Monica Whyte becomes Chairperson of the National Family Therapy Organisation section of EFTA

Irish presence in Istanbul a success!
October 2013

In Istanbul, at the recent European Family Therapy Association conference – our representative, Monica Whyte was not only voted onto the board of EFTA but she was also voted Chairperson of her Chamber the NFTO section of EFTA. We are extremely proud of Monica and are not surprised at her selection, as she has been extremely hardworking, popular and insightful.

At the conference, Monica worked from 7am to 8pm every day and on one occasion, together with Phil Kearney, she persevered until 12 midnight to ensure that EFTA elected a board. Valerie O’Brien very ably conducted the election in a transparent and professional manner. Phil Kearney continues to put in a huge amount of work on the Board as the Training Institute representative and Marie Keenan and Valerie O Brien are our NFTO representatives.

The conference in Istanbul was a tremendous success with the host country providing an excellent venue and fabulous organisation. There was a large Irish contingent participating at the conference and below are a sample of what was on offer:

. ‘Family Therapy in the face of New Emerging Conditions’ – Nora Bateson in conversation with Imelda McCarthy

. ‘Porn- Raising the issues and focusing on young people’ – Trish Murphy

. ‘Quality in Family Therapy Training: Integrating Theory and Practice’ – Aileen Tierney & Aine O Reilly

. ‘Systemic Therapy for Child focused problems’ – Alan Carr

. ‘Maintaining a space for understanding systemic psychotherapy for people labelled with an intellectual disability and the systems that support them; – Grania Clarke

. ‘Recent research on Major Models of Systemic Therapy in an Irish Context’ – Alan Carr

. ‘The Fifth Provence and Kinship care: Enhancing Understanding of Network Relationships’ – Valerie O’Brien

. ‘Allegation of Child Abuse in Post-divorce Couple Process: Conflict Management and Harm Reduction’ – Jim

Original post: Family Therapy Association of Ireland