At the invitation of the European Association for Psychotherapy, BHIDAPA participated in the Conference entitled “Psychotherapy in the Time of COVID”. The Online Conference was held on May 22, 2021. organized by the Lithuanian Society for Psychotherapy in cooperation with the European Association for Psychotherapy (EAP) and the Lithuanian Association for Psychiatry.Important issues related to the role of the psychotherapeutic profession and the development of its identity in preserving the mental health of children, youth and adults were presented through lectures: Patricia Hunt (United Kingdom), Adrian Rhodes (United Kingdom), Joseph Knobel Freud (Spain), Tom Warnecke (United Kingdom), Levas Kovarskis (Finland), Eugenijus Laurinaitis (Lithuania).
Mirela Badurina and Sabina Zijadić Husić participated in the Conference on behalf of BHIDAPA.
“Psychotherapists have not been ‘front-line’ workers during the Covid-19 Pandemic, but every day Psychotherapists have worked to enhance and sustain good mental health and help save the lives of severely depressed and suicidal clients.”
Patricia Hunt, President of EAP