Dear colleagues,
it is a great honor to invite you to the Congress of European Association for Psychotherapy (EAP) which is taking place in Zagreb, Croatia, from September 30th to October 1st, 2016. The theme of the Congress is “Autonomy and a Sense of Belonging”.
The Association of Psychotherapy Societies of Croatia (SPUH) and the co-organizer Centre for Croatian Studies of the University of Zagreb are responsible for the organization of EAP’s 22nd Congress. SPUH is oriented towards the development and promotion of psychotherapy in accordance with European standards.
We invite you to actively participate in and contribute to the success of this Congress. This will be a gathering point for European psychotherapists interested in the essential topic of psychotherapy – working with the struggle between autonomy and sense of belonging. Due to the political and historical background of our country, this topic is of great importance in Croatia.
Our aim is to promote acceptance of our own views, which differ from our introjects, as a basis for allowing others to have different views as well.
The Congress should be a place for exchanging opinions, experiences and knowledge. It should help us take new steps within our own learning process and contribute to the raising of awareness, much like it is done within the psychotherapeutic process itself.

Join us at the EAP congress and broaden your own horizons, as well as ours!

Get Your Seat Before It’s Too Late

Reduced registration fees are available for countries of Southeast Europe – Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Greece, Kosovo, Moldova, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia and Slovenia.

There are also limited number of Packages with reduced prices that include Congress and Precongress activities. 


Keynote Speakers

Reinhard Hauser

Keynote Speaker, Precongress Workshop Leader

Graham Barnes

Keynote Speaker

Jette Simon

Keynote Speaker

Lynne Jacobs

Keynote Speaker, Precongress Workshop Leader

Congress Programme

We have published our preliminary Congress programme and provided a wide variety of topics for you to choose – oral presentations, workshops, case overviews, round tables, discussion, reflection groups and posters. Official languages are English and Croatian. Simultaneous translation will be provided for keynote lectures, panel discussions and oral presentations.

Take a look at our Programme

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Precongress Workshops

Two-day or One-day Workshops are possible as a stand-alone registration or as a Congress package
Day 1
28 Sep 2016
Day 2
29 Sep 2016

Ability to connect and courage to differentiate

Two-day Precongress Workshop. Introduction to Imago Relationship Therapy (for couples, families and groups) and is counted as an introduction into the training of Imago therapist and Imago facilitator.
Ljiljana Bastaić

Reconnecting with our Ancestors: a Transgenerational Approach to Psychodrama and Dance Movement Therapy

Two-day Precongress Workshop. This workshop will demonstrate the methodological integration of Transgenerational Psychodrama and Dance Therapy and how to generate awareness and creativity by reconnecting with our ancestors. Transgenerational Therapy is based on the premise that our way of moving and being in the world is shaped by emotional and sensorimotor aspects transmitted by our ancestors and that self-awareness is deeply embedded in a transgenerational context.
Leandra Perrotta

Bioenergetic Analysis – Rendezvous with your Self

One-day Precongress Workshop. Bioenergetic Analysis is an analytic- relational form of bodyoriented psychotherapy, developed by Alexander Lowen, based upon the unity of body and mind. The therapeutic goal is vibrant health – aliveness, pleasure, joy and love. This workshop will also convey basic bioenergetic principles like grounding, vibration, breathing, charge- discharge, containment.
Olaf Trapp

Who are we and where do we belong – journey home through dreams, symptoms and relationship experiences

One-day Precongress workshop. In this workshop we will guide you into exploring the unknown, focusing on the power of dreams, body symptoms and relationship difficulties. We will introduce Arnold Mindell’s concept of the dreambody and learn to see how night dreams and body experiences mirror equivalent messages, which in turn are also reflected in our relationships.
Zora Subotić
Reinhard Hauser

Emotional process and enduring relational themes

One-day Precongress Workshop. In this didactic and experiential workshop we will explore the connection between our emotional process and our enduring relational themes. I will explain those concepts and then we will do an experiential exercise that will illuminate certain themes.
Lynne Jacobs

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