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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 147 / October 2016, edited by Ged Smith, on the theme 'Alternatives to traditional mental health and psychiatric practices'

Sample article, by Dave Harper: “If I were you, I wouldn’t start from here”: Working for real change in societal responses to distress.

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.

  • Issue 148 / December 2016 – Yoko Totsuka & Wendy Lobatto – Thinking systemically about our leadership, management, organisational and socio-political contexts
  • Issue 149 / February 2017 – Brian Cade – General issue
  • Issue 150 / April 2017 – Jeanne Ziminski & Marilyn Brennan – Teaching the core elements of systemic practice for today's foundation and intermediate level trainees
  • Issue 151 / June 2017 – Sarah Helps – The social graces

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