AFT, the Association for Family Therapy and Systemic Practice, is a registered charity working to benefit the public by promoting effective family therapy and systemic services and high standards of professional trainings and practice.
It is the UK’s leading voice for professionals using systemic approaches to therapeutic work with families, individuals, couples and other communities of care in public and independent sector services and in independent practice.
Our key activities include:
AFT has a flourishing network of local branches, holding workshops and other activities throughout the year. Though branches are part of AFT and AFT membership is encouraged, you do not need to be an AFT member to attend branch activities. AFt Scotland now have an active communication officer and a monthly newsletter, click on the branch to find out more.
Membership is open to anyone with an interest in family therapy and systemic practice, as well as fully qualified Family and Systemic Psychotherapists (also known as Family Therapists). We have a growing membership of those who wish to develop their skills and understandings of effective family-inclusive practice and various categories of membership: Member for those with an interest in family therapy, Registered Member for those who are UKCP registered through AFT, Student Member for those on Family Therapy Training Courses and a concessionary rate for those who are Retired or Unwaged. Overseas members are also welcome. Students or members can apply for UKCP registration via AFT. Once you have been recommended for UKCP registration, you will then be asked to become a registered member of AFT.
AFT produces two excellent publications – the Journal of Family Therapy and Context Magazine - which are renowned within the field and an invaluable resource for students in training and qualified family therapists.
AFT is run by member committees that report to the Board of Directors and Trustees. These committees are vital to AFT’s work, assisting the Board in developing policies and spearheading initiatives.