Heloisa Fleury, IAGP President
It is an honor for the International Association for Group Psychotherapy and Group Processes (IAGP) to welcome colleagues from many countries, cultures, and professional backgrounds to the 5th IAGP Mediterranean Regional Congress in Antalya, Turkey.
This event, organized by the IAGP Trauma and Disaster Committee in partnership with Dr Ali Babaoğlu Psychodrama Sociodrama, Antalya Muratpaşa Municipality, the Public Mental Health Association and other local organizations, will focus on strategies and skills in working with communities facing new challenges from natural disasters and traumatic experiences.
Professionals from different theoretical approaches will explore updated references for group work in the context of trauma and disaster and consider their implications in different cultures and populations. Many regions of the globe are facing consequences of war and political oppression, natural disaster, and other difficult circumstances, compromising physiological and mental health, with the risk of remaining for generations.
I invite you to participate in this event. We will have new opportunities to exchange experiences and promote research, training, and practice of group psychotherapy and group processes under circumstances of trauma and natural disaster.
Dr. Cristina Martinez-Taboada Kutz, IAGP Vicepresident,
In this time of crisis and disasters, it is a great honor to invite and welcome all interested professionals to join the feat of the 5th IAGP Mediterranean Regional Congress (2023) in Antalya, organized by Ali Babaoglu Jungian Psychodrama Sociodrama Public Mental Health Association of Antalya.
Never has a title been more appropriate for a time: Psychosocial and Group Interventions for Trauma and Disasters. The path has been arduous and the effort of the organizers and its president, Dr. Caner Bingol, after the earthquakes that devastated this part of the world, has required maximum dedication.
The program puts at your disposal techniques, concrete works, hypotheses, and practices to delve into a multidimensional topic that frames a severe impact on human suffering.
Looking forward to your contribution and participation!
Caner Bingöl MD PhD MA, Chair of Antalya Conference Organization Committee,
Chair of Dr Ali Babaoğlu Public Mental Health Association,Chair of
IAGP Trauma and Disaster Committee ,IAGP Board Member
IAGP continues to carry out qualified studies with the knowledge and experience it has received from
its past for 50 years. As IAGP, which has organized many symposiums, panels, workshops, seminars,
conferences and congresses in the field of professional development so far, we are organizing the
IAGP 5th. Regional Mediterranean Conference for Trauma and Disaster with the main theme of
“Collective Trauma and Group: Transforming Individual Suffering" in our 50th year.
We are delighted to invite you to participate in the upcoming IAGP International Antalya Regional
Conference Collective Trauma and Group: Transforming Individual Suffering which will be held
from November 2nd to 5th in Antalya, Türkiye.
This Conference will bring together experts from various fields to exchange knowledge, ideas, and the
latest advancements in trauma care.
In our conference to be held between 2-5 November 2023; In many subheadings focusing on the
practices of Trauma and Disaster related to professional and academic accumulation, there will be
panels, workshops, symposiums, discussions, training courses and seminars in which very valuable
academicians, educators and professional masters participate as speakers and moderators.
On the first day of our conference, Thursday, November 2, 2023, we will hold a pre-workshop under
two very important topics and with the participation of very valuable experts. Our conference will be
held on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November 2-5, 2023. In our conference, where parallel
meetings will be held in 12 separate halls, our participants will have the opportunity to join the
We invite everyone who works or plans to work in the field to our conference, where Group
Psychotherapists, Psychodramatists, Group Analysts, All Group Processes who work with trauma and
disaster, Mental health specialists, Young academicians, professionals and students, who are
accepted as mental health specialties in the USA, EU, GB, Asia, Africa, Latin America and many
developed world countries, will benefit to the maximum extent. We would like to invite you to
present a paper, panel, workshop etc. at the conference. We are looking for innovative research and
ideas related to trauma care, which will be of interest to the attendees.
As a presenter, you will have the opportunity to share your expertise with a diverse audience of
clinicians, researchers, and students from around the world. You will also have the opportunity to
engage in discussions and network with colleagues and peers in the field.
If you are interested in presenting, please send us your abstract by 15th of April until 28th of July. The
abstract should be no longer than 350 words and include the title of your paper or workshop, a brief
overview of the content, and a summary of the main findings or outcomes.
We look forward to hearing from you and hope you will consider participating in this exciting event.
If you have any further questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.
You can easily register for the IAGP 5th Regional Mediterranean Conference, which will be held in
Antalya, Türkiye, from our Conference Web page.
Deniz Altınay, Co-Chair of the Conference
President of the Istanbul Psychodrama Institute
Dear Participants, Colleagues,
For the first time in Türkiye, this esteemed Trauma Conference is being organized under the
umbrella of IAGP as the 5th IAGP Mediterranean Regional Trauma and Disasters
Conference. The fact that this conference, organized under the leadership of Dr. Caner Bingöl,
the head of the IAGP Trauma and Disasters section, is being held in Antalya, Turkey, is
certainly not a coincidence.
Almost all of the mass traumas occurring around the world are abundantly present in our
region. natural disasters, social traumas stemming from inequalities, and the pain caused by
social and political disparities significantly affect the populations in our region. Consequently,
numerous experts and organizations in our country and around the world are conducting
extensive studies and accumulating experience in this field.
I believe that participating in this congress is our shared obligation to make our voices heard,
to share and proliferate more effective methods to combat traumas, and to draw public
attention to all the traumas occurring, both locally and globally.
With Sincere Respect,
The International Association for Group Psychotherapy and Group Processes, IAGP, is a worldwide network of professionals involved in the development and study of group psychotherapy and group process as applied to clinical practice, consultancy, education, scientific studies and socio-cultural settings. Our network provides opportunities for meeting the others - in professions, theories and cultures - who are exploring the applications of small, median and large group processes in clinical, organizational and political settings.