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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 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

Dear Colleagues,
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.
Yours truly,


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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.

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Thursday 02.11.2023 Pre-Conference in the conference hall

09:00 - 9:45  am

10:00 - 10:30 am


Welcome - Announcements (IAGP President, Vice President, Organization Chair, TDC Chair)

10:30 - 01:00 pm

01:00 - 02:30 pm

Workshops/ Training Groups (Modules)
(Trauma Based Group Analysis, Psychodrama, Sociodrama, Art Therapy, Group Processes and other disciplines.)

Lunch Break

02:30 - 05:00 pm

Workshops/Training Groups (Modules)
(Trauma Based Group Analysis, Psychodrama, Sociodrama, Art Therapy, Group Processes and other disciplines.)

Coffee Break

05:15 - 06:45 pm

Public paper given to all participants and the public; Case Reports and Meeting with Special Target Groups (Colleagues who are working with Refugees, Earthquake Survivors, War Survivors, etc) Group I, Group II, Group III, Group IV

Friday 03.11.2023 Turkan Soray Cultural Center (Main Hall)

07:30 - 11:00 am


08:00 -  9:00 am

Social dreaming Matrix (Main Hall)

09:00 - 10:00 am

Opening and Greetings (President IAGP, Mayor; Hopper, others)

10:00 - 11:00 am

Keynote Speaker (Yuval N. Harari?) / moderator 

11:00 - 11:30 am

Reflection and Discussion about Keynote

11.30 Transfer to main Conference Hall
Coffee Break in the new place until 12.15 am.

12:15 - 02:00 pm

Different Small/Medium-Workshops -Discussion Groups-Panels-Symposia.  (25 max. participants for Groups)

(12 paralel rooms)

02:00 - 03:00 pm

Lunch Break   
(Social activity from 02:00-03:00 pm.)

03:00 - 05:30 pm

Group Workshop, Break Out Sessions, IAGP Meeting
(working times may vary- such as 45 minutes, 1 hour or 1.5 hour)

Coffee break (30min)

06:00 - 07:30 pm

Large Group 2 (Robi Friedman + Turky coll.)

Saturday 04.11.2023 

08:30 - 09:30 am

Social Dreaming Matrix / Other Starters of the Day/Early Bird Groups

09:45 - 10:00 am

10:00 - 11:00 am

11:00 - 11:30 am

Announcements (Moderator)

Keynote Speaker (Jan İlhan Kızılhan)

Reflection and Discussion

Coffee Break (30 min)

11:30 - 01:00 pm

Different Small/Medium-Workshops -Discussion Groups-Panels-Symposia.  (25 max. participants for Groups)
(12 paralel rooms)

01:00 - 02:30 pm

(Social activity from 02:00-03:00 pm.)

02:30 - 03:00 pm

Yaacov Naor Peace and Dialogue Award 2023

03:00 - 05:30 pm

Group Workshop, Break Out Sessions, IAGP Meetings
(working times may vary- such as 45 minutes, 1 hour or 1.5 hour)

Coffee Break (30 min)

06:00 - 07:30 pm

            (90min )          
Large Group 2 (Robi Friedman + Turky coll.)

Gala - Party

Sunday 05.11.2023 

08:30 - 09:30 am

Social Dreaming Matrix / Early Bird Group

09:45 - 10:00 am

Announcements (Moderator)

10:00 - 11:00 am

Keynote Speaker (Jack Saul)

11:00 - 11:30 am

Reflections and Discussions

Coffee Break (15 min)

11:45 - 01:15 pm

01:15 - 02:15 pm

        Different Small/Medium-Workshops -Discussion Groups-Panels-Symposia.  (25 max. participants for Groups)


02:15 - 03:45 pm

03:45 - 05:15 pm

Different Small/Medium-Workshops -Discussion Groups-Panels-Symposia.  (25 max. participants for Groups)

(90min )    Large Group 2 (Robi Friedman)
Fare well

Afternoon sightseeing 05:30 pm
OPTION 1- Old City

OPTION 2-Tünektepe teleferric / Cable Cars

*Please register your name to the Conference Registration Table in Antalya. Option 2 tickets for
Cable Cars will be paid by participants. Shuttles will pick participants from the Conference Hall to the
Destination Places and only Cable Cars option 2 participants will be picked to the 3 Hotels. Here
participants can spent 90 minues to have trip upto the Hill and come back and then to the Hotels.

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Chairs and Members of the Committees

Chairs of the Conference: Caner Bingöl

Scientific Committee
Members: Maurizio Gasseau, Deniz Altınay, Hande Karakılıç Üçer, Nicola Policicchio, Marcia
Hönig, Jorge Veschi, Okan Taycan, Shulamit Geller, Robi Friedman, Caner Bingöl, Einat

Bursary Committee
Chair: Jacob Gershoni
Members: Bruno Chevrolet, Heloisa Fleury, Cristina Taboada

Local Organising Committee
Chair: Caner Bingöl
Members: Deniz Altınay, Nihal Aydın, Gökhan Özcan, Hanife Uğur, Nil Küçükyüceyurt, Nilüfer
Demirhan, Ayten Bölükbaşı, İnanç Sümbüloğlu, Kamuran Özdemir, Sinem Emine Derli, Nergiz
Eke, Melis Demircioğlu, Müjdegül Karaca, Esin İnce Aydın, Eda Ünlü Aydın

Local Conference Organisers
Cengiz Özal, Branding & Design
Osman Fahri Çerçi, IT
Egemen Aydın, PPS, Financial Consultant
Gani Çetin, Event Service, Event Organiser
Cristina M-Taboada, Voluntary Consultant
Stylianos Lagarakis, Voluntary Consultant
Robi Friedman, Voluntary Consultant
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