Volume 25 (2014)
Istanbul Congress II

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

Part II
Issue 1: Interventions and Applications  
Issue 2: Research and Training


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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Rengin Isik & Monika McGordrick Turkey, USA The Power of Genograms: A Life Cycle Perspective of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk 006-019 Download abstract ACCESS FULLTEXT 
David Amias, Gillian Hughes & Sara Barratt UK Multi-Layered Systemic and Narrative Interventions with Refugees and Asylum Seekers in a Community Child and Adolescents Mental Health Service 020-030 Download abstract ACCESS FULLTEXT 
Francesco Tramonti, Paolo Bongioanni, Bruno Rossi & Corrado Bogliolo Italy Family Functioning in Amyotropic Lateral Sclerosis 031-041 Download abstract ACCESS FULLTEXT 
Arlene Vetere UK Working Systemically with Intimate Partner Violence: Attachment Dilemmas, Risk and Responsibility 042-050 Download abstract ACCESS FULLTEXT 
Per Giorgio Semboloni Italy A Violent Child? 051-057 Download abstract ACCESS FULLTEXT 
Valerie O'Brien Ireland An Application of the Fifth Province Model to Kinship Care Networkds 058-076 Download abstract ACCESS FULLTEXT 
G.Gkantona¹, Α. Υdreou², E. Lefkaditi3 & N. Paritsis4 Greece Improving Adaptive Functioning in Profoundly Mentally Retarded and Behavior-Disordered Ex Hospitalized Adults. A Control Study 077-086 Download abstract ACCESS FULLTEXT 
Fotini Michalaki Dernikou & Michail Michalakis Greece Combining Homeopathy Treatment with Psychotherapy 087-090 Download abstract ACCESS FULLTEXT 
Thomas Will Switzerland Individual Systemic Therapy: Local Solutions for a Global Organization 091-094 Download abstract ACCESS FULLTEXT 
Julia Hardy, Katalin Barat & Klára Balogh Hungary “I cannot Tell Anyone, Hence I Tell Everyone” Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder through the Lens of Family Therapy 095-108 Download abstract ACCESS FULLTEXT 
Raúl Medina Centeno Mexico Rebels with a cause: “Active Resistance” as Psychotherapeutic Resource in Adolescents with Eating Disorders. 109-120 Download abstract ACCESS FULLTEXT 
Peter Stratton UK Influences on the Evidence Base and the Evidence Base as Political Influence 123-131 Download abstract ACCESS FULLTEXT 
Angela Specker, Dan Pokorny, Florian Juen & Anna Buchheim1 Austria-Germany Attachment Representations and Family Structures in the System of Foster Families 132-145 Download abstract ACCESS FULLTEXT 
May-Britt Solem Norway Parenting Practices - Understood as Situated Parenting 146-157 Download abstract ACCESS FULLTEXT 
Nur (Karaman) Agdelen Turkey Family Communication Patterns as Predictor of Premarital Relationship Assessment 158-165 Download abstract ACCESS FULLTEXT 
Peter Stratton UK Experiences in Measuring the Functioning of UK Families 166-177 Download abstract ACCESS FULLTEXT 
Athena Androutsopoulou, Tsabika Bafiti & George Kalarritis Greece The Enriched Systemic Perspective SANE-System Attachment Narrative Encephalon ®: Selected Training Guidelines for Clinical Practice 178-192 Download abstract ACCESS FULLTEXT 
Aine O’Reilly  Ireland Discourses of Quality in Family Therapy Training  193-210 Download abstract ACCESS FULLTEXT 
Era Moulaki, Maria Pirounaki–Lioni & Christos Ziouvas  Greece “Trainees’ Perceptions on their Role as Developing Therapists/Counselors” 211-224 Download abstract ACCESS FULLTEXT 
Elena Karkazi Greece Βetween Resonance and Resilience, from Clinical Psychotherapy tο Institutional Context 225-236 Download abstract ACCESS FULLTEXT 
Kieran Vivian-Byrne & Billy Hardy Wales Moving Beyond the Pale - Thresholds of Change and Transformation in Training and Therapy 237-248 Download abstract ACCESS FULLTEXT 
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