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Making waves: Diverse conversations by the sea

15 - 17 September 2016, Old Ship Hotel, Brighton




Brighton prides itself on being a vibrant, diverse and inclusive city, with a reputation for welcoming people from different walks of life.  Systemic family psychotherapy has a strong tradition of respecting difference and making space for marginalised voices to be heard.


We welcome you to a conference by the sea that reflects and builds upon a willingness to embrace these themes. Here we can continue to develop our practice through creative and collaborative conversations, where new ideas can develop in the form of criticism and innovation, making waves through dialogue in our profession.


We hope to explore issues of difference and diversity in all aspects of our work. We want to embrace the multiple meanings and numerous voices in our working contexts, including the tensions and the discomforts. We hope to recognise and affirm the specificity and individuality of families and of family therapists.


Please click here to download the full conference programme.


Keynote Speakers

Karen Partridge

Jaakko Seikkula

Gail Simon

Lennox Thomas

Imelda McCarthy

Gary Younge

To view key note speaker biographies, please click here.


Watch footage from previous AFT conferences (double click to view in full screen mode)

Canterbury Conference 2015

Durham Anniversary Conference 2014

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Tweets from Reenee Singh

Editor of the Journal of Family Therapy

Liverpool Conference 2014

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This conference is organised by the Association for Family Therapy & Systemic Practice.  To view their home page, please click the logo above:

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