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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 12 partners (universities and colleges) and 5 associate partners from 9 European countries.
Currently more than 100 students from 23 EU and non-EU countries have graduated and the program will start its ninth course cycle in 2016.

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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ECSF - Latest news

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.

6 December 2013

Final report mini symposium Leeds

The final report of the mini symposium in Leeds, a joint initiative of the Stammering Support Center and ECSF, is now available.

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14 October 2013

Mini symposium Leeds

ECSF and Stammering Support Center Leeds organized a mini symposium in Leeds for people who stammer, clinicians, and researchers.

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24 June 2013

2013 Graduate Workshop

The ECSF consortium is organizing the first 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 5 course cycles, it is also an opportunity to upgrade your clinical knowledge.

This year's workshop focuses on 2 topics: Cluttering and Clinical Intervision. The workshop will take place in Portugal, in parallel with the first intensive week of the specialization program.

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22 June 2013

Pre-announcement EU symposium 2014

March 28 & 29th 2014. Save the date!

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Application forms

Interested in applying for the specialization course? Click here.
The 1617 course cycle is fully booked.

Pre-registration for 1718 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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