AAFT NATIONAL CONFERENCE 2021
D__STANCES Generational Impacts of Displacement & Resettlement
In line with our commitment to ensuring the safety and well-being of all of our valued Members and Delegates, we have responded to present circumstances by making the difficult decision to defer the 41st Annual Australian Family Therapy Conference that was originally scheduled for Thursday 9 and Friday 10 September 2021, the conference will now take place Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 October 2021.
Postponing this year’s conference is reflective of our concerns regarding the interstate travel of speakers and attendees, however, these changed conditions have also presented an opportunity for us to reimagine and further adapt the format of our forthcoming events through a COVIDSafe lens. The conference will no longer be a hybrid meeting, it will be presented virtually.
We are currently working through details and the website will be updated as details are confirmed.
We thank you for your patience, flexibility and understanding as we navigate through the pandemic and the challenges it presents.
Key Note Speakers
Judy Atkinson, AM, Jiman-Bundjalung woman.
Emeritus Professor. Retired
A member of the Harvard Global Mental Health Scientific Research Alliance.
Chair of the Australian Childhood Foundations Cultural Governance Group.
The founder and Patron of We Al-li.
Dr, David Denborough PhD
Senior Lecturer University of Melbourne
Works as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Melbourne and coordinates the Master of Narrative and Community Work.
Editor and writer for Dulwich Centre in Adelaide, SA
Dr. Wai-Yung Lee, Ph.D., is
Honorary Associate Professor, University of Hong Kong
Founding Director of the Hong Kong University of Family Institute.
Faculty Member of the Minuchin Centre for the Family in New York, USA
Founding President of Asian Academy of Family Therapy, Clinical Director of Asian Academy of Family Therapy and Shanghai Aitia Family Institute
Ephraim Osaghae, MBL (Master of Business Leadership)
International project manager, CEO of consultancy firm Tri-W Pty Ltd.
Lecturer at Curtin University, Western Australia Founder of Multicultural Professional Bridge (MPB) https://mpbgroup.org.au/about-us/
WA African Community Award Finalist
Author of (1) A Handbook for Migrants: The Good, The Challenges and The Lessons, (2) Voices from Home: Wisdom from Our Diasporic Roots, and (3) A Handbook for Migrant Youth: Peer To Peer Wisdom From Those Who've Been There, Done That.
Prof Maurizio Andolfi,
Child Psychiatrist and Master Family Therapist.
Professor in residence at William Street Family Therapy Center in Perth and has been teaching at the Department of Clinical Psychology of the University La Sapienza in Rome for few decades.
Director of the Accademia di Psicoterapia della Famiglia in Rome and Editor in chief of the Italian Journal Terapia Familiare.
He is the Co-Founder of the European Family Therapy Association and is an Honorary Fellow of the Asian Academy of Family Therapy.
This event total duration is 16 hours. This can count towards 16 hours of Category A CPD if you attend the entire conference.
For full details and registration please go to the website.