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December 2018

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.

October 2018

An important message from the Committee of Management

October 19th, 2018|

Some of you may have already been informed of AAFT ‘s decision to temporarily suspend its membership of PACFA. It is most unfortunate that this information was not directly conveyed to you, as intended and for this we apologise. It would have indeed been more prudent to have made this knowledge known as soon as possible to our members however there were details with PACFA that required finalisation.

It is the AAFT committee’s hope that you are all aware this decision has not been taken lightly and follows years of conversation, debate and consultation. We have taken all steps possible over […]

August 2018

Book Review | Marriage is for Grown Ups

August 15th, 2018|

Noel Giblett is a Clinical Social Worker with 30 years as a relationship counsellor and 40 years of Marriage. His book titled ‘Marriage is for Grown Ups’ is for those Relationships and Marriages that are strongly committed and into enriching their relationships. Noel has provided the reader with a mix of his professional experience with personal insights and wisdom. There are some very interesting chapter titles such as ‘Men are from Earth, Women are from Earth,’ a play on ‘Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus’.

The title of the book portrays […]

May 2018

Award for Distinguished Contribution to Family Therapy in Australia Honour Roll

May 23rd, 2018|

1994- Margaret Topham and Moshe Lang

1995- Family Centre, Anglican Social Services, Lower Hutt, Aotearoa/NZ

1996- Bouverie Centre

1997- Colleen Brown

1998- Max Cornwell

1999- Kerrie James

2000- VAFT

2001- Brian Stagoll

2002-David Epston

2003- Anne Sved-Williams

2004- QAFT & Malcolm Robinson (Special 25th Anniversary Award)

2005- Carmel Flaskas

2006 – Tom Paterson

2007- Helen Pavlin

2008 – Glenn Larner

2009 – Amaryll Perlesz

2010 – Hugh and Maureen Crago

2011- Catherine Sanders

2012 – Laurie MacKinnon

2013 – Carolyn Quadrio

2014 – Banu Moloney

2015 – Pam Rycroft

2016 – Christine Hunt

2017 – Jeff Young

November 2017


November 10th, 2017|


ANZJFT is committed to producing a high quality Journal, which is also directly relevant to the busy practicing clinician.

The In-Practice Associate Editor will support the Editor in enhancing and maintaining the practice relevance of the Journal. This will include:

  • Developing guidelines for submissions that relate directly to practice
    •  Possibilities include developing a model for shorter, descriptive and reflective pieces that describe moments in therapy, clinical and ethical situations, and relate them to clinical, theoretical, ethical, or other relevant principles;
  • Developing ways for standard articles to […]