D-ISTANCES Generational Impacts of Displacement and Resettlement Conference is scheduled for 9-10 September 2021 at the University Club of Western Australia, Perth.


The pre-conference and post-conference workshops will be on Wednesday 8 and Saturday, 11 September.


Dates for Conference Registration and Abstract submission will become available early 2021.


If you have any queries, please contact Western Australia State Representatives Anne Holloway | 0407 991 495


Be sure to mark the dates in your calendar and may you and your families, friends and communities Go Well and Stay Well at this difficult time.



Margaret Hodge

Perth, Western Australia
9-10 SEPTEMBER 2021

Conference Theme

Australia is an ancient country for First Nation People and a new country for people who have come from other lands and for varied reasons have made Australia their home.

The 2021 Australian Association of Family Therapy Conference, offers an opportunity for family therapists, psychologists, social workers, counsellors, youth workers, chaplains and community workers to come together and share knowledge and practices skills about ways of working side-by-side with people’s pain and people’s ability to rebound from life’s adversities.

D__ISTANCES, Displacement and Resettlement also refers to people’s experiences of inclusion and exclusion in a multitude of social, cultural and familial contexts.  The Conference theme refers to peoples’ experiences of inequality, and our professional responsibility and accountability to ethical human relations, and to acts of equity and social justice.

Program Overview

The conference program will address the conference theme in the following areas:
* Indigenous Australians
* Cultural Diversity
* Refugees and Asylum Seekers
* Health and Disability
* Cultural Healing
* Age
* Gender
* Other Vulnerable Groups
* FIFO – the coming and going phenomena
* Migration

Keynote Speakers