QIFT YouTube Channel

Subscribe to the QLD Family Therapy YouTube Channel.

Here you will gain access to a library of resources to help you navigate the world of Systemic Family Therapy theory and practice.

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AAFT Conference Presentation 2019

Dr Leonie White and Dr Kate Owen presented at the 40th Annual Conference for The Australian Association of Family Therapy in Melbourne.

The 30 minute presentation was well attended with positive feedback from clinicians and academics.

The topic was "What Matters in Contemporary Family Therapy? Things our Students Have Taught Us".

Feel free to view the abbreviated presentation along with the self-reflection sheet.

QIFT Facebook Page

Follow the QIFT Facebook Page to read interesting articles and follow links to useful resources to grow and enhance your systemic thinking and practice.

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QIFT Roadmap: Working Safely with Families and Trauma

QIFT Co-Director Dr Leonie White presented at the 2021 Child and Adolescent Mental Health Conference at the Gold Coast.  Leonie presented the QIFT Roadmap for Working Safety with Families and Trauma and shared ways in which Family Therapy and integrative therapeutic practice can support the mental health of young people.

The 'Roadmap' is shared here, and for more information about Working Safely with Families and Trauma visit the Compass Seminars Website 


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Safe Place Experiential Exercise
& Safe Place Change the Channel Experiential Exericse

The Safe Place Exercise is a technique to access a positive memory in order to induce a positive explicit and implicit memory state in the mind and in their body – to bring calm after feeling distressed.  The exercise can be used as a psychoeducational tool to help understand the link between memories and the influence on their body in a positive way; to reduce affect intensity in therapy sessions; to end therapy sessions in a positive affective state; to use at home as needed.

The Safe Place Change the Channel Exercise is a modified version with additional scaffolding for children and young people.

Download the exercises here and watch the educational video on our YouTube channel.


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