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The Journal of Family Therapy

The Journal of Family Therapy seeks to advance the understanding of human systems such as couples, families, professional networks and wider groups, and how to most effectively intervene in such systems.  It will publish articles on theory, research, practice and training, which are written in language that is accessible both to family therapists and other disciplines.

The high-profile editorial board includes leading academics and professionals from around the world in keeping with an intention to attract a high standard of international contributions, which will have global reach and influence.


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

What is Family Therapy?

New AFT Leaflet: What is Family Therapy?  What does family mean? How might family therapy help me and my family?  What do family theapists do? and other questions.

Members can obtain 20 printed copies of the leaflet free of charge by sending a large stamped addressed envelope with a 2nd class large letter stamp for up to 250g for £1.19 to:

AFT 7 Executive Suite, St James Court, Wilderspool Causeway, Warrington, WA4 6PS .  

To order 50 copies please send a cheque made payable to AFT Ltd for £12.50 including postage.

To order 100 copies please send a cheque made payable to AFT Ltd for £25 including postage.

Evidence base for Systemic and Family Therapy

Published: January 2011 (PDF) Overview of evidence for the effectiveness of systemic and family therapy across the full range of applications

Review of family couples and systemic therapy outcome research

Published 2011 (PDF). Summarising all relevant articles published between 2000 and 2009.

Information for Commissioners

AFT's Information for Commissioners offers a concise overview of Systemic Family Therapy and its evidence base, to inform and support Commissioners in delivering high-quality, effective and safe services.

AFT information sheets

Messages of Hope

Stories, pictures and comments from people who have experienced Family Therapy as clients. Sometimes clients are referred to as ‘service users’. AFT prefers to call them ‘experts by experience’. Sometimes, to protect the anonymity of our ‘experts by experience’, we have edited or changed identifying details.

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