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 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
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.
Photo by Clarissa Watson via Unsplash
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: