A word from the President

Dear CIM Members,

It is with great pleasure that I have accepted to chair the Chamber of Individual Members after the 4 mandates of Jacques Pluymaekers Presidency, who assured this function for 12 years, from 2001 until 2013.

We owe enormously to Jacques, for the generosity of the time he devoted to CIM, the enthusiasm with which he supported the construction of the CIM identity, the discretion with which he has always take upon himself the legal responsibilities of EFTA, the determination with which he defended the soul of CIM facing the growing complexity of EFTA. He is now Honorary President of EFTA.

We are currently 1,100 members coming mainly from France (392), Belgium (234), Greece (207), Italy (70), Switzerland (35), Spain (35) and Germany (27), and less represented but present, members from Sweden, Finland, Denmark, the Netherlands, England, Luxembourg, Poland, Austria, Romania, Serbia, Israel, Turkey, Cyprus, Portugal, Malta, Morocco, Senegal, United States, Canada, Brazil, Chile and China.

The increasing complexity of EFTA as an association made up by 3 Chambers, Individual Members (CIM), Institutes (TIC, currently 129 Training Institutes) and National Associations (NFTO, currently 32 National Associations) and the cultural, linguistic and clinical practices multiplicity of its members, has imposed the need for a redesign of the EFTA CIM website.

This new website will enrich CIM Members life by developing a European and international network-space where linking and coordinating the exchange of ideas and experiences in the field of the systemic approach and family therapy, with the purpose to increase and consolidate the wealth of professional interactions in practice, research, supervision and teaching of systems thinking domains.

This new CIM website is for you. I hope you will find it useful and that its implementation will ensure the quality of a dialogue between the Board of CIM and its Members, and between all CIM Members, in the kindness of a reciprocal understanding.

Anne Chouhy,
President of the EFTA CIM.