The Australian Association of Family Therapy Inc (AAFT) is a voluntary nonprofit organisation. It was founded in 1979 as a development from the Family Therapy Interest Group based in Melbourne and was incorporated in 1989.
The organisation’s aims are:
- To foster and advance clinical practice and theory formation in family therapy and
- To develop relevant training programs.
AAFT achieves these aims by:
- Stimulating appropriate research
- Establishing suitable standards and
- Promoting public awareness of relevant social issues.
AAFT offers two tiers of membership, Associate and Clinical.
- AAFT will provide resources to build the clinical competence of its members
- AAFT will provide resources and services to build the competence of supervisors and teachers in providing supervision and training
- AAFT will build an inclusive, connected and cohesive organisations, with a commitment to the practice of Family Therapy and its members throughout Australia
QUALITY AND STANDARDS
- AAFT will do the best possible in the deliver of all its services. This includes providing services in a respectful, accessible, timely and user friendly format and manner.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
- AAFT will define what is required of effective family therapy training, ongoing supervision and education standards
- AAFT will promote the full spectrum of FT ideas and practices to membership, government, the community, mental health care providers and their employers and Associations
- AAFT will develop relationships with community organisations and relevant government bodies.
- AAFT will develop a Good Governance and Feedback framework which will collaboratively enhance the national association and its state branches