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"AFT keeps me in touch with what’s happening in the field and connects me with colleagues locally and around the UK. It supports me and my practice, so helps me be more useful to the families I work with"

– AFT member feedback

AFT has more than 2,000 members. 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 students, social workers, teachers, psychologists, psychiatrists, GPs, occupational therapists, health visitors and others who wish to develop their skills and understandings of effective family-inclusive practice. Overseas members are welcome.

The benefits:

  • The quarterly Journal of Family Therapy (also available online)
  • The bi-monthly magazine, Context - the news magazine of family therapy and systemic practice
  • A UK-wide network of local branches and workshops
  • An annual training conference and workshops  - subsidised for members
  • The opportunity to register through AFT with UKCP as a Family and Systemic Psychotherapist
  • The opportunity to register with AFT as an Approved Supervisor
  • Range of information sheets covering issues of practice
  • AFT book club: members are entitled to a 35% discount on virtually all print books available from our publishing partner, Wiley.
  • Job advertisement information.
  • Discounts from other publishers such as Palgrave McMillan

The members’ area of our website is packed full of information and resources. Qualified members may be registered via AFT with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy as Family and Systemic Psychotherapists. Membership also supports AFT in its work developing and maintaining high training and practice standards and promoting effective services for families and other communities of care in the UK.

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