Volume 24 (2013)
Istanbul Congress

Special Edition: 8th EFTA Congress (held in Istanbul, 2013)

Part I
Therapy: Theory and Practice


In October of this year it was our pleasure to jointly Chair the 8th Congress of the European Family Therapy Association (EFTA) organized in cooperation with the Family and Marital Therapies Association (Aile ve Evlilik Terapileri Derneği - AETD).

The conference was held in Istanbul, Turkey – a city of great beauty and diverse cultures.

The theme of the congress was, “Opportunities in a Time of Crisis: The Role of the Family ”.

Renowned colleagues of family therapy and systemic practice from throughout Europe and the international community joined together in a very interesting, fruitful event focused on the unpredictable and complex reality of today’s world and the corresponding need to foster creative evolution in our scientific field.

The papers generated from the diverse presentations at the Congress are published in this Special Volume of Human Systems. The vibrancy of current practices and the important role that EFTA is playing in the networking of systemic scientists both in Europe and internationally can be clearly comprehended.

40 articles are presented from colleagues representing 15 different countries. Issue 1 groups together papers around the theme of “Therapy: Theory and Practice”. Issue 2 focuses on “Interventions and Applications”, while the 3rd and final Issue of the Volume comprises contributions to “Research and Training”.  

Our aim is to provide the readers with a felt sense of a very interactive meeting which provided a forum for the exchange of ideas, of experiences and of rigorous study – a meeting that facilitated both scientific and human exchange.

Through this publication we hope to foster reflection on the congress process, broaden our perspectives and to facilitate the development of new dialogues among us as systemic therapists, trainers and researchers.

Joint Chairs, 8th Congress of the European Family Therapy Association (EFTA)
Kyriaki Polychroni (Greece)           and         Murat Dokur (Turkey)

P. President EFTA                                         President AETD

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Nora Bateson & Imelda McCarthy USA - Ireland An Ecology of Mind: Family Therapy in the Face of New Emerging Conditions  7-19 Download abstract ACCESS FULLTEXT 
Susan Johnson Canada Singing in the Marrow Bone: Working with Emotion in Couple Therapy 20-34 Download abstract ACCESS FULLTEXT 
Zeynep Zat & Emre Konuk Turkey Integration of Brief Strategic Family Therapy and EMDR in Treatment of Panic Disorder 35-46 Download abstract ACCESS FULLTEXT 
Alberto Penna & Laura Fino Italy Beneath the Words, Non Verbal Techniques in Couple Therapy 47-50 Download abstract ACCESS FULLTEXT 
Ged Smith  United Kingdom Working with Men in Systemic Therapy; Challenging Masculinities 51-64 Download abstract ACCESS FULLTEXT 
Dina Mousteri  Cyprus Brief Therapy through Dialogue: The Brief Systemic Dialogical Model 65-75 Download abstract ACCESS FULLTEXT 
Marie Jean Schon Luxembourg Family Sculptures with Sewing-Buttons. An Innovative Therapeutic Tool 76-84 Download abstract ACCESS FULLTEXT 
Nazli Akay  Turkey The Effects of Paternal Alcoholism on Oedipal Children 85-94 Download abstract ACCESS FULLTEXT 
Schwab & Tillier France Reconnaissance Et Trajectoire De Vie Avec/ Sans Et Hors L’alcool  95-105 Download abstract ACCESS FULLTEXT 
Joylon Grimwade Australia Surface and Voice in Work with Families across Thirty Years 106-123 Download abstract ACCESS FULLTEXT 
Cecilia Edelstein  Italy Towards a Pluralistic Systemic Approach in Intercultural Therapies with Migrant People 124-137 Download abstract ACCESS FULLTEXT 
Μaria Lambraki & Νikos Paritsis  Greece Upgrating Students through the Application of Human Systems Therapy: Basic Characteristics of Human Systems Therapy 138-149 Download abstract ACCESS FULLTEXT 
Mark Haydon-Laurelut, Karl Nunkoosing & Esther Wilcox UK Family Therapy and Dis/ableism: Constructions of Disability in Family Therapy Literature 150-162 Download abstract ACCESS FULLTEXT 
Vaudan C., Michaud-Feinberg J., Darwiche J., Carneiro C., Duc Marwood A., de Roten Y. & Despland J.N. Switzerland Feedback Ritual in Brief Systemic Intervention: A Therapeutic Technique to Foster Alliance 163-166 Download poster ACCESS FULLTEXT 
Nikolina Likomitrou, Katerina Mavroforou, Christina Moschakis & Varvara-Maria Nikolopoulou Greece Making Sense of Current Difficulties: Thematic Analysis of Clients’ Early Recollections as Autobiographical Stories 167-171 Download poster ACCESS FULLTEXT 
Ioanna Athanasopoulou, Maria Karampasi, Niki Kontoni & Manos Sarantidis Greece Two Sides of Support in Crises: Narrative Insights into the Family Experiences of Clients 172 Download poster ACCESS FULLTEXT 
Severine Bessero, Babrice Chantraine, Manuel Tettamanti & Logos Curtis Switzerland Exploring the Impact of Family Interventions in First Episode Psychosis 173 Download poster ACCESS FULLTEXT 
Andrea Mosconi, Monica Pezzolo & Barbara Trotta Italy Systemic-Relational Therapy and EMDR: Integrations and Connections 174-180 Download abstract ACCESS FULLTEXT 
Peter Stratton UK Manuals: A Secure Base for Playful Therapy? 181-192 Donwload abstract ACCESS FULLTEXT 
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