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Belgrade, SERBIA 
 10 - 13 May, 2018

ABOUT

Welcome!

It is our sincere pleasure to welcome you to the EFPP conference that will take place in Belgrade, Serbia. We feel privileged to host the event that gathers leading experts in psychoanalysis, psychoanalytic psychotherapy, and group analysis from all over the world. By following the tradition of previous EFPP conferences, we hope you will join us and create a memorable and valuable experience together.

Looking forward to seeing you in Belgrade!
Tija Despotović
Chair of the Organising Committee

Organisers

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The EFPP is a European umbrella organisation that links together national networks of adult, child & adolescent, group, and couple and family psychoanalytic psychotherapists and some psychoanalysts and psychoanalytic organisations that share the EFPP objectives and are involved in public sector services.

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Invitation Letter

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

We are pleased to invite you to the upcoming European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (EFPP) Conference that will take place in Belgrade, Serbia, from 10th-13th of May, 2018. In cooperation with the Association of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists of Serbia and Group Analytic Society Belgrade, this EFPP conference will encompass two Sections - Group and Adult Sections.

The theme of the conference

"The Challenge of Social Traumata – Inner Worlds of Outer Realities"

was chosen in the light of recent events that have shed a new perspective on our everyday life, such as massive demographic changes as a result of wars in the Middle East, terrorist attacks that have become more common than ever, as well as growing economic concerns have significantly transformed our outer reality. But as these changes induce significant disturbances in the external environment, they undoubtedly cause profound trauma on both individual and societal levels.  ...Read More

By bringing together psychoanalysts, psychoanalytic psychotherapists, group analysts, as well as students/trainees from all over the world, this conference is a rather unique opportunity to not only share and discuss, but also try to perceive how these events shape the lives of our patients, as well as our own. As Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists, we "digest" certain aspects of these realities through individuals and groups we work with, while living in those realities at the same time. With a sense of honor and gratitude, we are happy to announce that some of the leading experts in these fields will participate as key speakers - Salman Akhtar, Ulrich Schultz-Venrath, Stephen Frosh, Morris Nitsun, Julian Lousada and Ivanka Dunjic.

As the magnitude of social trauma increases, we must find ways to cope with tremendous amounts of pain and suffering, both as individuals and as a society. How should we approach this uncertain reality that we are all a part of? Must we find ways to adapt, or perhaps evolve in some way in order to work through these difficult challenges?

Through Discussion groups, Small experiential groups, the Large group, Subplenaries, Workshops, Social dreaming matrix and Panel Lectures, we will explore our inner and outer worlds in a city that has been desecrated and rebuilt numerous times throughout its long and painful history. A city that endured substantial cultural and economic transformations, as well as bombing on numerous occasions, the last one being less than 20 years ago, is now evolving into a modern metropolis, despite its turbulent past and trauma that resides in its citizens. Perhaps it is a good place to continue our search.

The main venue will be the recently renovated “Metropol Palace” Hotel, originally built more than 50 years ago as a conference venue. It is situated next to one of the most renowned city parks, Tasmajdan, and is located within walking distance from the city centre. Facilities of the Belgrade University – the Faculty of Law and Faculty of Technical Sciences, as well as the University Library, are in close proximity to the Hotel and will be used as additional venues. The official language of the conference will be English, and all additional information will be available through future announcements, as well as the conference website – www.efpp-belgrade2018.com.  Read Less

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PROF. ULRICH SCHULTZ-VENRATH, MD
CHAIR

Head of the Clinic of Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics of Evangelisches Krankenhaus Bergisch Gladbach. Professor in Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy at the University of Witten/Herdecke, Psychoanalyst (DPV, IPA) and training group analyst (D3G, German Society of Group Analysis and Group Psychotherapy), full member of GASi. Interested in mentalization-based individual and group psychotherapy, history of psychoanalysis, group analysis, psychosomatics and research in psychodynamic psychotherapy.

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ANNE-MARIE SCHLOESSER

Psychologist, Psychoanalyst, Supervisor in private practice Goettingen/ Germany. Member and training analyst of DGPT, DPG and IPA. President of EFPP since 2011, editor-in-chief of the Karnac EFPP Book Series. Member of diverse boards in the German Health system. Teacher for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in Shanghai/ China and Kazakhstan.

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HANSJOERG MESSNER, MA

Psychoanalytic psychotherapist, Chair and Senior member of the psychoanalytic psychotherapy association of the British Psychotherapy Foundation (BPF). Board member and chair of the Adult section of EFPP.

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GILA OFER, PHD

Clinical Psychologist, Training Psychoanalyst and Group Analyst. Founding member of the Tel-Aviv Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis (TAICP) and the Israeli Institute of Group Analysis (IIGA). Lecturer and supervisor in the Program of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy at the University of Tel-Aviv. Joint member and past chair of the Group analytic section of the EFPP, coordinator of EFPP in countries of Eastern Europe. Editor-in-Chief of the EFPP Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Review journal.

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IVANKA DUNJIĆ, MD

Psychiatrist, IPA Training analyst, Training Group Analyst at the Institute of Group analysis Belgrade (IGAB), President of Association of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists of Serbia, President of Group Analytic Society Belgrade, Delegate in Group Section in EFPP, Member of GASI.

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MARINA MOJOVIĆ, MA, MD

Psychiatrist, psychoanalytic psychotherapist, group analyst. Member of IAGP, GASI, ISPSO, and GASI Belgrade, where she is a training group analyst and supervisor. Founder of the Serbian Reflective Citizens Program, Social Dreaming Training, develops the Applied Reflective Citizens Projects, and other projects of exploring the Social Unconscious in Serbia and abroad.

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PROF. VLADIMIR JOVIĆ, MD

Psychiatrist, Psychoanalyst, Professor at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Priština, Kosovska Mitrovica.
Active President of the Belgrade Psychoanalytial Society and training analyst at the Association of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists of Serbia. Working as a consultant at the Centre for Rehabilitation of Torture Survivors (IAN) in Belgrade and for the Serbian Protector of Citizens involved in programmes for prevention of torture within the National Preventive Mechanism.

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ALEKSANDAR DIMITRIJEVIĆ, PHD

Professor of clinical psychology and psychoanalysis at the Department of Psychology, University of Belgrade, International Psychoanalytic University, Berlin; and Alpe-Adria University, Klagenfurt. Member of Belgrade Psychoanalytic Society (IPA), and Association of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists of Serbia (EFPP). Editor or co-editor of ten books, most recent being "Ferenczi's influence on contemporary psychoanalytic traditions" (Karnac Books, 2017).

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TIJA DESPOTOVIĆ, MD
CHAIR

Psychiatrist, Training Analyst, Training Group Analyst. Founding member of Group Analytic Society Belgrade, Chair of Training in GASB, Chair of Training in APPS, Member of Belgrade Psychoanalytic Society IPA, Association of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists of Serbia (EFPP), Group Analytic Society Belgrade (EFPP, EGATIN), GASI Member, Delegate of APPS in Individual Section of EFPP, Member of EGATIN Committee.

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MARIJA ĐUROVIĆ, MD

Psychiatrist, individual Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, Group Analyst in Training (GASB), Head of adolescent psychiatry department at the University Hospital Center "Dr Dragiša Mišović" in Belgrade, Serbia. Associate Member of APPS (EFPP), Member of the Society for Children and Adolescent Psychiatry of Serbia (DEAPS).

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EMINA GARIBOVIĆ, MD

Child Psychiatrist, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist in training (APPS) and Psychoanalyst in training (BPS-IPA), working at the Institute for Mental Health in Belgrade with children and adolescents. Associate Member of the Association of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists of Serbia (EFPP), Member of the Society for Children and Adolescent Psychiatry of Serbia (DEAPS).

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SNEŽANA KECOJEVIĆ, MD

Psychiatrist, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, Training Group Analyst GASB, Head of Day Psychiatric Hospital at the University Hospital Center "Dr Dragiša Mišović" in Belgrade, Serbia.
Member of GASB Training Committee, full member of the European Psychiatric Association, GAS Belgrade (EGATIN, EFPP), GASI, and associate Member of the Association of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists of Serbia (EFPP).

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SABINA JAHOVIĆ, MD

Child Psychiatrist, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, Psychoanalyst in Training (BPS-IPA), working at Day Hospital for Adolescents at the Institute for Mental Health in Belgrade, currently in private practice.
Chair of IPSO Belgrade, Associate Member of APPS (EFPP), Member of the Society for Children and Adolescent Psychiatry of Serbia (DEAPS).

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MILAN MITIĆ, MD

Psychiatrist, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, Associate Member of the Association of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists of Serbia (EFPP), Associate Member of Group Analytic Society Belgrade (EGATIN, EFPP), Member of GASI.

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JOVANKA CVETKOVIĆ, MD

Psychiatrist, Psychotherapist, Training Group Analyst GASB, Vice President of GAS Belgrade, Delegate of GASB in EFPP Group Section, Member of GASB (EGATIN, EFPP) and EAP. Associate Member of APPS (EFPP).

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VESNA DUKANAC, MD, PHD

Psychiatrist, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist APPS, working with adolescents and adults at the Institute for Mental Health in Belgrade. Research assistant at the Faculty for Special Education and Rehabilitation (FASPER), University of Belgrade, Full Member of the Association of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists of Serbia (EFPP), Delegate in EFPP (Individual Section), Associate Member of Group Analytic Society Belgrade (EGATIN, EFPP).

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DANIELA LUCARELLI, MD
COORDINATOR

Psychologist, Psychoanalyst, Representative of the section for Psychoanalytic Couple and Family Psychotherapy (PCFP), Conference Coordinator in the EFPP board. Member of the Italian Psychoanalytical Society, IPA, International Association of Couple and Family Psychoanalysis (IACFP) and Couple and Family Psychoanalitical Society (PCF) in Rome. Member of the Editorial board of the International Review of Psychoanalysis of Couple and Family (IACFP) and "Interazioni".

For further information and questions about registration, abstract submission,
venue, accommodation, sponsorship opportunities or any other questions
regarding the conference, please contact the Conference Secretariat.

Send us an email at
info@efpp-belgrade2018.com

or go to our  

CONTACT PAGE

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BOJANA MITROVIĆ

Psychologyst, Group Analyst GASB, Secretary of GASB, working in private practice with adults and adolescents,
Member of GASB (EGATIN, EFPP), Member of GASI.

PROGRAMME

Thursday, May 10
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09:00-16:00
Pre-conference Workshops
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18:00-19:30
Opening Session
WELCOME COCKTAIL
Friday, May 11
08:00-09:15
Social Dreaming/Small Groups
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09:45-10:45
Lecture I
COFFEE BREAK
11:15-12:15
Lecture II
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12:30-14:00
Discussion Groups
LUNCH BREAK
16:00-17:30
Subplenaries
COFFEE BREAK
18:00-19:30
Large Group
Saturday, May 12
08:00-09:15
Social Dreaming/Small Groups
BREAK
09:45-10:45
Lecture III
COFFEE BREAK
11:15-12:15
Lecture IV
BREAK
12:30-14:00
Discussion Groups
LUNCH BREAK
16:00-17:30
Subplenaries
COFFEE BREAK
18:00-19:30
Large Group
GALA DINNER
Sunday, May 13
08:00-09:15
Social Dreaming/Small Groups
BREAK
09:45-10:45
Lecture V
COFFEE BREAK
11:15-12:15
Lecture VI
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12:30-14:00
Discussion Groups
LUNCH BREAK
15:15-16:45
Large Group
17:00-17:30
Closing Session

Confirmed Faculty and Themes

This is a preliminary list subject to change

Opening Lecture

Stephen Frosh – "Silence, Representation, Responsibility: Problems of Witnessing Amongst Those Who 'Come After'"

Pre-Conference Workshops

Salman Akhtar – "The Listening Cure"
Gila Ofer – "Social Dreaming - Dreams, Thoughts, Enigmas"
Uri Levin – "Know Your Enemy – Know Yourself: Meeting the One(s) I Hate"
Ulrich Schultz Venrath, Ivanka Dunjić – "Group Analysis and Mentalization Based Group Therapy: Differences and Similarities"
Sverre Varvin, Tija Despotović, Vladimir Jović - "Psychotherapy of Posttraumatic Conditions"
Mishael Chirurg, Monika Tanai - "Inclusion and Exclusion in the Group Analytic Discourse"
Liat Warhaftig-Aran, Yael Doron – "Secrets and Social trauma in Psychotherapy"

Plenary Lectures

Salman Akthar – "Home and Homelessness : Developmental, Sociopolitical, and Clinical Dimensions"
Ulrich Schultz-Venrath - TBD
Ivanka Dunjić – "The Echoes of Social Trauma in the Consulting Room"
Julian Lousada – TBD
Morris Nitsun - "The Impact of Social Trauma on Group Analytic Theory"

Other formats:

Gila Ofer, Tija Despotović – Social Dreaming Matrix conductors
Marina Mojović, Uri Levin, Goran Ahlin – Large Group Conductors

Social Programme

This is a preliminary social programme subject to change

Welcome Cocktail

After the introductory lecture on Thursday, May 10, a Welcome Cocktail and a reception will start from 19:30 at the main conference venue, the Metropol Palace Luxury Hotel.
The conference organisers welcome participants to bring accompanying persons to the cocktail.
For both the attending participant and the acompanying person(s), the welcome cocktail is included in the conference fee.

Gala Dinner

The Gala dinner will be held on Saturday, May 12, at 21:00, with the exact location to be revealed.
With food, drinks, and music, the Gala dinner will be an opportunity to relax, talk/network with colleagues from all over the world and have an enjoyable night.
We welcome all participants to bring their accompanying person/s to the Gala Dinner.
The price for the Gala Dinner is €40 per person and is not included in your conference fee.
A seat for you (and for your accompanying person/s) can be booked when registering for the conference through the online registration form.

Tours

Participants of the conference and their accompanying persons will be able to discover Belgrade and some of its most beautiful nearby sites through several arranged tours by the local travel agency.
Both full-day and shorter tours will be offered and their detailed description (as well as timetable and pricing) will be available on the conference website within a short period of time.
The departure site will be the main conference venue and all of the listed tours will have an English-speaking guide.
The tours are booked separately from the conference registration, in cooperation with the Miross travel agency.

LOCATIONS:

Venues

  • Main venue:
    Metropol Palace - a Luxury Collection
    Hotel, Belgrade
  • Additional venues:
    All venues will be within walking distance from the main venue. More information to follow.

Accommodation

  • Metropol Palace - a Luxury Collection
    Hotel, Belgrade
  • Holiday Inn Express Belgrade - City
  • Hotel Zira Belgrade
  • Suggested hotels are in close proximity to the main venue. A limited number of rooms is available at a special price for conference attendees. More details can be found in the reservation forms. For other information please contact hotels directly or the conference secretariat.

Airport

  • The main venue is located approximately 19km from the airport. For transfer details see Transportation

Nearby Places

  • More information to follow.
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LOCATIONS

Metropol Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Belgrade
MAIN VENUE
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Recently renovated, centrally located, featuring a contemporary design and excellence in service this 5-star hotel provides a unique experience. It is a popular choice among business travelers and also a perfect venue to host conferences of international magnitude.
Metropol Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Belgrade
MAIN VENUE
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Bulevar Kralja Aleksandra 69
single 110€, double 120€
reservations@metropolpalace.com
Holiday Inn Express Belgrade - City
15min WALKING DISTANCE
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Ruzveltova 23
single 65€, double 69€
info@hiexbelgrade.com
Hotel Zira Belgrade
18min WALKING DISTANCE
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Ruzveltova 35
single 90€, double 95€
reservations@zirahotels.com

The main venue is located approximately 19km from the airport. For transfer details see Transportation

More information to follow.

NEWS

20/06/17
Online registration is finally open!
20/06/17
First details about the scientific programme are revealed!
01/05/17
Online Registration will open in the last week of May. This will not affect preset deadlines.
01/04/17
Online Abstract Submission is officially open!
01/04/17
First Announcement & Call for Papers now available in the MORE section
15/11/16
Official Conference Website Launch
22/05/16
EFPP announces the date and the host country of the Upcoming EFPP - Conference on their website.
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CONTACT

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info@efpp-belgrade2018.com
| contact person: Bojana Mitrović

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