ISEFT Conference 2019: 29th - 30st August Emotion-Focused therapy: the Growth Edge
Call for papers Deadline for submissions: 1 February 2019
The theme of the 2019 meeting is Emotion-Focused therapy:
the Growth Edge. In this vein, the Program Committee invites submissions that
describe and explore innovations and new developments as well as clinical
applications that help advance or elaborate Emotion focused therapy practice
We welcome the full range of contributions to the field
of Emotion-focused therapy, including reports of innovative research and
empirical studies, developments in new methods, and applications with diverse
populations. We aim to foster dialogue, discussion, and new learning.
Submission formats and procedures
There are five submission categories (each described in
detail below): Panels, Individual Papers, Posters, Open Discussions, and
Conference Language. The official conference language
will be English and all submissions should be written in English.
Panels should include three to four presentations focused
on a common theme or various facets of a large-scale research project. They will
be 90 minutes with a minimum of 15 minutes for open discussion. Each panel
should have a moderator (normally the organizer of the panel or another relevant
person), and those with fewer than four papers are strongly encouraged to have
a prepared discussant.
Individual papers are ideally suited for presentations of
completed studies or projects that have not been submitted as part of an
organized thematic panel. They will be a maximum of 20 minutes, and the Program
Committee will organize papers of similar topics to be presented during the same
Open discussions provide an opportunity to assemble a
group of researchers or clinicians to stimulate dialogue on a topic of interest.
Open discussions are 90 minutes. We encourage submissions for the following two
Regular Format: In this format, those presenting (up to
5) will briefly address issues or positions to stimulate interactive discussion
rather than present formal talks. The discussion may focus on empirical,
theoretical, methodological, and/or practice-related topics.
Consultation Format: In this innovative format, students
or other researchers present proposed research informally for consultation from
the audience. The planning committee will seek to have each session moderated by
two EFT colleagues, one primarily a clinician and one primarily a researcher,
providing a unique opportunity for practice and research to inform each other
at the design stage.
Posters are appropriate to describe new methods or
works-in-progress. Posters offer a unique opportunity for viewers to see
detailed graphical output, as well as to have in-depth individual discussions
with the presenter. There will be a poster session once per day for people to
share their work and meet with
Workshops are suitable for more didactic material. This
might include a clinical presentation of a method that is followed by