11th Syros Summer Workshop

Σύρος Ερμούπολις
Who, Whose, How: Reflecting on the ‘Third’ in Complex Today’s Families

Date: 31st May – 1st June 2019, Syros island, Greece

The themes of the workshop will be: “Who, Whose, How: Reflecting on the ‘Third’ in Complex Today’s Families”

Dear colleague,
We are happy to invite you to the 11th Syros Summer Workshop on Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, organised by the Hellenic Association of Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, under the auspices of EFPP. This year the Syros Summer Workshop celebrates 20 years of a living tradition, which combines psychoanalytic studies with Greek island summer weather. The workshop takes place in the “Yiannis Ritsos” conference center next to Hermoupolis town hall, the capital of the Cycladic island of Syros.
All workshop presentations (theoretical and clinical) are discussed in small Anglophone and Francophone groups, and then are reported back to the plenary for a general discussion. The high-quality presentations in the plenary, and the exchange of ideas in the discussion groups have always been characterized by a friendly atmosphere; the same atmosphere has accompanied us after each day’s work to the seaside and the local tavernas, making the participation in the Syros Summer Workshop a unique experience.
This year the workshop will be held from Friday 31st of May – Saturday, 1st of June, 2019. The theme of the workshop is “Reflecting on the ‘Third’ in Complex Today’s Families”, and it sets out to explore the presence/absence/ various forms of existence of the ‘Third’, in regard to the multiple and complex forms of contemporary families.
For registration please contact the Hellenic Association of Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy at info@psychoanalysis-child.gr, providing your name, institution and position, and our assistant will contact you in order to finalise your registration. Below you will find the programme of the 11th Syros Summer Workshop, information about the invited speakers, and practical details regarding fees, accommodation, and travel.
We are looking forward to welcoming you to Syros this summer!

The organizing committee
Effie Layiou-Lignos, Olympia Sklidi, Lida Anagnostaki


Friday afternoon, 31st May 2019
17.00 – 17.30: Welcome/ Introductory remarks
17.30 – 18.45: Monica Lanyado (UK): The ‘grandparental position’ in today’s complex families: The place of reflection and learning from life’s experiences in clinical practice and beyond.
18.45 – 19.45: Discussion in small groups (Anglophone and Francophone)
19.45 – 20.30: Discussion in plenary session
21.00 Dinner
Saturday morning, 1st June 2019
09.00 – 10.15: Regine Prat (France): Boundaries of identity and recognition of the other in parenthood and family: What mechanisms for substitution and delegation?
10.15 – 11.15: Discussion in small groups (Anglophone and Francophone)
11.15 – 12.00: Discussion in plenary session
12.00 – 12.15: Break
12.15 – 13.30: Ioanna Ierodiakonou-Benou and Chryssa Apostoliakoudi (Greece): Primal maternal preoccupation: In the name of a no-father mental state. [Clinical presentation]
13.30 – 14.15: Discussion in small groups (Anglophone and Francophone)
Saturday afternoon, 1st June 2019
17.00 – 17.30: Discussion in plenary session
17.30 – 18.45: Klio Bournova (France): The shadow of the Third: The psychoanalytic work with borderline (psychophobic) families.
18.45 – 19.45: Discussion in small groups (Anglophone and Francophone)
19.45 – 20.45: Discussion in plenary session – Closure

The participants have to share the expenses for the invited speakers and administrative expenses. The costs are shared among all participants.
The registration fee is 180 Euros per person and needs to be paid upon registration to secure participation.

Travel and accommodation arrangements
The 11th Syros Summer Workshop starts late afternoon on Friday 31st May 2019, leaving enough time for the participants to arrive to Syros, and finishes on Saturday evening. This means that one has to arrive to Athens on Thursday evening to get an airplane or ferry boat to Syros on Friday morning, unless people wish to arrive to the island earlier and combine the workshop with a short holiday.
All workshop travel and accommodation arrangements are handled by Mrs. Flora at Teamwork Travel Agency (Syros). She is amazingly helpful, very efficient and experienced and she will be able provide all necessary details.
You may contact her through e-mail at mary@teamwork.gr, or phone +30 22810 83400 (fax: +30 22810 83508), mentioning Syros Summer Workshop.