Sommarskola i psykoanalytisk psykoterapi, Dubrovnik, Kroatia

Publicerad: 22 April 2018

Av: Michael Ioannou

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En sommarskola om psykoanalytisk psykoterapi anordnas i Dubrovnik, Kroatia. Men info nedan:


Summer School of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy  

‘Obstacles to Authenticity in Psychotherapy’



Don Frana Bulica 4, HR-20000 Dubrovnik, Croatia

Tel: + 385 20 413 626 / 627, Fax: + 385 20 413 628, E-mail:


From 20 to 24 August 2018   


Short description


The course addresses the overall strategy of present-day psychodynamic psychotherapy and specific areas of technique. As in prior years, we will elucidate core theoretical concepts (transference, unconscious organising fantasy) and practices (dream interpretation, creating/maintaining frame and balancing ritual and spontaneity) by identifying them and demonstrating their functionality in the clinical material presented by the participants. Participants are encouraged to bring in their own clinical data, particularly process notes of individual sessions.


In addition to revisiting previous years’ topics and discussions, every year we bring another new concept and see how it relates to core analytic ideas. This year we will look at Authenticity, especially as it relates to its nemeses, Shame and Prejudice.

The goal of this course is to increase the participants awareness of, and facility with, their own clinical actions and thinking, so they can more actively and boldly allow themselves to hear, to absorb and to contai, and to respond to their patients’ emotions and fantasies. This course has proven useful to relative novices in psychotherapy and to experienced practitioners alike. The collegial, inquisitive spirit we create allows us to better see our own countertransference reactions, as well as refresh our therapeutic passion and gifts.




Peter Dunn, M.D.New York Psychoanalytical Institute & Society

Director of Clinical Services at New York Psychoanalytical Institute, and Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Dunn is also on the Editorial Boards of the Psychoanalytic Quarterly and the International Journal of Psychoanalysis.


Dinko Podrug, M.D. Sc.D.SUNY

Former Director of Psychiatry at SUNY-Brooklyn University Hospital, SUNY Faculty and teacher/coordinator of residents/ medical students’ psychiatry/behavioural science programs; and psychotherapy researcher. Now exploring interface of psychiatry, psychotherapy and cultural issues.


Vedran Bilić, M.D. Sc.D. Zagreb University Hospital Center

An educator of Group analysis of the Institute for the analysis of Zagreb, an educator of Psychoanalytic psychotherapy of the Croatian society for psychotherapy, of Balint groups and of Autogenic training. A senior research assistant in Psychiatry at the University of Zagreb. Head of the Daily hospital in Clinic for psychological medicine.


Sanja Borovecki, M.D.


Does your programme offer ECTS credits and if yes what are the requirements?


No. Each participant will receive a certificate of attendance of actual hours attended (usually twenty) and listing the topics covered/skills developed.


Practical matters (fees and hours; lodging and suggested preparation):


School fee is Euro 150 or Croatian currency equivalent (Euro 100 for trainees/early career professionals), payable in cash upon arrival.

We start Monday 20nd and end Friday August 24th; each day we work from 9:00 – 13:00, with rest of the day free.


We are meeting at the IUC building, Don Frana Bulica 4, just two hundred meters from the west side of old city walls (“Pile”).

Lodging in Dubrovnik needs to be arranged individually by the participants. In addition to usual on-line resources, accommodation may be possible at the IUC dormitory, and in the nearby monastery. or

In addition to bringing process notes on your most challenging or interesting case, please feel free to email Dr. Podrug ( about one or two theoretical concept you have most difficulty understanding or applying clinically. Also he would love to know what is your favorite psychoanalytic journal article or a book.

As usual, each participant will receive from Dr. Bilic a pdf copy of Dr. Cabaniss’s book, as soon as they confirm their participation in the course. We are very grateful to Dr. Cabaniss, and to Dr. Dunn for arranging this.



Cabaniss, Deborah L et al: Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: A Clinical Manal, 2011.


Dinko Podrug, M.D., D.Sc., School Director