Thu, Apr 25, 2019

International Scientific Conference - Psychotherapy


Start date: 30 Aug 2018
End date: 1 Sep 2018


"A Tormented World - How Can Psychotherapy Help Us. Hopes and Illusions"

Conference programme:

  • 30.08

14:30 Inauguration of the conference

15:00-16:00 Nancy McWilliams, Why Psychotherapy Is Not Enough to Save the World

16:00-16:30 Coffee break

16:30-17:15 Robert Neborsky, The Brink of Mass Destruction: Can Psychotherapy Help Prevent    Our Collective Self-Annihilation? Lessons from the Work of Freud, Jung and Davanloo About This Aspect of the Human Psyche

17:15-18:00 Maciej Pilecki, Parents and the Psychopathology of their Children. Responsibility? Helplessness? Influence?

18:00-18:15 Pilates in chairs, Maria Białecka

18:15-19:00 Zofia Milska-Wrzosińska, Psychotherapy: Sparks of Revolution or Preservation of the Already Existing World?

20:00 Evening meeting and a concert


  • 31.08

9:15-9:30 Pilates in chairs, Maria Białecka

9:30-10:15 Krystyna Drat-Ruszczak, Narcissism and Borderline. Distortions of the Image of the Self as the Answers to the Contemporary «Tormented» World

10:15-11:00 Michael Garrett, Psychosis as a Consequence of Social Adversity and its Treatment with Psychotherapy

11:00-11:30 Coffee break

11:30-12:30 Jonathan Shedler, Pathways to Hope and Torment: Personality Patterns in Psychotherapy and in Life

12:30-13:00 Wojciech Eichelberger, Ego as an Object. Crises of Identity or a Consciousness Shift?

13:00-14:30 Lunch break

14:30-15:15 Irena Namysłowska, Can Psychotherapy Help the World – Narcissism or Humbleness?

15:15-16:45 Patricia Coughlin, What Ever Happened to Oedipal Conflict

16:45-17:15 Coffee break

17:15-18:00 Cezary Żechowski, Emotional Systems and the Construction of Social Systems – an Undiscovered Motif in Jaak Panksepp’s Theory

18:00-19:00 Katarzyna Schier, When Can Tormented Psychotherapists Help Others? Traumatic Experiences «Written Down» in the Body

19:00 Poster session,a glass of wine and a movie


  • 1.09

9:00-9:30 Michael Randolph, New Immaturities and the Race to the Bottom

9:30-10:15 Mario Mikulincer, Attachment Security as a Core Resource for Resilience, Mental Health and the Healing Process

10:15-11:00 Rafał Bornus, How Can a Psychotherapist Deal with Tormented Relationships

11:00-11:30 Coffee break

11:30-12:30 Leanne Campbell, Working with Trauma from an Attachment/EFT Perspective

12:30-13:30 Bogdan de Barbaro, Psychotherapist as a Citizen. Private and Non-private Experiences

13:30-15:00 Summary discussion, chairs: Anna Król-Kuczkowska and Robert Szostek

15:00 End of the conference


All speeches will be translated into English and Polish.

The scientific conference will take place in Łochów Palace, ca. sixty kilometres away from Warsaw.

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