2016 AFT Annual Conference

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2016 Making waves: Diverse conversations by the sea (15 - 17th September)

Thanks to Sussex AFT for making this conference so special.  CPD certificates have been issued by email to those who attended.

Keynote presenters

Please click here for the programme 

Details of some workshops and presentations provided by presenters are given below.

Unedited video :

Opening plenary - Karen Partridge

Keynote presentation - Jaakko Seikkula

Interview with keynote presenter - Gail Simon 

Workshop Slides:

Working with Transgender and Gender Non Conforming Individuals and Familes - Padakkara Saju, Jan Ellingworth and Paul Stockwell

Family therapy ‘lite’? Systemic family counselling in a primary care context - Dr Andreas Vossler and Dr Naomi Moller

Feel the difference: experience intersectionality as a tool to transform privilege and oppression in the workplace and beyond -  Catherine Butler and Calvin Malcom

Use of Film and Creative Media to Liberate Young Refugee and Asylum Seeking People from Disempowering Identities. - Gillian Hughes

A home by any other name? Exploration of an adolescent inpatient unit through a systemic lens.’- Dr Hannah Sherbersky

Engaging the Un-Engagable: Working with 'Hot Mix' Families - Jo Law and Lynn Gorring

The Ocean in the Waves:Unity in Diversity and the implica:ons of a
Fi>h Province approach in Complex Systems - Imelda McCarthy

Evolve or Die - Karen Partridge

Generationally Transmitted Trauma in
African Descended Communities - Lennox K Thomas

Lennox K Thomas

Addressing attachment issues in family therapy for young people with anorexia Tom Jewell and Gladys Ellis.

How can we use a relational re-frame in engaging the family? - Greg Dring

Videos of the conference keynote speakers can be found on the AFT Youtube channel.


2017 AFT conferences

Independent Practice - Aspens

Systemic Clinical Supervision: Diamonds and Dust

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

Monday 30th January 2017, Middx HA3 8AT

A day to join with others in independent practice and network.

£20 for AFT members.  Book here.


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

Workshop proposal form to follow

"Wide Open Spaces: working creatively and staying connected"

with Alan Carr, Peter Rober, Ben Furman

We have chosen this title in part to reflect the geography of Scotland. Whilst Scotland may be famous for its scenery, waters, mountains, Irn Bru and whisky the geography of Scotland adds perhaps a different layer of context to consider. From working systemically on the Island of Orkney to working systemically in the East end of Glasgow there will be many similarities but also differences that are important to consider. It is not unusual to find a family therapist in Scotland whose closest family therapy neighbour is over a days travel away. Our aim is to create a conference that allows systemic practice across diverse contexts throughout the UK to come together. To create connections across the time frame of family therapy that highlights the connections between older and newer developments. A particular focus is on creating a context that allows systemic practitioners from all stages of training to feel welcome and to celebrate the important contributions that all levels of systemic practice can have.
We can confirm that Peter Rober, Alan Carr and Ben Furman will be presenting at the conference and we look forward to receiving applications for workshops later in the year.
Further details to follow.

Travel Information
Dunblane is within easy commuting distance from both Glasgow and Edinburgh
By Car
32 miles from Glasgow
42 miles from Edinburgh
By Train
If you book early there are some great prices by rail and you can come into Glasgow or Edinburgh
Manchester to Glasgow RTN from as low as £33
Birmingham to Glasgow RTN from as low as £100
London to Glasgow RTN from as low as £102
London to Edinburgh RTN from as low as £72
Glasgow or Edinburgh to Dunblane by train is around 1 hour and under £20 for a return journey
By Air

London to Glasgow RTN from £50
London to Edinburgh RTN from £50
Birmingham to Glasgow RTN from £80
Birmingham to Edinburgh RTN from £80
Manchester to Glasgow RTN from £115
Manchester to Edinburgh RTN from £80

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