Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy

Living Edition
| Editors: Jay Lebow, Anthony Chambers, Douglas C. Breunlin

American Family Therapy Academy (AFTA)

Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-15877-8_608-1

Introduction

The American Family Therapy Academy was founded in 1978. It is an interdisciplinary community of family therapy and allied-field mental health professionals, researchers, academics, students, policy makers, and program directors. AFTA studies the interaction between psychological, relational, biological, and sociocultural dimensions that contribute to mental health and well-being (AFTA 2016). Members are informed of topics of concern to those in the mental health field. AFTA holds a core commitment to justice and social responsibility while providing acute attention to underserved groups. Emerging leaders in the field are supported through a variety of initiatives.

Location

The AFTA office is located in Haverhill, Massachusetts.

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Keywords

Mental Health Social Responsibility Interest Group Position Statement Mental Health Professional 
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References

  1. American Family Therapy Academy (2016). Retrieved from https://afta.org/. 1 Aug 2016.

Copyright information

© Springer International Publishing AG 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Long Island UniversityBrooklynUSA