Response to Covid-19 and the ongoing effects of the global pandemic

While the pandemic remains a global health emergency that we must be aware of in our daily lives to keep ourselves, our clients, colleagues, and students safe, we are entering a phase of living with a level of disease and also trying to emerge from lockdown in a safe way. What we know for sure is that the economic impact of the  virus will be felt by the economically disadvantaged nations and the most vulnerable groups within our societies.

The virus has challenged us to redefine our relationships with  technology, travel, and the physical spaces that we inhabit in our home and working environments. Many of our members will be returning to a changed working environment with less resources but many more demands as families struggle to come to terms with a future that was not expected could not  be predicted.

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After a long battle with illness

Dear friends and EFTA members, It is with deep sadness that I have to announce the untimely death of Mony Elkaïm, who passed away this Friday, November 20, in Brussels, after a long battle with illness.
To all those who knew him, Mony leaves the memory of a man with exceptional charisma, of a brilliant theorist, of an extraordinary therapist with unique intelligence and intuitions. He was a pioneer of family therapy, which he helped introduce in Europe.

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Agenda Upcoming events

7-10 September 2022
Ljubjana, Slovenia

This book examines the significance of the couple relationship in the 21th century, exploring in depth how couple relationships are changing in different parts of the world. It highlights global trends and cultural variations that are shaping couple relationships. The book discusses diverse relationships, such as intercultural couples, same sex couples, long distance couples, polygynous marriages, […]

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This book examines systemic family therapy research, addressing key topics across the interrelated disciplines of psychotherapy, social work, and counseling. Drawing from contributions at the 2017 International Systemic Research Conference in Heidelberg, it includes both quantitative and qualitative research perspectives and outlines a wide array of approaches, using systems theory and constructivist epistemology. In addition, […]

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Digital Systemic Practices in Europe: a Survey before the Covid-19 Pandemic

Knowledge regarding digital practices in the field of systemic therapy is poor. A few surveys have been conducted in non‐European countries investigating the provision of digitally based therapy, counselling, training, and supervision by systemic family and couple therapists (SCFTs). Thus, a survey aiming to investigate the use of information and communication technology (ICT) among European […]

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