The International Family Therapy Association (IFTA) was founded in 1987 at the end of the East-West Family Therapy Bridging Conference in Prague.   Therapists at the Conference were so exciting about the magnificent opportunities for face-to-face sharing of ideas, accelerated learning, and networking with colleagues and leaders in the field of family therapy from various parts of the globe, they spontaneously agreed to hold another congress the next year.  So began the World Family Therapy Congresses and the birth of IFTA.

The 2012 World Family Therapy Congress is the 20th in the series and the 25th Anniversary of its founding.  You may see pictures of past family therapy congresses in Holland (2011), Buenos Aires (2010), Slovenia (2009), Porto, Portugal (2008) and others here.

Over 300 presentation proposals were submitted.  A  tentative schedule is posted here.  Watch this site in November as the accepted workshop presentations begin to be listed.
We look forward to seeing you in Vancouver next March!