The Institute of Family Therapy-Malta recently celebrated the graduation of a number of its students who followed studies with the Institute over the past years. These students furthered their training with IFT-Malta in order to achieve a Post-Graduate Diploma in Systemic Family Psychotherapy, a Masters in Systemic Family Psychotherapy or an Award in Clinical Supervision.
The graduation ceremony was held at the Royal Malta Golf Club’s Putter’s Inn mid- December. The ceremony was introduced by IFT-Malta Chairperson Dr Charlie Azzopardi who briefly described how the concept of IFT-Malta formed and developed over the years. He thanked the directors and tutors for their collaboration over the years and, whilst thanking the graduands for the trust they placed in the capabilities of the Institute to train them towards reaching such important professional achievements, encouraged them to stay humble and to remain true to their profession and the clients they will be meeting.
A total of 18 students graduated in all – 13 achieved a Post Graduate Diploma in Systemic Family Psychotherapy (2019-2021) and five achieved their Masters in Systemic Family Psychotherapy (2019-2021). The latter group will proceed to receive their Warrant early this year. Also present to celebrate their graduation were two other groups of students, the Post Graduate Diploma in Systemic Family Psychotherapy students 2018-2020 and the Award in Clinical Supervision students (2020), both co-horts having graduated at the height of the pandemic without having had an opportunity to celebrate together,
In the meantime, IFT-Malta last autumn welcomed three new intakes of students who began training for their Post-Graduate Diploma in Systemic Family Psychotherapy, Masters in Systemic Family Psychotherapy and Bachelors Degree in Psychological Therapies.
During 2022, IFT-Malta shall be launching its Masters in Strategic Coaching and re-proposing its Award in Clinical Supervision. News of open applications can be seen via the Institute’s website www.ift-malta.com, as well as on its Facebook page.
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. IFT-Malta courses are all accredited by the Malta Further & Higher Education Authority (MFEA).