EFPP conferences

11th Syros Summer Workshop
31st May - 2nd June 2019, Syros island, Greece
'The third position': Reflecting on the triangular space in today’s complex families
The Syros Summer Workshop on Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Studies has become a living tradition in the past 20 years. The Workshop, which takes place every other year in the neoclassical building of the Hermoupolis Town Hall in the Cycladic island of Syros, combines Greek island summer weather with psychoanalytic studies. It is organised by the Hellenic Association of Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy under the auspices of EFPP. From the first Workshop (held on May 1998) EFPP and IPA members from all over Europe have been joining this event in this sunny and picturesque Greek island of Syros. Successful Workshops of the past enjoyed the presentations of invited speakers like Margot Waddell (U.K.), Jean Begoin, (France), Gianna Williams, (U.K.), Imre Szecsody, (Sweden), Roberto Basile (Italy), Luc Moyson (Belgium), Serge Frisch (Luxembourg), Biddy Youell (U.K.), Prof. R.D. Hinshelwood, Ricky and Louise Emanuel (U.K.), Majlis Winberg Salomonsson & Anders Jacobsson (Sweden), and Ann Horne (U.K.). The high quality theoretical and clinical presentations in the plenary meetings are discussed in small Anglophone and Francophone groups characterised by a friendly atmosphere, which encourages the exchange of ideas. The same friendly atmosphere accompanies us to the seaside and the local tavernas after each day’s work and is perhaps one of the reasons that most of the Syros Summer Workshop participants keep coming back for the next event. The 11th Syros Summer Workshop will explore the idea of the ‘Third’: the various forms of the ‘paternal third’, its presence or absence in regard to the multiple and complex forms of contemporary families (e.g. ‘patchwork’ families, single parent families, same sex parents, adoption, IVF treatments, sperm/egg donors, mixed race families, etc.). Read more...

The day-filling seminar Beyond resistance with Allan Abbass and Patrick Luyten, two leading academics and clinicians in the field of contemporary psychoanalytic therapy, will take place in Kortenberg, Belgium on Wednesday, 25th of April 2018. For more information please download the flyer.

An international conference on the topic of Psychoanalytic Psychosomatics in Childhood and Adolescence will take place in Prague 13 th – 15 th April 2018. For more information please click here to download the conference flyer.

Upcoming EFPP-Conference on the topic:
The Challenge of Social Traumata - The Inner Worlds of Outer Realities
Date: 10th to 13th May, 2018.
Venue: Metropol Palace, Belgrade, Serbia.
Please visit the conference website for further information.


Other conferences

The conference MEDEA – Femininity, Motherhood, Love and Hate will take place in Tbilisi, Georgia, October 19-20, 2018. The Committee of Women and Psychoanalysis writes: “We choose this title because "Medea" - from Colchis, today a part of Georgia - as a mythical figure, represents a universal and multifaceted archetype-a symbol and thus is an image of a powerful, omnipotent, pre-oedipal god-mother, is repressed into the unconscious of every female. In this sense the myth of Medea is a part of our intellectual, cultural and symbolic heritage. The overall theme "Medea" covers many COWAP issues: topics related to issues mainly concerning women, but also relations between men and women, masculinity and femininity in modern times, the outside world and its problems, the socio-cultural point of view and the reflection of psychoanalytic concepts.” The conference will host international but also regional speakers to enhance Psychoanalysis and the support of women's issues in Eastern Europe.

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