International Family Therapy Association


Officers and Board of IFTA

The International Family Therapy Association has a distinguished Board of Directors and officers, all leaders in the family therapy field in their respective countries and recognized around the world. Meet your Board and officers.

IFTA Board of Directors, July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019


Warwick Phipps, PHD, South Africa (2017-2019)

Joyce Ma, PhD, Hong Kong (2019-2021)

Ruth Casabianca, PhD, Argentina (2015-2017)

Recording Secretary
Anna Low, MSocScc, Singapore (2014-2017)

Desiree Seponski, PhD, USA  (2016-2018)

Directors At Large

2016-2019, Term ends June 30, 2019
Ozge Alkanat, Ph.D., Turkey
Kathlyne Maki-Banmen, MS, Canada
Anibal Torres, Ph.D., USA

2017-2020, Term Ends June 30, 2020
Dorothy Becvar, PhD, USA
Gun Kristina Drott-Englên, MSW, Sweden
Jake Johnson, PhD, USA

2018-2021 Term Ends June 30, 2021
Reggie Berger, PhD, Switzerland
Gloria Baldwin Schultz, MPS, Canada
Shan Tate, MSW, United Kingdom


General Secretary
William J. Hiebert, DMin

Congress CFO and Membership Director
Fred L.H. Jefferson

Congress Event Manager
Doug Tschopp

Journal of Family Psychotherapy Editor
Christian Jordal, PhD, USA

Research E-forum Editor
Jake Johnson, Ph.D., 2015 – 2018