Calendar of events

Rupture and repair: Remaking relationships in families and communities

20-22 June 2019
Oakland, CA, USA

American Family Therapy Academy (AFTA) 2019 Conference

The goals of this year’s conference are twofold: (1) to examine how we use our knowledge to address ruptures and repairs in couples, families, communities and in our relationship with the environment and non-human beings; and, (2) to devise strategies for creating sustainable change and repair.


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Attachment and Trauma – Empathy and Compassion in the process of Healing

21-23 June 2019
London, UK

Conference organized by the Istituto di Scienze Cognitive

First speakers: Peter Fonagy, Paul Gilbert, Daniel Goleman, Janina Fisher, Dolores Mosquera, Daniel Siegel, Lorna Smith Benjamin, Liz Mullinar and Alessandro Carmelita

EFTA individual members are entitled of the reduced fee of £300

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Los origenes de la terapia familiar: la vigencia de los pioneros

27-29 June, 2019
Barcelona, Spain

XV congreso RELATES


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Shades of Spirituality and Beyond: Family Therapy Practice in 21st Century Asia

8-9 July 2019
Batam Island, Indonesia

6th Annual Asian Academy of Family Therapy Conference
In collaboration with PPIS Family Therapy Institute (Singapore)

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Visible and invisible: bordering change in systemic family therapy

11-14 September 2019
Naples, Italy

10th EFTA Congress


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Qualitative Research in Mental Health: Trajectories Towards a New Era

17-19 September 2020
Valletta, Malta



The incidence of mental health problems continues to increase worldwide with untold and often ignored negative effects on the social and economic wellbeing of individuals, families and society. This is in part due to major demographic and epidemiological transitions. Statistics are expected to continue to rise as suicide, premature mortality rates linked with mental disorders or dementia are still not included in the global burden of mental health problems (The Lancet Commission on global mental health and sustainable development 2018).
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