Affiliated member of the WPA – World Psychiatric Association

Key Lectures, Symposia and Workshops



These are the scheduled key lectures of the upcoming WADP Congress 2020.
They might be subject to changes:

  • Alfonso, César (New York)
    Overcoming Hatred and Xenophobia – Psychodynamics of Violence and Aggression
  • Ammon, Maria (Berlin)
    Peace Ability and Aggression in the Understanding of Dynamic Psychiatry
  • Bauer, Joachim (Berlin)
    Predictors of Violence – A Neuroscientific Perspective
  • Benedetti, Fabrizio (Turin)
    Words can Heal, Words can Kill: Understanding the Mechanisms through Placebo and Nocebo Research
  • Botbol, Michel (Brest)
    Differential Psychopathology of Violence in Difficult Adolescents
  • Brisch, Karl-Heinz (Salzburg)
    Attachment – Trauma – Attachment Disorder – Aggression – Prevention
  • von Bülow, Gabriele (Berlin)
    The Acknowledgement of Suffering as a Precondition of Reconciliation. Experiences and Reflections from Psychotherapy
  • Burbiel, Ilse (Munich)
    Günter Ammons Concept of Aggression
  • Falkai, Peter (Munich)
    Effects of Physical Exercise on Psychosis – a Challenge for Social Functioning
  • Gerson, Janet (New York)
    Challenges and Peace Alternatives for Human Relations in the 21st Century
  • Geuter, Ulfried (Berlin)
    Emotion Regulation – Body Psychotherapy in Working with Inhibited and Unbounded Emotions
  • Herrman, Helen (Melbourne)
    From Clinic to Community: Supporting Young Women and Men Living with Adversity
  • Holm-Hadulla, Rainer (Heidelberg)
    The Transformation of Destructiveness into Creativity – Goethe, Freud and The Rolling Stones  
  • Janus, Ludwig (Dossenheim)
    The Contribution of Prenatal Psychology and Psychohistory to the Understanding of the Psychodynamics of “Peace and Aggression”
  • Kallivaylil, Roy (Kerala)
    The Influence of Culture and Acculturation on the Practice of Psychotherapy
  • Machleidt, Wielant (Hanover)
    The Impact of War and Aggression on Migrants’ Social Wellbeing and Mental Health
  • Mezzich, Juan (New York)
    Positive Health, Cooperation and Solidarity
  • Neznanov, Nikolaj (St. Petersburg)
    Aggression between Survival and Illness
  • Schmolke, Margit | Hoffmann, Nataly (Munich)
    Aggression in Different Settings in the Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
  • Thome, Astrid (Munich)
    Some Reflections on Psychoanalytic and Socio-psychological Theories of Eruptive Violence
  • Tschuschke, Volker (Berlin)
    Why do Hostility and Destruction Increase in Western Societies? A Psychoanalytic-Politic Synthesis
  • Tyano, Shmouel (Tel Aviv)
    Being an Adolescent in a Violent Society
  • Urspruch, Ingeborg (Munich)
    Capability for Peace – Key Considerations from a Psychoanalytic Perspective


Selected Lectures (Subject to Changes)

  • Brockman, Richard (New York)
    Shame: Murder, Suicide – as Self Defense
  • Fuchs, Sven (Hamburg)
    The Childhood Origins of (Political) Violence and Peacelessness
  • Gisela Finke (Berlin)
    The Language of Peacefulness – Case Studies of Therapeutic Writing
  • Hermelink, Daniel (Munich)
    Working on Peace Ability in Inpatient Dynamic Psychiatric Treatment
  • Jalali Nadoushan, Amir Hosein (Tehran)
    Happiness in the Absence of a Peaceful World
  • Kiem, Petra (Berlin)
    Attachment and Aggression within the Therapeutic Process – Case Studies
  • Kiem, Eugen (Berlin )
    The Aggression Model of G. Ammon in the Light of Neurobiologic Findings
  • Lautenschläger, Ruth | Engelhardt, Barbara (Berlin)
    Group Dynamic Retreat as a Liberated Field for Creativity and Peaceability
  • Lessner, Erwin (Munich)
    The Necessity of Politisation of Men for Social Peace Development
  • Lindstedt, Klaus (Berlin)
    Our Brain a Story Processor
  • Mackenthun, Gerald (Berlin) 
    It’s Getting Better all the Time. Steven Pinker and his Thesis of the Decline of Violence in Modern Times
  • Melamedoff, Silvia (Buenos Aires)
    Civilization and its Discontents. 1929-2020.
  • Mielimaka, Michal et al. (Cracow)
    Heterogeneity, Diversity and the Dynamics of Symptoms Reported by Patients Diagnosed with Neurotic and Personality Disorders
  • Polozhy, Boris (Moscow)
    Auto-aggressive Behaviour – a Social Challenge to Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
  • Sharma, Shridhar (Delhi)
    Peace and Non Violence: A Psychological and Social Context
  • Urban, Martin (Bad Tabarz)
    Aggression Must Be – Does War Has to Be as Well ?
  • Vasileva, Anna (St. Petersburg)
    Women´s Mental Health and the Costs of Peacekeeping


Selected Symposia (Subject to Changes)

  • von Bülow, Gabriele (Berlin) 
    The Acknowledgement of Suffering as a Precondition of Reconciliation. Group Dynamic Aspects


Symposia and WPA Section Psychoanalysis in Psychiatry
(Subject to Changes)

  • Alfonso, César (New York) | Della, Constantine (Manila)
    Suicide-Psychodynamic and Clinical Considerations
  • Alfonso, César (New York) | Tasman, Alan (Louisville)
    Psychodynamic and Social Determinants of Violance
  • Alfonso, César (New York)
    Psychodynamic and Clinical Considerations
  • Makris, Nikos (Masachchusetts
    Neuroscience of Anger and Disgust in a Perspective of Current Precision
    Psychiatry and Applied Neuroimaging
  • Gökalp, Peykan (Istanbul)
    Violence in the Society on the Street and at Home


Selected Workshops (Subject to Changes)

  • Aladjem, Asher (New York)
    Traumatized LGBT Refugees and their Integration in Mainstream Lives
  • Ammon, Maria (Berlin)
    Analytic-Structural Dance Workshop (Please bring your own music on a CD)
  • Bihler, Thomas (Munich)
    Working with Aggression and Reconciliation in Inpatient Treatment of Dynamic Psychiatry
  • Burbiel, Ilse (Munich)
    About Groupdynamics of Peace
  • Giovannozzi, Gabriella | Zaccagnini, Enrico (Florence)
    A Main Path to Peace
  • Milosevic, Vladimir (Idrija, Slowenia)
    “Men don’t Cry”, Film with Discussion
  • Rokyta, Ute (Dresden)
    Ressource Therapy (RT)
  • Samah, Saleime | Sonnenschein, Nava (Tel Aviv)
    The School for Peace at Wahat al Salam Neve Shalom (Oasis for Peace, Israel). The Working Method Between Professional Groups from Conflict Zones