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The changing world, with both good and threatening challenges, has a great impact on the mental health of a human being. It is a source of new experiences, dilemmas and difficulties – such as the growing financial and ethnic differences, exclusion, isolation, political and religious conflicts – and at the same time provides us with the potential of significant development.
Psychotherapy has been changing, too. The classical schools of psychotherapy give birth to dozens of methods offered as a means of helping people experiencing various existential problems. Empirically verified therapeutic factors are being searched for. And so are new ways for integrating psychotherapy.
We are planning to discuss the role of psychotherapy and psychotherapists today and in the near future. We will consider the influence of the altering reality on the psychotherapeutic practices, as well as the way in which integration of psychotherapy enhances the significance and the efficacy of our profession.
The most renowned contemporary researchers, creators and practitioners of psychotherapy have already confirmed their participation in our conference – among them Prof. Louis Castonguay, Dr Gianni Francesetti, Prof. Michael Lambert, Prof. John Norcross, and  Dr Martha Stark.
The conference will be translated simultaneously into Polish and English.

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Louis G. Castonguay, Ph.D. completed his undergraduate studies at l’Université de Sherbrooke, a Masters program at L’Université de Montréal, his doctorate in Clinical Psychology at S.U.N.Y. Stony Brook, a clinical internship at U.C. Berkeley, and a Post-doctorate at Stanford University.  He is currently a Professor at the Department of Psychology at Penn State University.  With more than 180 publications (including eight co-edited books), his scholarly work and research focus on different aspects of the process of change and training, especially within the context of psychotherapy integration of psychotherapy.  He is also involved in the investigation of the efficacy of new integrative treatments for generalized anxiety disorder and depression, and the development of Practice Research Networks aimed at facilitating the collaboration between clinicians and researchers.  He has received several awards, including the Early Career Contribution Award from the Society of Psychotherapy Research, and the David Shakow Award from the Division of Clinical Psychology of the American Psychological Association (APA). He has also received four recognitions from the APA Division of Psychotherapy: the Jack D. Krasner Memorial Award, the Distinguished Contributions to Teaching and Mentoring, the Distinguished Research Publications Award, and the Distinguished Psychologist Award for his life time contributions to the field of psychotherapy.  He also served as President of the North American Society for Psychotherapy Research, as well as the International Society for Psychotherapy Research.



Gianni Francesetti, MD, Gestalt psychotherapist, psychiatrist, international trainer and supervisor. Trainer and coordinator of the International Training on Gestalt Therapy Approach to Psychopathology (Istituto di Gestalt HCC Italy). President of the EAGT (European Association for Gestalt Therapy), Past President of the Italian Federation of Psychotherapy Associations (FIAP), Past President of the Italian Gestalt Therapy Association and a member of the New York Institute for Gestalt Therapy, of the Association for the Advancement of Gestalt Therapy (AAGT) and of the Society for Psychotherapy Research (SPR). He is Co-Director of the English Series of Gestalt Therapy Books.  He has authored articles, chapters, and books in the field of psychiatry, psychopathology and psychotherapy, available in several languages. He lives and works in Turin (Italy).



Michael J. Lambert, PhD, is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at Brigham Young University, where he teaches in the Clinical Psychology Doctoral Training Program and holds the Susa Gates University Professorship. He is coauthor of the Outcome Questionnaire and Youth Outcome Questionnaires (measures of patient change used in private practice, public mental health, and managed care settings), and edited Bergin & Garfield’s Handbook of Psychotherapy and Behavior Change (5th & 6th Eds.) Wiley, 2004, 2013. He has been engaged in private practice as a humanistically-oriented psychotherapist throughout his 43 year career.




John C. Norcross, Ph.D., ABPP, an internationally recognized authority on behavior change and psychotherapy. He is Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of Scranton, Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at SUNY Upstate Medical University, and a board-certified clinical psychologist. Author of more than 400 scholarly publications, co-author and editor of 20 books, most of them in multiple editions and translations (including the 5-volume APA Handbook of Clinical Psychology, Psychotherapy Relationships that Work, and Systems of Psychotherapy: A Transtheoretical Analysis, now in its 8th edition). He has also recently published the acclaimed self-help book, Changeology. Dr. Norcross has served as president of the American Psychological Association (APA) Division of Clinical Psychology, the APA Division of Psychotherapy, and the International Society of Clinical Psychology. Norcross edited the Journal of Clinical Psychology: In Session for a decade and has been on the editorial boards of a dozen journals. Dr. Norcross has also been a clinical and research consultant to a number of organizations, including the National Institutes of Health. He has received multiple prestigious professional awards. His work has been featured in hundreds of media interviews, and television programmes. An engaging teacher and clinician, John has conducted workshops and lectures in 30 countries. He lives in the northeast Pennsylvania with his wife, two grown children, and their two new grandkids.



Martha Stark, MD, a graduate of Harvard Medical School and Boston Psychoanalytic Institute, is a Holistic Adult/Child Psychiatrist and Psychoanalyst in private practice in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Martha is Faculty, Harvard Medical School and Co-Director/Faculty, The Center for Psychoanalytic Studies.  She is also Adjunct Faculty, William James College and Smith College School for Social Work and Former Faculty, Boston Psychoanalytic Institute and Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis. Martha is the author of six critically acclaimed books on psychoanalytic theory and technique (Working with Resistance; A Primer on Working with Resistance; Modes of Therapeutic Action; The Transformative Power of Optimal Stress; Psychotherapeutic Moments; and How Does Psychotherapy Work?) – most of which are award-winning and, both in the United States and abroad, are now “required reading” at numbers of psychoanalytic training institutes.  In addition, Martha has contributed chapters to integrative medicine textbooks and articles to peer-reviewed toxicology journals. Martha also serves on the editorial boards of Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, Journal of the American Association of Integrative Medicine, Advances in Mind-Body Medicine, and International Journal of Clinical Toxicology.


before 30th June 2016 125 EUR
before 30th October 2016 145 EUR
before 28th February 2017 185 EUR
before 15th April 2017 225 EUR
after 15th April 2017 and during the Conference 255 EUR