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Join us for our 41th Annual
Meeting and Open Conference
in Oakland, CA
June 20-22, 2019

Hosted at the Oakland Marriott, City Center

Rupture and Repair:

Remaking Relationships in Families and Communities

June 20- June 22, 2019

Oakland Marriott

City Center

Oakland, CA

Call for Proposals:

Brief Presentations and Collected Works

 

Why AFTA?
"The conference is structured for dialogue and intimacy, something you cannot find at other conferences. AFTA feels like home."

Brief Presentation Proposals

Over time, both the pioneers of and many contributors to the field of family therapy from all social locations have been rebels that challenged the status quo by insisting that health professionals consider relational context in assessment and treatment.  Now family therapy requires us to channel that rebellious spirit by intentionally considering how to work systemically, relationally and in a socially equitable manner to address rupture and repair in relationships. Our world today and tomorrow is yearning for a family therapy field that is unafraid to push boundaries and develop “out of the box” solutions to critical issues that help us in these difficult times. The goals of this year’s conference are twofold: (1) to examine how we use our knowledge to address ruptures and repairs in couples, families, communities and in our relationship with the environment and non-human beings; and, (2) to devise strategies for creating sustainable change and repair.

We invite submissions that address these objectives and situate the work in social, historical and political contexts. Submissions may consider how we apply the field’s knowledge outside of clinical practice to broader settings such as policy, child welfare, public health, and education.

The Brief Presentations typically occur in a session that is a total of 90 minutes long. These include two to three presentations within each 90-minute session. Typically, each presenter presents for 15-20 minutes and ends with Q&A time.

2. In an effort to include many AFTA members and non-members to share their current thinking and work, we want to make room for as many as possible.

3. Innovative uses of classical or integrative family therapy theories or new theoretical frameworks in relation to clinical work, research, family therapy training, or social policy with an intersectional lens are welcome.

4. Contextualize your work with the theme of the conference of Rupture and Repair, and consider issues of race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexual orientation, and other dimensions of identity, diversity, and multiculturalism, and identify the communities, setting, and limitations as you present your work. We encourage a diversity of topics, but while achieving that diversity, it is important that the population and setting of the work be clear to your audience.

AFTA 2019: Solicitud de Propuestas

Ruptura y reparación: la reconstrucción de las relaciones familiares y comunitarias

Históricamente, tanto los pioneros como muchos colaboradores en el campo de la terapia familiar de todas las ubicaciones sociales han sido rebeldes que desafiaron el estatus quo al insistir en que los profesionales de la salud consideren el contexto relacional en la evaluación y el tratamiento. En este momento la terapia familiar requiere que canalicemos ese espíritu rebelde al considerar intencionalmente cómo trabajar sistémicamente, relacionalmente y de una manera socialmente equitativa para abordar la ruptura y la reparación en las relaciones. El mundo de hoy y de mañana anhela un campo de terapia familiar que no tenga miedo de retar los límites y desarrollar soluciones "listas para usar" para abordar problemas críticos en estos tiempos difíciles. Los objetivos de la conferencia de este año son dos: (1) examinar cómo usamos nuestro conocimiento para abordar rupturas y reparaciones en parejas, familias, comunidades y en nuestra relación con el medio ambiente y los seres no humanos; y, (2) idear estrategias para crear cambios y reparaciones sostenibles.

Invitamos presentaciones que aborden estos objetivos y sitúen el trabajo en contextos sociales, históricos y políticos.  Las presentaciones pueden considerar cómo aplicar el conocimiento del campo de la terapia familiar y del pensamiento sistémico fuera de la práctica clínica a entornos más amplios, como las políticas gubernamentales, el bienestar infantil, la salud pública y la educación.

Collected Works Proposals

Traditionally known as the poster session, these collected works are a new opportunity to share and converse about your work through a number of different formats. You are invited to submit a proposal of your work in the more traditional/scientific poster format, a PowerPoint using your own device, or any other creative format. Submissions can include creative and innovative research, teaching, and practice including, but not limited to, letters you have written/co-written with your clients, pictures that represent your work, clinical videos, printed papers and other publications, case studies, research projects, artistic forms, research ideas/projects with which you would like collaboration, or any work you are doing to contribute to the family therapy field.

Presenters will be positioned around the main ballroom during the Opening Reception where attendees will be mingling. We see this as a wonderful opportunity to highlight collected works and begin the Annual Meeting. We will follow-up with details about space and table sizes. We encourage you to present in a conversational way to engage participants in dialogues about your work. The format is open. Be creative, feel free to innovate!

We invite submissions that address these objectives and situate the work in social, historical and political contexts. Submissions may consider how we apply the field’s knowledge outside of clinical practice to broader settings such as policy, child welfare, public health, and education.

AFTA 2019: Propuestas para la exhibición de trabajos creativos.

Ruptura y reparación: la reconstrucción de las relaciones familiares y comunitarias 

La exhibición de trabajos creativos es una oportunidad novedosa para compartir y conversar sobre su trabajo mediante el uso de formatos diversos además de la tradicional exhibición de posters.  Le invitamos a enviar una propuesta para exhibir su trabajo en el formato de póster más tradicional / científico, un PowerPoint utilizando su propio dispositivo o cualquier otro formato creativo. Las presentaciones pueden incluir investigaciones creativas e innovadoras, temas de enseñanza y entrenamiento o temas prácticos.  Puede incluir cartas escritas o co-escritas con sus consultantes, imágenes que representen su trabajo, videos clínicos, documentos impresos y otras publicaciones, estudios de caso, proyectos de investigación, trabajos artísticos,
formularios, ideas de investigación / proyectos con los que le gustaría colaboración, o cualquier trabajo que esté haciendo para contribuir al campo de la terapia familiar.

Los presentadores se ubicarán alrededor del salón principal durante la Recepción de Apertura, donde los asistentes a la conferencia estarán socializando.  Esta es una maravillosa oportunidad que destacará obras creativas y dará comienzo a la reunión anual de AFTA. Una vez se revisen las propuestas, le daremos seguimiento a los detalles sobre el espacio y los tamaños de las mesas. Le animamos a que presente su trabajo de manera conversacional para involucrar a los participantes en un diálogo sobre su trabajo. El formato es abierto.  ¡Sea creativo, siéntase libre de innovar!