BUCHAREST, 28-29 OF MAY 2011
W. 1 Dr. Ken Evans
Human and spiritual in pszchotherapy - contradiction or actualization?

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W. 2 Princ. psyh. Gina Chiriac
Quantum integrative psychotherapy

The AIM of this approach it is to familiarize the participants with the techniques of psychotherapeutic intervention in terms of correct perception of objective reality according to quantum theory so as the information, scientifically validated, specific to modern world in which we live, can be a new and coherent model for building an inner universe willing to accept and contain the correct principles on which a new conception can be built, to determine new competences for psychotherapists and which to prepare them for effective work in human optimization and psychotherapeutic treatment.

The ability to realize their own belief system and review it by learning ways to understand new meanings scientifically demonstrated and validated, studied under quantum perspective: Heisenberg's uncertainty principle, Einstein relativity theory, field theory, the study of the science research on fractals and collective consciousness, beliefs, religious beliefs and scientific findings over time and psychotherapeutic treatment, Dennis Gabor and Pribram's research and Fourier series and the hologram as a brain circuits model , can allow them on a conscious level to feel their feelings and sensations in the new situation ; to express them, in cadre de lucru prin implicarea directa a participantilor in aplicatiile practice efectuate.

Benefits achieved:

- Improved results in the therapeutic practice by increasing the objectivity in the perception of reality

- Overcoming limitations caused by the false paradigm of belief systems that belong to other times, or taken from other people

- Increased confidence in the relational process from the therapeutic interaction by acquiring new information updated to the scientific realitz of the times we live in in order to develop harmonious relations, of mutual respect and appreciation

- Ecospirituality - a concept that unites science and spirituality

W. 3 Joanna Hewitt Evans MS, MA
If its not one thing its your Mother: Women and Psychotherapy in the 21st Century.

Psychotherapy training groups are predominantly women, but conference panels and boards of national and international psychotherapy organisations are still primarily men.

Twentieth century female psychotherapists Anna Freud, Melanie Klein and Lore Perls played significant roles, but were outnumbered by men. In the 21st century what contributions are women making to psycotherapy? What do we want to say?

How does the portrayal of women as mothers impact female psychotherapists? Throughout history, literature and folklore, women, unless very young or very old are generally invisible except as mothers and step mothers, self sacrificing and virtuous or unnatural and wicked. Not being a mother is seen as either tragic or selfish.

Mothers are blamed for the way their children grow up, for what they do and what they don't do. Working mothers , non-working mothers struggle to get it right. In the 21st century the pressure to fulfil many roles is even greater. Clients bring these issues to us as psychotherapists, sometimes struggling with being mothers or not mothers, often as they remember their experience of being mothered.

This workshop led by Joanna Hewitt Evans , mother , stepmother , psychotherapist and psychotherapy trainer invites you to come and explore these issues.

W. 4 Professor Paul Barber (PhD, MSc, BA, EAGT, UKCP)
Exploring Levels of Experiential Reality

This workshop will explore the holistic nature of a Gestalt approach to coaching, consultancy and group facilitation and will provide experiential exercises to raise awareness to the influence of the following levels of personal and group reality...

Engaging the Physical-Sensory Environment - attuning to where individuals and the group are now; gathering sensory feedback - cultivating & using sensory intelligence.

Responding to the Social-Cultural Environment - co-creating a relationship through which to explore a person or group's boundaries and rules; building relationships and developing sensitivity to others - .

Acknowledging the Emotional-Transferential (Biographical) Climate - expressing and managing emotional energy; raising awareness to the emotional patterns that drive us; identifying personal and organisational scripts - cultivating & using emotional intelligence.

Surfacing the Projective/Imagined Shadow - raising hidden agendas; illustrating and raising attention to unconscious dynamics; illuminating unconscious processes; surfacing fantasy and resolving unconscious conflicts - cultivating & using 'self' intelligence.

Locating Transpersonal/Intuitive-Spiritual Qualities of the Soul - surfacing core personal, group and organisational values; illuminating wider purpose; opening appreciation to the unknown; exploring core/soul purposes; looking to influences over and beyond the self - cultivating & using spiritual intelligence.

W. 5 Angela Carr
Life 'Stories'

This workshop offers a creative opportunity to explore the hidden themes and character roles integral to your life story and those of your clients. Stephen B. Karpman, first linked fairy tales with Life Scripts and the Drama Triangle: this workshop will examine the impact that myth, fairy tales and classic stories have on life roles. Roles will be explored interchangeably because a person may play each of the 'characters' or roles over time and will also 'cast' other people and the therapist in roles of other script characters.

Exposure children have to these stories varies across different families and cultures, the stories themselves vary according to the storyteller and print version because some classic fairy tales have been retold or reprinted with many different endings. As such the scope of this workshop will include classic and 'politically correct' versions of popular stories, tales, myths and life scripts as lived.

The workshop is interactive and requires delegate participation including individual and group exercises with the opportunity for participants to volunteer as 'characters' in a dynamic group enactment of a classic story. Audience suggestions and interactions are welcomed!

W. 6 Dr. Gabriela Stoltz
Lessons of life INTEGRATED into the existential path

We are social human beings, made in and by the social environment and operate our entire existence, interconnected socially. We belong to a social INTEGRATIVE network, by which we conduct our social roles, change social scene remaining the same players, or we change both roles and scenes, because we are always "students" in the school of life.

We all write the novel of our existence, a novel which in most times remains unread, but which we browse from time to time. We browse it " here and now" , we " walk" on the routes we have written, we " read" them emotionally, we are proud or unhappy with what engrammed , but rarely we analyze through determinant links. Depending on how you place the Locus of Control in the analysis, we feel strongly responsible for the construction of the novel, or we consider ourselves manipulated by extra-individual forces.

I believe that in a more nuanced analysis we often find events, people, messages apparently trivial but with the power of turns of the existential road, of starting or stopping a journey. We often retain the change but loose connection with the determinant, especially when there is disparity in the sense that seemingly insignificant events produce major effects.

A dynamic interpretation of our existential journey compels us to the INTEGRATION of minor events, but with great effects.

I propose an INTEGRATIVE exercise of the events of our lives so we build on our own social map, and by comparative analysis to reveal the features of our existential routes.

W. 7 Karl Gregory
Compassion in Therapy ... Being Human

Over the past decade psychotherapy, theology and neuroscience, have begun to converge... this roughly translates to the therapeutic relationship, compassion and brain structure!

From psychodynamic approaches through to CBT and on to the person centred, all are embracing the healing properties of meditation, mindfulness and compassion.

Shaming is evident in many educational, family and social systems. Shame is an existential feeling that can become toxic and block development (changing brain structure). Neuroscience has demonstrated that compassion opens the channels of empathy allowing the brain to restructure and develop.

In this workshop I will argue that the psychotherapy of the 21st Century will embrace more of these findings and through the therapeutic relationship, psychotherapists and clients can co-create a more fallible and compassionately human space with each other therefore promoting healthier human development.

I will work towards facilitating a space in this workshop where we can consider these concepts, with what the research and literature says, alongside a framework developed with clients, colleagues, supervisors and supervisees over the past 10-20 years. Some experiential and creative exercises will be used to ground us and hopefully co-create a compassionate space for this workshop.

W. 8 Dr. Ioan Andronic
Psychoanalysis between acceptance and denial, between integration and disintegration

Explanatory theory and / or knowledge path into the psychic and especially method of therapy, the psychoanalysis has given rise to conflicting discussions since the beginning.

Given the growing debate on psychoanalysis held in all its theoretical and practical aspects, debates that are placed between two extreme approaches, acceptance - denial, integration - disintegration, we intend to put into discussion at this workshop, psychoanalysis as two aspects: the guiding system in psychology and the psychotherapy system.

For the theoretical aspect, I propose to discuss the most important and often used concepts in psychology, psychotherapy and in explaining the dynamics of the psyche:

1. unconsciously - preconscious - conscious, self-ego super ego, libido,

2. defenses (repression, sublimation, conversion, etc.), inferiority complex;

On psychotherapy, I propose to discuss aspects of the therapeutic relationship: resistant, transfer, counter-transfer, illumination, catharsis, etc., but also aspects of the effectiveness of psychoanalytic therapies.

Discussions may include case analysis, examples, personal experiences, opinions, etc. Participants opinions will be noted and in the end we will draw conclusions that might clarify the issue, could create interest for optimizing knowledge in psychology / psychopathology and psychoanalytic psychotherapy practice, those integrated to it, or integrated with other elements of psychoanalytic psychotherapy orientations.

W. 9 Marusa Zalatel
Integration of ancient and modern wisdom: the use of breathing in psychotherapy

In psychotherapy in the 21st century integration is very popular. Integration does not mean only integration of different psychotherapeutic schools, but also integration from different sources of wisdom. One of this useful knowledge is breathing. Breathing is a part of ancient scientific systems like yoga but also in modern time there are many researches (especially in body therapy), which confirm the positive effects of breathing on people.

Breathing is a bridge between the body and the psyche and is influencing also our mental processes and feelings. Because of this it is very precious in psychotherapy. In the workshop I will present how we can use breathing as a diagnostic tool, for example recognizing breathing phases and using attunement on breathing. Through this attunement we can create a deep feeling of safety and understanding in therapy.

I will also talk about breathing as a therapeutic tool which can be helpful in managing different symptoms or for enhancing the awareness of unconscious contents in the client and therapist. Namely through irregular breathing we often withhold our emotions and this can cause psychological and physical problems. With proper breathing in therapy this problems can be resolved. In the workshop we will try out together some breathing techniques which can be easily applied in the work with clients.

W. 10 Sally Reader Cojean
Integrating the Fields: Using Ken Wilber's Four Quadrant Approach

"In ages to come, historians may well view Wilber's work as the pivotal insight that legitimized the return of consciousness and spirit to our age." - T. George Harris, founding editor of Psychology Today and American Health.

Ken Wilber is an American scholar and visionary who has thoroughly investigated the history of Philosophy, Psychology and Spirituality and has written many books in the last 40 years which present and integrate this information. His theory of the Four Quadrants brilliantly consolidates much of this information and gives us a guideline to integrate this vast accumulation of wisdom into our every-day practice as psychotherapists.

In this workshop, I propose to present the basic elements of his theory and explain how they can be of use to us. Using visual aids, case studies, open discussions and small group exercises, I hope to promote a living experience of this approach which will reinforce our self-confidence and allow us to expand our own creativity for the challenging work to come in the 21st century.

W.11 Daniel Mercica
The use of metaphor and the capacity for wonderment

Zinker describes one of the important qualities of the creative psychotherapist as the 'capacity for wonderment'. He describes this as "a sense of Wow about some seemingly insignificant way in which the other person sees the world" (1977, p. 45). In this workshop this sense of surprise and wonderment is deemed as important in empowering the client to discover and create novel visions of self and experience.

Dramatherapy relies on the use of metaphor in order to allow the client access to this "newness" and thus promotes change. This workshop aims to explore in an experiential manner how working with metaphor is linked to the capacity for wonderment. During the workshop participants will be able to experience and reflect on how use of metaphor can potentially enhance this capacity for wonderment in the therapist and client alike, and thus contribute to the process of psychotherapy.

W. 12 Kathy Finkel
Psychotherapist self care.

The concept of self care is important and yet often neglected in practise. I hope to explore the following areas:

Use of personal therapy - how does our therapy support and sustain us - can we take our clients to areas we have not explored - how does our personal process impact on our relationships with clients?

Supervision and reflective practise - is there a right or wrong way to use supervision - shame and supervision - moving towards reflective practise rather than perfection?

Compassion fatigue and burnout - what are they and how to spot symptoms - can you give too much and why/how that might happen?

Impact on personal relationships - how does our work impact on other relationships?

Diet and exercise - are they as important as emotional wellbeing?

Substance misuse - tobacco, alcohol, prescription and non prescription drugs our use of and for what?

Work isolation - the lonely therapist?

Motivation for becoming a therapist and the reality - what did you anticipate?

The workshop will include a number of exercises and participants will be invited to contribute their reflections and experiences.

I hope to convey that as clinicians we don't have to be perfect, just good enough and that we need some of the care we extend to our clients.

W. 13 Joanna Kato M.Sc. of psychology
"Staying Human in a Non Human Environment"

The 21 st century is the age of high and nano technology. It is also a time of big political, social and economic crises. In the time when technology works to produce artificial blood in order to enable or to prolong life too little seems to be done about the quality of it.

The "to have" still seems to be a more important figure than the "to be".

Among values connected with economic comfort and consumption we forget about people who suffer, fight for survival, and migrate for a better future for themselves and their children. During their journey instead of the European Promised Land they confront arrest, racism, rejection, danger and shame.

Social services and psychologists working within this field are overwhelmed by the amount of trauma and lies they meet every day, the lack of solutions and the "burn out" syndrome.

During this workshop I would like to share experiences connected with working in the first line with people in crisis and suffering from multiple trauma, and invite you to explore ways of making contact and giving support in a field restricted by a political or administration system.

Basing on Gestalt field theory and the "butterfly effect" we will experiment with small interventions and the changes they might bring. We will also look for ways to help the helpers and self care.

W.14 Psih. princ. Adrian Sandu and asist. Amza Ana
An integrated view of exposure in group psychotherapy - attitude, image, link

Secolul 21 este perioada tehnologiei de inalta performanta. Este de asemenea era marilor crize politice, sociale si economice. Intr-un timp in care tehnologia lucreza sa produca sange artificial in loc sa ingaduie sau sa prelungeasca viata se pare ca prea putine se fac in ceea ce priveste calitatea ei.

Integrative Psychotherapy is a conceptually coherent combination of two or more specific approach, which is a meta-theoretical model of integration by itself. We want to reach reliable conclusions saw first psychodrama and psychoanalysis as ways of working, and Gestalt therapy as a bridge in response to raise awareness of the process - in the here and now. Rather explores the therapist and the therapeutic relationship becomes a microcosm of how the client being in the world, seeing and hearing how it is experienced by the therapist. energized to be authentic, sincere and straightforward.This asks the therapist to be aware of counter-transfer, and that he may have developed considerable self-awareness to monitor the process and, in particular, the potential for abuse of power in the therapeutic relationship.

With its creative possibilities, based on playing, psychodrama creates conditions evocation of life situations with the aim of opening new perspectives in self-discovery and development. Staging is encountered in the mirror stage (Lacan), the failure prediction puts the subject in a spatial identification. This symbolizes the permanence of mental Gestalt Unconscious "here and now" .

Psychoanalysis should be lived to the subject of language science. Thus man fails to exhibit because it is caught and tortured language. What kind of attitude in a group? We can recognize that I never learned to distinguish between unacceptable aspects of our behavior and self-image? The exposure is located within the dialectics of narcissism. And others send us a picture of us that is usually difficult to sustain.By encouraging a correct feedback, group therapy allows this difference.