From 18-20 April 2018 the Institute Contextual Approach organized the International Conference Contextual Therapy 2018. The aim was to gather contextual therapy practitioners, researchers and students as well as professionals in the field of family therapy, (pastoral) counseling, social work, psychology, psychiatry and education to a 3-day conference in The Netherlands, and to serve as an academic platform with valuable professional development and continuing education opportunity for practitioners.
On this page, video recordings of the keynote speakers, as well as a large number of the summaries and presentations of the workshops held during this conference will become available. This material can be used free of charge, provided that if the material is published in any way, this is done with reference to the rightful author(s).
Day 1 - April 18, 2018
- Welcome at the ICCT 2018 by Kees Bregman, the Netherlands, chair of the conference
- Openingsspeech 'For the Future' by Jaap van der Meiden, the Netherlands, founder and director of the ICA
- How to introduce Contextual Therapy to culturally and professionally diverse students and clinicians by Ofra Shaham, Israel
- Resolving the Burden of Destructive Entitlement in the Practice of Direct Address by Marina Riemslagh, Belgium
- Merging Models: Integrating Attachment, EFT and Contextual Theory by Jennifer Coppola, US
- Out of Order: Family of Origin Impact on Couple and Family Therapy Trainees Level of Burnout, Through the Lens of Contextual Family Therapy by Jennifer Vallin and Tatiana Glebova, US.
- Relational ethics as the unique selling proposition of contextual therapy? by Paul Heyndrickx, Belgium
- The right to give: The contextual work with siblings in placement by Stephanie Haxhe, Belgium
- Synopsis of the first day, by Kees Bregman, Chair of the conference
Day 2 - April 19, 2018
- Opening speech day two of the ICCT 2018 by Martine Noordegraaf, Professor Youth and Family, the Netherlands
- An Analysis of the Practice of Ivan Boszormenyi-Nagy by Jaap van der Meiden, the Netherlands
- Dialogical conversations between Social workers, client and the informal network by Albert van Dieren, the Netherlands
- Historical Trauma through the Contextual Therapy Lens: Hungary, Russia and Turkey Cases by Tatiana Glebova, US et al.
- Utilizing forgiveness therapy to heal the wounds of Bedouin-Arab families by Alvin Lander, Israel
- Child- and family focused treatment after Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) by Aletta Simons & Kees Verduijn, the Netherlands
- Receiving through giving: A case study of exoneration\u00a0by\u00a0Janet Stauffer, US
- Synopsis of day 2 by Kees Bregman, chair of the conference
Day 3 - April 20, 2018
- Introduction of day 3 of the ICCT 2018 by chairman Kees Bregman.
- Keynote by Hanneke Meulink-Korf: Relational ethics in a changing world. Should this lead to a change of contextual therapy?
- Keynote by Catherine Ducommun Nagy: Boszormenyi-Nagy’s hopes for the future of the mental health field and its implications for contextual therapists.
- Keynote by Peter Rober: Dialogical family therapy and contextual therapy: Siblings, cousins or unrelated?
- Keynote by Rashmi Gangamma: Contextual therapy and scientific research: a view of the past and a wish for the future. Challenges and opportunities in research with contextual therapy theory.
- Film: The Bridge Between by Janet Stauffer