ABSTRACTS DUE: Friday 6th July 2018

We welcome presenters who:

  • can share examples of how developing community approaches to enhance wellbeing for people;
  • can detail ways of engaging people networks to promote therapeutic outcomes;
  • can present their workshops in an interactive format and/or may do so with other presenters;
  • We particularly welcome presentations which, in their format, will honour the theme of this Conference by engaging participants in some part of the presentation.

Submission types:

  • 45-minute presentation
  • 90-minute presentation

For more information on the submission details click hereDEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION IS: FRIDAY 6 JULY 2018

We look forward to receiving your abstract and you being part of the AAFT Conference 2018.

The Program Committee will advise applicants of those abstracts accepted by 3rd August 2018.

Please visit the Conference website for the latest up to date information on registration, the conference programs and all the latest 2018 conference services.



Call for Papers Open  Friday 3 March 2018
Call for Papers Close  Friday 6 July 2018
Authors notified of paper status  Friday 3 August 2018
Draft program published on website  Friday 3 August 2018
Speaker registration deadline  Saturday 15 September 2018
Submission of the final version of your PowerPoint  Saturday 29 September 2018

AAFT  acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country and their enduring sovereignty of land, sea, sky, and community. The AAFT community bear witness to their diversity and resilience, and honour the Elders past and present.


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We respectfully acknowledge that this event is being held on the land of the Gadigal people of the Eora nation.  We pay our respects to their Elders, both past and present.  We acknowledge and uphold their continuing relationships to this land.  Australia’s aboriginal people were subject to invasion on every level of their community, culture and land.  Aboriginal people have a distinctive and long-standing connection with their lands and waters.  AAFT acknowledges that sovereignty has never been ceded, and we work within our communities to reflect on and respond in solidarity with Indigenous peoples.