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

Hosted at the Oakland Marriott, City Center

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 meeting will end on Saturday, June 23rd, with the annual AFTA Awards Ceremony Dinner and 40th Anniversary Celebration. There will be a workshop open to the public on Sunday, June 24th from 8:30 am-12:30 pm, 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.

Located at the University of Texas at Austin, the AT&T Hotel and Conference Center is both a state of the art and stylish.Situated conveniently in the heart of Austin activity and on the university campus, the center offers inspiring views of the university's Tower, the State Capitol, or our serene central courtyard.

Walk to exhibits at the Blanton Museum of Art and UT's Visual Art Center or shows from the collections of the Harry Ransom Center or the LBJ Library, and enjoy a performance at the famed Performing Arts Center. Or explore the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum, cheer the Longhorns at Texas Memorial Stadium, catch an edgy art film at the Dobie theatre and shop on colorful Guadalupe Street—all within walking distance.