Prof.Dr. ARŞALUYS KAYIR
I graduated from İstanbul University Literary Faculty Psychology Departement in
1970.From than until my retirement in 2011 I worked at Istanbul University Medical
Faculty Psychiatry Department as therapist and lecturer .
In this forty years I worked in The following areas;
Psychology laboratory, Psychotherapy and Medical Psychology Section, Group therapy
with adolescents and adult women, Sexual therapy with couples, , Homogeneous sexual
therapy groups ,Psychodrama training ,teaching and training as lecturer.
Before and after retirement psychodrama trainer at Dr. Abdülkadir Özbek Psychodrama
Associations Federation since 1992.Sexual Therapy trainer in CETAD( Sexual Education,
therapy and research Association) since 1998, teaching group psychotherapy and
psychodrama in different psychology faculties and national and international
Almost all my publications are about sexuality, sexual therapy, sexual therapy group
processes and psychodrama.
I have been a council member in Neuro-Psychiatry association, Istanbul Psychodrama
Association, CETAD ( founding member), FEPTO (Federation of European Psychodrama
Training Organisation-chair of ethics and advisory board member) IAGP member and
scientific board member.
Five children; Distinguished Fellow IAGP; 30 years Co-Director Holwell International Psychodrama-Sociodrama Centre;
Co-Founder and Honorary President Emeritus British Psychodrama Association; Co-edited 3 books in five languages: "Psychodrama: Inspiration and Technique"; "Psychodrama Since Moreno"; "The Handbook of Psychodrama" (Routledge Amazon ). Founding and Honorary Member Federation of European/ Mediterranean Psychodrama Training Organisations FEPTO ; Fellow American Society of Group Psychotherapy & Psychodrama ASGPP; Former Board Member IAGP. Lifetime Achievement Awards BPA AND ASGPP
JL Moreno and William Moreno Awards ASGPP
Currently International trainer, supervisor, therapist. Private practice, U.K. and online
Professor & Head of the Department of Psychiatry,
Medical Faculty, Yeditepe University, Istanbul, TURKEY
Psychodramatist Supervisor, Group Analyst.
Dr. Marcia Honig
PsyD. in Group Therapy; Psychotherapist and Art Therapist.
Chair of the Master Degree in Art Therapy at Seminar HaKibutzim College
Chair of the Transcultural Section at the IAGP
Gila Ofer, PhD
Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist, training psychoanalyst, and group analyst.
Dr. Ofer is co-founder and past president of The Tel-Aviv Institute of Contemporary
Psychoanalysis (TAICP) and a founding member of The Israeli Institute of Group
Analysis (IIGA) and she serves on the faculty of both institutes and at the Post-
Graduate School for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Tel-Aviv University.Dr. Ofer has been the chair of the group analytic section and board member of the
EFPP, and later the coordinator of Eastern European countries of the EFPP. Currently,
she is the editor of the EFPP Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Review. She has published
her work in leading journals and presented her work and taught in Israel, Europe, East
Asia, and the US. Her edited book “A Bridge over Troubled Water: Conflicts and
reconciliation in Group and Society” was published in 2017.
Dr. Robi Friedman
PhD, is a clinical psychologist and past President of the International Group Analytic Society. His combined small/large groups model, called the Sandwich Model, is applied in many present conflict dialogue meetings. He writes on dreaming and dreamtelling, on interpersonal pathology known as Relation Disorders, and on the habitus of societies under threat or glory which he calls the “Soldier’s Matrix.”
Uzman Klinik Psikolog - Psikodramatist
PHD Candidate in medical education, clinical psychologist, psychodramatist and a dance therapist. She is also Co-Trainer in Dr. Abdulkadir Ozbek Psychodrama Institute and the Presi- dent of Play Therapy Association and Vice-President of Community Mental Health Association in Tur- key. She works with private practices and as a guest faculty member in Istanbul Medical Faculty. İnanç's main interest is to adapt therapeutic tools to developing community mental health. She uses psycho- drama and group therapy in the organization, education and civil society's project. She advocates mental health issue in all policy.
Jorge Luiz Veschi
Pós doctor degree
Teacher of psychoanalysis at the Brazilian Space of Psychoanalysis Studies
Clinic work with individuals, couples, family and groups
María Antonieta Pezo del Pino
Peruvian Psychoanalyst -USP-BRAZIL
Post PhD in Clinical Psychology from the Institute of Psychology at USP. Doctor and Master in Social Psychology from the Institute of Psychology of the University of São Paulo. Researcher at the Laboratory of Psychoanalysis, Society and Politics and member of the Veredas Group: Psychoanalysis and Migration. She has been working with groups since 1975. She coordinates the René Kaës Space: group co-thinking. Professor at Intercambio Institute (Lima-Peru), SPF Couple and family partnership (Peru). Contemporary Institute (Brazil). Institutional Analyst institutional supervisor in public health since 1983. Author of several chapters in books and articles in magazines.
Director of the Hudson Valley Psychodrama Institute in New York which sheco- founded in1989. With over 30 years of inpatient experience, Rebecca was the Director of Child and Adolescent Psychodrama Services at Four Winds Psychiatric Hospital, New York where she ran psychodrama groups on both inpatient and outpatient child units, adolescent units, adult units and supervised the psychodrama internship program including DBT in Action skill groups. Rebecca is a Fellow of the American Society of Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama (ASGPP) and was the recipient of their 2018 JL Moreno Award for lifetime achievement in the field.
MA, PT, is a psychodrama trainer and psychotherapist.
He gained his Master’s degree in Psychological Counseling in Ankara, Türkiye (Turkey). He is the former General Secretary of the Turkish Group Psychotherapy Association and the founder and President of the Istanbul Psychodrama Institute, the Turkish Union of Psychodrama Institutes, and the Istanbul Playback Theatre. He is the founder of Child Psychodrama, School and Company Educations Section. His published six books include “Psychodrama 450 Warm-Up Games, “Handbook of Psychodrama, Group Psychotherapy, and “Spontaneity Theatre”, “Child Psychodrama,” “Selected Issues in Psychodrama,” “Contemporary Applications of Psychodrama,” and “The Moment”. He is the Managing Editor of the IGPP E-Journal. He is a Board Member of the International Association for Group Psychotherapy and Group Processes (IAGP) and a member of the Federation of European Psychodrama Training Organisation (FEPTO) and European Association for Psychotherapy (EAP).
Clinical psychologist and family/couple therapist in İstanbul. She is the head of Psyhcotherapy and Psychosocial Works Association board.
She is the trainer of Trauma Class and Couples Therapy Class in her own company Filika; and supervisor at İstanbul Bilgi University. She has been working on social traumas in Turkey since 1999 İzmit Earthquake, including different cases such as Suruç, Soma, Ankara, Cizre, Diyarbakır, Hatay.
1970, Dr. med., psychiatrist and psychotherapist for children and adolescents,
psychodramapsychotherapist for children (Moreno Institut Stuttgart, international trainer (IAGP) and supervisior for
psychodrama with children, adolescents and their parents.
Member of IAGP, FEPTO and PAfE
Direct student of Alfons Aichinger and Walter Holl (creators of the Psychodrama method for children), longtime
head of the group therapy department for children and adolescents at the Mental Health Service in Canton of
Solothurn, Switzerland. Now working in private praxis in Hamburg, Germany.
was born in Rome, Associate Professor of Dynamic Psychology at the
University of Aosta. Past Chair of the Psychodrama Section of International Association of
Group Psychotherapy and Group Processes IAGP, Jungian analyst, onorary member of
ARPA member of International Association of Analytic Psychology IAAP, certified
psychotherapist and psychodramatist in Italy as well as leader of training groups all over
the world. Founder of Mediterranean Association of Psychodrama.
His main interests are researching dreams interpretations in individual analysis and in
psychodrama and group psychotherapy, social dreaming matrix, and working on
trangenerational topics and trauma. He developed the Jungian Psychodrama method and
theory in 1980 and Psychodramatic Social Dreaming in 2004. Director of Training of
Postgraduate School of Psychotherapy IPAP – Institute of Analytical Psychology and
Psychodrama. Board member IAGP 2003 - 2012 and 2015 - 2025. Co-chair of IAGP
Education Committee. Co founder and trainer of Ali Baba Ouglu Jungian Psychodrama
Association in Instanbul.
Co - chair of FEPTO Task Force for Peace Building and Conflict Transformation to share
experience in intercultural work, working with refugees, using morenian tools.
He led training groups in 46 countries in presence.
Author of more than ninety publications on group psychotherapy and research,
He received the Federation European Psychodrama Training Organization Excellence
Award in 2017 and the Fellowship Award of the International Association of Group
Psychotherapy and Group Processes IAGP in 2022
Hande Karakılıç Üçer
Psychiatrist in private practice in
Ankara, Türkiye; she does individual & group therapies &
pharmacotherapy in Turkish, English & French. She is an expressive arts therapist, psychodramatist & psychodrama trainer at Dr. Abdülkadir Özbek Federation of Psychodrama
Associations. She is also working at the International Tele’drama Institute.
In her past career, she has served as psychiatrist at university and private hospitals – among which assuming
the role of Director at French Lapaix Hospital in İstanbul,
Türkiyel; She also worked at the Turkish Security Forces; at
UNHCR in the assessment & treatment of asylum-seekers.
She is involved in psychological trauma field work for more than 20 years; since her volunteering as MHPSS at the
Marmara Earthquake (Turkey; 1999). For 16 years, she was coordinator of the psychological trauma and disaster
psychiatry unit of the Psychiatric Association of Turkey, during which she participated in psychosocial interventions related to natural- and man-made disasters in Turkey and abroad. She is also organizational consultant and trainer mostly for international and expat organizations in Türkiye
(Embassies, EU, UN, etc.) She has several chairmanships, presentations, scientific publications and authorships. She is past Secretary General of the International Society for Health and Human Rights
(ISHHR) & past Secretary General of Dr. Abdülkadir Özbek Federation of Psychodrama Associations.
She is founder and current President of ANKA Association of Group Psychotherapies and
Associate Professor Ayten Zara, a peace and human rights advocate, works as a full-time faculty member
at Istanbul Bilgi University, Department of Psychology. She is the Director of the International Trauma
Studies Program, which is carried out jointly with World Human Relief, Istanbul Bilgi University and New
York International Trauma Studies Institute. As the founding president of World Human Relief
(www.worldhumanrelief.org), Dr. Zara works towards preventing violence and improving the living and
educational conditions of disadvantaged communities and minorities. She carries out trauma-focused
psychological interventions programs in Turkey after disasters and collective traumas.
In order to promote social peace and rights-based approaches, Dr. Zara conducts civil society campaigns,
gives speeches and trainings abroad and at home. She has many newspapers, magazine articles and
interviews on gender-based, collective, and social violence. She is the author of Healing the Spirit,
Psychological Problems as You Live and Ways to Cope, and Divorce Therapy for Women, Men, and
Galabina Petrova Tarashoeva (Gabi),
Sofia, Bulgaria – MD, psychiatrist, Ph.D., Certified Psychodrama
Psychotherapist, Founding member of FEPTO, member of the board of Directors of IAGP 2012 – 2022,
member of Ethics committee of IAGP. Founder and director of Psychodrama Center “Orpheus” – the first
institute for psychodrama and psychotherapy in Bulgaria, established in 1993 with the support of prof.
David Kipper, she is a trainer, educator, practitioner, and supervisor in it. Galabina Tarashoeva is a pioneer not only of psychodrama and group therapy in Bulgaria but also of Playback theater, Child Psychodrama, Action Methods for adolescents, and Research in psychodrama.
Dr. Tarashoeva graduated in medicine and specialized in psychiatry at the Medical Academy in Sofia, a
Master's degree in Health Management at the Medical University in Sofia, defended her educational and scientific degree Doctor in the Department of Psychiatry and Medical Psychology at the Medical University "Paraskev Stoyanov Varna. The topic of her dissertation is "Some aspects of the effectiveness of psychodrama therapy in patients with panic disorder", which is the first clinical study of the effectiveness of a psychotherapeutic method in Bulgaria, and one of the first randomized studies with a
control group on the effectiveness of psychodrama therapy in general.
psychologist, psychodramatist, psychodrama trainer and supervisor. Member of IAGP. Head and lead trainer of long-term professional psychodrama education in Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Ryazan, Yaroslavl, Ufa (Russia), Chisinau (Moldova) and other cities. Head of the Psychodrama School “Contemporary Psychodrama Workshop” (Moscow).
family therapist and psychodrama CP
Psychedelics in modern healing - new possibility in trauma treatment.
"I have worked with psychodrama groups for 15 years and as a family therapist for 10 years. My path as a therapist has been looking for ways to heal a person's individual traumas (attachment, developmental and shock trauma)."
psychologist, psychodramatist, psychodrama trainer and supervisor. Member of IAGP. Trainer of the Psychodrama School “Contemporary Psychodrama Workshop” (Moscow). Head and founder of a psychiatric clinic “Center for clinical psychology and rehabilitation” (Moscow).
PhD, is a senior lecturer and chair of the clinical psychology
Graduate Program, at the Academic College of Tel-Aviv-Yaffo, Israel. She is a
supervising clinical psychologist, a member of the Israeli Institute of Group
Analysis, a research fellow at the international institute for counter terrorism
(ICT) Herzliya, and in private practice. Her academic interests include
psychoanalysis, group analysis, social theory, and culture. Address: 14,
Rabenu Yeruham st. Tel-Aviv, Israel. Email: email@example.com
Tamara Cavic Djuric
M.D., PhD, psychiatrist, psychodrama trainer and supervisor,
President of Belgrade Psychodrama Center, Serbia.
Clinical psychologist & specialist psychotherapist
Lecturer of clinical psychology
Medical Degree, Medical School Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece (2000).
Psychiatrist and full member of the Hellenic Psychiatric Association,(2009).
Individual Psychodynamic Psychotherapist and Group Analyst, HOPEin GA, Athens (2009).
Private clinical practice and Training Analyst in HOPEinGA, Athens(2009).
Full Member of International Association for Group Psychotherapy and Group Processes,
Full Member of Group Analytic Society International (GASi)(2010).
Member of IAGP Board of Directors and Chair of IAGP Analytic Group Section(2022).
Poetry, painting and the clinical use of dreams in Group Analytic groups are at the core of my
special interest in the use of Art in Group Analytic Groups.
I have presented Workshops, Papers and Posters in International Conferences:
Sao Paolo (2006), Barcelona(2008), Rome(2009), Porto(2011), Athens(2014), Rovinji(2015),
Cairo(2016, 2020, 2023), Malmo(2018), Thessaloniki(2019), Pescara (2022), Zurich (2023).
I strongly support the Research Congresses of IAGP and participated in three(3) IAGP
Dr. Elisabeth Rohr was professor for Intercultural Education at the Philipps-University in
Marburg/Germany until 2013. She is a training group analyst, supervisor and consultant in national
and international organizations. She has done extensive research about migration and about
religious Christian fundamentalism in Latinamerica. In 2005 she established a supervision training in
Guatemala. She has widely published about her research and her training experiences.
Adam is a US, Arizona based licensed counselor, life coach, therapist and musician. He founded Sound Healing Arts LLC in 2017 to train and promote his techniques of Therapeutic Sound and Emotive Repatterning. As a counselor, Adam is trained in EMDR, Psychodrama, and art therapy, and as a musician, Adam has performed with artists such as Itzhak Perlman, James Taylor, YES, and John Zorn – Cobra Ensemble. As a trainer, Adam has facilitated workshops using his techniques at conferences including the ASGPP US National Conference, and ACA National Mingus Mountain Retreat. Adam is currently coaching clients and training clinicians in elevating their lives and careers both locally and internationally.
Born and living in Milano until 5 years ago when I moved to Tel Aviv.
Clinic psychologist, individual & group psychotherapist.
Worked in Italy in a psychiatric department( full time); hospital teaching staff; individual
and group psychotherapy trainer; event organizer and trainer (for medical and paramedic
staff); trainer of volunteer health workers; group researcher and facilitator ( Sons of Shoah,
violence against women...); teaching Psychology in Università Bicocca, Milano...
Ex board of AME (Associazione Medica Ebraica) Italia, APG (Associazione Psicoterapia
di Gruppo). Ex member of COIRAG.
Member of IAGP, EATGA (European Association of Transcultural Group Analysis).
Board of COMITES (Committee connected to Italian Embassy) Israel.
Volunteer for a health insurance and for the group Ukrainians psychologists support.
M.A. in drama therapy, graduated the parent-child ‘Theraplay’ approach level 2. A
medical clown of the Dream Doctors Project in the Alyn Rehabilitation Center,
An actress and a medical clown, a resident of the south of Israel, has been treating
patients who suffer from anxiety throughout her years of work in ‘Barzilai’ hospital with
the Dream Doctors Project.
Dr. Scott Giacomucci, DSW, LCSW, BCD, CGP, FAAETS, TEP, is the Director/Founder
of the Phoenix Center for Experiential Trauma Therapy in Pennsylvania and Director
of Trauma Services at Mirmont Treatment Center. He teaches trauma-focused
psychodrama as an Adjunct Professor & Research Associate at Bryn Mawr College
Graduate School of Social Work. He is the author of Social Work, Sociometry, &
Psychodrama (Springer Nature, 2021, 300,000+ downloads), Trauma-Informed
Principles in Group Therapy, Psychodrama, and Organizations (Routledge, 2023),
along with multiple research studies, articles, and book chapters. He serves on the
Executive Council of the American Society of Group Psychotherapy & Psychodrama
(ASGPP) and co-chairs the Research Committee. He is Co-Chief Editor of the Journal
of Psychodrama, Sociometry, and Group Psychotherapy, book series Co-Editor of
Psychodrama in Counselling, Coaching, and Education, and co-editor of
Autobiography of a Genius (2019) by Jacob Moreno. Scott regularly presents at
local/global events and has received various awards/recognition for his work.
I’m from Spain. Retired from clinical practice since 2019. I studied psychology in Barcelona and
after that, I got training in group analysis, psychodrama, integrative psychotherapy, attachment
theory and did many seminars about family systems. After two years of private practice (1981-
1983), since 1983 I have always worked as clinical psychologist in Public Mental Health System in
Reus, Tarragona and from 1992 to 2019 in Girona (Catalonia, Spain) where I worked as clinical
psychologist and service manager in infant and adolescence mental health service. I have been
associate professor in the University of Girona for three years and now I collaborate as teacher in
the same university in a master about Attachment and families in social risk. IAGP member from
1995, chair of the Dream Translation Team from 2009 to 2014 and board member from 2012,
after being co-chair of the SPC in the IAGP International Congress of IAGP in Cartagena (Colombia).
Chair of the Family Therapy Section from 2014 to 2018 and secretary from 2018 to 2022. IAGP
fellow since 2022.
Alona Seidel has MA in Psychology. She is a licensed psychologist (Israel) and certified
psychodrama-therapist (Germany). She got her psychodrama education at Moreno-Institute
(Germany), and she is doing her supervision in Sociometric Institute (US). She also studied
psychodrama in Canada, the UK, Russia, Ukraine, Italy, and Greece. She has been working as a
psychodrama therapist almost for two decades. Her specialties are neurodiversity and sexual
diversity. In 2020, she started her work as a psychodrama supervisor. She has organized many
charity and support projects to help promote psychodrama and mental health wellness, such as
“Let’s stay in touch – support for psychotherapist during corona-time” and “You are not alone –
support for families neurodivergent children,” “Help Ukraine – supervision support for Ukrainian
psychologists during the war,” etc. She is a member of IAGP, ASGPP, IPA.
Anastasia Diotima Golema
Anastasia Diotima Golema is an Hellenic Actress, Director, Psychodramatist, Transgenerational Therapist, Transpersonal Hypnotherapist, Supervisor through Dramatherapy, Experiential Art Therapist, Lecturer at the Mediterannean College School of Psychology, Chair of the Theater & Arts Task Force as well as an elected board member of the International Association for Group Psychotherapy and Processes (IAGP). She is the founder of “Theater Therapy” in Athens, a space dedicated to the research of Theater and Psychodrama where she works enthusiastically with individuals & groups.
Bruno Chevolet, MSE, EMM Co-founder and Managing Partner of TeamMotivation,
and Partner of Psy@work Professionally active in Organizational Development, in
team coaching, in gender balance development, in Systems Psychodynamics, in
mentoring programs, in mental health management, and as mental coach of top
athletes. Within IAGP Bruno Chevolet is currently Treasurer and member of the
Executive Management Group.
M.A. Haifa university
Psychodrama Terapist – Youth ward, psychiatric hospital “ Maale Hacarmel”, Haifa, and in Israeli- Arab schools in Jiser Azarka and Furadis.
Specialist in treatment of stress situations.
Supervisor and Trainer- Haifa University.
Dr.Nevin Eracar; klinik psikolog, psikodramatist, psikanalitik psikoterapist ve öğretim üyesidir.
1973 yılında İstanbul Üniversitesi psikoloji bölümünden mezundur. 1984 yılında İstanbul Ünversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Sağlık Bilimleri Enstitüsü’nden Psikiyatri alanında doktora derecesi almıştır.
1979- 1994 yılları arasında taksim Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesinde klinik psikolog olarak çalışmış, 1994-2001 yılları arasında Maramara Üniversitesi’nde öğretim üyesi olarak çalışmıştır.
Psikodrama eğitimini Dr.Abdülkadir Özbek’ten almış, Leutz, Franzke, Gerstenberg, Burmeister, Gabor, Gasso, Perrota, Naor, gibi ustalarla çeşitli deneyimler edinmiştir.
Psikanlitik psikoterapi formasyonunu Psikanaliz Eğitim ve Araştırma Derneği ile sürdürmüştür.
Klinik çalışmalarını kurucusu olduğu AURA Psikoterapi Sanatla Tedavi ve Eğitim Merkezinde yürtümektedir.
Halen İstanbul Yeni Yüzyıl Üniversitesi psikoloji Bölümü başkanıdır.
1995 yılında kurulmuş olan Otistikler Derneği Kurucu Başkanı ve bilim kurulu üyesidir.
2020 yılında kurulmuş olan Sanatla Terapi Ve Yaratıcılık Derneği’nin kurucusu ve yönetim kurulu başkanıdır.
24 Mayıs 2023 ‘de Dr.Abdülkadir Özbek Psikodrama Dernekleri Federasyonu Başkanlığı’na seçilmiştir.
MA, MD, psychiatrist, psychoanalytic psychotherapist, group analyst, and organizational consultant in Serbia, founder of the Reflective Citizens Koinonia Method (RC) of working with citizens groups (since the late Nineties) and the International Reflective Citizens (IRC since 2020) with branches spreading in several countries.
She is a full member of the of the International Association for Group Psychotherapy and Group Processes, of the European Society of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, the International Society for Psychoanalytic Studies of Organizations, the Organization for Promoting Understanding of Society, and of the Group Analytic Society International, where she was a member of its management committee. In the ‘Group Analytic Dictionary’ project she was a member of management, and central editorial group. In Group Analytic Society-Belgrade she is a training group analyst, supervisor, the founder of its Section and Training in ‘Psychoanalytic and Group Analytic Approach to Understanding Institutions, Organizations and Society’, and a co-founder of the Section for ‘Large and Median Groups’. She also founded the Reflective Citizens Training Program, Social Dreaming Training, develops the Applied and Traveling Reflective Citizens projects, and other projects of exploring the Social Unconscious in Serbia and abroad. Presents, and publishes internationally, conceptualized ‘social-psychic-retreats’, ‘conception trauma’ of organizations and societies.
I am a psychological counselor, psychodramatist, child-centred play therapist and EMDR. Play and healing are centered in my life. I am also Co-Trainer ANKA Association of Group Psychotherapies and Psychodrama. I am member of Dr. Abdülkadir Özbek Federation of Psychodrama Associations.
Jana Mansour Jamaleddine:
Jana Mansour Jamaleddine is a Psychology Graduate with a keen interest in the psychology of
trauma. This has culminated in her undergraduate thesis centering around the stress symptoms
following the Beirut Blast of 2020 alongside her colleagues. The significance of the results
allowed the write-up of various articles, and a publication within the Q1 American psychological
association scientific journal “Psychological Trauma: Theory, Practice, and Research”
examining the relationship between Religious coping and Post-Traumatic Stress Symptoms.
Jana’s commitment to conducting culturally-specific research, and increasing the accessibility of
best-practice mental health services, have led her to volunteer in multiple non-profit
organizations like Be Brave Beirut as a psychosocial support officer and as a junior researcher in
the Center for Applied Social Cognition Research promoting mental health literacy within the
She is currently a Clinical Psychology MA Candidate and full-time Graduate Assistant who
continuously examines the outcome of traumatic incidents. Of her most recent endeavors, is a
study investigating the most recent model of post-traumatic growth.
She was born in Ankara in 1961. After the primary and secondary school education, she
completed her undergraduate education at Hacettepe University Department of Social Work
in 1978 and her master’s degree at METU Department of Sociology in 1981. She became
PhD in 1991, Associate Professor in 1996 and professor in 2005. She worked with women
who are victims of violence in Canada a year. She was an advisor at the Ministry of Family
Affairs for 3 years. She has been a guest professor in Azerbaijan and she served as an
expertise at the State Supervisory Council. She served as a high school director and the dean
at Selçuk University since 2008 also at Adnan Menderes University between 2005 and 2008.
By taking part as a consultant in the national and international projects for violence against
women, women and youth, she has assumed the role of evidence-based researcher. In addition
to Psychodrama and Family Life Trainer and Consultant, she is giving the lectures such as
Theories and Practices in Social Work, Social Policy and Sociology in the field of social
work; also she is conducting the lectures such as Communication Skills, Negotiation
Techniques and Human Rights at Military Academy, Polis Academy and University of the
Turkish Aeronautical Association.
Toufic Yaktine is a Lebanese final-year Clinical Psychology MA student who will be defending
their thesis this fall with the intention of becoming a licensed clinical psychologist in December.
His thesis aims to explore which psychotherapeutic ingredients are most conductive to positive
and negative therapeutic outcomes in Lebanon, in a bid to make therapeutic services more
accessible. Part of his undergraduate thesis, which focused on the Beirut Blast, was published in
the Q1 APA scientific journal “Psychological Trauma: Theory, Practice, and Research”, which
focused on the relationship between Religious Coping and Levels of Post-Traumatic Stress
Disorder Symptomatology in the aftermath of the blast.
Toufic is also currently working at a Primary Health Care Center in Lebanon where he provides
supervised therapeutic sessions as part of his postgraduate training. He is also an emotional
support provider and the Projects & Activities Coordinator at Be Brave Beirut, an organization
that was founded in the wake of the Beirut Blast to provide remote and anonymous emotional
support to anyone in need, in addition to providing referral services to other therapeutic service
providers, all free of charge.
Nicola Policicchio is a psychologist/psychotherapist in private practice. He is operating
in individual and group clinical work, teaches in training programs, conducts
supervision groups for social workers in different areas (including mental health,
interventions with children/adolescents, extreme marginality, asylum
seekers/refugees...). He has experience in emergency contexts and is interested in
studying intervention models and applications for conflict resolution and peace
building. He also focuses on processes for the reduction of structural violence and the
construction of inclusive communities. He is the author of communications and
publications on groups, and social work.
Esra Bilik, MSc.
Psychologist (Clinical Neuroscience)/ Psychodrama Trainer.
She was born in Ankara. She completed her undergraduate studies in Psychology department at Haliç University with council of higher education scholarship and postgraduate education at the “Clinical Neuroscience” Department of Dokuz Eylül University. During her undergraduate and postgraduate education, she presented verbal statements and poster presentations about various topics such as neurocognitive functions, bipolar disorder, drug abuse, and validity-reliability study of Premenstrual Syndrome Scale in national and international congresses. She completed basic, higher level psychodrama trainings and “Trainer Training” program in İstanbul Psychodrama Institute. She worked in different nursery schools, rehabilitation centers and consultancy centers, and attended projects for disabled and helpless children. She worked in “Bolluca Helpless Children Village Psychological Support, Education and System Improvement Project” under the IPI as a Project Coordinator. She worked as a neurophysiologist in Istanbul Kültür University, Brain Research Center in 2010-2011. She played a part in the establishment of Test Unit in Psychodrama Institute, where she has been working since 2010. She is currently working as the Coordinator of Child Psychodrama Department in the Institute, conducting individual and group psychotherapy with children and adults; managing training groups and providing supervision. She is the author of the book "Time Passes Through the Door". She is also the author of chapters in the books "Child Psychodrama", "Contemporary Approaches in Psychodrama" and "Selected Topics in Psychodrama". She is a member of Turkish Psychological Association.
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Abstract title : PSYCHODRAMA IN AMPUTATION TRAUMA AND FAREWELL
Abstract text: Amputation is the process of surgically removing a damaged limb, along with the bone, when it is irreparably injured. These losses can be a result of wars, accidents, sudden losses, or illnesses. According to psychodrama theory, amputation can be defined as a somatic role loss. Considering that all roles are interconnected and interact with each other, somatic role loss should be addressed alongside the changes occurring in psychic, social, and transcendent roles. The loss of a limb should be considered as a farewell process, much like the loss of a deceased person. Farewell is an important process for the new organization and a healthy body/ego perception that follows the loss. Zerka Moreno's statement based on her own amputation experience, "Every medical examination showed me how I could actually be healthy," is a profound expression of the significance of understanding the process and thus the development of transcendent roles (To Dream Again). The presentation includes excerpts from Zerka Moreno's experiences during the amputation process, her experiences in the social role, especially as a mother and therapist, the farewell process, and her reflections and discoveries on understanding the transcendent role during and after the process. Throughout this process, it also includes examples of JL Moreno's support and Jonathan Moreno's preparation for the process, offering important social support and creative solutions. The Psychodrama Group Psychotherapy System now allows for encountering and role-changing with limbs in scenes, exploration of farewells and meanings, building the future, rehearsals for new social roles, and even the eradication of illnesses rooted in intergenerational legacies. Additionally, providing separate support groups for individuals who have experienced secondary trauma will be significant complementary measures in this regard.
Jacob Gershoni, LCSW, CGP, TEP is a certified group psychotherapist (CGP) in private
practice, and also certified as Trainer, Practitioner and Educator (TEP) by the American
Board of Examiners in Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy. He is a co-
director of Psychodrama Training at the Sociometric Institute in New York City.
Previously, he was a staff member at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center and prior to
that, a Senior Psychiatric Social Worker at Queens Child Guidance Center in New York.
He has led workshops and presentations in many local and international conferences and
has ongoing therapy and training groups. Jacob is the editor of “Psychodrama in the 21 st
Century: Clinical and Educational Applications” (Springer, 2003) and author of articles
and book chapters.
Heloisa Jungueira Fleury
Heloisa Junqueira Fleury is the President of the International Association for Group Psychotherapy & Group Processes (IAGP); Editor-in-Chief of the Brazilian Journal of Psychodrama [Revista Brasileira de Psicodrama]; Editor of the Springer Nature Series Psychodrama in Counselling, Coaching and Education; Founder and Coordinator of Aprender Vivo Teaching, Extension and Research Institute; former President of the Brazilian Federation of Psychodrama (Febrap); former supervisor, Medical School, University of São Paulo; Co-Editor of Psychodrama in Brazil (2022) and other books, author of chapters and publications in Brazilian and international scientific journals.
Prof. Dr. Vedat Şar
Vedat Şar, MD holds the position of Professor and is the Founding Chair of the Department of Psychiatry, Koc University School of Medicine, Istanbul. He ontained his medical degree from Istanbul University School of Medicine and pursued his residency training at Hacettepe University Medical School Hospital (Ankara). During his tenure in Istanbul University (1989-2014), Prof.Şar established and managed the Clinical Psychotherapy Unit and the Dissociative Disorders Program. Having served as the former president both of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD) and European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ESTSS), he has garnered numerous awards due to his extensively cited research in the realm of trauma-related psychiatric conditions. Prof.Şar is credited with introducing innovative concepts such Dissociative Depression, Dialectical Dynamic Therapy (DDT), Sociological Self, and Internal Moderation. He has also revitalized global interest in the understanding of parental overprotection-overcontrol as a form of childhood adversity.
Oksana Medvedieva (Ukraine/ UK), Managing Director of Charity Foundation “Woman and
War”, M.Sc. in Psychology, certificates in Gestalt therapy and Art-therapy, member of Ukrainian
Union of Psychotherapists since 2015. “As co-founder of the "Woman and War", I and my
dedicated team of psychologists have been providing free psychological help and support to
women and children who have suffered as a result of Russian armed aggression.”
Mirjana J. Stojanovska is a psychologist, master's degree in clinical psychology and
Doctor of Psychological Sciences. She is the president of FEPTO. Member of the
Balkan Association for Psychodrama, Group Therapy and Sociometry. She is a
Psychodrama Therapist, Certified Gestalt therapist by EAGT. She is the founder of the
Team for Psychological Interventions in Crises at the Chamber of Psychologists. One
of the founders of the Mental Health Center at the Red Cross of RNM and volunteer in
a team for Psychological Crisis Interventions. She is the founder of the Amygdala
Psychodrama School, senior trainer and supervisor. Her special interest is providing
Psychological Support to cancer patients.
Oleksandra Voronina (Ukraine). Coordinator at PsyCrisis Ukraine - a volunteer project in
cooperation with AIGP that connects Ukrainian mental health professionals and international
supervisors. Gestalt consultant (finishing the 2nd level program at All-Ukrainian Society of
psychologists practicing Gestalt approach). Former International Business Development
Manager and Community Manager at education startup Nobel Explorers (US). Co-founder at
LeadMe School - an online school for middle management (Ukraine).
Specialist in Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
MBT-Practitioner, Member of the German Association for Mentalization-Based Therapy
In training for Group Analysis in Zurich (SGAZ)
I am a senior clinician in the field of psychotherapy, psychosomatics and addictive disorders at the Psychiatric Services of Graubünden (Switzerland), where I have been working since 2011. In my work I have specialized in the treatment of personality disorders, trauma treatment, somatization disorders and mother-child treatment.
I am originally from Hungary and studied medicine at the Friedrich-Alexander University in Erlangen, Germany.
İlknur İnci has a PhD in Clinical Psychology. She is in the organizer team in Somatic
Experiencing and Integral Somatic Psychology (ISP) trainings in Turkey. She is
working in Existential Academy of Istanbul as a psychotherapist and supervisor in
existential therapy (continuing Existential Analysis formation). She led the research
team of the SE Turkey Volunteer Project during the pandemic and won the Peter
Levine Research Award given by Somatic Experiencing International (USA) with SE
Turkey Research Team with the study called “Effectiveness of Somatic
Experiencing® on Stress and Anxiety of Healthcare Workers During the COVID-19
Dilara Özel is a Ph.D. candidate and research assistant in the Guidance and Psychological
Counseling program at Middle East Technical University. She is also an alumnus of the
Faculty of Education Bachelor’s Program at Boğaziçi University, İstanbul. She was a
researcher at projects funded by the Horizon 2020 Framework Program of the European
Union (Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action), TUBİTAK, and COST Action. She was a visiting
fellow at the MiReKoç (Migration Research Center at Koç University) team for the Spring
2021 period. She received a national scholarship (TUBİTAK 2214-A) and worked with Prof.
Dr. Aileen Edele at the Berlin Institute for Empirical Integration and Migration Research (BIM)
Humboldt University, Germany during the Fall Semester of 2022. She is also a Somatic
Experiencing (SE) Practitioner Training advanced-level student and part of the SE Turkey
Research Team. She won the Peter Levine Award 2022 with the research titled: “We are in
this together”: Coping with stress during uncertain times through Somatic Experiencing. She
took training on Experiential Play Therapy, IMAGO Couples Therapy, and Adlerian Approach
from various scholars. She is developing a peace education program for refugee-receiving
schools in Turkey for her Ph.D. studies.
AYTEN BÖLÜKBAŞI UYGUR
Intervision groups are peer-led groups with safe and collaborative atmosphere for
members to share their work and personal related experiences, support each other
and give feedback to another when it is needed. Through discussions and feedbacks,
some of the usefulness of this type of groups are participants tend to develop learning
and growth, and also reflect their practices and raise self-awareness on the topic of
group work. Our collective trauma intervision group is conducted in an online setting
with 12 members for two hours once a month. In this panel, we would like to discuss
about the transformation of the group went through over the years, and the role of the
group in our personal and professional life as an example of group work around the
topic of collective trauma and disasters. In addition to this, suggestions will be made
according to group experience over the years for future intervision groups.
Yeşim Taş Türköz, PhD
Individual, Family/Couple and GroupTherapist
Pschodrama Therapist and Trainer
She was graduated from Middle East Technical University, Department of
Psychology. She received her masters degree from the same department and
PhD degree from Ankara University both in Clinical Psychology.
She had worked in Middle East Technical University, Bilkent University, Bayındır
and Başkent Hospitals at different times for years. She has been performing her
profession in private practice as a psychotherapist and psychodramatist in her
own psychotherapy center since 2003.
Lucia Aranda Kilian
I am Lucía Aranda Kilian from México. I am a family Therapist and Psychodramatist I have
been a professor in different Universities I am doing a doctorate at the University of
Aida Kassab psychologist at Gaza community mental health programme for 27 years.
I've master degree in community mental health. Diploma in psychodrama. I'm a
member of Mediterranean Association.
İbn Haldun Üniversitesi Eğitim Bilimleri Fakültesi
Muzaffer Mustafa has a M.Sc in sociology & anthropology and
clinical social work (psychodynamic approach).
She is the founder and director of Reflective Learning-Turkey(
Yansıtıcı Ögrenme-Türkiye) and MUSE: Center for Trauma &
Resilience (MUSE Travma & Dayanıklılık Merkezi). She is an
action researcher, clinical sociologist with liberal arts expert in
traumatic stress, an international adviser in leadership ,
organisational and group process consultant. She is a certified
systems psychodynamic and analytic network coach. She is
certified in Traumatic Stress Studies and Trauma-Informed
Neurofeedback through Trauma Research Foundation. As a
certified clinical trauma professional, she finished Trauma
Research Foundation’s Group Supervision and Consultancy
Program and is supervised by Dr. Bessel van Der Kolk.
Psicologa Psicoterapeuta. EGATIN Chair, GASI Member.Co Presidente Nazionale Associazione Mediterranea di Psicodramma AMP.Didatta Istituto Europeo Formazione Consulenza SistemicaTerapiaRelazionale IEFCoSTRe Trapani (Italy).Docente Scuola di Specializzazione in Psicoterapia Gruppo-Analisi SPAG Milano (Italy).Docente Istituto Psicoterapia Analitica e Psicodramma IPAP Torino (Italy).Componente Commissione CNOP Atti Tipici e Tutela cittadini e professioneGià Consigliere Segretario Ordine degli Psicologi dell'Umbria.Già Dirigente Centro Salute Mentale USL Umbria 2 Terni (Italy)
Nilüfer Demirhan is a clinical psychologist, psychotherapist, Jungian psychodramatist and transgenerational therapist. From 2009 till now, she has worked and had experiences in mental hospitals and psychiatry clinics. Now, she works in private practice with adults, couples and groups. She usually uses analytical and systemic approaches. With trauma patients she uses also EMDR techniques. She speaks Turkish, English and Italian.
Gökhan Özcan is a clinical psychologist, psychodramatist. He graduated from Istanbul
Commerce University with a degree in Psychology and a master's program in Family
Counseling and Education, currently continuing doctoral programme in Guidance and
Psychological Counseling at Marmara University. He is the author of the book titled “Four
Emotions in Early Islamic Tradition.” Gökhan Özcan works with analytical psychotherapy,
existentialism, phenomenology, and Jungian psychodrama orientations, and conducts
individual and group psychotherapies at the psychological counseling center he founded.
Marit Joffe Milstein
Marit is a Group Analyst, Supervisor and Training Psychodramatist.
Former chair and staff member of the Israeli Institute of Group Analysis, IIGA. Board member and Chair of GASi online communication and International development committees
She works in Sheba hospital and in her private practice with youth, adults, families and groups combining Expressive Art Therapy using her past experience in music and theatre.
In her role as IIGA Chair, she initiated and was part of many projects
for the benefit of conflict resolution in different communities in Israel.
She is one of the organizers of the ongoing German Israeli Dialogue conferences “Voices After Auschwitz”.
Irene Maria Letizia
Psychodrama, through kinesthetic perceptions, can access forgotten memories typical of Traumas and can also process unexpressed evolutive defenses. Therapeutic group naturally activate a protective sense of membership and belonging in the “Pack” through a “safety state” essential in trauma processing. In traumas, to be stuck is not only the memory of the event, but above all, the defensive protective actions which would allow going back to life and hope. In Psychodrama, EMDR and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy the dramatization of memories, dreams and defenses that should have “intervened” can be transmuted through action and the body.
My Name is Sushil phuyal social activates. Advisor of (Aamachhodigmo Rural Municipality) Land of birth place of Lord Buddha, top of the world Mount Everest Nepal. Attend international conference Finland (2018), Egypt (2019), Korea (2019), China (2019), Egypt (2020), Finland (2021), Sweden (2021), Italy (2022) , India(2022) and South Korea( 2023) Awarded: - Service Award: Lumbini Development Trust (Prime Minister) - Social Service award: online Media - Humanity Award: Lions Club International MD 325 - Observation Award: National Election Observation Committee (NEOC) Kathmandu - International Conference Event Appreciation Award: Vice President of Nepal - International Social service award 2022: India.
Individual and Group Therapist / Istanbul Psychodrama Institute Psychodrama Therapist and Trainer /Birth Psychotherapist. Neşe is a highly accomplished medical professional specializing in individual and psychodrama group therapy and birth education. She graduated from Keele University in the UK with a Master’s in Psychological Counseling and from Istanbul University with a Bachelor’s in Psychology. She has spent the last thirty years working as an individual and psychodrama group therapist in Istanbul, and spoken at numerous national and international conferences. Neşe’s vision and life purpose is to support women and men during and through pregnancy, including the postpartum period. She is passionate about making the world a better place, which starts with respecting the most precious members of society – babies while they are in the womb. This has inspired her to found associations, institutes and birth academies. In 1996, she co-founded the Istanbul Psychodrama Institute and in 2010, she co-founded both the Istanbul Birth Academy and the Birth with No Regret Birth Team.
Reflective Citizens Koinonia (RC) is a psycho-social space for dialogue with and for all interested citizens, open to diversity, where we learn to listen and be listened to, where we DIALOGUE and REFLECT together on responsible citizenship issues in the face of the profound social traumas and climate changes that are taking place in the present and will impact the future of our communities - method and community of communities created in Belgrade by friends Marina Mojović and Jelica Satarić, together with citizen-participants and colleagues, spread around many towns in the region and wider. From informal citizens-groups on the margins of the Belgrade peace protests during the “Horrible Nineties” of the Destruction of Yugoslavia, in grassroots style RC developed through learning its high adaptability (to take place in schools, coffee shops, museums, dancing theaters, ship wrecks, cottages, parks, libraries… often in highly traumatized communities) and how to deal with various cracks and holes of the traumatized social fabrics – now in corona times, moving to virtual regions, as its further survival ways. RC method carefully knits / combines group analysis with other sibling group psychotherapy techniques.
After his trainings in medicine, psychiatry and public health in Istanbul, he continued his
studies in Anthropology (UCL) and Applied Systemic Theory (Tavistock) in London. He
worked in several national and international mental health projects in post-conflict , health
and organisational contexts with families and communities . Currently works as a systemic
therapist in Istanbul and teaches as a visiting professor at Koç University Medical School
Department of Psychiatry & Global Health Program . He is also an academic consultant at
KARMA (Mixed Reality) lab at Koç University. His teaching focuses on systemic psychosocial
intervention design , organisational learning and design based change. He is currently
exploring new ways of experience based learning , digital solutions for social interaction and
experience and collective storytelling
MD PhD MA TEP LCFT LCTP
Chair of Trauma and Disaster Committee
Chair of Antalya Conference
IAGP Board Member
Chair of Dr Ali Babaoglu Psychodrama Association
My experience was born through volunteering at animation associations and support for young and very young people. Subsequently, the training experience in psychology and the possibility of an internship, first at the University of Turin and subsequently within the Italian Society of Clinical Sexology and Sexual Psychopathology, interests and experiences amalgamated. In the last two years, following graduation and enrollment in the register of psychotherapist, I collaborate and manage: research projects in the psychological field, Treatment and support projects within detention facilities and for subjects in charge with external penal executions, clinical psychologist activity in group and individual setting.
Martina Bruni, class 1989, from Cosenza she lives and works in Milan, (Italy) as a Jungian psychotherapist and psychodramatist. After her studies in childhood psychology, she started to work at the children’s psychiatric hospital with a focus on attachment styles and family systems.
She Currently works with young adults in both individual and group therapy.
Being Also a professional painter, she can embed different artistic languages in her practice to help patients explore and express themselves. In the lasts years, whit dr. Paltrinieri Marcello, she is organizing workshop where psychodrama meet photography and other artistic languages.
Iryna Shulga. Head of the NGOs "Special Children" and "Institute Step into the Future". I work with parents of children/people with disabilities (musculoskeletal disorders). The meetings are held in a group on the topic of psychological trauma. Humanitarian and food aid. Counselling on the psychological state of parents. I also work as a methodologist of the Odesa Regional Resource Centre for Inclusion Support at the Department of Psychology, Social Work and Inclusive Education of the Academy of Continuing Education. We conduct training with teachers of school events. I also work as a social work specialist at the regional methodological centre for early intervention. My responsibilities include working with parents. Namely, meetings with specialists on topics of interest, counselling on social benefits and privileges, entertainment events, humanitarian aid, and psychological support.