EUROPEAN FAMILY THERAPY ASSOCIATION

CONNECTING FAMILY THERAPISTS AND TRAINERS

ATTENTION, ATTENTION. Some hackers use very plausible emails to pretend to be me and ask you for help and money. This is a serious and frequent phenomenon. Know that I don’t go around asking for money, and certainly not to EFTA members, that I only use one email and have no other (please contact the secretariat if you want to know my right email) and that if you open these emails you risk being robbed of your data. PLEASE PROTECT YOURSELF by also protecting the good reputation of EFTA.
Umberta Telfener, EFTA president

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Happy Holidays. May 2023 be an opportunity for greater stability, peace and hope

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Hello to everybody, I am Umberta Telfener, the new President of EFTA.

I am very honored to have received this assignment which I personally care very much about.

I am in EFTA since 1991, first as an individual and from 2010 representing the Milan Institute of Family Therapy (Luigi Boscolo and Gianfranco Cecchin). I become a member of the TIC Board in 2016 and from November 2020 I was its Chair. Now I will act as your President and intend to do my very best.

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by Umberta Telfener

A congress is a specific universe where time and space can be suspended and one finds itself each time for the first time, usually not knowing the city in which the Congress takes place. A sort of a bubble where we arrive with what we know, curious of learning more, of meeting new people and encountering old acquaintances, of challenging our usual ways of thinking and – for us psychotherapists – also of practicing our work. A space where we realize the existence of multiple universes.  If we are lucky it becomes a very special experience, a reflexive space where time becomes loose and everything can happen. The usual rules for our days are suspended and we wonder in search of stimuli and surprises, of confirmations and news of differences. Of disappointment, critics and shared discontent as well. As systemics we know that every reflexive space is a generative space, a congress can become a generative self-organizing galaxy.

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Participant Feedback & statistics

After a serious illness, our esteemed colleague and friend Jochen Schweitzer passed away on 31st October 2022, much too early at the age of 68. This is a huge loss for us personally and for the entire systemic field. We wish to express our sincere condolences to his family and loved ones.

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Dear Colleagues, Professors, Lecturers researchers, clinicians and friends. It is my great honour and privilege to welcome you to the European Family Therapy Association conference of 2022 in this wonderful city of Ljubljana.

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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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HELP EFTA GROW!

  • Encourage professionals, Training Institutes and National Federations you consider eligible to join. (Refer to the websites of the 3 Chambers for membership categories and criteria).
  • Promote EFTA to students and trainees, supporting them to apply for associate membership.