Sunday 27 May 2018

Graduations at The Institute of Family Therapy-Malta

The Institute of Family Therapy-Malta recently celebrated the graduation of a number of its students who followed studies with the Institute. These students furthered their training with IFT-Malta over the past years in order to achieve a Post-Graduate Diploma in Systemic Family Psychotherapy or a Masters in Systemic Family Psychotherapy.

An intimate graduation ceremony was held at The Golf Club, Marsa followed by a reception party. The event was introduced by the current Chairperson of IFT-Malta, Mrs Carmen Delicata, followed by a short speech from Course Co-ordinator Mrs Karen Bishop. Dr Charlie Azzopardi who is founding Chairperson of IFT-Malta, Tutor and Masters programme Co-ordinator, described how the concept of IFT-Malta formed, grew and steadily developed over the years. Whilst describing key achievements, he thanked the other directors/tutors and external tutors for their collaboration and contributions over the years. Dr Azzopardi also thanked the numerous students who placed so much trust in the capabilities of the Institute to train them towards reaching this important achievement.

IFT-Malta has recently welcomed its seventh group of students to train for their Post-Graduate Diploma in Systemic Family Psychotherapy and is preparing to welcome an eighth co-hort in the coming months. The diploma is a two year course leading students on to further stages of training. IFT-Malta is currently also training its second group of students in Professional Training in Systemic Psychotherapy (Level 7), and preparing to welcome its third cohort at this level by the end of 2017.

Apart from offering training to professionals in Systemic Psychotherapy and related therapies, IFT-Malta also provides individual, group, and family psychotherapy; family mediation; family education to the general public; consultation to organizations and professionals in relation to clinical practice; clinical supervision to organizations and professionals in relation to clinical practice; systemic consultation to public or private organizations; research on family related subjects; constant liaison with other institutions.

IFT-Malta is also committed to deliver education programmes for partners, spouses, and parents, children, schools and organizations to promote well-being in society, based on positive family and work environments, and a healthy balance between the two.

The Institute of Family Therapy-Malta is an Associate Member of the Training Institutes Chamber of the European Family Therapy Association and also an Institutional Member in Good Standing of the International Family Therapy Association.

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