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Welcome to ECSF

The ‘European Clinical Specialization in Fluency Disorders' is a groundbreaking initiative in the field of fluency disorders.

The ‘ECSF' is a one-year program - compatible with the workload of an SLT - for speech-language therapists wanting to become European Fluency Specialists.The program is run by a consortium consisting of 10 partners (universities and colleges) and 5 associate partners from 9 European countries.
Currently almost 200 students from 30 EU and non-EU countries have graduated and the program will start its twelfth course cycle in September 2019.

Graduates of this course distinguish themselves by their outstanding ability, in-depth knowledge and expertise in the field of fluency disorders. 
This program provides specialist knowledge and skills that can be recognized by your local professional body as important criteria leading to clinical specialization.





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19 October 2019

Clinical Coaching 2019-2020

Do you like to participate in a small learning group to develop your own clinical skills, to feel empowered and more relaxed, to learn to manage challenging client-related cases, to have fun in learning new insights, to grow as a specialist in the field of fluency, to feel connected with colleagues in the field ?

THEN CLINICAL COACHING IS SOMETHING FOR YOU !

5 participants in each clinical coaching group - 5 sessions starting 20th of January 2020 - Book NOW!

Coaches: Veerle Waelkens, George Fourlas, Anne Breda, & other ECSF colleagues

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6 June 2019

2019 Graduates Workshop Dublin 5 & 6 September

We are happy to announce a new postgraduate workshop on 'Narrative Practices with People who Stutter'. Lecturers are dr. Mary O'Dwyer and dr. Fiona Ryan. The workshop will take place in Dublin, September 5&6th 2019 and coincides with the first intensive week of the ECSF program. It is the ideal opportunity to upgrade your knowledge, meet up with ECSF staff and new participants, and ... enjoy the lovely city of Dublin.

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14 May 2019

National Stuttering Awareness Week

In the U.S. the second full week of May is Stuttering Awareness Week. This is a great opportunity to focus public attention on a complex disorder that touches 70 million people around the world and more than three million in the U.S. alone.

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9 February 2018

6th European Symposium on Fluency Disorders

One week is left to the 6th European Symposium in Fluency Disorders which will take place in Antwerp on the 16th and 17th of February 2018. A pre-symosium workshop will take place on the 16th of February. The theme of the workshop is "A Constructivist Framework for Counseling with Persons Who Stutter" presented by Anthony DiLollo, PhD.

18 January 2016

European Fluency Specialists

The ECSF consortium has now taken a next step to ensure that patients receive the highest possible standard of care in the EU: the development of an additional stepwise procedure to become a European Fluency Specialist.

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1 October 2015

First intensive week in Malta

The first intensive week of the course cycle 1516 and the postgraduate workshop took place in Malta from September 21 to 25th.

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1 June 2015

High interest in ECSF course.

Because of the high number of application forms that were received, the ECSF consortium decided to increase the amount of students per course cycle from 20 to 24. This will be evaluated after one year.

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8 May 2015

2015 Graduate Workshop Malta

The ECSF consortium is organizing the third annual workshop for ECSF graduates. This is not only an ideal occasion to meet up with some of your classmates or to interact with fluency specialists from the previous 7 course cycles, it is also an opportunity to upgrade your clinical knowledge.

This year's workshop focuses on 4 topics: The Art of coaching by Anne Breda (Wednesday), Solution Focused Brief Treatment and The Artists Eye by Trudy Stewart (Thursday and Friday) and Clinical Intervision by Anne Breda & Veerle Waelkens (Saturday morning).The workshop will take place in Malta, in parallel with the first intensive week of the specialization program.

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23 January 2015

2015 graduate workshop

The ECSF consortium is organizing the second annual workshop for ECSF graduates. This is not only an ideal occasion to meet up with some of your classmates or to interact with fluency specialists from the previous 6 course cycles, it is also an opportunity to upgrade your clinical knowledge.

This year's workshop focuses on 2 topics: Personal Construct Therapy (Thursday) and Clinical Intervision (Friday morning). The workshop will take place in Antwerp, in parallel with the second intensive week of the specialization program.

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10 February 2014

ECSF Course upgraded to 25 credits

At the general meeting in Portugal steering committee decided to upgrade the ECSF Course from 20 credits to 25 credits. Last year we asked our students how much time they invested in the course, the outcome was a lot of more hours, so the course received more credits.

Application forms

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The 1819 course cycle is fully booked.

Pre-registration 1920 is open.
Funding underdeveloped countries.

Results external course review

Feedback of the EU commission, participants, and ASHA fluency specialists.

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European Symposium on Fluency Disorders

The biennial European Symposium on Fluency Disorders is an initiative of the ECSF-consortium and focuses on causal and contributing factors as well as on intervention related topics.

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