Date(s) - 06/05/2019
6:00 pm


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This year’s theme for AAFT Monday evening PD is “Honouring Women who have inspired us and how the inspirations are reflected in our practice”

Presenter: Lorena Cavalieri

Lorena Cavalieri will be talking about Mara Selvini Palazzoli, a psychiatrist and the first professional that opened the door to Family Therapy in Italy, founding the first Family Therapy Institute in Milan in 1967 in collaboration with Boscolo, Cecchin and Prata. Her endeavours were directed to change, innovation and research of her clinical work, and not to defend what had already been acquired. She moved from Psychoanalysis to a Systemic model of intervention with Families, developing a very original team’s work. Anorexia and psychosis was her elective field of interest and she wrote extensively on these issues. Her sharp thinking and clinical results are a heritage for all those who are interested in family therapy.

6pm for start 6.15-7.15pm
(7.15-7.45 Networking with wine and cheese)

Cost: AAFT Members $15/Non-AAFT Members $25


Lorena Cavalieri, Clinical Psychologist and Psychotherapist, has her private practice in Perth. Specialized in Family Psychotherapy at the Accademia di Psicoterapia della Famiglia in Rome and trained by Maurizio Andolfi, Salvador Minuchin and other pioneers in the field of family therapy. She is a Clinical Member of Australian Association of Family Therapy.

Lorena is the director of the Silvano Andolfi Foundation and the senior supervisor of the team working with Immigrants and refugees families for the Foundation; she was the Coordinator and senior teacher of the European project for training Cultural Mediators in Italy. She also presented in many international conferences and wrote several papers on transcultural family therapy.