Conferences & Symposia

ATCA Conference, Auckland, New Zealand: 12-14 October 2015

FLACT Conference, Lima, Peru, 20-22 October 2015

First EFTC President Prof. Eric Broekaert included in the 2nd Orthopedagogische Reeks Gent, Special Education publication entitled Therapeutic Communities a quote from American Author Thomas Wolfe(Wolfe 1940) who wrote': 'We had a 'concept' about truth and beauty and love and reality - and that hardened our ideas about what all the words stood for. After that, we had no doubt about them - or at any rate, could not admit that we did. This was wrong, because the essence of belief is doubt, the essence of reality is questioning'.

EFTC Conferences, Institutes and other occasions provide our members and other colleagues from all disciplines of drug treatment provision the opportunity to present, question, clarify and communicate the results, and evaluation of our collective contribution to individuals and families who suffer from the malaise of addiction, the related physical and life issues. The EFTC congresses continue to provide a channel of information within Europe on Rehabilitation and Drug Policy. EFTC also works in collaboration with EWODOR and other providers to offer annual symposia on evidence-based addiction treatment.

ATCA 2015 Conference


ATCA Conference, Auckland, New Zealand, 12-14 October 2015 - The 2015 Australasian Therapeutic Communities Association (ATCA) conference will be held in Auckland, New Zealand, 12-14 October 2015. This year’s overall conference theme will be ‘Partnerships in Treatment,’ which will focus on the numerous partnerships that are integral in providing a therapeutic community, which includes the client, their families and support networks, including the health boards, justice and corrections departments, community agencies, bi-cultural & multicultural relationships. The conference is hosted by TC Higher Ground and conference themes include:

  • Partnerships with service users
  • TC practice: Partnerships for new ideas and new initiatives
  • Cultural partnerships: working with Aboriginal, Mãori and Pasifika peoples
  • Corrective services and coerced clients
  • Partnerships with families and Children
  • Continuing care
  • Co-morbidity
  • Corrective services and coerced clients

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FLACT 2015 Conference


FLACT Conference, Lima, Peru, 20-22 October 2015 - The 15th conference of the Federation of Latin American Therapeutic Communities (FLACT) will be held in Lima, Peru, 20-22 October 2015. The title of this years conference is Retaking the Essence of Service to Humanity

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