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The magazine for family therapy and systemic practice

Context Magazine

Context, the magazine for family therapy and system practice

Context, the magazine for family therapy and systemic practice, covers news and views on issues of concern to all professional groups working with children, families and adults in a therapeutic environment.

Context provides a user-friendly forum for sharing and stimulating therapeutic ideas among people working in both the public and independent sectors. Context contains a wealth of information about events, conferences, workshops and jobs in the family therapy field.

General Editor: Brian Cade -

Deputy Editor: Ged Smith -


AFT members automatically receive Context as part of their membership. You may, however, subscribe to Context if you are not an AFT member.

Current Issue

Issue 150 / April 2017, edited by Jeanne Ziminski and Marilyn Brennan on the theme Trainings in systemic practice and psychotherapy: Places and perspectives

Sample Issues

Future issues of Context

Future issues of Context, guest issue editors and themes are listed below.

If you would like to write an article for Context, either on one of the themes planned below or not, please contact Brian Cade or Louise Norris to be put in touch with the relevant editor. Please note that the copy deadlines for articles to be included in Context are approximately 5 months before the publication date.

  • Issue 151 / June 2017 – Sarah Helps – The social graces
  • Issue 152 / August 2017 – Ged Smith – General issue
  • Issue 153 / October 2017 – Pat Gray & Gary Robinson – Systemic Practice in Action
  • Issue 154 / December 2017 – Danny McGowan & Lindsey Hampson – How do we know we are helping? Measuring and evaluating our systemic practice
  • Issue 155 / February 2018 – Amanda Middleton & Alex Iantaffi – Working systemically with trans, non-binary and gender expansive people
  • Issue 156 / April 2018 – Alastair Pearson & Philip Messent – Systemic work in Schools
  • Issue 157 / June 2018 – Chip Chimera – Parental alienation
  • Issue 158 / August 2018 – Ged Smith – to be announced
  • Issue 159 / October 2018 – Brian Cade – to be announced
  • Issue 160 / December 2018 – Yoko Totsuka and Barbara McKay – Systemic supervision, consultation and training in multiple contexts
  • Issue 161 / February 2019 – Pete Brown – Creative work with families

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