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June 2021

Message to Members

Dear enthusiastic family therapist,

We are so glad you are reading the Bulletin but would love you to be even more involved. Your state, territory or regional representative works hard to organize on-line PD but would appreciate your support to do more.
We aim to offer our members face to face events which would allow you to meet other family therapists in your region, share a drink or a meal and support each other.

Some state representatives have organized peer supervision and article discussion groups while others have focused on gatherings to introduce people who share a a similar view.
It’s a big job for one representative and more fun when run by a group, so please, contact your state rep and become part of the growing community of Australian family therapists.

Anne Holloway (WA)
Raymond Ho (QLD)
Catherine Williams (SA)
Lyndal Power (NSW)
Annette Coulter (NSW)
VACANT (VIC)
Anita Pryor (TAS)
Alison McDonald (ACT)

Please contact admin@aaft.asn.au with any questions or queries.

May 2021

Calling for nominations for the 2021 ANZJFT Journal award


Do you know someone you think should be recognised for for their work in family therapy?

ANZJFT Journal Award

The ANZJFT Journal Award was established in 1994, and is presented at the Annual AAFT conference to an individual or group who has made a distinguished contribution to Family Therapy in Australia. An honour roll of all previous recipients is on the ANZJFT website.

The award was not chosen in 2020 due to COVID 19.  The 2019 recipient was Elisabeth Shaw, currently CEO of Relationships Australia NSW, for her contribution to teaching, governance, practice and ethics in the family therapy field over 30 years, as well as her influence making family therapy more visible in the wider community through her work in supervision and governance.  Her article in InPsych is a good example of introducing family therapy to a wider audience.

We are currently calling for nominations for the 2021 award.

The contribution can take the form of an exceptional contribution in a particular domain or prominence across several activities, including:

– Development of key services
– Teaching/development of training programs
– Research and scholarly publications
– Contributions to key family therapy organisations
– Representation of family therapy concerns in the wider community

If you would like more information about what to include in your nomination to demonstrate your nominee’s contribution, please contact Margaret Goldfinch on the address below.

Nominations from previous years are carried over.

Please email nominations to anzjft@gmail.com

Closing date: 31st July 2021

Please forward this to anyone you feel might be interested.

February 2021

Professional Development at William Street Family Therapy Centre WA

One-Week Intensive Training Course (Level 2) in Family and Relationship Therapy
19-23 April 2021 (9.00am – 5.00pm) (WST)

This Level II course is intended for practitioners of Family and Relationship Therapy who already have basic training in Systems Theory and its application. The course will focus on how to use ‘Systems’ knowledge to plan Therapeutic Strategies, what to do after the Assessment, implementing different Therapeutic Models, using your Therapeutic Skills and Handicaps, and how you can make better use of your personal attributes as a therapist.

Throughout the week, you will explore your role as a therapist, make use of role plays and simulations, review video tapes of interviews and work with/observe ‘live’ interviews. Time will be allocated for discussion of practical and theoretical issues in therapy.  Also, you will be able to explore your professional handicaps and learn to use them to your advantage.

Cost: Regular: $891 (Includes GST) if paid after 26 March 2021
Fees include tea & coffee & light lunch each day
Cancellation Policy: No cancellation available, however, place transferable to third party.
Places:  Limit of 15 places
More Information and Registration

MAURIZIO ANDOLFI: Professor in Residence @ William Street Family Therapy Centre
“GRANDPARENTS: A NEGLECTED RESOURCE IN WORKING WITH FAMILIES”: A multigenerational approach
ONE-DAY WORKSHOP (Sat 22 May 2021) (WST) 

The William Street Family Therapy Centre is proud to offer this one-day Workshop by a world-famous Master Family Therapist & Master Teacher:

Grandparents are an essential developmental resource for the wellbeing of the younger generation. They are primary attachment figures, providing love, care, wisdom and emotional stability to their grandchildren. They also have an important role in mediating conflict between the two generations: their children and their grandchildren.  When there is family adversity: hostile divorce; sudden loss; difficult single-parenting; risky or pathological adolescent behaviour; or family adjustments: adoption; migration; & other adjustments, grandparents can provide valuable guidance and emotional support.

Unfortunately, grandparental resources are greatly neglected in psychotherapy and counselling.  Interventions for an individual problem or symptom, generally focus on the symptom-bearer, ignoring the resources of other members of the family such as  parents, siblings and even more so, the older generation.  In this workshop, Maurizio Andolfi will outline the main elements of his multigenerational approach. He will demonstrate how and when to invite grandparents as consultants in therapy, when grandchildren are either in danger, or feeling lonely or abused.  Maurizio will present his multi-generational approach through clinical cases and video material. This is a workshop not to be missed!!
More Information and Registration

One-Week Intensive Training Course in Family and Relationship Therapy (Level I)

28 June – 2 July 2021 (9.00am – 5.00pm) (Australian Western Standard Time)

This Level I Intensive Training Course in Family & Relationship Therapy provides an introduction to Systems Theory and its application to therapy with families and couples.  A major part of the course will focus on thorough assessment, development of therapeutic hypotheses and formulation of goals in therapy.

Throughout the week, you will explore your role as a therapist, make use of role plays and simulations, review video tapes of interviews and work with/observe ‘live’ interviews. Time will be allocated for discussion of practical and theoretical issues in therapy.

Cost: Regular: $902 (Includes GST) if paid after 28 June 2021
Earlybird: $847 (Includes GST) if paid by 28 June 2021

Cancellation Policy: No cancellation available, but place transferable to third party.

Places: Limit of 15 places
Venue: William Street Family Therapy Centre, 544 William Street, Mount Lawley WA 6050 (cnr Chelmsford Road)

Facilitators: Staff, William Street Family Therapy Centre

CLICK HERE for more information and registration

Phone: (08) 9227 8038
Fax: (08) 9227 8938
Email: info@wsftc.com.au
Website: www.wsftc.com.au

 

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