All members of the Australian Association of Family Therapy Inc. undertake to be accountable for their family therapy practice and adhere to the AAFT Inc Code of Ethics. You can download a copy of the Code of Ethics from the sidebar to the left of this page.

Possible breaches of this Code should be identified in writing to the “AAFT Convenor of Ethics”:

AAFT Convenor Ethics
PO Box 2351, Richmond Vic 3121

In accordance with the AAFT Procedures for complaints document. The purpose of this process is to ensure family therapy practice in Australia is of the highest ethical standard.Click here for information on Your Rights as a Client.

The Process

Once the Convenor of the Ethics Committee has received, in writing, the notice of a complaint, the complainant will receive notification of this. An investigation into the complaint will commence as soon as practicable keeping in mind that the Convenor and committee act in a voluntary capacity and will proceed in accordance with the AAFT Procedures for Dealing with Complaints. Any member of AAFT Inc about whom a complaint has been made has a right to know that a complaint has been made and to respond to the matters raised in the complaint. After the Ethics Committee has completed the investigation of the complaint it must notify the complainant and the person about whom the complaint has been made, about the results of the investigation and any proposed course of action it intends to take.