The General Board of EFTA meeting together in Barcelona issue the following declaration:

We the European Family Therapy Association are appalled at the violence and aggression perpetrated by Russia in the invasion of Ukraine. We call upon the Russian President Vladimir Putin to withdraw his troops immediately. This flagrant violation of the human right to safety and emotional well-being will have a traumatic impact on people caught up in the fighting on both sides and many others all over Europe for many generations to come.

We call upon all members of the family therapy community to offer their services to the families of all those affected by this conflict and help facilitate a dialogue for peace and security at every opportunity.

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on 12th November 2021

It is with our deepest sorrow that we inform the members of the European Systemic and Family Therapy Community that the Director of the Athenian Institute of Anthropos, Dr. Petros Polychronis, has passed away.

Petros Polychronis, as Director, Teacher and Therapist but also as a unique human being, served and lived by – till the end of his life – his personal human values and beliefs with exemplary consistency as well as those of his mentors and founders of “Anthropos”, George and Vasso Vassiliou, while also taking care to open space and listen to all voices emerging in the Anthropos community process and foster the co-development of novelty in the practice of a systemic view of life.

All these years, Petros nurtured the coleader ship of the Anthropos Scientific Team by cultivating collaboration and co-evolution. His vision of creating a multinuclear scientific network with old and new colleagues and friends connected to Anthropos was of the utmost value to him – a process to which we are dedicated to continue to strive towards.

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European Psychologists with Ukrainian people

European psychologists who speak Russian, Ukrainian, English or French offer you psychological support online.

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6th Volume of EFTA Book series

Describes the history, value, and controversies of manuals. Examines manual use to guide and support systemic couples and family therapies Explores experiences in creating manuals as well as identifies research issues related to their clinical use and evaluation Reports on experiences with internationally established manuals, formulations of innovative practices by their founders, and specifications of […]

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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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