Revolution in Psychotherapy? New ideas, research and practice, 10-12 June 2016, Warsaw.


We would like to invite you to join the discussion about how modern psychotherapy is changing. How revolutionary it is? We will have an opportunity to listen to worldwide famous scientists, psychotherapists and researchers. They will speak about new ideas,new research results and how to apply it into daily clinical practise.

We will have an honour to welcome very special guests: the co – creator of neuropsychoanalysis – Mark Solms, the researcher who proved that psychodynamic psychotherapy works – Jonathan Shedler; notable pioneer of brain studying through neuroimaging in the context of the psychopathology and creativity – Nancy Andreasen,as well as one of the most known clinicians and researchers of Intenstive Short- Term Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP) – Patricia Coughlin.

These world famous scientists and clinicians will discuss how neuroscience findings change our understanding of the conscious and the unconscious, psychopathology and the effectivness of psychotherapy.

It will be interesting and revolutionary – we do hope to see you in Warsaw.

The Board of NTPP.

Full conference leaflet is available here.

Our speakers

Nancy C. Andreasen

The Patient as a Person: Beyond Psychopharmacology.

Nancy C. Andreasen is a prominent neuroscientist and psychiatrist. She is a Andrew H. Woods Chair of Psychiatry and Director of its Neuroimaging Research Center and the Mental Health Clinical Research Center at The University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine.
Her research spans multiple topics, including creativity, spirituality, neuroimaging, genomics, and the natural history and neural mechanisms of schizophrenia. She has also contributed to the area of psychiatric diagnosis by serving on both the DSM III and DSM IV Task Forces.

Dr Andreasen is the author of: „The Broken Brain: The Biological Revolution in Psychiatry„, „Brave New Brain: Conquering Mental Illness in the Era of the Genome” and „The Creative Brain: The Neuroscience of Genius„. She was awarded the President’s National Medal of Science in 2000.

Patricia Coughling

Facilitating Transformational Change with Intensive Short-term Dynamic Psychotherapy. Integrating the 6 factors associated with brain change to enhance clinical outcomes„.

Patricia Coughlin is a licensed Clinical Psychologist with over 30 years of clinical experience. In addition to seeing patients in her private practice, Dr. Coughlin conducts training and supervision groups for mental health professionals around the world. Currently she is Clinical Faculty at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. Over the past 20 years she has written professionally, given presentations at professional conferences and conducted workshops for mental health professionals around the world.

She is an author of: „Intensive Short term Dynamic Psychotherapy: Theory and Technique” and „Lives Transformed” (in collaboration with Dr. David Malan).

Jonathan Shedler

The Efficacy of Psychodynamic Therapy: The talking cure in the era of evidence-based practice.

Jonathan Shedler is known internationally as a consultant, author, researcher, and therapist. His article The Efficacy of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy won worldwide acclaim for firmly establishing psychodynamic therapy as an evidence-based treatment.

Dr. Shedler’s research and writing are shaping contemporary views of personality patterns and disorders. He is author of the Shedler-Westen Assessment Procedure (SWAP) and numerous scholarly and scientific articles.
Dr. Shedler is a Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and was formerly Director of Psychology at the University of Colorado Hospital Outpatient Psychiatry Department.

Mark Solms

Remembering and repeating- lessons from and for neuroscience.

Mark Solms is a psychoanalyst and a professor in neuropsychology – Chair of Neuropsychology at the University of Cape Town and Groote Schuur Hospital (Departments of Psychology and Neurology) and is the President of the South African Psychoanalytical Association. Mark Solms founded the International Neuropsychoanalysis Society in 2000 and he was a Founding Editor (with Ed Nersessian) of the journal Neuropsychoanalysis.

He is also Director of the Neuropsychoanalysis Foundation in New York, a Trustee of the Neuropsychoanalysis Fund in London, and Director of the Neuropsychoanalysis Trust in Cape Town. One of the most influential modern psychoanalytic thinkers and reserchers.

Conference fee and registration

The registraton form and information about conference fee is availible under folllowing link (Registration form (pdf)) or this one (Registration form (doc)).


The full programme is available here (pdf file).

Pre-conference Jonathan Shedler’s workshop

„Treating the Challenging Patient: Personality as a Roadmap for Effective Psychotherapy”

This workshop will have a practical, hands-on clinical focus. Conference participants will develop a deeper understanding of contemporary psychodynamic treatment through clinical case presentations by workshop participants, with case discussion, live clinical supervision, role playing, and demonstration of clinical interventions.

The full programme is available here (pdf file).

The workshop will be held in Warsaw, Poland at Library of Warsaw University (room Nb. 316), 56/66 Dobra Street.

Registration form and information of the cost of workshop is available here (pdf file) and here (Word file).

Conference venue

The conference will be held on 10 -12 June 2016 in Warsaw, Poland at The Buffo Theatre (Teatr Buffo, 6 Maria Konopnicka Street, Warsaw).