A journal for practitioners as well as academics


The ANZJFT is reputed to be the most-stolen professional journal in Australia! It is read by clinicians as well as by academics, and each issue includes substantial papers reflecting original perspectives on theory and practice.

With Michael White as its first Editor from 1979 to 1984, the Australian Journal of Family Therapy established a proud tradition of theoretical speculation, humour and the celebration of clinical success. Under its second Editor, Max Cornwell (1985-1996), the journal widened and deepened to become a refereed journal of international standard, The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy . Editors Hugh Crago and Maureen Crago (1997-2008) worked tirelessly and nurtured countless new authors over many years, and Paul Rhodes, Glenn Larner, and Alistair Campbell (2008-2010) worked to produce a lean and sharp journal, with a focus on integrating evidence-based research with systemic theory and practice in the field.


The current Editor, Glenn Larner continues to build on this foundation, harnessing talents and resources on the local scene and soliciting contributions from key international figures. Today the journal, known as the ANZJFT , aims to represent family therapy, as well as other therapy approaches that can broadly be described as relational, systemic or contextual. It continues to publish on topics of research, practice and theory, with a special ambition to showcase reader-friendly papers relevant to all family-sensitive practice. 

All articles are blind refereed and peer reviewed.

The ANZJFT is now part of the Australian Association Of Family Therapy (AAFT).  For all AAFT information  Please click here for AAFT

If you are an AAFT member, you can access the ANZJFT online for free as part of your membership. Just click on the 'Members Login' button (top right of AAFT home page) and log in to the AAFT members page and click the link for online access to the ANZJFT (you will see the cover of the journal on left of page).  You can access all the back issues of the ANZJFT, as well as signing up for email alerts for the updates on new issues coming out.  We publish 4 issues a year.

The website for ANZJFT is now with our publishers  Wiley Blackwell.  

All information previously contained on this website is now available at Wiley-Blackwell  Please click here for Wiley-Blackwell.