Date(s) - 09/09/2021 - 10/09/2021
8:45 am - 6:30 pm

Max Wellington Room

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Are you working with families?

Join us in Adelaide for the National Conference of the Australian Association of Family Therapy for an exciting local programme including exclusive networking, live streamed keynote speakers from Western Australia and exceptional local presentations.

D_ISTANCES: Generational impacts of displacement and resettlement

9th and 10th September 2021


Max Wellington Room
Prince Alfred College
Kent Town
8.45 am – 6.30 pm

For the first time, the Australian Association of Family Therapy National Conference is being live streamed by our State Branch to include those who are unable to travel to Perth. Our programme will include all keynote addresses, enhanced by local South Australian presenters following the conference theme. This is an opportunity to connect with colleagues, share ideas and enjoy each other’s company over drinks and dinner at a local venue, to be announced nearer to the time.

SA Programme

Day 1:

9.00 am – 10.45                      Conference begins

10.45 am – 11.45 am              Keynote: Emeritus Prof. Judy Atkinson, Aboriginal family healing can be a powerful journey through time (live streamed)

11.45 am – 12.45 pm              Janine Fitzhenry, Youth mental health from a boarding school perspective (in person)

1.45 pm – 2.45 pm                  Malcolm Robinson, Family therapy in the client’s first language – not a bridge too far (in person)

3.30 pm – 4.30 pm                  Keynote: Wai-Yung Lee, Working with transgenerational families (live streamed)

5.00 pm – 6.00 pm                  Keynote: Ephraim Osaghae, Towards a meaningful, whole-life and sustainable migrant experience: The good, the challenges and the lessons (live streamed)

6.30 pm – 9.30 pm                  SA Conference dinner – venue to be confirmed

Day 2:

10.35 am – 11.35 am              Keynote: David Denborough, Narrative practice and intergenerational honouring (live streamed)

11.45 am – 12.45 pm              Kirsty Tully and Abbey Walker, Working with complex young people and their families in regional South Australia: The importance of working  systemically (in person)

1.30 pm – 2.30 pm                  Annemarie Klingenberg, Building and strengthening migrant identity: An individual and societal response (in person)

3.00 pm- 4.00 pm                    SA round table, Family therapy in a contemporary society in our post COVID world (in person)

4.30 pm – 5.30pm                   Keynote: Prof Maurizio Andolfi, Giving voice to children of immigrant families (live streamed)

Please note presentation times are local to South Australia and programme is subject to change.


To register for this South Australian event CLICK HERE