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EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION EXTENSION:
Early Bird NOW closes, 21st September 2018.
Register now at the AAFT conference website: HERE
The 39th AAFT annual family therapy conference is proudly sponsored by:
|Speaker registration deadline||Saturday 15 September 2018|
|Early bird registration deadline (extended)||Friday 21 September 2018|
|Submission of the final version of your PowerPoint||Saturday 29 September 2018|
REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN
Early Bird closes 7 September
WORKSHOP 1 – 8th OCT. 2018
Multi-generational Couple Therapy
In this workshop, Andolfi will illustrate how his unique approach with couple therapy will enlarge the frame of the couple’s intervention. He will demonstrate when and how to invite Family of Origin as the Consultant in order to explore cut-off, over-dependency, open wounds of the past, cultural diversity which can burden the couple relationship.
Andolfi believes children are very important witnesses of family life. Their voice and presence in a special session can provide an opportunity to reflect on the family resources, without entering into marital issues. Essentially, this can lead parents to a positive transformation as a couple.
Further, Andolfi suggested that friends are a relevant emotional support for couples. Especially in times of crisis, they can also be asked to participate in a session, offering their knowledge, care and emotional involvement for the sake of the couple.
While video segments of clinical work will be shown, you can request a live consultation for a couple session.
WORKSHOP 2 – 9th OCT. 2018
CLOSED DOORS: “Depression & Social Withdrawal in Adolescence” How to intervene?
Lack of self-esteem, intense sadness and social withdrawal can be misunderstood, labelled and over-medicated as mental disorders. In reality, these presentations often represent an intense, emotional response to personal & family events such as school failure, peer or social exclusion, parents’ hostile divorces, sudden losses and internet addiction.
In this workshop, Maurizio Andolfi will outline how to recognise the dramatic signal of discomfort and despair experienced by adolescents as a way to overcome family or school conflicts, engage all family members in therapy and develop a systemic approach with School and Mental Health staff when needed.
WORKSHOP 3 – 10th OCT. 2018
In this workshop Andolfi will outline Minuchin’s main disease and clinical expertise, and how he influenced his own professional development. In particular, Andolfi will describe:
- Minuchin’s central idea to empower parents and families in order to cope better with their difficulties and to be in charge of their children and adolescent at risk
- His structural model of therapy, which was a very useful foundation for systemic-development therapists.
- His use of playfulness and creativity to engage children in therapy with concrete metaphors.
- Minuchin’s active and passionate use of himself in the research of family and social resources.
Several video segments of Minuchin’s work will be showed and discussed with the participants.
More details: please download the flyer here
Fees: $350.00 per workshop or $1,000.00 for 3 workshops GST inclusive.
Bookings: please download the booking form here
Questions: Contact The Delta Clinic, Office: 02 9899 1518 Mobile: 0414 260 956
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.
WELCOME TO SYDNEY!
Come Join us – Climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Visit the Opera house!
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.