Conference “Absence, loss and work of mourning”

Event dedicated to the memory of Claire Synodinou.

Hellenic Society of Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (HACAPP)

Saturday, February 8, 2020
Athens French Institute

Free Entrance


09:00 – 09:15 Προσέλευση
09:15 – 09:30 Greeting
Efi Lagiou-Lignou, Chairman of HACAPP
Elena Kosma & Nancy Taloumi, HACAPP library and Claire Synodinou donation moderators.
09:30 – 11:00 Keynote speech
«Self-eroticisms and mental separation “, Kostas Nasikas
Commentary on the speech of Kostas Nasikas, Elena Kosma
Coordination: Olympia Skleidi
11:00 – 11:15 Break
11:15 – 12:45 Round Table
“Destiny: The expectation of a meeting”, Konstantinos Kapetanakis,
«From the loss of the mother gaze to the abyss of separation “, Nancy Taloumi
Coordination: Mata Matsouka
12:45 – 13:00 Break
13:00 – 14:30 Round Table
«Denial of mourning “, Ioanna Panagiotopoulou-Achimastou
«The experience of loss in adolescence “, Dimitris Anastasopoulos
Coordination: Irini Tsanira
14:30 – 14:50 Κλείσιμο

Claire Synodinou was a Psychoanalyst, a member of the Hellenic Psychoanalytic Society and the Psychoanalytic Society of Paris (SPP). She was Professor of Clinical Psychology, Psychopathology and Psychoanalysis at Panteion University and Professor of Psychopathology at the University of Paris VII. She was awarded the Order of the Academic Phoenix of the French Republic (Chevalier de l ‘Ordre des Palmes Académiques).

Organizational committee

Library Coordinators
Elena Kosma
Nancy Taloumi

The members of the Committee for Scientific Events and Research
Maria Tselika
Antonia Fyrigou


Anastasopoulos Dimitris,
Psychiatrist, Child Psychiatrist, Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychotherapist, member of HACAPP and HAPP

Kapetanakis Konstantinos,
Psychoanalyst, member of HPA and IPA

Kosma Elena,
Clinical psychologist, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist, member of HACAPP

Lagiou-Lignou Efi,
Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist, Chairman of HACAPP, Member of ACP (UK)

Matsouka Mata,
Clinical psychologist, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist, member of HACAPP

Nasikas Kostas,
Child Psychiatrist-Psychoanalyst, member of the Association Psychanalytique de France (APF), Medical Officer of the Teen House of Lyon and Invited to Teaching at the University of Lyon 1

Panagiotopoulou-Achimastou Ioanna,
Psychiatrist, Psychoanalyst, HPA and IPA member

Skleidi Olympia,
Clinical Psychologist, instructor and supervisor at HACAPP, and member of the Association of Child Psychotherapists, UK

Taloumi Nancy,
Clinical psychologist, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist, member of HACAPP

Tsanira Eirini,
Child Psychiatrist, Psychiatrist, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist for Children, Adolescents and Adults, member of HACAPP