Words from the New President

Dear EFTA colleagues  and visitors to our webpage,

Please take some time to browse our website, on this page you will find information about our organisation and its activities. We have a three-chamber structure consisting of the Chamber of Individual Members (CIM), Training Institutes Chamber (TIC) and the National Family Therapy Organisations Chamber (NFTO).  Our chamber pages provide a resource and fund of information for our members all across Europe.

Family and systemic therapists work in many different areas of practice, in the public and private health sphere, in universities, government departments  and businesses where systemic concepts and family therapy practice  are  making a difference in the lives of the families, colleagues and students that our members work with.

I have just returned from Tallinn in Estonia where I attended  a very inspiring NFTO  annual chamber meeting hosted by chairperson Jelena Põldsam and her team in the  Estonian Family Therapy association.  The representatives of 20 national family therapy associations travelled to Tallinn to participate in the chamber meeting and conference. The theme of  the conference  organised by our Estonian colleagues in collaboration with the NFTO chamber board was Isolation and domestic violence, this is such an important topic that the conference gained national coverage on the media in Estonia and the event was opened by the Estonian minister of population.  It was really encouraging to hear how many of the NFTO chamber representatives are planning to attend the EFTA  conference  in Naples and have submitted abstracts.

The conference abstract deadline has now passed and the deadline for the end of early registration is approaching. All of the information on how to register, group registration and student registration is included on the conference website which can be accessed from this page. The conference will be the venue for the General Assembly of EFTA details of which will be sent to all EFTA CIM, TIC and NFTO members.  

Monica Whyte