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2023 ISEFT Conference

For 2 entire days, this conference will bring together the Emotion-Focused Therapy community! Our conference theme “Changing Emotions in a Changing World” aims to highlight the latest developments that are occurring in Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT), having extended this approach through new modes of reaching clients and delivering EFT, adjusting to extraordinary experiences of going through a global pandemic and trying to impact new generations of psychotherapists across the world in contemporary training initiatives. We aim to show new developments in EFT, namely for working with new client populations, from recent practice and research developments and, therefore, we invite submissions in all areas of EFT practice, research, training, and supervision. All this will take place at the very heart of the historical city center of Porto which is distinguished by UNESCO as World Heritage, at the Centro de Congressos da Alfândega do Porto.

Presentations at the 2023 ISEFT Conference will begin at 9:00am (WET), Thursday, June 29th, and end at 7:00pm (WET), Friday, June 30th. This will include Symposiums, Mini workshops, Structured discussions, Brief papers, and Posters. The registration includes all the coffee-breaks and lunches. The conference banquet will take place in a beautiful historic venue, Palácio do Freixo, an historic and elegant venue for enjoying a memorable event.

The agenda, speakers and social programme will be released soon.

Banquet Dinner
29th June 2023

Hotel Palácio do Freixo

Estrada Nacional, 108 - 4300-316 Campanhã, Porto

GPS: N 41º 08’ 571’’ W 8º 34’ 475’’

[ see on google maps ]

Important information about our Banquet Dinner to be held on Thursday 29th June at the National Monument Hotel Pestana Palácio do Freixo.

The Pestana Palácio do Freixo is characterized by its magnificent 18th century architecture. It was built by Nicolau Nasoni, one of the main architects of Porto's World Heritage designation.

Situated in the city of Porto, 3km from the center of one of the liveliest regions of Portugal, the Palácio do Freixo, declared a National Monument in 1910, is a unique example of Baroque architecture, with some 10,000m2 of gardens and green spaces offering breathtaking views of the River Douro.

Transportation to the Banquet Dinner
Transport will be provided from the Alfândega Congress Centre (conference venue) to the Hotel Pestana Palácio do Freixo and return to Alfândega Congress Centre and/or City Center.

We have selected a menu based on the cuisine of the northern wine-growing region, with influences from Portuguese and Mediterranean cuisine.

2023 ISEFT Conference

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