XIX World Family Therapy Congress


The 19th World Family Therapy Congress was held March 30 - April 2, 2011 in The Netherlands at the NH Conference Centre in Noordwijkerhout.

The 2011 Congress theme was: Family Therapy - Coming Together for Peace, Justice, and Healing. The Congress focused on presenting approaches to problems and ways of coping with them and helping to heal hurting families, couples and children in various cultures.

The Congress goal is the same as it has been since IFTA was founded in 1987: Advancing family therapy worldwide by promoting research, education, and sound practice while promoting international cooperation and the exchange of knowledge and ideas that support the health and well-being of families and persons around the world.

The Netherlands
The Netherlands is a country with a rich heritage of family therapy and is a wonderful setting from brining together hundreds of presenters from scores of countries to share and learn about both familiar and new problems and ways of dealing with them. Besides the professional opportunities, The Netherlands also offers not only the cultural and historical advantages of nearby Amsterdam and, even closer to the congress site, the beautiful tulip fields.