“The Transgenerational Transmission of Trauma and Recovery from Trauma” (Friday 17 November 2023)

UUP, EAP and CAP Joint Online Symposium
Friday November 17thth 2023 09.30am – 16.15pm CET

In this Third Symposium which is organized and held jointly by the Ukrainian Umbrella Association of Psychotherapy, the European Association for Psychotherapy and the Czech National Association for Psychotherapy, we are pleased and proud to have distinguished speakers Professor Mark Preiss and Professor Emmy van Deurzen giving their important presentations for Ukrainian Psychotherapists and European Psychotherapists.

We are also proud to present the outcome of a number of studies related to the mental health and resources of Ukrainian Psychotherapists as specialists at the forefront of social and mental changes. The results of this study will be presented by speakers Vladimir Pogorely in the context of a sample of those Psychotherapists who left Ukraine, and Professor Kira Sedykh on the sample of those who remained in Ukraine. Finally Olena Dobrodnyak, Head of the System and Family Therapy Section of the UUP will summarise the overall findings of the report.

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Professor Marek Preiss – “Transgenerational Transmission of Trauma.”

Professor Emmy Van Deurzen – “From Crisis to Freedom.”

Professor Kira Sedykh – “The Impact of the War on Family and Psychotherapeutic Systems.”

Volodymyr Pogorely – “Experiences of Ukrainian Psychotherapists who left Ukraine.”

Olena Dobrodnyak – “Ukrainian Psychotherapists at the Forefront of Social and Mental Changes.”



Psychotherapists are required to engage in extensive personal psychotherapy during their training which is up to seven years duration. Psychotherapists usually have a first degree followed by a professional, highly specialised, theoretical and clinical training which includes research methodology and continuous professional development. The EAP promotes the recognition of common standards of training throughout Europe, and will ensure their mobility across member states.