Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy

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

European Family Therapy Association

  • Maria BorcsaEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-49425-8_613


The European Family Therapy Association (EFTA) was established in 1990 and is an international association dedicated to scientific purposes. It is an independent and strictly nonprofit-making association. At present (2016), EFTA has members from 32 European nations (plus so called “foreign members” from Canada, Brazil, Chile, Israel, Senegal, and the USA).

EFTA has a tripartite structure and is made up of three chambers:
  • EFTA-CIM: The Chamber of Individual Members (CIM) gathers a wide range of professionals (social workers, nurses, medical doctors, psychiatrists, psychologists, occupational therapists, and other health professionals) who have finished a minimum of 4 years of training in family therapy/systemic approach and are working with families, couples, and larger systems.

  • EFTA-NFTO: The Chamber of National Family Therapy Organizations (NFTO) unites national associations/federations representing family therapists and/or promoting the systemic approach and family...

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  1. Borcsa, M. & Stratton, P. (Eds.) (2016). Origins and Originality in Family Therapy and Systemic Practice. EFTA Book Series Volume 1. Springer International.Google Scholar
  2. Tilden, T. & Wampold, B.E. (Eds.) (2017). Routine Outcome Monitoring in Couple and Family Therapy. The Empirically Informed Therapist. EFTA Book Series Volume 2. Springer International.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Applied Sciences NordhausenNordhausenGermany

Section editors and affiliations

  • Thorana Nelson
    • 1
  1. 1.Utah State UniversitySanta FeUSA