The IXth Nordic Group Psychotherapy Congress 8-10.9 2016 in Helsinki, Finland


Forbidden and suppressed themes in group and society

Thank you for participating in the kongress 8-10.9.2016!
We hope you enjoyed!

See you in Sweden 2019

Ryhmäanalyysiyhdistys ry, Föreningen för gruppanalys rf PB 41, 00531 Helsinki info(at)

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Place: House of Sciences, Kyrkogatan 6

__________ Thursday 8.9.2016 __________

14.00 - 15.00

15.00 -
Words of Welcome, Marketta Apajalahti, Chairman, Group Analytic Society

15.00 – 16.30
Presentation ”Silence and Trauma. Speaking of the unspeakable”
Ville Kivimäki, PhD, Finnish Centre of Exellence in Historical Research, Tampere

16.30 – 17.00

17.00 – 18.30
Large Group

19.00 – 21.00
Cocktail reception arranged by the City of Helsinki
in the old Town Hall at the Senate Square

__________ Friday 9.9.2016 __________

09.30 – 11.00
Presentation ”On the History of Domestic Violence.
The Deep Roots of Silence and Shame"
Satu Lidman, Ph. D., Adjunct Professor in
Faculty of Law, Legal History, University of Turku

11.00 - 11.30
Coffee break

11.30 – 13.00
Small Groups

13.00 – 14.00

14.00 – 15.30

1. If Silence is Golden? Containment and Organizational Change.
No spoken emotions in an action research project
Susanne Broeng, Group Analyst. Danmark

2. Hidden passion- Sexuality in group psychotherapy.
Helga Hagman, Grouppsychoanalyst, Finland

3. Fear of death, suicidal urges and self-harming behavior.
Döden som existensiellt tema i grupp,
Christina Lloyd, Group psychotherapist, Sverige.

4. With a license to dream. Session 1.
Tove Mathiesen, Group Analyst Danmark
Peter Ramsing, Group Analyst Danmark

5. ”Alan oppia”, Social dreaming Matrix,
Luova kokemuksellinen tila. Session 1.
Harri Hyyppä. Grouppsychoanalyst, Finland

15.30 – 16.00
Coffee break

16.00 – 17.30
Large Group

18.45 –
Depature from the Market Square for the Gala dinner on Suomelinna,
a sea fortress island in front of Helsinki
reached by ferry.
More information will be provided later.

__________ Saturday 10.9.2016 __________

10.00 – 11.00
Presentation ”Meeting the Strange, Att möta det okända"
Kristiina Kumpula
Master in Public Administration, Secretary-General of the Finnish Red Cross

11.00 - 11.15
Coffee break, fruits

11.15 – 12.30
Workshops, presentations

1. Mentalization exercise workshop.
Irmeli Laitinen, Group Analyst, Psychotherapist
and Seija Ollikainen, Psychoanalyst, UK, Finland

2. Group psychotherapy as a treatment for patients
sexually abuses in childhood. Treatment structure and outcomes.
Petra Svensson. Leg. psykoterapeut,
Mariana Solberger. Group Analyst, Sverige

3. With a license to dream, Session 2
Tove Mathiesen, Group Analyst Danmark
Peter Ramsing, Group Analyst Danmark

4. ”Learning by doing”. How to inspire colleagues to
overcome beginner's reticence
and silence to enable future group therapists. Wendy Hansen, Group Analyst,
Björn Vere, Group Analyst, Norge

5. Group Analytic Dictionary Project. GASI
Paul Bener , Group Analyst, Sverige
Lars Bo Jörgensen Group Analyst, Danmark
Svein Tjelta , Group Anlyst, Norge
Göran Ahlin, Group Analyst, Sverige

6. ”Alan oppia”, The Necessary Darkness. Social dreaming Matrix,
Luova kokemuksellinen tila. Session 2.
Harri Hyyppä, Finland

12.30 - 13.30
Farewell Lunch

13.30 – 15.00
Large Group

Changes in the programme are still possible.

Most workshops now with english language titles, but may be held in Scandinavian language if prefered.