Int Family Therapy Association - IFTA

IFTA is the professional association for those interested in the field of marriage and family therapy.

The cornerstone of every society is the family. With the support of its members, the International Family Therapy Association (IFTA) provides international conferences to promote, strengthen and improve the quality of family therapy, the quality of relationships within families and to promote well-being and peace within our world.

IFTA, working in a collaborative spirit with other professionals and organizations around the world who share its mission, also promotes continuing education for family therapy professionals in the development of international quality standards for marriage and family therapists in order that they may better assist families in the communities in which they serve.

As a member of IFTA you will recieve a subscription to the Journal of Family Psychotherapy . This is the official journal of IFTA and is sent to you as part of your membership fee. Additionally, you will receive the International Connection newsletter sent to you with updates about the organization and additional articles written by members worldwide.

You can also network with family therapist from around the world at special meetings and our IFTA World Congress or IFTA International Family Therapy Conference that takes place yearly in different countries. IFTA is the place to: Make contacts with other family therapists from around the world Share clinical experiences and get new perspectives on families Share reserch interests Make life-long friends.

IFTA Contact Information:

William J. Hiebert, D. Min. Executive Director Marriage and Family Counseling Service and General Secretary International Family Therapy Association

1800 3rd Avenue, STE 512 Rock Island, IL 61201 USA

Tel. +1-309-786-4491        Fax. +1-309-786-0205

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IFTA Web site:

 From "Browse" click on any of the galleries to see photographs of IFTA Conferences of the past few years.

Click on the folder of Past conferences in this folder to see the locations and dates of all the past IFTA Congresses.

Photographer and Web Master:      Pamela R. L. Lessing

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