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“A place of psychotherapy in preserving the health and well-being of children and adolescents”
it will be held in Sarajevo, from October 18th to October 21st. 2018.
The opening ceremony of Congress is on Thursday, 18th.
October 2018 at 7:00 pm at HILLS Hotel

Dramatic changes on a global scale, on the one hand, and progress on the scientific and technological front, on the other hand, inevitably affect all people and aspects of their lives, especially the lives of the most vulnerable part of society, namely children and young people.

It is a great challenge that is placed in front of all experts dealing with the protection of the health of children and youth and their well-being, in the search for new research, preventive, therapeutic and rehabilitation activities that will seek to enable new forms of adaptation that lead to health, in rapid and complex changes.

New scientific findings change our knowledge of children and adolescent psychopathology and something previously understood in the field of children and adolescent mental health and well-being, today we understand in another way.

A virtual world where our children and young people live, refugee crises, war and transgenerational traumas, value systems, bring with them new issues and challenges for professions dealing with the health and well-being of children and adolescents.

Congress aims to highlight the need to increase awareness of all experts in the fields of health, social protection, education and justice
on the importance of multidisciplinary and intersectoral cooperation in the preservation of the health and well-being of children and adolescents.

Healthy growth and development of children and adolescents, and society as a whole, depend heavily on our action today, both in recognizing children’s needs and organizing,
the optimal environment and impact, in particular from the point of view of preventive as well as curative activities.

Congress will be the meeting place of different disciplines, institutions and organisations aimed at preserving the health and well-being of children and adolescents, exchanging experiences, good practices, announced new trends, through numerous presentations by participants from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia, Malta, Macedonia, Montenegro, Slovenia, England, Italy, France, Germany, Austria and other European countries, and Canada,  United States of America and others.

The topics of exposure come from the fields of health, social protection, education and juvenile justice.

We are pleased to present the role of psychotherapy in preserving the health and well-being of children and adolescents through plenary lectures, round tables, workshops,
panels, on topics such as:
 Mental health of children and adolescents
 Role of families, schools and institutions
 Juvenile justice
 Abuse, neglect and estrangement of a child
Psychopathology, Pharmacotherapy,
Psychodiagnostics and research
 Early development of the child and neuroscience
Loss and grief
 Sexually based violence
 Online growing up
 Refugee crises, war and transgeneration
 Innovative approach and challenges of working with children in
new millennium

President of Congress:
Prof. dr. Dubravka Kocijan Hercigonja

Slow Board:
Prof. dr. Norman Sartorius, Prof. dr. Gordana Buljan
Flander, Prof. dr. Daniel J. Siegel, Prof. dr. Vera Daneš
Brozek, Prof. dr. Michael Ungar, Prof. dr. John
Sargent, Prof. dr. Renko Đapić,

Scientific Board:
Prof. dr. Dubravka Kocijan Hercigonja, Prof. dr. Gordana Buljan Flander, Prof. dr. Esmina Avdibegović, Prof. dr. Vera Daneš Brozek, dr. sc. Kanita Dervić, Prof. dr. Saida Fišeković, Prof. dr. Mirjana Graovac, dr. sc. Mirela Badurina, dr. sc. Vesna Hercigonja Novković, Doc. dr. Lidija Pecotić, Prof. dr. Sanja Radetić Lovrić, dr. sc. Lana Petö Kujundžić, Prof. dr. Jelena Srna, doc. dr. Larisa Velić, Prof. dr. Gregor Žvelc.

Organizing Board:
Mirela Badurina, predsjednica organizacionog odbora, mirela@psychotherapy.ba
Goran Čerkez, dopredsjednik organizacionog odbora, Goran.Cerkez@fmz.gov.ba
Vesna Hercigonja Novković, savjetnik organizacionog odbora, vesnahnovkovic@gmail.com
Anesa Vilić, savjetnik organizacionog odbora, anesa.vilic.sarajevo@gmail.com
Vladimir Žuržulović, web developer, vlado@citygroup.ba

Members of the organizing board:
Alma Hadžiskakić Azra Arnautović Belma Žiga Dina Koren Đana Lončarica Elma Omersoftić Lejla Smajić Hodžić Mirjana Gavrić Hopić Sabina Zijadić Husić
Sandra Muratović Selma Gaši Senka Čimpo Srebrenka Hota

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