Organised by

(Re) Visioning the landscape of practice

19 - 20 September 2019

Hilton Newcastle Gateshead Hotel

Together with AFT North East



"(Re) Visioning the landscape of practice"



The North East branch of AFT welcome you to the banks of the river Tyne for AFT’s 44th national conference. Newcastle and The North East of England is known for its rich tradition of creativity, innovation and making. These traditions have helped shape our many local landscapes. Carrying a rich sense of community, identity and belonging, the region also has a proud history of acting to protect the rights of families and communities within changing political times. Newcastle and Gateshead quayside, the location of the 2019 conference is an iconic part of the North East heritage and a landscape developed from a history of heavy industry transformed into a place of sporting, cultural and social activity.



Call for Workshops

Deadline for receipt of workshops 13 January 2019


The 2019 conference theme “How the contemporary landscape of practice is shaping current systemic approaches and, how current systemic approaches can reshape the landscape of practice” considers how systemic practice is shaped by and can help shape wider social and political landscapes. We welcome workshops that welds innovative practice with our field’s rich history in an accelerated time of change.


We hope that you will feel as inspired as we do about the conference and that you wish to contribute to the shaping of the landscape of the conference. We hope that the openness of the title will allow you as workshop facilitators to connect with the title. We are extending an invitation to you to submit your plans for workshops and papers.


We look forward to receiving your submission by 13 January.


The workshop proposal form is simple to complete and can be found by Clicking here

Keynote speakers include...

Paolo Bertrando

Taiwo Afuape

Gwyn Daniel

Keynote speakers biographies and keynote abstracts will be available soon.


Tweets from the Association for Family Therapy official Twitter account

Tweets from Philip Messent

Editor of the Journal of Family Therapy

Watch footage from previous AFT conferences (double click for full screen)

Brighton Conference 2016

Durham Anniversary Conference 2014

Canterbury Conference 2015

Liverpool Conference 2014

Any Questions?



Website and online booking provided by Mint Events.  If you have any questions regarding your registration or the conference, please contact:


John Bastock

Mint Events Ltd

T:  +44 (0)1270 750070







This conference is organised by the Association for Family Therapy & Systemic Practice.


The Association for Family Therapy

7 Executive Suite, St James Court, Wilderspool Causeway, Warrington, Cheshire, United Kingdom, WA4 6PS.

Company No. 03018026.  Registered Charity No. 1063639