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January 2019

Centre for Existential Practice

January 2nd, 2019|

Trauma, Loss & Family Resources

January 2nd, 2019|

Therapy Beyond Trauma
In fifty years of therapeutic experience with families from all over the world, Maurizio AndolJi found that the traumas that people suffered in early childhood and adolescence are long lasting and can affect personal identity and important family relations. Sudden or important losses, affective and physical abuses, role inversions, chronic diseases, family cut-off are conditions which are often “buried” and not spoken about for years. Family secrets and lies will develop through family myths and will be transmitted from one generation to another in critical moments […]

December 2018

2019 Professional Development in Narrative Therapy – WA

December 19th, 2018|

Half day Essentials of Narrative Therapy (in plain English) Special low fee
Half  day  workshop  Thu  21  February  9.00am  to  12.30pm
Early bird until Fri 25 Jan $88 (incl GST) / Full $99 (incl GST)

An Introduction to Narrative Approaches in Therapy
Four day workshop split into two parts (two days each)
Part One: Fri 15 March – Sat 16 March, 9.00am to 4.30pm
Part Two:   Fri 3 May – Sat 4 May, 9.00am to 4.30pm

Integrating Mindfulness and Narrative Therapy
Two  day  workshop  Fri  5  April  […]

Important Message from the Committee Dec 2018

December 14th, 2018|

Dear AAFT member,

The Committee of management have expanded the membership categories to be more inclusive of all those who have an interest in and work with families, not only practitioners who are or wish to become family therapists.

AAFT Inc. has expanded its membership levels. For 2019, two new membership levels, General Membership and Professional Membership, replace the existing Associate Membership.  The Clinical Membership category remains.  All former Associate Members are now Professional Members or will need to indicate they better qualify as a General member. All members now have voting rights in AAFT.

The AAFT membership category descriptions are as follows:

  1. Clinical […]

Clinical Group Supervision

December 12th, 2018|

This group supervision is for those practitioners who have had family therapy training and wish to continue maintaining their skills and confidence in working with families or for those who are interested in working systemically with a family sensitive lens with their clients.

“Family sensitive practice is the idea of being sensitive to families in a general way for people not necessarily training as family therapists but who are working with families.” (Amaryll Perlesz, Bouverie […]

A Study of a Special Needs Family (with Systemic & Individual Complexities)

December 12th, 2018|

Come and enjoy

  • A film and afternoon discussion of a special needs child and complexities of the family system.
  • Enjoy the Hellen Keller Story “The Miracle Worker” (2000) DVD
  • GUIDED DISCUSSION of the family system in place – & complexity.
  • Discussion of the courage, resilience, support and awareness needed– ie.the value of therapists, spiritual healers & teachers…
  • Discussion of how you might work with complex families to help them thrive

A ‘Quiet Reflection’- on Courage & Resourcefulness

When:         Monday 17th Dec    […]

November 2018

Psychotherapy Tales: The Making of a Family Therapist by Aldo Gurgone

November 16th, 2018|

Abridged Foreword

Aldo Gurgone is a Clinical Psychologist and Director of the William Street Family Therapy Centre in Perth, Western Australia. The Centre provides individual, couple, and family therapy to the public, as well as being a Centre of Excellence in professional training for psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, psychotherapists, counsellors, and other helping professionals. Aldo’s focus in training other professionals has been on encouraging the individual’s growth and development at the pace and direction of the individual. This is consistent with his ethos of encouraging clients to become […]

Professional Practice in Rural, Regional and Remote (RRR) Areas of Australia

November 15th, 2018|

Grants Available

AAFT wants to encourage and support networking and professional development for family therapists in rural, regional and remote areas of Australia.

Want to run a Professional Development Event, and could use some financial help to make it happen?
Do you have peers doing family work who would like to meet up regularly, and you need to hire a hall?

AAFT is committed to supporting qualified practitioners of family and systemic therapy in rural, regional and remote areas of Australia.
We offer Grants of up to $500 each to support ongoing professional development and promotion of […]

Integrating Mindfulness and Narrative Therapy – PART ONE

November 2nd, 2018|

Who is this training for?

Tertiary qualified professionals in health or social sciences including the fields of counselling, social work, psychology, psychotherapy, psychiatry, nursing, teaching, chaplaincy, and occupational therapy. Other applicants with significant relevant work experience and therapeutic aptitude will be considered.

About the training

This experiential and practical training moves beyond common understandings of both mindfulness and Narrative Therapy. It offers fresh ways to address problems and enrich life and relationships. Ian Percy will draw on decades of practicing and teaching Narrative Therapy and over 40 years of meditation, […]

Message from the Committee

November 1st, 2018|

As of the 2018 AGM there is a vacancy for the position of Convenor on the AAFT Ethics Committee.

AAFT is in the process of appointing an Ethics Convenor. In the meantime AAFT office with the support of the President will respond to any urgent queries.

We apologise for any delays.