Welcome to Korean Association of Family Therapy.
The Korean Association of Family Therapy (KAFT) was established in 1988 in order to contribute to the well-being and growth of individuals, families and society through research, training and practice in the field of family therapy. KAFT, the first family therapy organization in Asia, is based on the Family Therapy Research Society (FTRS) which consisted of experts in psychiatry, psychiatric nursing, and social welfare during the late 1970s when the fields of family therapy and counseling were rather obscure across the world.
Since its start, KAFT has regularly held spring and fall conferences, annual workshops, training programs, monthly case studies for the continuation of education and has been publishing research journals for the past 25 years. KAFT has been recognized as the top practice-based academic organization in South Korea for its preparation of many highly-qualified family therapy specialists (Family Therapy Supervisor, Family Therapy Specialist Level I & II) through its rigorous clinical trainings and qualification management system.
KAFT has worked on developing new and diverse treatment models to rapidly solve the constantly changing family dynamics and issues. For this purpose, KAFT has facilitated the exchange and cooperation between domestic and international organizations. KAFT has established a collaborative system among domestic family therapy organizations dedicated to single therapy models and the Association of Korean Counseling Professionals (AKCP). Lastly, KAFT has also held annual joint case meetings with Japan and Taiwan over the past decade and has been actively involved in the Asian Academy of Family Therapy (AAFT) and the International Family Therapy Association (IFTA).