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19 May 2013
AFT, the Association for Family Therapy and Systemic Practice, has released a statement of concern at how issues of mental health are understood and treated. The statement follows AFT’s endorsement of an open letter from the Coalition for DSM-5 Reform, an international collection of mental health organisations concerned at diagnostic categories presented in the latest issue of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, or DSM, published by the American Psychiatric Association (APA)
28 September 2012
AFT writes to Louise Casey, Director of the Troubled Families programme
04 August 2012
AFT's 2012 conference in Bristol explores the positive potential of social media in therapeutic work with young people and families
24 June 2012
A new series of short animated films showing clients’ experiences of Family Therapy is now available to view and download for free.
07 May 2012
Some practitioners with foundation training are describing themselves as Family Therapists. AFT is concerned clients may be given the false impression they are working with a professional fully qualified in systemic family psychotherapy
01 March 2012
AFT supports calls for urgent public inquiry into abuse of children and vulnerable adults in the care of religious organisations.
27 January 2012
The Association for Family Therapy and Systemic Practice fully supports the recent statement by the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) on 'reparative' therapy.
30 November 2011
The next chapter in the reinvigoration of social work thinking and practice is being warmly welcomed by leading professionals working with vulnerable children and families.
17 August 2011
Moral outrage does not bring about changes in social and personal behaviours. Intensive supports for our most vulnerable young people, families and communities can. We know this because our members work with families and communities experiencing often extreme difficulties, sometimes affecting generations, and every day we witness what people can do with skilled supports to turn their lives around.
20 May 2011
GPs and others leading developments in family inclusive, family sensitive practice in frontline health services are gathering for a day of inspiration and exploration of challenges ahead.
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