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The magazine for family therapy and systemic practice

Context Magazine

Context, the magazine for family therapy and system practice

Context, the magazine for family therapy and systemic practice, covers news and views on issues of concern to all professional groups working with children, families and adults in a therapeutic environment.

Context provides a user-friendly forum for sharing and stimulating therapeutic ideas among people working in both the public and independent sectors. Context contains a wealth of information about events, conferences, workshops and jobs in the family therapy field.

General Editor: Brian Cade -

Deputy Editor: Ged Smith -


AFT members automatically receive Context as part of their membership. You may, however, subscribe to Context if you are not an AFT member and purchase past issues.

Current Issue

Issue 162 / April 2019, The Family Institute, Billy Hardy, Kieran Vivian-Byrne and Leah Salter

Sample Issues

Future issues of Context

Future issues of Context, guest issue editors and themes are listed below.

If you would like to write an article for Context, either on one of the themes planned below or not, please contact Brian Cade or Louise Norris to be put in touch with the relevant editor. Please note that the copy deadlines for articles to be included in Context are approximately 5 months before the publication date.

  • Issue 163 / June 2019 – Sarah Helps – How to be both-and: Working within, across and between professional trainings in psychology and systems (copy deadline passed)
  • Issue 164 / August 2019 – Lizette Nolte – The professional is political (copy deadline passed)
  • Issue 165 / October 2019 – Susan Benbow, Sophie Jeffery and Eleanor Martin – Working with older adults
  • Issue 166 / December 2019 – Ged Smith – general / to be announced
  • Issue 167 / February 2020 – Brian Cade – general / to be announced
  • Issue 168 / April 2020 – Susan Tristram – Family therapy with adult clients
  • Issue 169 / June 2020
  • Issue 170 / August 2020 – Ged Smith – general / to be announced
  • Issue 171 / October 2020 – Pete Brown – Therapist self-care

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