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The International Society for Emotion-Focused Therapy (ISEFT) is thrilled to announce the upcoming, in person, 2023 ISEFT conference and EFT Trainers Meeting to be held in Porto (Portugal).

Four years after our last in person conference in Glasgow, and having been through a global pandemic, we are happy for the opportunity to gather again our vibrant, international Emotion-Focused Therapy community. We look forward to seeing you all in Porto, again bringing together our cherished Founders, Experts from several generations and our talented community of Practitioners, Researchers, Students, and enthusiasts of EFT, all united under the common interest of fostering psychotherapeutic change and personal growth through emotion transformation.

Local Organizing Committee

Honorary Committee

Rui Moreira
President of the Porto Municipal Council
Domingos Oliveira Silva
President of Maiêutica
José Ferreira Gomes
Rector of the University of Maia
Paula Mena Matos
Director of the Center for Psychology at the University of Porto
Liliana Meira
Director of the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences of the University of Maia

2023 ISEFT Conference

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

Leslie S. Greenberg
Jeanne C. Watson

Scientific Commitee

Rhonda N. Goldman
ISEFT Board & Chicago School of
Professional Psychology,
Serine Warwar
ISEFT Board & York University
Emotion-Focused Therapy Clinic,
Carla Cunha
University of Maia & SPTFE,

President of the Local Organizing Committee

João Salgado
University of Maia & SPTFE,
Eunice Silva
SPTFE, Portugal
Marina Monteiro
SPTFE, Portugal
Carla Cunha
SPTFE, Portugal
Carla Branco
SPTFE, Portugal
Susana Almeida
SPTFE, Portugal
João Leal
SPTFE, Portugal
Maria da Luz Melo
SPTFE, Portugal
Catarina Almeida
SPTFE, Portugal
Daniela Nogueira
SPTFE, Portugal
Pedro Lourenço
SPTFE, Portugal

Discover the venues

The EFT Trainers Meeting will precede the ISEFT conference, and will take place between June 27th to 28th, 2023, at Hotel Cristal, located in the city center of Porto.

The 2023 ISEFT Conference will be hosted June 29th to 30th, 2023, at the beautiful Centro de Congressos da Alfândega do Porto, overlooking River Douro.

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Things to do in Porto and places to visit
To get to know Porto better and have an experience tailored to your needs, we suggest contacting Turismo das Flores where participants can benefit from some discounts and a personalized tour service.
Turismo das Flores
Rua das Flores, 104 4405-263 Porto
Tel: +351 220 926 129 WhatsApp: + 351 910 573 364