International Scientific Conference



Conference programme:


14:30 Inauguration of the conference

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

16:00-16:30 Coffee break

16:30-17:15 Robert Neborsky, The Brink of Mass Destruction: Can Psychotherapy Help Prevent    Our Collective Self-Annihilation? Lessons from the Work of Freud, Jung and Davanloo About This Aspect of the Human Psyche

17:15-18:00 Maciej Pilecki, Parents and the Psychopathology of their Children. Responsibility? Helplessness? Influence?

18:00-18:15 Pilates in chairs, Maria Białecka

18:15-19:00 Zofia Milska-Wrzosińska, Psychotherapy: Sparks of Revolution or Preservation of the Already Existing World?

20:00 Evening meeting and a concert


9:15-9:30 Pilates in chairs, Maria Białecka

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 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 Lunch break

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

15:15-16:45 Patricia Coughlin, What Ever Happened to Oedipal Conflict

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 Poster session,a glass of wine and a movie


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

15:00 End 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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