28th FEPTO Annual Meeting “Mind The Body – Exploring the Soma through Psychodrama”
May 15 @ 8:00 am - May 19 @ 7:00 pm
Ohrid, North Macedonia, 15th – 19th of May, 2022
Dear Colleagues and Members of the FEPTO Community,
In the context of the FEPTO Council Meeting in Dave last month, it was decided that FEPTO 28th Annual Meeting 2022 to be held in person in Ohrid from the 15th to the 19th of May.
The topic of AM is the same like before “Mind the Body, Exploring the Soma through Psychodrama”.
The pandemic caused a long-lasting global crisis that strongly affected the functioning of each person, both physically and mentally. It affected all aspects of human functioning: cognitive, emotional and behavioral aspects, and at the same time strongly influenced the social environment bringing major changes.
The long-lasting pressure exerted by these social, political, economic and health changes has led people to exhaust their coping mechanisms. Living during these two years in crisis required people to constantly adapt to new situations and information, therefore reducing their ability to adapt. This will globally and directly affect people’s mental health, which will cause severe physical symptoms.
Nikos Takis, ex president of FEPTO, and Chantal Nave, ex vice president, when writing in the invitation to AM 2020, seems as if they predicted the future and the occurrence of the pandemic. They emphasized the importance of the role that psychodrama has in helping to manage the mental and physical consequences of a pandemic.
The rationale behind this choice is that we would like to shed more light on the importance of the participation of the body in the psychodramatic process. Psychodrama, in contrast to many other approaches in psychotherapy and group work possesses the advantage of using, addressing and activating the whole psychosomatic entity of the individual. This is one more reason for its efficacy in relatively short periods of time. The majority among us are well aware of the significance and the effectiveness of bodily activities. Jacob Levy Moreno in his role theory, considered that the first roles we assume in our lives are the somatic, bodily ones. However, we deem that this topic has not been discussed and elaborated sufficiently. Therefore, we decided to focus in this important aspect of our work for this year, have exchanges and find ways to integrate it in our training and our practice.
The FEPTO Council
For more information follow this link.
Taking into account the situation with the COVID-19 pandemic, all necessary measures will be taken to protect against infection. Anyone wishing to attend the AM and Conference will need to be vaccinated with a 72 hour negative PCR test. Those who have not been vaccinated will need to have a 24 hour negative PCR test.
LOC will take care all personal in the hotel Metropol and hotel Turist to be vaccinated and to have negative PCR test at the beginning of Conference and AM.
For all who have already registered and paid the registration fee for AM 2020: Your payment has been recorded and you do not have to pay again. All those who have already paid the registration fee for AM in 2020, will have to re-register with a note that they have already paid.