15th FEPTO Conference
Ohrid, North Macedonia, 16th – 2oth of May, 2021
The Healing Power of Psychodrama
The Conference will be organized by FEPTO with local partner: AMIGDALA School for Psychodrama (Republic North Macedonia)
My dear Psychodramatists,
Given the global pandemic caused by the Corona virus, COVID-19, Board of Directors of FEPTO has made the only reasonable decision to postpone the Conference and AM in Ohrid for next year.
We as LOK, me as a coordinator of LOC, Vesna, Marga, Ilija and 12 volunteers, trainee of Psychodrama in AMIGDALA, have very seriously, creatively and responsibly done everything possible for those registered to feel comfortable, safe and welcome in Ohrid. We have signed a special agreement with the hotel for the quality of national food for the participants in the Congress. Availability of quality wines for dinner. We have provided technical support for the rooms to be used during the Congress. Including, cultural art entertainment program with national music and dance, disco evenings. Also, a concert in the church of St. Sophia with church choirs, which should have been a surprise for the participants.
This year for the first time, a competition was planned at the Congress, which was supposed to directly encourage spontaneity and creativity of the participants, and valuable prizes were provided for the best.
On behalf of myself and the LOC, I would like to thank all those registered for their understanding and support in achieving the common goal of organizing the Congress. I thank the members of the Council for Friendship and Wisdom. Thanks to Nikos, Chantal, Judith, Ina, Hannes, Krzysztof and Yorgos. Thank to my friend Reijo too he unselfishly shared his experience in organizing the Conference and АМ.
Special thanks to Horatio. Yes, we (LOC) worked hard and we were creativ, and I know we are very good at it, but his help and commitment to the texts on the website gave visibility and shine to our work.
Unfortunately, all this has to be postponed for next year.
The 15th Conference of FEPTO will be held from the 14th to the 16th of May 2021 in Ohrid in Hotel Metropol.
Amigdala has agreed with Hotel Metropol for the price of the hotel accommodation, which includes a room and three meals, to remain the same for next year.
Our recommendation is to move your registration and payment for next year’s AM. Each bank transaction costs 30 euros plus tax that will be deducted from the money you would need to receive back.
Anyone who still wants to get their money back, please write us an email and we will do our best to meet your needs as soon as possible.
From our psychodramatic hearts for you one of the most beautiful folk songs
Take care of yourself and your loved ones. Stay safe. See you next year in Ohrid.
LOC coordinator Mirjana Jovanovska Stojanovska
The FEPTO Council has decided that the 15th Conference and the 28th Annual Meeting of FEPTO will not be held this year, due to the pandemic outbreak of the virus COVID-19. Both events are transferred for next year, in the following dates:
FEPTO Conference: 14th – 16th of May, 2021
FEPTO Annual Meeting: 16th – 20th of May, 2021
Both events will be hosted in Hotel Metropol, Ohrid, North Macedonia. We are thankful to the Local Organizing Committee for reacting promptly and arranging the alternative dates.
All registered participants for both events will be contacted via email by the LOC, regarding refunding or transferring conference registrations within the next few days.
We apologise for any inconvenience this change has caused and hope to be able to welcome you to Ohrid next year. If you have any question or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the chair of the Local Organizing Committee (LOC), Mirjana Stojanovska, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
I would like to express our solidarity with the colleagues and their families in Italy, Spain, and other countries, who may have been affected by the ongoing virus outbreak. Our thoughts are with those who are suffering in this dire situation, and we hope for a timely resolution.
The FEPTO Council
PRESENTATION OF THE TOPIC
Moreno discovered the healing power of drama while he directed the Theatre of Spontaneity in Vienna in the early 1920’s, a project that he revived in New York in early 1930’s .
He considers health as an actualization process of roles and the Self, based on the two pillars of spontaneity and creativity. Moreno considers pathology as a state that is frozen in patterns which got stuck. There no longer seems to be any access to spontaneity and creativity. The rigid internalized role(s) no longer included the resources required to trigger the process of actualization, only reﬂexes and automatic responses prevail. Repeating rigid ways of being and acting limits all prospects, they become quasi sterile. Once a role freezes, the individual becomes incapable of adjusting to the diversity of a novel situation.
The Morenos believed psychodrama allowed new expressions of oneself and the integration of the inner and outer realities of a person, which could lead to psychological healing. And psychological healing leads to healing of the body and relations.
Psychodrama is a laboratory for learning how to live while giving space to ontogenetic and phylogenetic language. It is opening the space/stage to face fears, conquer weaknesses, and heal traumas, anxiety, depression, hate, love, dreams, relations, society. We can open stages for individual and group work in the schools, hospitals, work-places, offices, theaters, on the streets, factories, shops, university, psychiatric ordinations, psychological cabinets,
Psychodrama could deeply affect minds and produce cognitive changes, way of thinking, attitudes, believes, finding out and changing bias prejudges.
Psychodrama also can deeply touch and make changes in humans emotions. And it can deeply affect one spiritually. Moreno says we are not human beings on a spiritual journey; we are spiritual beings on a human journey. And he made Psychodrama to heal the energy that vibrates and creates this dualism.
Human beings have the urge to act and interact: it is a part of their human condition; and it undoubtedly does inﬂuence and healing human state of being (emotionally, physically, psychologically, spiritually, mentally, socially, relationally….).
Psychodrama has also made us better people, for ourselves and for others, making us more acceptable, more tolerant, more emphatic, more conscious for society. It can enrich our life experiences and make us wiser.
On behalf of the local organization Committee chair:
Mirjana Jovanovska Stojanovska
CALL FOR WORKSHOP PROPOSALS
During this FEPTO Conference we will focus on the healing possibilities that psychodrama technics provide us, by teaching us spontaneity to allow us to be creative. As Zerka says: “To touch the autonomous healing centre is our task as therapists”. The healing can be through a game, a dance, drawing, singing, acting, talking, encounters, modelling, writing, and fantasizing. Bring your experience and knowledge of psychodrama use to “heal” psychological problems, the soul, the body, interpersonal and society relations.
In this conference we are looking for experiential workshops that will concretise and explore the possibilities of “healing” offered by Psychodrama.
The 2-hour workshops should:
- Be in English(no translation)
- Explore a specific topic to the theme of the conference
- Provide a theoretical frame relevant to the theme of the conference
The proposal should be sent in by the 31st of January, 2021
- The title
- The workshop leader(s) + Short abstract, incl.
- Topic and the approach
- Descriptions of methods/process that will be used
- Contact information
Sent to us your proposal as soon as possible at:
CALL FOR POSTERS PROPOSAL
FEPTO, an organization assisting European and Mediterranean countries, is a great international platform for exchange and support for member institutes and all persons who are interested in psychodrama and related methods. We try to make psychodrama practice/training more effective, recognizable and fruitful for society.
Our approach is capacious and flexible, we can apply it in many forms and contexts: individual, pairs, small and large groups, clinical/psychotherapy work, education, social work, health promotion, etc.
As a FEPTO council we would like to announce and invite you to present your work as a poster which will be shown at the forthcoming FEPTO Conference and AM in Tallinn, May 2019.
The goal of this project is to open an additional space for the participants to share the current activity in the field of psychodrama (including sociodrama and sociometry) and action methods with the audience of these FEPTO annual events.
We trust, that it will be interesting for all participants to see what kind of research you are actually undertaking or what kind of best practice/training you conduct. You are friendly invited to present your good practices or/final research findings in graphic form as a poster.
Posters can be prepared by the individual member or by the team of co-authors. After the poster session the best posters will be awarded! Encourage yourself and your colleagues – get your students involved!
THE GUIDELINES AND FORMAL REQUIREMENTS FOR A POSTER PREPARATION
- What makes a good poster?
- Important information is readable from about 3 meter away
- The maximum size of the poster is A0 (841×1189 mm)
- Title is short, clear connected to the content and draws interest
- Text is clear and to the point, use between 300 to 800 words
- Use of bullets, numbering and headings makes it easy to follow
- You can also use graphics, colours, charts, photos, images
- Choose consistent and clear layout
- Think of what the most important/interesting finding in your research or other project is,and make it visible for the readers
Posters should be prepared in English, please check language.
What software can be used to make a poster?
The easiest way to prepare a poster is to outsource this to a professional graphics company, but you can also prepare it yourself using helpful software.
You can use licensed software like Power Point (a part of Microsoft Office package) as well as Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop or In Design. Another possibility is to use Open Source software like Open Office (impress is its Power Point alternative) Inkscape and Gimp (alternatives to Adobe products). For charts and diagrams, you can use e.g. Gliffy or Lovely Charts.
Please compare: https://guides.nyu.edu/posters
How to prepare and send your application?
Please inform us about author (co-authors) full name (s), affiliation and the title of the poster. Also send an abstract in English summarizing the content within 100 to 200 words. Include the information about the size of the printed version of your project.
The deadline for sending posters is 31 of March 2020. Confirmation of participation will be 15th March 2020. please, share your research and professional experience with others! Let your flower be visible! Make FEPTO a more flourishing organization!
Call for posters: until the 31st of March, 2020. Confirmation of participation will be 15th of April 2019. You can send your proposal using the Google Tables prepared by the LOC
Send us a proposal as soon as possible at:
Please, share your research and professional experience with others! Let your flower be visible! Make FEPTO a more flourishing organization!
FEPTO Posters Committee
Krzysztof Ciepliński, Judith Teszáry, and Vesna Blazevska
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 conference: Margarita Nikolovska