29-30th of May 2021

This project rose as an idea of ours in the late autumn last year. To be a young practitioner, just have graduated as a trainee and still on your way, without any experience, but with a great wish for further development, is something very hard and at the same time quite inspiring.

So, we are oferring our helping hand.

We will virtually meet in Moreno’s Lighthouse to discuss and discover how to use psychodrama and other action methods in different fields as professionals. Young practitioners, psychodrama and other action methods trainees from different countries, institutions and orientations are welcome to share their own journey with colleagues.

What we are going to discuss:

  • What are the opportunities you have to study psychodrama or other action methods in your country?
  • What were the difficulties you faced during your education?
  • What is your dream for professional development after graduation?
  • What are your expectations from experienced professionals?

You will be able to participate in workshops, directed by experienced professionals, to practically share ideas with your colleagues and to be able to receive supervision by the mentors.

Working language: ENGLISH

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

If you are newly graduated from your psychodrama training or still in the training,  you are welcome to share your own psychodrama journey with your colleagues from different countries. This is an opportunity to meet with the international psychodrama community which you are a part of.

Come and share, share and teach, teach and learn, learn and grow!

You can attend the summit both as a participant or as a presenter.

  • If you wish, you can share your personal experience with your colleagues in the large group session
  • If you wish, you can participate in a series of workshops of experienced professionals
  • If you wish, you can lead a workshop in a topic that is of your interest, accompanied by an experienced mentor. At the end of the session you can receive a supportive feedback.
  • If you wish, you can learn a lot in a large group session from a diva who is one of the first generation of psychodrama

To lead a workshop, accompanied by an experienced mentor, please send us your proposal describing your workshop maximum in 300 words by 15.05.2021. You will receive a confirmation in 5 days via e-mail.

For proposing a workshop or for attending the summit, please fill in the form: Registration Form

FEES:

  • Early Birds: by May 20, 2021 – 20 EUR
  • Regular Registration: May 21 – May 28, 2021 – 30 EUR
Choose an option
  • Your registration will be confirmed once the payment of the registration fee will be received by the organisers.
  • The maximum number of workshops per workshop leader is 2.
  • The maximum number of workshop leaders per workshop is 2.

CANCELLATION POLICY:

Payment, in case of cancellation, will be credited to future events.

You will receive the ZOOM invitation via email.
The best way to participate is through your computer; however you may attend via a tablet or cellphone.

SCHEDULE

29.05.2021             DAY 1

14:30 – 16:30 CET – Opening and Large Group Session, lead by Dr Daniela Simmons PhD, TEP, the creator of TELE’DRAMA, is international trainer & supervisor, the founder and director of the Expressive Therapies Training Institute (ETTi), the President of the American Society in Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama (ASGPP), USA

16:30 – 17:00 CET – Break

17:00 – 19:00 CET – Workshop Session

“LET’S FOLLOW THE MUSIC”

Stanimira Kamcheva – BAPSGPT, Bulgaria

In this workshop we will try to hear our inner music that leads us through life. Our life is full of melody from the beginning to the end. Our mothers were singing songs to us when we were babies. Music is inside us when we are in love or when we are lonely and sad. Can we trust music and explore our emotional world? Join me on this musical voyage.

“ALADIN’S LAMP”

Stanislava Kalinova – BAPSGPT, Bulgaria

Fairy-tale therapy is a magical therapeutic process in which participants, regardless of their age, would be able to explore their subconscious world. The main goal of the workshop is to connect people with their own magical world. They could try to discover the resources that will help them make their dreams come true. As in every fairy-tale, the characters pass through various obstacles, so within these 2 hours everybody will be able to consider what they have gone through and what lies ahead. The world is full of magic. Let”s see what is around the corner!

“TELE’DRAMA – THE NEW ENLIGHTMENT IN PSYCHODRAMA”

Daniela Tahirova, BAPSGPT, Bulgaria

At the times of pandemic and isolation, what are the ways and the light before the psychodrama method. Moreno’s Classical Principles – Spontaneity and Creativity Transformed into Tele’ Drama – Psychodrama Online. Is it possible ? Is it working? What are the possibilities for creating an international therapeutic practice?

19.00 – 19.30 CET – Break

19:30 – 21:30 CET – Workshop Session

“If I COULD BE BORN AGAIN, I WOULD LIKE TO BE BORN AS A GROUP”

Tihomira Stanojevich, Surdulica Health Center, Serbia

The workshop will be focused on sociometry, warm-ups, psychodramatic techniques, sharing & didactic processes. To explore individual positions & the power of this group as it is. I invite you in the exploration and deeper understanding of the dr J.L.Moreno’s words “IF I COULD BE BORN AGAIN, I WOULD LIKE TO BE BORN AS A GROUP”. Interacting individuals in some form of groups is our everyday life & going deeper in exploration will open space and bring more capacity for creativity and spontaneity.

“MAGIC HANGER”
Pembegül İlter, Turkey

The purpose of the workshop; to review useless behaviors and habits, and to discover what is beneficial for us according to our current needs within a group dynamic. For this, online psychodramatic action methods will be used. Last month we celebrated the 100th anniversary of psychodrama. And I wish to contribute to the psychodramatic warm-up games and to be beneficial to all participants.

“PSYCHODRAMA IN WORKING WITH VICTIMS OF TRAFFICKING”
Blerta Spahiu, BAPSGPT, Albania

Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery in which victims are subjected to force, fraud or coercion for the purpose of commercial sex, debt bondage, or involuntary labor. Victims of human trafficking can be young children, teenagers, men and women. They might suffer from sexually transmitted diseases, menstrual pain and irregularities, miscarriages, and forced abortions, among other problems. The psychological impact of victimization may be more severe than the physical violence (WHO, 2012). Working in a group makes them understand that they are not alone.
Psychodrama makes them be in a safe place and try to heal their traumas.

21.30 – 22.00 CET – Break

22:00 – 23:00 CET – Cultural Corner/inspiring online ammusements/

30.05.2021             DAY 2

14:30 – 16:30 CET – Workshop Session

“I AM, THE PROFESSIONAL”

Inna Braneva, BAPSGPT, Bulgaria

Psychotherapy is a very strange profession. The main, super important instrument of the psychotherapy – it is the individuality of the psychotherapist. But on the other hand – a psychotherapist is not just his/her professional role. He/she is Somebody. And sometimes – Somebody can be very different from the Professional. In this workshop we will search, and may be – will discover – the Professional and the Somebody.

FOUR DOOR APPROACH TO WORKING WITH PEOPLE WHO HAVE PTSD

Turabi Yerli, MD, PhD, Asst. Prof. Visitor Consultant at Istanbul Medical Faculty, BAPSGPT, Turkey

The aim of the workshop is learning how to use the 4-door approach for working with people who have PTSD. This approach is derived from traditional Anatolian phylosophy and also very close to the Jungian approach and we combine them. It is a kind of traumatic growth voyage as below: 1. First port : I can fight against the traumatic event. I can talk and confront with my trauma. I need to rediscover and reinforce resources. 2. Second port : I know that I’m more powerfull than the traumatic event. I need to reinforce existing and discover new coping strategies. 3. Third port : I accept my weakness and this can not be a barrier for me to cope with the trauma. I need to lightening shadows. 4. Fourth port : I can make peace with what has happened. I can use my trauma to learn sth and to grow. I’m able to live and love. I need to know my “self”

16.30 – 17.00 CET – Break

17.00 – 18.30 CET – Discussion: “The Way of the Young Psychodrama and Other Action Methods

Professionals”

19:00 – 21:00 CET – Large Group Session, lead by SCOTT GIACOMUCCI

“ENCOUNTERING YOUNG MORENO AND ENVISIONING A FUTURE SELF”

Annotation: Jacob Moreno was a very successful young professional. By his early 30s, he has published books, started a journal, co-founded a religion, developed an existential philosophy, and created a new approach to theater. In this workshop, we will encounter young moreno to better understand how we can grow as young professionals. With Moreno’s role modeling we will envision a future professional self while supporting each other to dream again.

About the presenter: Dr. Scott Giacomucci, DSW, LCSW, BCD, FAAETS, PAT is the Founder/Director of the Phoenix Center of Experiential Trauma Therapy, Director of Trauma Services at Mirmont Treatment Center, and Adjunct Professor & Research Associate at Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work in Pennsylvania, USA. He is an ASGPP Executive Council member, Research Committee Co-Chair, and Co-Chief-Editor of the Journal of Psychodrama, Sociometry, & Group Psychotherapy. Scott’s recently published textbook, Social Work, Sociometry, & Psychodrama, has over 40,000 downloads and is freely available online. Scott has received various awards, most recently the recipient of the first ASGPP Young Professional Award and NASW’s first Emerging Social Work Leader Award.

21.00 – 21.30 CET – Break

21.30 – 22.30 CET – Playback Reflections with Playback Psi Theatre Company and the BAPSGPT member Vera Lardi, Greece

Closing Ceremony

For further questions:

E-mail: bapsgpt@gmail.com