Call for Papers

Konferencija Saveza psihoterapijskih udruga Hrvatske

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Shades of Psychotherapy

2nd International Conference of the Association of Psychotherapy Societies of Croatia

19th – 20th October 2013

Hotel Panorama, Trg Krešimira Ćosića 9, Zagreb

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Call for Papers

The status of psychotherapeutic profession and its practitioners in Croatia has not yet been regulated within the legal framework. This raises many questions within the profession, especially due to Croatian psychotherapeutic experts joining the great European psychotherapy family.

Who can and who cannot practise psychotherapy, what kind of training is needed to provide psychotherapy services, which ethical issues psychotherapeutic profession faces, how to make it recognizable in the market or how psychotherapy can help improving the quality of everyday life – these are just some of the questions to which the conference of the Association of Psychotherapy Societies of Croatia will try to give answers and contribute to the improvement of the status of psychotherapy profession in Croatia. The conference aims to emphasise the importance of legislation of psychotherapy, psychotherapy training and its standards.

The 2nd International Conference of the Association of Psychotherapy Societies of Croatia Shades of Psychotherapy will take place on October 19th and 20th 2013, building up on the achievements of the 1st International Conference of Association of Psychotherapy Societies of Croatia held in 2011. Therefore, the conference once again becomes the platform for further exchange of ideas and concepts in the field of psychotherapy as well as for presenting the results of contemporary research papers in the field of psychotherapy. The eventful professional program of the conference with lectures intended for psychotherapists and a popular repertoire that consists of various workshops for both the experts and the general public will be presented by eminent national and international psychotherapy experts. Guided by this, our wish is to encourage participants to discuss the professional challenges that psychotherapy profession and its practitioners face in their daily life.

It is our pleasure to invite you to participate in the conference opting for some of the following thematic sections:

  • Research in psychotherapy;
  • Psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy;
  • Status of psychotherapy in Croatia;
  • Psychotherapy legislation;
  • Psychotherapy and modern technology;
  • The importance of supervision in the work of psychotherapists;
  • Indications for psychotherapy;
  • Psychotherapy of children;
  • Gender issues in psychotherapy.

You are invited to participate in several forms:

  • research presentation (oral and poster presentation)
  • presentation of professional work in the form of posters and final work of psychotherapy training in the form of posters,
  • holding workshops during the second day of the conference.

Under the form of research presentation participants will be able to present their work for 15 minutes (up to 10 minutes is intended for oral presentation and 5 minutes for discussion) during the first day of the conference.

Presentation of professional work in the form of posters and final work of psychotherapy training in the form of posters is planned during the first day of the conference.

Conference workshops will last 1 hour and 15 minutes and are planned for the second day of the conference.

The call is addressed to psychotherapists from different modalities, researchers and other experts in the field of psychotherapy.

HOW TO APPLY?

All applications are submitted online via SPUH web-site until September 1st, 2013

In order to apply the following should be submitted:

  • an abstract of your paper (max. 200 words) with information about the author(s) and the title of the paper,
  • a short biography (max. 150 words),
  • a completed application form available below

The authors will be notified of the organizer’s decision by e-mail by September 15th, 2013

Your active participation in the conference will contribute to the further establishment of psychotherapy profession in Croatia so we are looking forward to receiving your abstracts and seeing you in Zagreb in October!

If you have any questions please contact:

Ms. Tamara Prevendar

[email protected]

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