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Trauma Aid Europe 3rd Virtual Annual Conference Saturday 04 November 2023

Forgiveness, Reconciliation and Sustainable Peace In Trauma Response


08:30h  – Registration
08:45h – Welcome by President Trauma Aid Europe – Professor Derek Farrell MBE

09:00h Keynote Address One (60 minutes):
Venerable Robert Miller, Archdeacon of Derry &
Michael Doherty, Director of Peace & Reconciliation in Northern Ireland

10:15h Presentation One (30 minutes):

Child & Adolescent EMDR C-GTEP and G-TEP and Institutionalised Care –
Supporting Children and Staff
Vasia Stamati, Manolis Foundoulakis, Penny Papanikolopoulos (Greece)

11:00h Morning Coffee Break
11:15h Presentation Two (30 minutes):
Transgenerational Trauma and Lebanon
Charlotte El Khalil

12:00h Keynote Address Two (60 minutes):

Father Michael Lapsley SSM, President of the Institute of the Healing of
Memories (South Africa) and Social Activist

13:00h Lunch
13:30h Presentation Three (30 minutes):
Trauma, Identity and Extremism
Deepti Ramaswamy

14:15h Presentation Four (30 minutes):

Trauma Psycho-Social Support (TPSS) in Northern Iraq and Ukraine
Frank Hofmann, Peter Bumke, Ute Sodemann (Trauma Aid Germany)

15:00h Presentation Five (30 minutes):

Work of Trauma Aid Turkey with Earthquakes in Turkey
Trauma Aid Turkey

15:30h Keynote Address Three (60 minutes):

Carol Martin, Executive Director Trauma Recovery US, EMDR
Humanitarian Assistance Programmes

16:45h Trauma Aid Europe Humanitarian Award 2023 and Closing Remarks

8 CPD (Continuing Professional Development Credits) approved by EMDR All-Ireland

Pasul 1: contact secretariat EMDR Romania

Registration Deadline: 20th of October 2023

Pasul 2: link inregistrare trimis de Trauma Aid Europe


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Igor Pietkiewicz, PhD

Independent researcher at the Institute of Psychology in the Jesuit University Ignatianum in Krakow, head of the Research Center for Trauma and Dissociation (RCTD), psychotherapist and psychotherapy supervisor. Until 2022, had been working as associate professor at the SWPS University of Social Sciences & Humanities, Faculty of Psychology in Katowice. He was the founder of the Qualitative Research Laboratory (QualLab) and chairman of the Ethical Board. In 2022, he resigned from his job at SWPS to concentrate fully on his clinical and scientific work. He has been a board member and mentor of the European Society for Trauma & Dissociation ( for many years, and currently serves as its president.
In the scientific field, he investigates cultural factors influencing health, coping strategies and utilising available resources. He led projects financed by the National Science Center (NCN Poland) in which he explored alterations in consciousness (depersonalization and derealization) and clinical presentations of people who had been using exorcisms. He was the supervisor of master’s and doctoral theses in the field of psychology.
He has obtained psychotherapist’s and supervisor’s certificates of the Polish Psychiatric Association, European Certificate of Psychotherapist, certificate of the Polish Society of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, EMDR Practitioner & EMDR Consultant certificates. For many years he worked at the Psychiatric Day-Care Unit in Sosnowiec, where he offered assessment and group psychotherapy, supervised therapists and coordinated an internship program for psychotherapy trainees, accredited by the Polish Psychiatric Association. Currently, he runs a private practice in Katowice, where he consults and treats mainly adults with complex trauma experiences.

Country: Poland
Phone: +48 602 648 713

Dr Igor Pietkiewicz este cercetător la Institutul Jesuit University Ignatianum din Krakow (Polonia), este conducătorul Centrului de Cercetare a Traumei si Disocierii (RCTD), supervizor si consultant EMDR EU in practica privata, actual Presedinte al Societatii Europene de Trauma si Disociere (