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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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Family Therapy with Individuals Infographic - Free Download

Systemic family therapy is not about the number of people in the room. It is about how you as the practitioner view the presenting problem, how you think about change and how problems get resolved, what types of questions you ask, where you choose to focus your enquiry, and what is targeted in treatment.


If you are new to family therapy, or have been in the field for a while and would like to reflect on your practice, download this infographic for 6 guiding principles to help you determine if you are working systemically with individuals:

Read the QIFT blog "Family Therapy with Individuals" to read more about each principle.

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The Many Faces & Uses of Family Therapy Infographic -
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Family Therapy is not just for helping families.  It is so much more and has the potential for positive impact at many levels.  Family Therapy developed from Systems Theory, and promotes the importance of being a systemic thinker regardless of how many people are “in the room” or what your role is.


If you are new to family therapy, or have been in the field for a while and would like to reflect on the multiple, versatile applications of family therapy download this infographic.

Read the QIFT blog "The Many Faces and Uses of Family Therapy" to find out more.

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Group Systemic Supervision Cheat Sheet -
Free Download

Download this free resource to guide your systemic and integrative thinking in group systemic supervision, or for self reflection in individual supervision.

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IFTA 2024 World Family Therapy Congress

Dr Leonie White and Dr Kate Owen are presenting twice together at the

2024 IFTA World Family Therapy Congress in Toyama, Japan.

In the "Training Track" the topic is "Systemic Meta-Framework for Integrative Practice: Clinical and Teaching Tool."

In the "Supervision Track" the topic is "Integrative Practice in Systemic Group Supervision:
Growing Competence, Confidence and Adaptability."

Feel free to view the abbreviated presentation.

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