The Association of Child and Family Development and Psychodynamic Counselling established in 2003 is an incorporated not for profit professional association. The Association based in Melbourne has a national membership. The Association:


  • Promotes knowledge and understanding about all aspects of child adolescent and family development for all professionals in the community.

  • Ensures that this knowledge and understanding is informed by the recognition of the meaning of behaviour within an interpersonal relational social and cultural context.

  • Mounts an annual half-day symposium with invited speakers to share expertise and disseminate relevant information research and clinical experience.

  • Is the accreditation body for all graduates of the training courses run by the Centre for Child and Family Development.

  • Raises and maintains professional standards in relation to child and family counselling based on psychodynamic principles.

  • Maintains a register of all members including those whom the Association has recognised as qualified child and family development counsellors.

  • Creates opportunities for networking and peer supervision for members.

  • Represents the importance of a developmental relational approach in the media and with other relevant organisations.

The Centre For Child and Family Development promotes awareness and understanding of the emotional life of children and adolescents, and how this affects their behaviour and future development.


The Centre offers psychotherapy and counselling to children parents and families as well as adults, and training for professionals in Melbourne, interstate and overseas.


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