explore where family therapy and systemic practice can work effectively at every level of system, from constraints imposed by the wider socio-political world to those in therapeutic practice.

In addition to the therapy process we will address four main themes, and one general theme, in areas greatly impacted by inequality:

  • Indigenous Australians
  • Health and Disability
  • Age
  • Gender
  • Other Vulnerable Groups

Join us in Adelaide in 2017.


Call for Papers Open

6 February 2017

Call for Papers Close

17 April 2017

Authors notified of paper status

29 May 2017

Draft program published on website

1 June 2017

Speaker registration deadline

31 July 2017

Submission of the final version of your PowerPoint

        29 September 2017


Join us in Adelaide, visit the world-renowned wine region around the City of churches in the festival state!


Feast Festival – Oct/Nov

St Peter’s Cathedral

The Barossa Valley

The Art Gallery of South Australia