28th FEPTO Annual Meeting
Ohrid, North Macedonia, May, 2022
Mind The Body – Exploring the Soma through Psychodrama
Dear Colleagues and Members of the FEPTO Community,
As you have been already informed, the Annual Meeting of our Federation will not be taking place this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In our last Council meeting, it has been decided that the General Assembly will be held online, as it happened last year, on Saturday, 15th of May 2021, from 10.00 a.m. until 5.30 p.m.
The agenda of the General Assembly will be published in the Newsletter 21.1.Secondly, in this General Assembly we will hold elections for the new FEPTO Council, according to the Constitution of our Federation. The ballot will take place online. You will receive another announcement with more detailed information and instructions about the voting procedure in due time. We are currently working on the technical aspects of the online elections, as this is a new, unprecedented experience for all.
We seize the opportunity to encourage anyone interested in standing as a candidate for the FEPTO Council!
The FEPTO Council
In the context of the FEPTO Council Meeting in Dave last month, it was decided that the topic of the 28th Annual Meeting, to be held in Ohrid, N. Macedonia, May 2022 will be: “Mind the Body, Exploring the Soma through Psychodrama”.
The rationale behind this choice is that we would like to shed more light on the importance of the participation of the body in the psychodramatic process. Psychodrama, in contrast to many other approaches in psychotherapy and group work possesses the advantage of using, addressing and activating the whole psychosomatic entity of the individual. This is one more reason for its efficacy in relatively short periods of time. The majority among us are well aware of the significance and the effectiveness of bodily activities. Jacob Levy Moreno in his role theory, considered that the first roles we assume in our lives are the somatic, bodily ones. However, we deem that this topic has not been discussed and elaborated sufficiently. Therefore, we decided to focus in this important aspect of our work for this year, have exchanges and find ways to integrate it in our training and our practice.
In the context of the 28th Annual Meeting we plan to create small groups that will explore more specific aspects of the work with the body in Psychodrama, how we integrate the somatic memories in the process, what are the limits and possible dangers, and other issues. One other important subject is how we address somatic problems, concerns and illnesses in Psychodrama. The Council’s aim is to have encounters in these small groups, where we will exchange and learn from each other, in order to enrich our capacities and tools as psychodramatists and trainers.
Nikos Takis & Chantal Neve Hanquet
FEPTO President and Vice President
LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
Mirjana Jovanovska Stojanovska PhD.
She is psychologist, master in Clinical Psychology and Counseling, a Doctorate of Psychology. She is founder , main trainer and supervisor in the AMIGDALA School for Psychodrama. She is EAGT certificated Gestalt Therapist. Certificated Supervisor by Gestalt Center, London. She is Assistant professor at the Faculty of Psychology, MIT University, Skopje. She teaches: “Introduction to Psychodrama” to Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology.
She is President of the Chamber of Psychology of Republic North Macedonia. Аctively participates in the development and organization of the profession of psychologist in her country.
She has private practice as psychologist-psychotherapist. Her work is focused on working with trauma, PTSD, stress management, panic attacks, phobias, OCD, psychosomatic problems, anorexia, bulimia, working with LGBT issues.She is interesting in Researches in Psychotherapy and education. She is leading pilot –project research of the influence of education for psychotherapy on personality of Trainee. She is also conducting research on the impact of psychotherapy with cancer patients.
Dr. Biljana Gjorgjeska
Is the Full Professor at the Faculty of Medical Science at University Goce Delcev in Stip. Psychodrama is her love. Member of AMIGDALA School for Psychodrama since 2009.
Actively participates in the work of the Association and supports the development of Psychodrama in Northern Macedonia.
As the head of Department of Drug Analyses and Pharmaceutical Chemistry she is the leader and the teacher of the courses at the graduate level and at the postgraduate level she is mentor of specialization “Examination and Quality control of Drugs” as well as mentor for doctoral studies.
Professor Biljana Gjorgjeska’s research interests are in the fields of Pharmaceutical Analyses, Quality Control and Quality Assurance of Pharmaceuticals, Biochemistry, Medicinal Chemistry and QSAR.
She is psychologist, her master studies are in field of Clinical Psychology and she has a PhD in field of developmental and pedagogical psychology. She is trainer and supervisor of the AMIGDALA School for Psychodrama. She is Assistant professor and currently is a Dean of the Faculty of Psychology, MIT University, Skopje.
She is member of Board of directors of the Chamber of Psychology of North Macedonia.
She works as physiologist-psychotherapist in private practice. Her work is focused on working with trauma, PTSD, stress management, anxiety, depression, domestic violence, eating disorders, LGBT issues.Her research interests are about childhood trauma and occurrence of late psychopathological phenomena, dynamic of domestic violence, family dynamic etc.
MScs in Clinical Psychology and Counselling, Psychodrama Trainer and Psychotherapist. She is a President of AMIGDALA School for Psychodrama, NGO and humanitarian worker. She is a president of Supervisory Board of Chamber of Psychologist of Republic North Macedonia
In her Psychotherapy work, she work individual and group therapy, mostly with anxiety, panic attacks, traumas, relational problems, development problems, adaptation problems, personal development.
She also works at Special Institution Demir Kapia with people and children with deep autism, cerebral paralysis, hard developmental disabilities, and combination of psychological disorders with development disorders: assessment of functionality and identification of abilities, individual plans for development, treatments for socialization, cognitive and communication skills.
In her work , she combines different psychotherapy and special educational methods and tools.
Since 2018, Dojchinovski is a scientific assistant and PhD. student at the International Psychoanalytic University in Berlin, Germany. His engagement at the university is both teaching seminars in the area of personality psychology and applied diagnostics and preparation of his PhD thesis on wise interventions and psychodrama and a psychological well being scale adaptation on Macedonian.
He earned his master’s degree in Developmental psychology at the Institute of psychology, State University “Saints Cyril and Methodius” in Skopje.
From 2005 to 2018 he was a psychologist in the Zan Mitrev Clinic in Skopje. There he did counseling with patients (and their families) undergoing various medical procedures. He is a certified psychodrama psychotherapist by AMIGDALA School for Psychodrama. He also spent two years in gestalt psychotherapeutic group.
His professional and research interests include the possibilities of implementation of various (psychotherapeutic) approaches in enhancement of psychological well being as well as construction and adaptation of various psycho-diagnostic instruments.
LOC coordinator: Mirjana Jovanovska Stojanovska
Tel: +389 70 233 453
Secretary of the Annual Meeting: Margarita Nikolovska