Conference Organizing Committee

Austria Th. Stompe
Belarus S. Igmunov
Denmark M. Kastrup
France R. Bennegadi
Germany A. Broclawski (PL), I. Graef-Callies, E. Cionek-Szpak (PL), S. Golsabahi-Broclawski,
I. Özkan, M. Schouler-Ocak, H. Berger, M. Berg,  B. Kardels, H. Sook Kardels (KOR), M. Azizi, S. Mennemeier
United Kingdom S. Dein
Netherlands H. Rohlof, K. Laban
Poland W. J. Cubaka, J. Landowski, E. Staszewska, E. Dobiala, K. Czerniejewski, A. Hakiel; A. Umiecka
Switzerland B. Küchenhoff,  
Russia S. Vladimirova
USA R. Wintrob


What is scheduled so far

Snezhanka Dimitrova – positive psychotherapist, master- trainer of positive and transcultural psychotherapy, President of Bulgarian association of positive psychotherapy, Bulgaria
• Positum approach to misunderstandings between parents and adopted children of different ethnic origin. Presenting a case of psychotherapeutic practice.

Anna Hakiel – Master Applied Psychology, Master Positive Transcultural Psychotherapiest
Berlin/ Krakow/ Wroclaw
• Shame as a crucial mediator in building therapeutic relationship, inclusive transcultural society and in peacebuilding processes.
• Case analyses of individual and group work with refugees living in Berlin.
• Workshop: Positive Psychotherapy’s application to work with Syrian refugees.

Ewa Dobiała – psychiatrist, certified psychotherapist of Polish Psychiatric Association; psychotherapist and trainer of positive and transcultural psychotherapy, Poland
• Migration and transcultural psychiatry in Poland.
• Workshop: Positive Psychotherapy and its application to multicultural family system.

Wiesław Cubała – psychiatrist, University Clinical Center – Hospital Medical University of Gdansk – Department of Mental Disorders and Neurotic
• Current issues in Polish Psychiatry- Problems and Challenges

Marianne C. Kastrup – psychiatrist
• To what extent are ethical guidelines dependent on culture

Hans Rohlof – psychiatrist
• Psychotherapy with migrants

Stefanka Tomcheva – positive psychotherapist, master-trainer of positive and transcultural psychotherapy, Bulgaria
• Adolescent between the two shores. Presenting a case of psychotherapeutic practice.

Mimoun Azizi – psychiatrist, University Oldenburg
• Posttraumatic stress disorder as a result of war and flight: Development, maintenance and comorbidity – an overview

Kees Laban – psychiatrist, De Evenaar North Netherlands Centre for Transcultural Psychiatry
• Suicidal behaviour among asylum seekers in the Netherlands; prevalence, background and prevention.

Stefan Mennemeier – positive psychotherapist, Balint-Group Leader, Kassel
• Workshop with Ewa Dobiała A: To make aware of the members personal view of human mankind B: exercises to support a resources focused view of human mankind –
• Workshop Transcultural Balint-Group
• The concept of the 5 Basic affects under aspects of bonding stability and symptom-control within the transcutural positive Psychotherapy
Ibrahim Özkan – psychologist, Asklepios Kliniken Göttingen
• Workshop: Methods in trauma therapeutic works with migrants
Workshops and Symposia

This meeting will be used to introduce new ideas and concepts.
• Main language: English, Polish

The workshops aim to deepen a topic or a question in the common conversation
(90 minutes). A symposium consist of four short presentations à 20 minutes, which will be discussed subsequently. Proposals for a workshop or symposium should consist of a working title, a brief abstract (approximately 500 characters) and the name of the organizing people and their functions.

Deadline for submission is 15.01.2017

Abstract Topics

Abstracts on any topic related to asylum seekers and refugees; psychiatric and psychotherapy
transcultural medicine will be considered. Abstracts should base on work that provides new information. Abstracts will be reviewed by the International Scientific Program Committee

• Anxiety Disorders and Somatoform Disorders
• Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
• Classification of Mental Disorders
• Cultural Psychiatry
• Depression
• Emergency Psychiatry
• Epidemiology and Social Psychiatry
• Ethics and Psychiatry
• Education and Training
• Incorporating Cultural Issues in Education for Ethical Practice
• Mental Health Care and Mental Health Policies
• Migration and Mental Health of Immigrants
• Pain and Treatment Options
• Personality and Personality Disorders
• Philosophy and Psychiatry
• Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
• Prevention of Mental Disorders
• Promotion of Mental Health
• Psychotherapy
• Personal, National and Collective Memory
• Practical Strategies for Providing Culturally Sensitive, Ethical Care in
Developing Nations
• Suicidality and Suicide Prevention
• Training in Psychiatry
• Teaching Ethics in Religious or Cultural Conflict Situations:
a Personal Perspective
• Women, Gender and Mental Health

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation requests made in writing (e-mail) will be accepted, up to 14 days prior to the conference opening date, and will be reimbursed 50% of registration fee paid after this date, no reimbursement is possible.