european psychiatric association

Psychotherapy

Section committee

GARGOT Thomas GARGOT Thomas , Chair
TANYERI KAYAHAN Selin TANYERI KAYAHAN Selin, Councillor
SEKER Asilay, First Other Councillor
KRAXNER Fabian KRAXNER Fabian, Second Other Councillor


Section mission

This Section's mission is to:

Promote international and multidisciplinary exchange of experiences, knowledge, and training in the psychotherapeutic treatment of mental disorders especially in the psychiatric setting. During the EPA congress there should be held at least one specific section Symposium and one CME training Course in which new trends in psychotherapeutic research and practice are focused.

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Section objectives

  1. Promote international and multidisciplinary exchange of experiences, knowledge, and training in the psychotherapeutic treatment of mental disorders especially in the psychiatric setting.
  2. During the EPA congress there should be held at least one specific section Symposium and one CME training Course in which new trends in psychotherapeutic research and practice are focused
  3. Promote to our colleagues worldwide projects that our Psychotherapy section members are involved for example publications, articles, books etc for example European Psychotherapy Guidebook https://ep
  4. Creation of a EPA Psychotherapy section Whatsapp group for easier communication between our members: https://chat.whatsapp.com/IvGvrYZOokK4Y3aoZibm4t
  5. Once monthly free Balint Group for EFPT and EPA psychotherapy section members

Annual reports

Future Activities

symposium

Psychotherapy in transition, EPA congress 2024
Psychotherapy in transition, EPA congress 2024
07 April 2024 - 07 April 2024 / Budapest, Hungary
Description :

Chairs: Fabian Kraxner, Umberto Volpe

 

 

·        Speakers: Theodoros Koutsomitros, Alexandra Philipsen, Elisa Vigna, Thomas Gargot,  

 

1. Theodoros Koutsomitros, (Greece)

• A lot of different schools of psychotherapy exist with different historical backgrounds, rationales and assessment of efficacy. The EFPT Psychotherapy guidebook aims to make an overview of these different approaches. Their integration in practice allow accessibility of different tools but can lead to specific leadership challenges.

2. Alexandra Philipsen (Germany)

• New technologies offer new opportunities to operationalize them, control what is actually delivered and improve accessibility. This raises challenges in acceptability and integration of these blended practices compared to classical face to face care. We will show concretely such an endeavour in the development of a digital add-on intervention for ADHD.

3. Elisa Vigna (Sweeden)

• POTION is an EU funded project that aims to understand the nature of chemosignals in humans and their sphere of influence on social interaction. The objective is to decode meaningful social interactions by combining new knowledge about the chemical composition of human social chemosignals with a novel olfactory-based technology to drive social behavior.

• Karolinska Institute contributes to the assessment of effectiveness regarding the clinical application of the system for the treatment of social anxiety, and already have results to share. The clinical study conducted within this project shows that individuals with social anxiety symptoms benefited from mindfulness training especially when exposed to social chemosignals. This study represents an advancement in the field mental health as it explores the potential impact of human chemosignals as catalyst of stand-alone interventions.

4. Thomas Gargot (France)

• There was a great focus on non-specific factors involved in psychotherapy efficacy beyond specific therapy schools. New metholodologies with artificial intelligence allows to characterise precisely a the behaviours of clinician and practitioner with multimodal automatic measures of facial and gesture expression or speech analysis. Motivational interviewing which focuses on therapeutic alliance is currently analysed in this way.

 

 

 

 


workshop

Neuroscience and new technologies to improve practice of psychotherapy (in conjonction with EPA section of imagery) EPA congress
Neuroscience and new technologies to improve practice of psychotherapy (in conjonction with EPA section of imagery) EPA congress
06 April 2024 - 06 January 2024 / Budapest, Hungary
Description :
Chair: Marcella Bellani, Co-chair: Thomas Gargot submitted by Maria Gloria RossettiSpeakers: • Cinzia Perlini: “The Impact of cognitive remediation combined with mindfulness and social skills training on social functioning and neural plasticity in early psychosis: preliminiary results from a clinical multicentric trial in Italy », Italy • Laura BON, Psychologist, PhD: “Cognitive remediation effects on cerebral activity in schizophrenia: current state of the literature depending on therapeutic strategies”, Centre Ressource de Réhabilitation psychosociale et Remédiation cognitive (CRR), 95 Boulevard Pinel, Bron, Unité d’Evaluation Fonctionnelle du pôle centre, rive gauche (UEF), 57 rue Etienne Richerand, Lyon 3e, France, • Prof David Nutt, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom, “Implications for psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy” • Prof. em. Dr. Wolfgang Tschacher : Motor and physiological Synchrony in psychotherapy , Universitätsklinik für Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie, Bern, Switzerland • Martin Kraepelien, Clinical psychologist and PhD: “Scaling up internet-based cognitive behavioural therapy while maintaining quality”Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden,Abstract Practice of psychotherapy was historically developed by the perspective of clinicians with a limited understanding of underlying mechanisms and difficulties to measure its reliability, resulting in a mismatch between theory and practice, and poor accessibility.With the development of neuroscience and new technologies, it is now possible to understand and measure how a physiological function was impaired (e.g., social cognition, memory, attention, inhibition, thoughts or emotional dysregulation) and what is really happening during psychotherapy processes on different levels of organisation.Neuroscience give insights (1) from the cell level on plasticity and the potential impact of psychedelic, (2) to brain region level measured with functional imaging or (3) peripheral measure of processes involved with emotion with heart rate and electrodermal activity, (4) to higher level function like behavioural mimicry or (5) adaptation of psychotherapeutic program to the patient. We will take example of (1) cognitive remediation understanding from a neuroscience perspective, (2) psychedelic experience, (3) therapeutic alliance understanding thanks to measure of behavioural and physiological synchrony and (4) internet Cognitive Behavioural Therapies to better understand the process and how these psychotherapies could be scaled-up.

course

Systemic therapy, submitted by Asiley Seker with Mima Simic    • Resilience, submitted by Fabian Kraxner, with Dr Sabine Werner,Submitted Clinical case workshop and or course by Selin Tanyeri
Systemic therapy, submitted by Asiley Seker with Mima Simic    • Resilience, submitted by Fabian Kraxner, with Dr Sabine Werner,Submitted Clinical case workshop and or course by Selin Tanyeri
06 April 2024 - 06 April 2024 / Budapest, Hungary
Description :

Systemic therapy, submitted by Asiley Seker with Mima Simic
    • Resilience, submitted by Fabian Kraxner, with Dr Sabine Werner,

Submitted Clinical case workshop and or course by Selin Tanyeri
1-      Case-Presentation: Selin Tanyeri Kayahan (ECP, EPA Psychotherapy Section, Türkiye) (10 min.): The case will be presented by PPT presentation. During this part of the workshop the introductory information about the case will be provided. For each kind of psychotherapeutic approach which will be discussed by following speakers (and with the audience), additional/required information will be presented interactively with each expert speaker.

2-      Chair: Cognitive Behavioural Approach- Alexandra Philipsen (EPA Psychotherapy Section, Germany) (10 min.): The presentation will be in PPT format. The cognitive-behavioural formulation and possible psychotherapeutic techniques towards the case will be discussed. Commonalities and differences of CBT with other psychotherapies will be highlighted.

3-      Invited Expert: Cultural Approach- Meryam Schouler-Ocak (EPA Committee on Ethical Issues, Germany) (10 min.): The presentation will be in PPT format. The cultural formulation of the presented case and intercultural aspects of psychotherapeutic approaches as well as gender-related factors while evaluating and treating patients with psychotherapy will be discussed.

4-      Co-chair: Complexities of Empathic Reformulation in the Psychological Treatment- Luis Madeira (EPA Committee on Ethical Issues, Portugal) (10 min.): The presentation will be in PPT format. The empathic approach in psychotherapies and importance of setting will be discussed.

5-    Invited Expert: Psychodynamic Approach- Yves Sarfati (10 min.): The psychodynamic formulation and possible psychodynamic techniques for evaluating and treating the case will be discussed. Similar and distinct factors of psychodynamic approach among psychotherapies will be highlighted. 
6-      Invited Expert: Family Systems Approach- Gilbert Lemmens (10 min.): The systemic formulation and possible intervention techniques for the case will be discussed. The application of systemic family therapy for the case will be highlighted


Publication

The EFPT Psychotherapy Guidebook
The EFPT Psychotherapy Guidebook
01 June 2024
Journal :
World Federation of Psychotherapy Newsletter
Authors :
Theodoros Koutsomitros, Thomas Gargot
Acknowledged as official Section publication?
Yes