Dear IEDTA members, soon-to-become-members and those interested in the field of Experiential Dynamic Therapy,
We are excited to invite you to Amsterdam for our 8th international conference of the International Experiential Dynamic Therapy Association (IEDTA), from November 3 - 5, 2016.
It will be fascinating to see the similarities and differences among practitioners of the various EDT approaches in the treatment of this specific condition . As usual, clinical presentation will make use of audio-visual recordings of actual psychotherapy sessions as well as of outcome and follow-up interviews. This allows us to see beyond theory what practitioners actually do in their work and how patients actually respond.
This conference will include presentations by a very large number of presenters from many countries. As well as individual adult out-patient psychotherapy, we will have presentations of cases from in-patient programs, from family therapy, and from pediatric psychotherapy. A Research Symposium will showcase outcome research from prominent psychodynamic psychotherapy researchers. At the end of each conference day we will have a panel discussion in which all of that day's presenters will come together to respond to questions from the audience share their perspectives on treatment and research.
We are very pleased to have Les Greenberg as our keynote speaker. Dr. Greenberg is one of the originators and primary developers of Emotion-Focused Therapy for individuals and couples. His research has addressed questions regarding empathy, psychotherapy process, the therapeutic alliance, and emotion in human functioning. He is a lively and engaging presenter and we look forward to his perspectives on the role of emotion in psychological functioning and in therapy.
The conference theme is: Overcoming Treatment Resistant Depression: The Power of Emotion.
Our special venue is CASA 400, which is a modern conference centre, with a hotel on its premises, one tram ride away from the historical centre of Amsterdam.
We hope that you will enjoy the beautiful and always sparkling city of Amsterdam! There is never a shortage of wonderful activities in Amsterdam. You may want to listen to world-class music performances in the renowned concert hall, Het Concertgebouw, or hang out at the Leidseplein, the center of Amsterdam’s lively entertainment scene. For quieter moments, you may take time to sit outside at any of dozens of cafes (which provide outside heaters on colder nights), sipping coffee or tea while watching the vibrant city streets. Wind your way through Vondel Park, or stroll around the famous canals and take in the sights from the Amsterdam “golden age.” And of course, there are many famous museums to explore, including the Van Gogh museum, Rijksmuseum, Stedelijk museum, Hermitage, Joods Historisch museum (Jewish History), and the National Maritime Museum.
Please note that we have arranged special rates for airfares with KLM / Air France. Hotel accommodations will be suggested for all budgets.
Looking forward to seeing you at IEDTA 2016, November 3 - 5 in Amsterdam!
Marieke van Dam