The Libero and Zora Polojaz Foundation in collaboration with the
Hrvatsko Psihoanalitičko Društvo

shall organize an


Saturday, 22 October 2016 at the Bošnjački Institut, Sarajevo

The so-called “talking cure” that was defined by one of the first psychoanalytic patients was a remarkable discovery within the patient-doctor relationship. Psychoanalysis was developed out of this “cure”, along with psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

In this seminar, a number of psychoanalysts from the Croatian and the Italian Psychoanalytic Societies, which are both part of the IPA, consider certain essential concepts of treatment based on psychoanalysis. These concepts will then be discussed and investigated in working groups.

It is well-known that the path of psychoanalysis commenced from traumatic experiences that emerged from patients’ memories, although most of these memories later proved to be phantasies. Nevertheless, trauma alongside phantasy is both an organizer as well as a disorganizer of psychic experience. Trauma can be gradually reconstructed over the course of psychotherapy, thus fostering the recovery of psychic creativity.

Scientific committee:
Andrea Braun, psychoanalyst of the Società Psicoanalitica Italiana
Paolo Fonda, psychoanalyst of the Società Psicoanalitica Italiana
Stanislav Matačić, psychoanalyst of the Hrvatsko Psihoanalitičko Društvo
Vlasta Polojaz, psychoanalyst of the Società Psicoanalitica Italiana


Conference Hall

Chair: Stanislav Matačić

9.00 Welcome from the Local Organizing Committee
9.20 Introduction to the Seminar – Vlasta Polojaz
9.40 About psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy – Paolo Fonda
10.00 Setting in psychoanalytic psychotherapy – Anna Nicolò

11.00 Coffee break

11.30 New technologies and psychoanalytic psychotherapy – Andrea Braun
11.50 First comments by participants

12.30 Lunch break

Chair: Sanja Borovečki Jakovljev

14.00 Panel: Researching topics to be discussed in working groups
14.30 Working groups led by Croatian and Italian psychoanalysts

16.30 Coffee break

17.00 Final panel with group leaders and speakers – Closing remarks
17.30 Closing

The main speaker, Anna Nicolò (Rome, Italy) is a medical doctor, child and adolescent psychiatrist, training analyst of the Italian Psychoanalytic Society (SPI) and of the International Psychoanalytical Association (IPA). Member of the previous Board of Representatives of the IPA and previous chair of the EFP (European Federation for Psychoanalysis) “Forum for Adolescents Psychoanalysis”, she is the scientific director of the journal Interazioni (Interactions) and author of numerous publications.

Organizing Committee:
Maja Dobranić-Posavec, candidate of the Croatian Psycoanalytic Society
Sabaheta Duranović, candidate of the Croatian Psycoanalytic Society
Alma Kreševljaković, analysand of the Croatian Psycoanalytic Society

Official languages are English, Croatian and Bosnian.

The seminar is free of charge, but the participation is limited.


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With the sponsorship of:

Bošnjački Institut, Mula Mustafe Bašeskije 21 - Sarajevo