XIV Conference of European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
Trauma in Changing Societies:
Social Contexts and Clinical Practice

10-13 June 2015 Vilnius, Lithuania

Pre-Conference Workshops

10 June 2015

We are excited to announce the program of pre-conference workshops, which are scheduled for 10 June 2015. Click here to register for the workshops. Please note that you can also register for the Conference Dinner, Young Minds Party and submit your accompanying person’s registration along the way.


Please note, that all the Pre-Conference workshops will take place at Vilnius University (Universiteto str. 9, Vilnius).


You are invited to get acquainted with the main topics of the workshops.

Integration Makes Sense: Getting to Know Brief Eclectic Psychotherapy for PTSD (BEPP)
A full-day workshop by dr. Mirjam Nijdam and prof. dr. Berthold Gersons and dr. Miglė Dovydaitienė 

10:00 – 17:00
Room 403

BEPP is a comprehensive treatment for PTSD that integrates effective interventions from various psychotherapy schools in a logical sequence. Several randomized controlled trials have proven its efficacy. The difference between BEPP and other evidence-based PTSD treatments is that BEPP focuses on healthy expression of avoided emotions like sorrow and anger and that its aim is to learn from the trauma. Read more


Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET): An Evidence Based Treatment for Multiple and Complex Trauma
A full-day workshop by dr. Ruud Jongedijk, dr. Gerdie Eiting and Tobias Hecker, Ph.D. 

10:00 – 17:00
Room 209

Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET) is an evidence-based approach for the treatment of trauma-related mental disorders. Given its focus on the autobiographical elaboration of traumatic experiences, NET is particularly suited for populations affected by multiple traumatic experiences like sexual, familial or organized violence. Read more


Psychodynamic Psychotherapy with Trauma Victims: Theory, Technique, Evidence
A full-day workshop by prof dr Lutz Wittmann, prof dr Ask Elklit, prof dr Robert Bering and prof dr Roderick J. Ørner

10:00 – 17:00
Room 407

Trauma has been a central concept for psychodynamic theory and practice for more than 100 years resulting in strong mutual influences between psychotraumatology and psychodynamic therapy. In this workshop, psychodynamic concepts and techniques will be illustrated avoiding school-specific terminology and evaluated for their evidence base. Read more


Multifamily Therapy (MFT) with Families after Traumatic Events
A full-day workshop by dr. Trudy Mooren and dr. Julia Bala

10:00 – 17:00
Room 308

Psychotrauma results in consequences that go beyond the individual. Long lasting cumulative (traumatic) stress and chronic PTSD of (a) family member(s) can seriously undermine the family routines, relations, patterns of communication and limit the parental functioning, leading to psychosocial difficulties of the children. The posttraumatic family reorganization can facilitate or hinder the functional adaptation. Read more


Screening and Prevention for Children and Youth after Trauma and Violence
ISTSS-sponsored half-day workshop by Nancy Kassam-Adams, PhD and Grete Dyb, PhD

14:00 – 17:00
Room 214

Exposure to acute, potentially traumatic events is an unfortunately common experience for children and youth in many countries. Children may be affected by community-level events, such as disasters, violence, or terrorism, and by events that impact one child or family at a time, such as injury, serious medical events, residential fires, or exposure to violence. Read more