CHAIRS: Sergey Kovalev (Moscow, Russia), Peter Schutz (Vienna, Austria)
The symposium is dedicated to the development of neurolinguistic psychotherapy and the Eastern version of NLP in Russia, the neighboring countries and beyond. There will be an examination of methodological and theoretical aspects of the formation of this person-centered field of psychotherapy. The basic models and methods of system changes, as well as the principle of multi-dimensional approach to therapeutic interventions will be described. The authors provide information about current results of NLPt and EVN use by the psychotherapists of the Center for Practical Psychotherapy, as well as by experts from other countries and organizations. New organizational forms for providing psychotherapeutic care using the Internet and social networks are presented.
Psychotherapy of addictive behavior
CHAIRS: Tatiana Agibalova (Moscow, Russia), Pavel Sidorov (Arkhangelsk, Russia)
It has been recently placed beyond doubt that psychotherapy plays the pathogenetic role in treatment of substance-abuse diseases. All complex programs of treatment, medical and social rehabilitation of dependent patients include a psychotherapeutic component. Our section will discuss issues of motivational, cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy of substance addictions. Various psychotherapeutic programs for treatment of addictions on alcohol, drugs and gambling will be presented. We will also touch upon issues of professional training of volunteer counselors in rehabilitation centres and psychotherapeutic failures in substance-abuse treatment practice.
CHAIRS: Ingo Benjamin Jahrsetz (Germany), Vladimir Maykov (Russia)
Transpersonal — is the newest and a very effective area of psychology and psychotherapy, the research and therapy into the depths of the psyche, personality development and consciousness dynamics processes. It takes a philosophical and scientific view of the experience, techniques and concepts of religious and spiritual traditions of the world. A creative and self-actualizing person is a typical object of studies and practice. Transpersonal psychotherapy is primarily concerned with the study of human consciousness, the common element and characteristic of being human — and the impact that different states and modalities of consciousness have on human behaviour, cognition and identity. Transpersonal psychotherapy regards creativity, love and spirituality as 3 essential dimensions of human psyche. In accordance with the transpersonal worldview the main goal of development of an individual is to achieve integrity, the oneness with the world and oneself. The Transpersonal theory of personality is contending and proving that the priority of high values and win-win strategies is not a suggestion or obligation of certain rules; it is the key point of the nature of human being. Our aim is to get patients to touch their core identity, where they will feel more able to express themselves freely, to know themselves as human beings, to have better understanding of the how and why of their behaviour, and this is where we are close to many other approaches to Psychotherapy. The specifics in this, concerns the fact that we want our patients to learn different ways to know and manage their minds, their conscious states and their identity. Transpersonal is self-discovery, the path to our real selves, revealing hitherto unknown ways and places.
Transmodal subjective psychology and psychotherapy. irreducible complexity in psychology and psychotherapy
CHAIRS: Lubov Hohlova (Moscow, Russia), Vladimir Burov (Moscow, Russia), Nina Pevzner (Potsdam, Germany)
The human society demonstrates an “uncontrolled growth of complexity” thus enhancing a space of randomness. Traditional life forms are radically broken and interactions get rid of regulatory contexts. There is a growth in the need for teaching people to build internal and external communications in terms of movement not in compliance with the instructions but in terms of accepting the movement towards a principally unknown result. Both the theory of psychology and psychotherapy practices are in need for new philosophical concepts in response to the growing reduction of life-worlds. Being driven by a desire to establish order, social structures mutate from disciplinary ones to the structures controlling the consciousness and subconsciousness of individuals, and in doing so, create a powerless rational mind. Social systems, families and specific individuals have a lot of totally new types of problems, which fail to be solved by psychotherapy practices inherently having dual theoretical and methodological foundation.
System of knowledge ECOLOGY OF THOUGHT
CHAIRS: Luidmuila Trojan (Moscow, Russia), Marina Naryshkina (Saint-Petersburg, Russia)
The Knowledge System of ECOLOGY OF THOUGHT of L.P. Troyan appeals to the resources and potentials of human body by means of conscious transformation of the prime causes of destructive processes in simple and complex relationship of personal and transpersonal experiences. The development of the System, its methods points to the relevance of the psychological school, its being called-for. The school explains the genesis of problem states and their transformation and potentials of preventive measures in the coming period. The Knowledge System ECOLOGY OF THOUGHT has been used for 20 years in many areas of life due to the universal methodology of working with information. The symposium reports give a picture of the achievements of the Knowledge System consultants in an individual and a group work.