The programme that will be offered to the participants during the week will consist of both scientific and social activities. In general, the daytime will be reserved for partaking in the scientific lectures and workshops, and the evenings will be reserved for social and cultural activities.
The final structure of the scientific program is not fully developed yet, but in line with the traditions of the EFPSA congress it will contain the following:
Professional lectures and workshops
- We give the participants an opportunity to be introduced to a new side of psychology as a professional field and gain insight into the ways in which psychology is conceptualized and practiced in Denmark, as the professional training program draws on national professionals from Danish universities, institutes and clinics.
- Through the chosen scientific theme Mind the Body we will give the participants an opportunity to learn more about this specific psychological topic and the participants will be invited to discuss the issues and contradictions that might occur wi
thin the subject.
Poster/paper presentations and workshops by students
- We give the participants the opportunity to present their own research to their European peers, and the opportunity to receive constructive feedback through a well-established students program which is a vital aspect of the congress week.
A sneak peak of the Scientific Programme
We are so proud to present to you a little sneak peak of the professional scientific programme that we have the honor of introducing you to at the Congress 2012. Professional psychologists and lecturers are united under the congress theme “Mind the Body”, and together they represent such different disciplines as military psychology, clinical sexology, hypnotherapy, psychotherapy with focus on mindfulness and meditation as well as the more psychosomatic with focus on pain management. All are perspectives that in different ways show us how to integrate and “mind the body.”
- Rikke Pristed, clinical sexologist, will tell us about the possibilities and challenges she faces within her field and why it is interesting and important for psychologists to include sexuality in their work.
- John Row, English clinical psychologist, will try to break down the dichotomies between the body and psyche, and between doctors and psychologists and will ask us questions such as: Where is the body in psychology and psychotherapy and what is the relationship between emotional and physical pain?
- Rashmi Singla, Associate professor, will show us both Eastern and Western perspectives on meditation, mindfulness, psyche and soma and how the different perspectives can cultivate different understandings of human existence.
- Anders Tingmand, cand. psych., will take us on a tour back in history to explore the historical and philosophical background for the difficulties that psychology has in understanding bodily existence in psychotherapy and explore in what way we should ”mind the body”.