Sad News: Rodolfo de Bernart, EFTA President, passed away

Dear Friends and Colleagues in the EFTA community,

It is with great sadness that we have to announce that our esteemed president Rodolfo de Bernart died yesterday (18th February).

Our thoughts are with his family and colleagues at this difficult time.

We have lost one of the leading lights of our field, his enthusiasm, creativity, humour and passion for systemic family therapy and his commitment to our profession and its development has made a lasting impact on EFTA.

Most of all we have lost a dear friend, colleague and mentor.

On behalf of the board of EFTA

Mony Elkaim, Chair EFTA-TIC

Anne Chouhy, Chair EFTA-NFTO

Monica Whyte, Chair EFTA-NFTO

« I fall asleep in the full and certain hope

That my slumber shall not be broken;

And that, though I be all-forgetting,

Yet shall I not be all-forgotten,

But continue that life in the thoughts and deeds

of those I have loved. »

Samuel Butler