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Join us for our 40th Annual
Meeting and Open Conference
in Austin, TX
June 21-24, 2018

Hosted at the AT&T Executive Education & Conference Center

Relational Activism: Supporting Just Relationships in Family Therapy

About the Conference

Clinicians, professors, researchers, and students in family therapy and related fields from the U.S. and around the globe, will join together to share their work and ideas through dialogues and presentations that illustrate a wide reach of individual, couple, and family therapy and family therapy research in a variety of contexts and applications.

Specifically, the 40th Annual Meeting and Open Conference will invite reflection on what activism in family therapy means and provide the opportunity to explore this concept from new perspectives. How we advocate for, support and sustain relationships in the contemporary era will be the central theme woven throughout the meeting. It is our hope that attendees leave the meeting inspired by the possibilities that new versions and visions of activism might bring to their lives, both professional and personal.

The conference will officially open on Thursday, June 21st, with an inspiring keynote address from Ana Louise Keating whose work draws on traditions of radical U.S. women-of-color feminist/womanist thought and queer studies. Grounded in these traditions, Keating invites us to transform how we think about identity, difference, social justice and social change, reading, and teaching.

The meeting will end on Saturday, June 23rd, with the annual AFTA Awards Ceremony Dinner and 40th Anniversary Celebration. There will be an all-day workshop open to the public on Sunday, June 24th, which will highlight the work of local mental health and social work agencies working on the ground to support social justice activities. The Annual Meeting and Open Conference supports Continuing Education Credits with full registration.

For more information about the 40th Annual Meeting and Open Conference, contact us.

2018 Plenaries

More details coming very soon!