2016 AFT Annual Conference

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AFT annual conference 2016 

in association with Sussex AFT

Making waves: Diverse conversations by the sea

Thursday 15th to Saturday 17th September 2016

The Old Ship Hotel, Brighton seafront, Sussex

Keynote presenters

Please click here for the programme 

We are pleased to advise that we now have details of workshops and the abstracts can be viewed here.   

Please click here for the venue

Brighton prides itself on being a vibrant, diverse and inclusive city, with a reputation for welcoming people from different walks of life.

Systemic family psychotherapy has a strong tradition of respecting difference and making space for marginalised voices to be heard.

We welcome you to a conference by the sea that reflects and builds upon a willingness to embrace these themes. Here we can continue to develop our practice through creative and collaborative conversations, where new ideas can develop in the form of criticism and innovation, making waves through dialogue in our profession.

We hope to explore issues of difference and diversity in all aspects of our work. We want to embrace the multiple meanings and numerous voices in our working contexts, including the tensions and the discomforts. We hope to recognise and affirm the specificity and individuality of families and of family therapists.
We will be welcoming workshop submissions that reflect these themes, in particular:

  • addressing diversity
  • hearing marginalised voices
  • challenging established practices and institutions

Through our divergent thinking, we hope to make waves – waves that can both comfort and reassure, challenge and provoke.

The deadline for submitting workshops has now closed.

Bookings Now Open!!.  Please Book here.


Member  Residential Delegate -  £410
Non-Member Residential Delegate  -  £435

Member Thursday day delegate not including dinner £45.
Member Friday day delegate £105
Non-Member Friday day delegate £120
Member Saturday day delegate Early Bird £95
Non-Member Saturday day delegate Early Bird £110
Family therapy student - Day Delegate Friday or Saturday £75 


2017 AFT conferences

Independent Practice: the energy and excitement of working in multiple contexts

The Aspens Committee are pleased to present a one day AFT conference on 

Monday 30th January 2017, outer London

A day to join with others in an exploration of the joys, dilemmas and challenges of working in contexts outside of the statutory sector.  

Further details to follow.  

2017 Annual Conference:  14 - 16th September in Dunblane, Scotland

"Wide Open Spaces: working creatively and staying connected"

with Alan Carr, Peter Rober, Ben Furman

Further details to follow.

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