Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy

2019 Edition
| Editors: Jay L. Lebow, Anthony L. Chambers, Douglas C. Breunlin

Borcsa, Maria

  • Valeria PominiEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-49425-8_1088


Maria Borcsa, PhD, Dipl.-Psych., Professor of Clinical Psychology (b. 1967), University of Applied Sciences Nordhausen, Germany


Maria Borcsa is a brilliant representative of the “fourth generation” of systemic couple and family psychotherapists in Europe. By promoting a truly European, trans-national perspective, bridging the Eastern and Western European cultures, the Southern and the Northern, she shows a unique capacity in creating synergies among international organizations and their members. She excelled as President of the European Family Therapy Association(EFTA) from 2013 to 2016. During this time, she increased among other things, the scientific production of the association by founding the Springer EFTA Book Series, of which she is co-editor. Her personal academic activities focus on qualitative research in the field of systemic couple and family therapy, with a special interest in multicultural and transnational couples/families as well as the change in...

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  1. Borcsa, M., & Hille, J. (2016). Virtual relations and globalized families – The Genogram 4.0 Interview. In M. Borcsa & P. Stratton (Eds.), Origins and originality in family therapy and systemic practice (pp. 215–234). Cham: Springer.Google Scholar
  2. Borcsa, M., & Nikendei, C. (Eds.). (2017). Psychotherapie nach Flucht und Vertreibung. Eine praxisorientierte und interprofessionelle Perspektive auf die Hilfe für Flüchtlinge. Stuttgart: Thieme.Google Scholar
  3. Borcsa, M., & Rober, P. (Eds.). (2016). Research perspectives in couple therapy. Discursive qualitative methods. Cham: Springer.Google Scholar
  4. Borcsa, M., & Stratton, P. (Eds.). (2016). Origins and originality in family therapy and systemic practice (EFTA book series, Vol. 1). Cham: Springer.Google Scholar
  5. Ochs, M., Borcsa, M., & Schweitzer, J. (Eds.). (2019, in prep.). Linking systemic research and practice – innovations in paradigms, strategies and methods (EFTA book series, Vol. 4). Cham: Springer.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.First Department of PsychiatryNational and Kapodistrian University of AthensAthensGreece

Section editors and affiliations

  • Heather Pederson
    • 1
  • Diana Semmelhack
    • 2
  1. 1.Council for RelationshipsPhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Midwestern UniversityDowners GroveUSA