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8th EPA Summer School

The 8th EPA Summer School on the topic of “ABCs of Psychotherapy” took place in Strasbourg, FRANCE, from 6 to 9 September 2018 and was attended by 27 selected scholars from all over Europe.

During the three-day intensive educational programme, the participants took part in interactive discussions, role plays, workshops and simulation sessions organised by our faculty members with a professional actor-patient to develop their communication skills and teach them the basis of how to conduct a psychotherapeutic interview.

The scholars were invited to participate in a guided tour of the European Parliament before the Opening Ceremony where Dr. Cécile HANON, EPA Secretary for Education, welcomed the participants and faculty.

All the participants names and countries can be found below:

Anmella Diaz Gerard, Spain
Arbo Triin, Estonia
Carbone Elvira Anna, Italy
Dashi Elona, Albania
Eeray Safak, Turkey
Gherman Laura-Diana, Romania
Ginters Milena, Finland
Haiduc Alina-Ruxandra, Romania
Hejzlar Martin, Czech Republic

Juryk Andrzej, Poland
Kocijančič Saša, Slovenia
Kuzmanovic Ana, Germany
Mahabir Shivan, United Kingdom
Makaric Porin, Croatia
Malerba Maria Rosaria, Italy
Marques Gonçalves Maria Rita, Portugal
Moura Bárbara, Portugal
Noël Camille, Belgium

Pinzón Espinosa Justo, Spain
Rai Yugesh, United Kingdom
Renka Jiří, Czech Republic
Sergeeva Natalia, Belarus
So Charles, France
Viltrakyte Ieva, Lithuania
Volovyk Valeriia, Ukraine
Wuyts Elise, Belgium
Yılmaz Kafalı Helin, Turkey

Feedback

Some scholars got together to write an article entitled “An Integrative Approach to Training in Psychotherapy” to share more information on their experience at the EPA 2018 Summer School. The article has been published in the Free communication pages of the European Psychiatry Journal and is available here.

7th EPA Summer School

For the 7th edition of its Summer School, held in Strasbourg from 7 to 10 September 2017, France, the EPA was pleased to welcome 23 participants from all over Europe for an intensive three-day training programme on the topic of “ABCs of Psychotherapy.”

Scholars were able to interact on a diverse range of topics such as systemic therapy, psychodynamic practice and neurosciences, cognitive behavioural therapy or the ethical issues in psychotherapy. Moreover, simulation sessions were an essential part of the training this year. Simulation has been increasingly used in medical education for over 20 years, and offers a safe but realistic environment to practice skills needed in clinical work. In psychiatry, simulation typically includes an actor-patient whose role is essential in giving feedback to the doctor.

The scholars were welcomed by EPA President, Prof. Silvana Galderisi, and by Dr. Cécile Hanon, EPA Secretary for Education.

2017 participants include:

Jovana Antonijevic, Serbia
Silvie Ceresnakova, Czech Republic
Francesca Vittoria  Costantini, Italy
Vladimir Djuric, Serbia
Mariia Dorofeikova, Russian Federation
Adelina Dubas, Romania
Eva Dujmovics-Karcher, Hungary
Marta Goncalvez, Portugal

Tomasz Gondek, Poland
Ramus Handest, Denmark
Valentini Kanellopoulou, Greece
Valmira  Kodra, Albania
Fernando Leite, Portugal
Ulker Mammadova, Azerbaijan
Anastasia Medvid, Ukraine
Frederico Mucci, Italy

Sabina Najafova, Azerbaijan
Alvaro José Palma Conesa, Spain
Daniels Samburskis, Ireland
Asilay Seker, Turkey
Diana – Elena Stanculescu, Romania
Anca-Ioana Stanomirescu, Romania
Nikola Zaja, Croatia

Feedback

An article prepared by the 2017 Summer School participants, entitled “A Comprehensive Initiation into Psychotherapy: Recounting the Interactive Experience of the 7th EPA Summer School” has been published in the Free communication pages of the European Psychiatry Journal. The electronic version of the article is available here.

6th EPA Summer School

From 9 to 11 September 2016, 27 scholars attended the EPA Summer School organised for the first time in Belgium, at EPA Office in Brussels. Coming from 19 different countries, they worked for several days under the supervision of our faculty, composed of Dr. Marc Hermans, Prof. Yves Sarfati and Prof. Norman Sartorius, on the topic “ABCs of Psychotherapy”.

Organised around plenary discussions, workshops in smaller groups and role-play sessions, the Summer School also gave the participants the unique opportunity to participate to a simulation session organised by the Maudsley Simulation Center, UK’s first simulation training centre focusing on mental health.

The scholars were welcomed by EPA President, Prof. Wolfgang Gaebel, and by Dr. Cécile Hanon, EPA Secretary for Education.

2016 participants include:

Livia de Picker, Belgium
Thomas Gargot, France
Forugh Salimi Dafsari, Germany
Teresa Gomez Alemany, Spain
Anna Rebeka Szczegielniak, Poland
Olga Sidorova, Latvia
Liana Kobylinska, Romania
Caroline Pham-Dinh, France
Ekin Sonmez, Turkey

Suada Elezi, Rep. of Macedonia
Tania Abreu, Portugal
Spela Prelovek, Slovenia
Georgios Schoretsanitis, Switzerland
Attila Yetkil, UK
Milos Lazarevic, Serbia
Joana Isaac, Portugal
Irina Sahnjuk, Estonia
Andra Isac, Romania

Roya Aliyeva, Azerbaidjan
Ludovica Spattini, Italy
Emilija Kostadinova, Rep. of Macedonia
Marcela Mezzatesta Gava, Spain
Emilia Olson, Sweden
Hasan Cem Aykutlu, Turkey
Milica Vezmar, Serbia
Ewa Debska, UK
Alla Chistol, Rep. of Moldova

Feedback

Several motivated scholars co-wrote an article following the Summer School, entitled “A Better Comprehension of Psychotherapy: Reflections on 6th EPA Summer School”, which was published in the free communication pages of European Psychiatry (February 2017). The electronic version of the article is available here.

5th EPA Summer School

The 5th EPA  Summer School took place place from 10 to 13 July 2015, in Strasbourg, France, under the auspices of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Mr Thorbjørn Jagland.

 

The important issue of Comorbidity between mental and physical disorders was the main topic of discussions during the Summer School.

24 Scholars from 18 countries attended the event, including:

Fargana Aliyeva, Azerbaijan
Nikitas Arnaoutoglou, Greece
Marisa Casanova Dias, United Kingdom
Miranda Dalani, Albania
Tomasz Gondek, Poland
Anna Grindvik, Norway
Sofya Hmain, Ukraine
Saana Karttunen, Finland

Dominika Karolina Korn, Germany
Antonios Liolios, Switzerland
Matis Martens, Estonia
Marcela Mezzatesta, Spain
Marina Mihaljevic, Serbia
Maria Antonietta Nettis, Italy
Emina Sabic, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Marko Saje, Slovenia

Nina Patricia Schweinfurth, Germany
Rita Silva, Portugal
Vera Teixeira de Sousa, Portugal
Dimitra Terzi, Greece
Andreea-Raluca Tirintica, Romania
Nefize Yalin, United Kingdom
Hale Yapici Eser, Turkey
Nihal Yurteri Cetin, Turkey

The faculty was composed of Prof. Norman Sartorius (Switzerland), Prof. Albert Diefenbacher (Germany), Prof. Christoph Lauber (Switzerland), Dr. Henk Parmentier (UK) and Dr. Cécile Hanon (France, EPA Secretary for Education). In addition, the Summer School opening ceremony was attended by the EPA President, Prof. Danuta Wasserman (Sweden), and the EPA Secretary General, Dr. Julian Beezhold (UK), and a presentation on the EPA’s activities for early career psychiatrists was given by Dr. Olivier Andlauer (France-UK).

For more pictures from the event, visit the EPA Facebook page.

Feedback

An article, prepared by the 2014 Summer School participants, entitled “From the stork’s nest: Young psychiatrists spread their wings and fly” has been published in free communication pages of the European Psychiatry Journal (issue 6, 2014). The electronic version of the article is available here.

3rd EPA Summer School

The 3rd EPA Academia Summer School took place place on 7-10 June 2013 in Strasbourg, France, under the auspices of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Mr Thorbjørn Jagland. Following its success in 2012, Strasbourg was again selected to host this educational event.

The 3rd edition focused on the problem of Comorbidity between mental and physical disorders since this issue has proved to be very important though less covered in psychiatric training curricula.

25 Scholars from 18 countries were selected to participate in the event:

Cristina Abad Bouzán, Spain
Diomidis  Antoniadis, Greece
Alina-Florica Bohus, Romania
Laura Bosqued, Spain
Azra Deljkovic, Montenegro
Benedetta Demartini, Italy
Betül Demirel Döngel, Turkey
Igor Djujic, Bosnia-Herzegovina

Maria Magdalena Dumitru, Romania
Amir Greenfield, Ireland
Alma Hasalami, Albania
Michael  Ioannou, Sweden
Nikola Jovanovic, Serbia
Sevdenur Kahraman, Turkey
Anastasiia Kasianova, Ukraine
Necla Keskin, Turkey
Julie Langan, UK

Astrid Lugtenburg, Netherlands
Petra Marinova, Bulgaria
Niina Markkula, Finland
Myrto Sklivanioti, Sweden
Maria Stoyanova, Bulgaria
Seline Van Den Ameele, Belgium
Zuzana Vidová, Slovakia
Victoria Witt, UK

The faculty was composed of Prof. Norman Sartorius (Switzerland), Prof. David Goldberg (UK), Prof. Christoph Lauber (Switzerland), Dr. Henk Parmentier (UK) and Prof. Henning Sass (Germany, EPA Secretary for Education). In addition, Dr. Martina Rojnic Kuzman (Croatia) made a presentation on the EPA’s activities for early career psychiatrists.

For more pictures from the event, visit the EPA Facebook page.

Feedback

Traditionally the Summer School participants prepare an article on their experience of the event. This year’s article “Was it successful? A reflection on the 3rd EPA Summer School” was published in the free communication pages of European Psychiatry (issue 7, 2013). The electronic version of the article is available here.

2nd EPA Summer School

The 2nd EPA Academia Summer School took place on 5-8 July 2012 in Strasbourg, France, under the auspices of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Mr Thorbjørn Jagland. Strasbourg was selected to host this educational event not only because it is a capital of united Europe but also due to its symbolic significance for EPA: place of creation of the association and location of its headquarters.

The second Summer School focused on the problem of comorbidity between mental and physical disorders and disabilities as its first edition, but with different sub-topics, since this issue has proved to be very important though less covered in psychiatric training curricula.

24 Scholars from 19 countries participated in the event:

Signe Ainson, Estonia
Pavel Alfimov, Russia
Alexei Bandati, Moldova
Visnja Banjac, Bosnia-Herzegovina
Olga Belugina, Belarus
Gamze Bozgeyik, Turkey
Ceyhun Can, Turkey
Livia De Picker, Belgium

Michaela Defrancesco, Austria
Alexis Economou, United Kingdom
Georgi Hranov, Bulgaria
Ozge Kilic, Turkey
Marinela Kulla, Albania
Valentina Leonardi, Italy
Dalia Elena Mickeviciute, Lithuania
Anastasiya Nestsiarovich, Belarus

Amir Peljto, Serbia
Mariana Pinto da Costa, Portugal
Teodora-Alexandra Popa, Romania
Ana Maria Sajin Nitescu, France
Katrien Schoevaerts, Belgium
Laura Stane, Latvia
Jelena Vrublevska, Latvia
Yuliya Zakharyichuk, Russia

The faculty was composed of Prof. Norman Sartorius (Switzerland), Prof. Albert Diefenbacher (Germany), Prof. Christoph Lauber (Switzerland), Dr. Henk Parmentier (UK) and Prof. Henning Sass (Germany, EPA Secretary for Education). Furthermore, the EPA President, Prof. Patrice Boyer (France), welcomed the participants at the opening ceremony at the Council of Europe.

For more pictures from the event, visit the EPA Facebook page.

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A group of Summer School participants prepared an article on the experience of the 2nd EPA Summer School, which was published in free communication pages of the European Psychiatry Journal (issue 8, 2012). The electronic version of the article is also available here.

1st EPA Summer School

The first EPA Academia Summer School took place on 6-9 July 2011 in Nice, France. It was focused on “Comorbidity between mental and physical disorders”.

25 Scholars from 17 European countries participated in the first EPA Summer School:

Brikena Allkoja, Albania
Nikita Bezborodovs, Latvia
Jeanette S. Bjorke-Bertheussen, Norway
Agnieszka Butwicka, Poland
Fabienne Cyprien, France
Agnieszka M. Dyduch, Poland
Maria Ferrara, Italy
Barbara Gell, Austria

Byurakn Ishkhanyan, Armenia
Peter M. Kreuzer, Germany
Nina Kruk, Belarus
Federica Lo Dato, Italy
Stéphanie Miot, France
Vladymyr Mykhaylov, Ukraine
Slavica S. Nikolic, Serbia
Albino Jorge C. S. Oliveira Maia, Portugal
Maja M. Pantovic, Serbia

Margit Pehk, Estonia
Dunja D. Randjelovic, Serbia
Mika J. Rautanen, Finland
Farzaneh Saeedzadeh Sardahaee, Norway
Suraj Bahadur Thapa, Norway
Karolien Vekemans, Belgium
Bogdan I. Voinescu, Romania
Ksenija Vucurovic, France

The faculty was composed of Prof. Norman Sartorius (Switzerland), Prof. David Wood (UK), Prof. Christoph Lauber (Switzerland), Prof. Norbert Hermanns (Germany), Prof. Kim Brosen (Denmark) and Prof. Henning Sass (Germany, EPA Secretary for Education). In addition, at the opening ceremony Dr. Andrea Fiorillo (Italy) made a presentation on the EPA’s activities for early career psychiatrists.

For more pictures from the event, visit the EPA Facebook page.

Feedback

In order to share experience and provide feedback on the first EPA Academia Summer School, an article was jointly prepared by the Summer School participants and teachers. The article was published in the free communication pages of European Psychiatry (October 2011). The article is also available here.