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About AFT

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.

AFT's Key Activities

Our key activities include:

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AFT Branches

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.  

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Join AFT

Membership is open to anyone from the UK or overseas interested in developing their skills and understanding of effective family-inclusive practice, as well as fully qualified family and systemic psychotherapists.

Categories of membership:

  • Registered Member – qualified Family and Systemic Psychotherapists registered with UKCP through AFT
  • Member – qualified but not registered with UKCP via AFT/not qualified but interested in family therapy
  • Systemic practitioner member - a member who has completed intermediate level training can apply 
  • Student Member – currently training on family therapy courses
  • Retired or Unwaged – concessionary rate

Please see the join AFT page for details of fees.

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AFT Publications

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.

Journal of Family Therapy
Context Magazine

AFT Board and Committees

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.

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