12th Syros Summer Workshop

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

The Syros Summer Workshop on Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Studies is now a 25-year-old tradition. It is organised by the Hellenic Association of Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy under the auspices of EFPP and takes place in the Cycladic Island of Syros. It combines Greek island summer weather with psychoanalytic studies.

From the first Workshop (held on May 1998) EFPP and IPA members from all over Europe have been joining this event in this sunny and picturesque Greek island of Syros. Successful workshops of the past enjoyed the presentations of invited speakers like Margot Waddell, Biddy Youell, Gianna Williams, Prof. R.D. Hinshelwood, Ricky and Louise Emanuel, Ann Horne & Monica Lanyado (U.K.), Jean Begoin, Regine Prat & Klio Bournova (France), Roberto Basile (Italy), Luc Moyson (Belgium), Serge Frisch (Luxembourg), Olympia Sklidi, Athanasios Alexandridis & Sophia Hassilidi (Greece), Andre Gautier, Thomas and Elisabeth von Salis (Switzerland), Majlis Winberg Salomonsson, Imre Szecsody & Anders Jacobsson (Sweden).

The high quality theoretical and clinical presentations in the plenary meetings are discussed in small Anglophone and Francophone groups characterised by a friendly atmosphere, which encourages the exchange of ideas. The same friendly atmosphere accompanies us to the seaside and the local tavernas after each day’s work and is perhaps one of the reasons that most of the Syros Summer Workshop participants keep coming back for the next event.

The theme of the 12th Syros Summer Workshop is Contemporary culture and its relation to psychic organisations: Countertransference in view of ‘new’ normalities and pathologies, with invited speakers: Alexandra de Rementeria (U.K.), Maria Papadima (U.K.), and Nicolas Evzonas (France) and discussants: Olympia Sklidi (Greece), Cristina Călărășanu (Romania), Grigoris Maniadakis (Greece).

We are looking forward to welcoming you to Syros in June 2023!

The Organising Committee
Effie Layiou-Lignos, Lida Anagnostaki, Olga Maratou