A word from the Chair

Good morning to all the Members of the Chamber of Individual Members (CIM)

Elected Chair of CIM, the historical base of EFTA, I have the honor to succeed Juan-Antonio Abeijon, whom I thank for all these years shared, for his generosity, his courtesy and his commitment in these years of change of EFTA.

On October 10, I gathered in Paris at the Centre des Buttes-Chaumont all the directors of CIM for our first live working meeting. Unanimously, Federico Ferrari (Italy) became our secretary, Maurizio Frisina (Belgium) the treasurer and Viola Sallay (Hungary) the vice-president of CIM. With Iva Ursini (Italy), Myriam Cassen (France) and Marie-Jeanne Schon (Luxemburg), the new CIM board has shown a strong desire to work together by sharing skills, experiences and singularities.

Our political line has been harmoniously defined and we are all, old and new, impatient to continue its implementation.

This will be a post #MeToo CIM…

As a specialized educator trained in family therapy by Mony Elkaim, I am very attentive to promoting the evolution of mentalities concerning intrafamily violence, particularly sexual violence, their consideration, their treatment, and research. I am therefore keen to open a space for reflection and exchange on this complex and controversial issue by supporting projects in this field: colloquium, research, clinical work and networking.

In order to move in this direction, we have decided to organize a CIM congress in 2023, with this as the main theme.

We will update our website. We will meet you in an interactive way and in return these new exchanges will animate our site by allowing more sharing of experiences.

I am convinced that as family therapists or specialists in the systemic approach, we have the capacity to improve communication between all of us in order to better support the resilience of each person in this current and singular context of phenomenal evolution.

CIM yours


Martine Nisse

Chair of EFTA-CIM