Advertising with AAFT

  • All relevant professional development activities have free listing on the AAFT website
  • Reciprocal arrangements are required to be negotiated on the basis of the contribution by the person requesting marketing support by AAFT. These could include provision of venues for AAFT events, marketing of AAFT events on their mailing list, and active promotion and support of AAFT.
  • The Advertising of any event is at the discretion of the State, Territory or Regional Representatives and requests will be directed to them from AAFT admin.
  • Rational for this is to build a family therapy community with strong reciprocal ties to other relevant professional groups

Update Contact Details

Completing the contact details update form will enable you to gain access to the following services:

  • The online “Find a therapist”/”Find a Supervisor” referral services (Clinical Members only)
  • The “Member’s Login” section of the website which offers access to:
  • The Australia and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy (ANZJFT)
  • The Journal of Family Therapy (JFT)
  • AAFT Newsletter library
  • Professional Development PowerPoint presentations and videos
  • The AAFT News and fortnightly Bulletin which are now distributed electronically via email to members.

In order to access these services AAFT will require a current email address, so it is very important that you return this completed form to the AAFT office.

General & Student Membership Application

General Membership is open to any applicant who does not meet the requirements for Clinical Family Therapist or Professional Membership, but has some relevant training in the practice of family focused work. Applicants must satisfy the committee that they meet the criteria to be a General Member as determined by the Committee of Management.

This Membership category is open to students, retired, non-practicing practitioners or those who have an interest and/or training in the practice of family focused work.

A General Member is encouraged to align their practice with the AAFT Code of Ethics, however their practice is ultimately bound and adjudged by their own professional Code of Ethics or employer.

A General Member is not entitled to identify themselves as a “Clinical Family Therapist (AAFT)” or “Family Therapist AAFT”.

Professional Membership Application

Professional Membership is open to any applicant who is a practising therapist or counsellor and who holds a degree in Health Science, Social Science, Education or equivalent. They must be eligible to be registered with AHPRA or PACFA and/or be eligible for membership of a Professional association (eg. APS, AASW, OTAus, PACFA College). The applicant will satisfy the committee that they meet the criteria for Professional Membership determined by the Committee of Management.

A Professional Member is encouraged to align their practice with the AAFT Code of Ethics, however their practice is ultimately bound and adjudged by their own professional Code of Ethics.

Professional Membership does not entitle a member to identify themselves as a “Clinical Family Therapist (AAFT)” or “Family Therapist AAFT”.

Supervision Registration Application

In applying for Clinical Family Therapist Membership, AAFT requires you to register your supervision arrangement prior to supervision taking place. This is so that you and your supervisor can clearly understand AAFT’s expectations regarding the supervision process.

Clinical Family Therapist Membership Application

Clinical Family Therapist Membership shall be open to any applicant who is a practising family therapist, who has demonstrated competence in the practice of family therapy, and has satisfied the committee of their qualifications for membership in accordance with the criteria for Clinical Family Therapist Membership determined by the Committee of Management.

The practice of a Clinical Family Therapist Member must accord with the AAFT Code of Ethics.

Only a Clinical Family Therapist Member can identify themselves as a “Clinical Family Therapist (AAFT)” or “AAFT Family Therapist”.

Supervision Accreditation

AAFT currently offers two pathways for Supervisor Accreditation as outlined on the application form. Successful applicants will go onto a database of Accredited Supervisors on the AAFT website. There is no cost for this registration.

Supervisors ought to be conscious of any conflict of interest and/or ethics in their supervisory role.