Anne Holloway | Angela Ranallo | WA State Representatives

Notice to WA AAFT Members and Colleagues

WA AAFT wish to warmly welcome new members and apologise for the Associations’ inability to hold Professional Development events in person due to the COVID19 restrictions.

We wish to remind that the AAFT 41st National Conference which was to be held in Perth on the 10th and 11th of September, 2020 is postponed due to health regulations and restrictions in travel due to Coronavirus.

  • The Conference dates will now be Thursday 10th and Friday 11th September, 2021 to be held at the University Club of Western Australia, Perth.
  • The theme of D-ISTANCES Generational Impacts of Displacement and Resettlement will remain the same.
  • The pre-conference and post-conference workshops will be on Wednesday 8 and Saturday, 12 September, 2021.  Please refer to AAFT website.
  • Dates for Conference Registration and Abstract submission will become available early 2021.

Professional Development on 13 July 2020 – As we have become more proficient in technology with online counselling and meetings, the WA Committee have decided to provide an inaugural online PD event to be held on Monday 13th July, 2020 @ 6.00pm WA time. This will be advertised shortly in the Newsletter and by email to members. We look forward to re-connecting after some time of distancing and working remotely.

If you have any queries regarding PD events or membership, please contact Western Australia State Representatives Anne Holloway | 0407 991 495 or Angela Ranallo| 0404 470 042

Please click on the link to view the Conference and we look forward to seeing you all there.

Anne Holloway and Angela Ranallo
State Representative| WA Branch
Australian Association of Family Therapy ( AAFT)

2019 Professional Development presentations:

25 March

The Influence of Women
Anne Holloway and Angela Ranallo

6 May

Mara Selvini Palazzoli and the continuous review of her own ideas: The forcefulness of the first Pioneer of Family Therapy in Italy
Lorena Cavalieri

29 July

Rosemary Watkins

23 September

Kirsty Oehlers

Besides the regular PD’s over the years. WAFTA also organised: –

Symposium                 2011
National Conference   2012
Symposium                 2015
PD                               2016 (Numbers increased up to 30 attendees)
PD                               2017

2018 Professional Development presentations:

3 Feb

Culture and Family Therapy
Dr. Takeshi Tamura

19 March

Tribute to the Life and Work of Salvador Minuchin
Maurizio Andolfi

3 May

Working with Adolescents and their families strategically and briefly
Raymond Ho

21 May

Co-Therapy in Family Therapy
Aldo Gurgone and Cindy Koh

16 July

Teaching Open Dialogue in Family Therapy
Roxanne Gaven and Jennifer Brown

24 September

Young people and narrative ways of working
Ian Percy and Chris Darmody

8 October

Mother and Son
Moshe Lang

2017 Professional Development presentations:

13 March

Therapy with diverse families undergoing complex transformations”
Maurizio Andolfi & Lorena Cavalieri

8 May

Creative Tools: Using Music in Systemic Family Therapy
Bridie Fitzgerald

10 July

Manifesting the Unseen: Sculpting in Systemic Family Therapy
Anne Holloway

11 September

Rituals, Customs and Celebrations around Grief and Loss in Diverse Cultures

11 November

Creative Tools: using Art in Systemic Family Therapy

2016 Professional Development presentations:

14 March

Let the client’s context inform practice: A Case Study
Roxanne Garven

20 June

The Suicidal Adolescent in Family Therapy
Paul McNeela

29 August

How to Support Families when a member of the family is suicidal Therapist Reflections
Aldo Gurgone

6 – 7 October

Resilience – Responding to Loss and Trauma
Moshe Lang


History of Professional Development in WA
AAFTWA Branch Report March 2017
AAFTWA Branch Report March 2018

Anne Holloway | Angela Ranallo
State Representatives | WA Branch