11th Syros summer workshop
'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.).
We are looking forward to welcoming you to Syros in the Summer 2019!