The Institute of Family Therapy-Malta (IFT-Malta) recently celebrated the graduation of 12 students who have completed respective studies in Systemic Family Psychotherapy with the Institute. A total of eight students received their Post-Graduate Diploma in Systemic Family Psychotherapy. Another four students graduated Masters in Systemic Family Psychotherapy, effectively becoming the first-ever group of students to be conferred such a qualification in Malta by a Maltese institution.
IFT-Malta provides completely home-grown training courses, fully accredited by the National Council for Further & Higher Education (NCFHE). IFT--Malta is also an Associate Member of the Training Institutes Chamber (TIC) of the European Family Therapy Association (EFTA) and also an Institutional Member in Good Standing of the International Family Therapy Association (IFTA).
This year's graduation event was held at the Malta Society of Arts, Palazzo de la Salle, Valletta, a prestigious venue for a prestigious evening. The ceremony included speeches by Chairperson Mrs Carmen Delicata, by founding Chairperson Dr Charlie Azzopardi and by Courses Co-ordinator, Mrs Karen Bishop. Also present was Mr Billy Hardy from the University of Wales who contributed his experience of the Maltese institute and its considerable progress since inception in 2011.
IFT-Malta will this year be once again offering openings for a fresh intake of students on board its 7th edition of the Post-Graduate Diploma in Systemic Family Psychotherapy. Currently running are two such diplomas, one at first year level and another at second year level. The second edition of the Masters in Systemic Family Psychotherapy is also currently running, and aiming to be completed by 2017.
Apart from offering specialist training in Systemic Family 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.