Summer School 2013
>> International Summer School 201322. July – 02. August 2013
1ST WEEK: PSYCHOTHERAPY IN ISLAMIC CULTURES AND COUNTRIES (22.07 - 26.07)
Lela Chikhani-Nacouz, Prof Ph.D.,
Professor in Clinical Psychology, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, Trainer in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy;
Shiva Khalili, Prof Ph.D.,
Assoc. Professor at Faculty of psychology and education Tehran University, Head of Interdisciplinary Science and Religion group World Religions research center Tehran, Clinical psychologist, Head of the Center for psychotherapy and psychological services Iranian National Bank – Bank Melli – Hospital;
Jalil Bennani, Ph.D.,
Psychiatrist, Psychoanalyst in Rabat, abilited to conduct research (University Nice Sofia Antipolis); Employment with: psychopathology of exile, the history of psychoanalysis in the Arab world, the history of concepts in psychiatry and the psychopathology of childhood and adolescence.
Saba Khodayarifard, Ph.D.,
Psychoanalyst under supervision, Clinical Psychologist, lecturer at Sigmund Freud University Vienna, member of a medical team in Medicum Vienna; Employment with: addressing religion and spirituality in psychotherapy, the varieties of religious therapy, mental health and spirituality: empirical literature, the perspectives of patients, therapists and cultural aspects, competence, concern and respect issues, constructive and destructive religious beliefs and behaviour, arguments for and against involving religion in psychotherapy.
Rachid Bennegadi, Ph.D.,
Psychiatrist, Anthropologist, responsible for Research at SFU Paris, Director of Research, Studies and Teaching Department at Minkowska Centre Paris. Theme: The need for and the benefits of cultural competence in psychotherapy for migrants and refugees. In the psychotherapeutic relationship between a therapist and a patient who do not share the same language or cultural references, the stakes cover three registers: intercultural management, confrontation of explanatory models and decentering. These three element are the sine qua non of cultural competence. A multimedial tool will be used to demonstrate the psycho-anthropological aspects and a film called “The Man Who Laughs at his symptoms” to demonstrate the psychopathological aspects.
2ND WEEK: SELF-EXPERIENCE & SELF-AWARENESS (29.7 – 2.8)
Gerda Mehta, Ph.D.,
Psychotherapist, Clinical and Health Psychologist, Mediator, Supervisor, Head of the systemic therapy program in SFU, Member of board for psychotherapy in ministry for health, main field of practice: child protection, private practice with couples and families.
The foremost posture of a Systemic Family Therapist is an unbiased respect for the client´s life styles, personality, individual goals, values and life experiences; he/she shows openness, curiosity, and interest in the individual´s attitudes, life concepts, preferences and traditions and their potential. Diverse therapeutic methods and interventions were developed, like spe-cific techniques of questioning (e.g. circular, reflective, constructive questions), observational tasks, goal oriented questions, therapeutic rituals, family sculpting, externalizing the impor-tant issues to make them visible and experience them in another mode, metaphors or working with various settings, like reflecting teams.
Psychodrama therapist and trainer of the Institute for Psychodrama, Belgrade (Serbia), Secretary General of the Institute for Psychodrama, Registrar of the European Association for Psychotherapy.
The psychodrama workshop aims to present the classical psychodrama - one of the oldest psychotherapeutic modalities based in the theoretical concepts of his founder, Viennese psy-chiatrist and psychotherapist J. L. Moreno. Psychodrama was the first school of psychother-apy that used action methods that are focused on both body and mind. Developed in 1920s and 1930s Psychodrama is rooted in humanistic philosophy and therefore its approach to-wards the human being is holistic. Psychodrama approach is also based on the idea that rela-tionships are the crucial factor in human development and that a person can not be understood separately from his/her social group. The participants of the workshop will be offered infor-mation about the major theoretical concepts of psychodrama such as: creativity, spontaneity, action, encounter, role theory etc.
Felix de Mendelssohn,
Psychoanalyst and Group Analyst in private practice in Vienna and Berlin. He has served as Chairman of the Section for Group Analysis in IAGP (International Association for Group Psychotherapy and Group Processes), and is the former Director of the Dept. for Psychoanalytic Studies at the SFU Vienna. Apart from regular teaching and supervision work in Vienna and Berlin, he has also participated in programs for training psychotherapists in Israel, Japan, Albania and the Ukraine.
Group Analysis is directed toward an understanding of unconscious processes that occur in a group setting and to working through resistances that may arise toward such awareness. The group is the subject, object and instrument of the analytic process. Does the group, as such, exist at all, and if so, how? This is something for the individuals in the group to work out, with their own experiences, histories and personal approaches to these questions. Since we are dealing with the unconscious, we don't really know what is going to come up. S. Foulkes and W. Bion were the pioneers of this method in the years following World War Two.
Hermann Wegscheider, Mag.,
Psychotherapist (Integrative Gestalt Therapy), teaching therapist (IGWien), lecturer at the SFU Vienna and supervisor (ÖBVP), co-founder and chairman of the Austrian Institute of Integrative Gestalttherapy (IGWien), teaching therapist for Transpersonal Psychotherapy und Holotropic Breathwork (ÖATP); management consulter for coaching and team development and leadership processes.
Gestalt therapy is a humanistic therapy method that is based on three principles: phenome-nological exploration to gain awareness of thoughts, emotions, body processes; the dialogical understanding of relationships; the concepts of the field theoretical approach and holism. Laura Perls called Gestalt Therapy existential, experiental and experimental. The method em-phasizes personal responsibility and is focused on the individual´s experience in the present moment. The empty chair technique, role play and creative media can be used to support per-sonal change and development.
Karin Macke, M.A.,
Person-Centred Psychotherapist, reteaming Coach, Supervisor in private practice in Vienna. Works at the Women’s Counselling-Centre and the Vienna Institute for Gender-Specific Psychotherapy. Provides Counselling sessions for the Psychological Counselling Service at Webster University in Vienna and teaches at the Donau-Universität Krems. Has a focus on creative writing as a means to self-awareness.
Person-Centred Psychotherapy is the most widespread form of Humanistic Psychotherapy and was founded by Carl Rogers in 1940 in the USA. It is a way of relating to persons, which fosters individual development through personal encounter. It assumes that every person has the capability to make use of his or her resources in a constructive way. This tendency is stimulated and supported by an encounter which is characterised by the fundamental and unequivocal respect held by the therapist. The therapist’s quality of presence is authentic, congruent, unconditionally acknowledging the individual otherness of the client, deeply empathic and non-judgmental. This image of the human being posits the dialectics of autonomy and interconnectedness, self-reliance and solidarity. Central to this notion is trust in the actualising tendency as the motivational force working constructively on behalf of the client in a facilitative relationship.
>> Summer School in Psychotherapy Research 201308. - 13. July 2013
Prof. James E. Maddux - George Mason University (USA)
James. E. Maddux is University Professor Emeritus of Psychology at George Mason University. He received his PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Alabama in 1981. His major interest is the integration of theory and research from clinical, social, and health psychology. His research is concerned primarily with understanding the influence of beliefs about personal effectiveness and control on psychological adjustment and health-related behavior. He is the former Editor of the Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology and former director of the clinical psychology doctoral program at George Mason University. He is the co-editor (with Barbara Winstead) of Psychopathology: Foundations for a Contemporary Understanding and (with June Tangney) Social Psychological Foundations of Clinical Psychology. Dr. Maddux is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association Divisions of General, Clinical, and Health Psychology and a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science. He also is a member of the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Board's Examination Committee, which is responsible for the Examination for the Practice of Professional Psychology used throughout the U.S. and Canada. In 2003 and 2004 he was a Guest Professor in the Department of Health Psychology at the Free University in Berlin.
Prof. Alfred Pritz - Sigmund Freud University (Austria)
Professor for psychotherapy science and rector of the SFU; president of the World Council for Psychotherapy.
Dr. Erzsebet Toth - Sigmund Freud University (Austria
Erzsébet Fanni Tóth was born in Slovakia. She graduated from Roosevelt Academy, the international honours college of Utrecht University in the Netherlands. Then, she pursued a degree in Sociology and Social Anthropology at Central European University in Budapest, Hungary. Starting from 2008 she was a doctoral student at Sigmund Freud University in Vienna, Austria, where she defended her dissertation about narrations of traumatic memories in May, 2012. Currently, she is a postdoc researcher at the above mentioned institution, where she studies the relationship of migration and identity among lifestyle migrants. Her research interests include qualitative research methods, identity, memory, gender, and migration.
Dr. Omar C.G. Gelo - University of Salento (Italy) - Sigmund Freud University (Austria)
Omar C.G. Gelo was born in Italy. After having obtained in 2000 his degree in psychology at University of Urbino (Italy), he made his PhD studies at the University of Ulm (Germany), where he also worked as research assistant. During 2008 he worked as assistant professor at the Sigmund Freud University Vienna (Austria). Since 2009 he is assistant professor at the University of Salento (Italy) and cooperates with the Sigmund Freud University. Dr. Gelo is in the steering committee of the Society for Psychotherapy Research – Italy Area Group. Moreover, he is in the editorial board of the journal Research in Psychotherapy: Psycho-pathology, Process and Outcome. His research interests include the investigation of the pro-cesses leading to positive psychotherapeutic outcome following a quantitative, qualitative or mixed-methods approach; the use of Dynamic Systems Theory to understand and explain change in psychotherapy; the epistemological reflection on both research methods and psy-chotherapy models. He is has been awarded in 2005 with the Student Award for psychothera-py research (from the European chapter of the Society for Psychotherapy Research – SPR-Europe) and with the International (for German speaking countries) Award for Psychotherapy Research (from the Marianne Ringler Foundation). He is member, among others, of the Socie-ty for Psychotherapy Research (SPR) and of the Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration (SEPI).
Psychotherapy as a profession and as a science I
Prof. James E. Maddux – George Mason University (USA)
This lecture will be concerned with the relationship between the science and profession of clinical psychology in the United States (and Canada to some extent). Among the topics to be covered will be the history of professional clinical psychology in the U.S., the history of the relationship between science and practice, training models in clinical psychology, clinical program accreditation, evolving standards of competency in clinical psychology, and the credentialing and licensing of professional psychologists, ethics of professional practice, and ethics of clinical research.
Psychotherapy as a profession and as a science II
Prof. Alfred Pritz – Sigmund Freud University (Austria)
Dr. Omar C.G. Gelo – University of Salento (Italy), Sigmund Freud University (Austria)
This lecture will deal with the historical development of psychotherapy on its way to become a science. The different epistemological status of psychotherapy as a profesison and of psychotherapy as a science will be outlined. The basic elements of a science and its application to psychotherapy will also be discussed. Finally, concrete historical examples illustrate this evolution.
Citation-, Reception-, and Discourse Research
Dr. Erzsebet Toth – Sigmund Freud University (Austria)
Citation, Reception and Discourse Research is a skills course. It is centrally concerned with using English language for academic purposes, and aims at expanding doctoral students´ current knowledge of the English language by working on argumentation, structure, style and referencing, applied in the academic context of psychotherapy research. In the first part of the course students will be introduced to literature research techniques, and will learn about argumentative strategies, facets of deductive and inductive reasoning. Besides, English vocabulary development for academic purposes will be included. The second course element will explore what constitutes the difference between spoken and written academic language, and will incorporate strategies for public speaking for different forms of audiences. Through examples clear reasoning, speech organization and stylization, and speech delivery will be discussed. To facilitate thorough understanding students will have the chance to reflect on their own learning process by evaluating their doctorate research proposals and presentations. After successful completion of this course students will possess skills, which enable them to produce written and oral presentation of their research projects. More specifically, they will have competencies to formulate and order arguments to support their statements, and to express their arguments effectively in scientific discourse. They will know how to formulate an abstract, a research paper and a dissertation; how to deliver a short academic presentation and conference speech.
Dr. Omar C.G. Gelo – University of Salento (Italy), Sigmund Freud University (Austria)
Dr. Erzsebet Toth – Sigmund Freud University (Austria)
The ability to develop a plausible and coherent research project is an essential step in the endevour of psychotherapy research. This is very often a hard task, which begins with the ability of formulating a research question and to identify the methodological structure within which thi research question may be framed with the aim of producing some results which allow to answer it. The present research consultation aims at offering participants to present their research projects and discuss them with the research team and other participants.