Venue: ISPA (the Higher Institute for Applied Psychology)

Location: Lisbon, Portugal

Event Date/Time: Oct 26, 2003
Abstract Submission Date: Feb 28, 2004
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Dear Colleagues,
The SPG (Portuguese Groupanlytic Society) and the EFPP (The European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public sector) hopes that your participation in the iii European Conference of Group Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy will be fruitful and worthwhile not only through the quality and the openness of the discussion that the topics might offer, but also through the beauty of the city in which the conference is being held – Lisbon.
All of us – psychiatrists, psychologists, analytical group psychotherapists – know that the group is the nuclear setting in which life develops: in the psychic representation of internalised object relations of our parents, the extended family, the school, our colleagues at work, in institutions, in democratic political organisation.
In all these structures we are aware of the permanent conflicts, some of which are paradoxical and which are a result of the balance between the importance of the individual and the group in which he finds himself. How can we manage these situations which arise in the context of the group analytical psychotherapy and which might be elaborated with the potential for transformation?
We look forward to your active participation in the various discussion groups of this congress.
City of light, welcoming, rich in history, we look forward to seeing you here, in Lisbon where its beloved river – the Tagus – flows into the sea.
Isaura Manso Neto
Chair of the Scientific Committee

Scientific Programme
Invited Speakers
César Dinis, Portugal
Luc Michel, Switzerland
David Zimerman, Brazil
Werner Knauss, Germany
A politician to be designated

Themes Proposed
1. The group and its privileged position in therapeutic treatment
2. Groups and Institutions. Professional Training. Co-Therapy
3. Recent developments in the Neurosciences and the therapeutic potential of groups.
4. Accommodating individual interests and needs in the group context.
5. Conflict and paradoxes in democratic institutions.
6. The group is more than the sum of the individuals, but more what?
7. Transference and Countertransference: therapeutic bridges within groups.
8. The evolution of narcissistic disorders in the group process.
9. Individual analytical psychotherapy/group psychotherapy.
10. Couples and the family analytic psychotherapy.
11. Groupanalysis: “Group Psychoanalysis” – “Psychoanalysis in Groups”?


Additional Information

Registration Fees Before 30 June 2004: €300 (students €90) After 30 June 2004: €340 (students €100) Important dates Fibnal date for abstract submission:28 February 2004 Notification of abstract acceptance:15 April 2004 Final Programme:June 2004 Final date for reduced registration fee:30 June 2004 Secretariat You will find the conference programme on alt. Official conference language is English