International Scientific Conference



Conference programme:


8:00-8:45 Trance running

7:30-8:00 Breakfast for conference participants accommodated in Pałac i Folwark Łochów

9:00 Beginning of the registration of conference participants

12:30-13:15 Pilates, Maria Białecka (room Kaflarz III)


14:30 Inauguration of the conference (room Kaflarz)

Session I, chairs: Sylwester Bielas, Krystyna Sosnowska

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

16:00-16:30 Jerzy Dmuchowski, Why One Does Not Talk Politics in Group Psychotherapy

16:30-17:00 Coffee break

17:00-17:40 Robert Neborsky, The Brink of Mass Destruction: Can Psychotherapy Help Prevent    Our Collective Self-Annihilation? Lessons from the Work of Freud, Jung and Davanloo

17:40-18:20 Maciej Pilecki, Parents and the Psychopathology of their Children. Responsibility? Helplessness? Influence?

18:20-18:40 Pilates in chairs, Maria Białecka

18:40-19:15 Zofia Milska-Wrzosińska, Psychotherapy: Sparks of Revolution or Preservation of the Already Existing World?

20:00 Anniversary supper and a concert


8:00-8:45 Trance running

7:00-9:30 Breakfast for conference participants accommodated in Pałac i Folwark Łochów

Session II, chairs: Marta Głowacka, Michael Randolph

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 Poster session/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 Poster session/lunch break

Session III, chairs: Marek Czerniak, Katarzyna Moczulska

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

15:15-16:45 Patricia Coughlin, Understanding and Resolving the Root Causes of Torment

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

19:00-20:00 Supper break

20:00 “Psychotherapy today” – a debate with Zofia Milska-Wrzosińska, Justyna Dąbrowska, Anna Król-Kuczkowska, Rafał Bornus, Jerzy Dmuchowski and others, chair: Hanna Zielińska (TOK FM).


7:30-8:15 Trance running

7:00-9:00 Breakfast for conference participants accommodated in Pałac i Folwark Łochów

Session IV, chairs: Anna Bersz, Paweł Jezierski

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 Plenary discussion, chairs: Anna Król-Kuczkowska and Robert Szostek

15:00 Closing 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.

Accommodation is available at Łochów Palace where the conference will be held. In order to make a reservation please contact the Łochów Palace directly. A special discount is available with a password “40 years of Laboratory of Psychoeducation”.

Applications for the scientific conference should be sent via registration form on this website.

Registration fee: 213 €

Conference fee should be transferred to the following account:
IBAN: PL 49 2490 0005 0000 4600 4838 1883

The money transfer should be accompanied by a note “Anniversary Conference”.


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