Trialog Conference

Encounters II. Psycho-historical Trialog

12.10.2017 - 15.10.2017

Potsdam, Germany - Seminaris Seehotel Potsdam-West (Pirschheide)


Berlin/Potsdam | Kiew | Moskau | Krasnodar

Encounters II.
Psycho-historical Trialog.


A group analytic conference on Ukrainian-Russian-German understanding in regard of a common historical background.


Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to announce our second International group analytic conference in October 2017. Following a first successful conference in May 2015 we are happy to continue the “Trialog” between Russians, Ukrainians and Germans.

We would like to invite all colleagues in the field of psychotherapy, psychoanalysis and group analysis as well as people interested in psycho-historical topics as long they are familiar with group work or group self-experience.

The historical background is the current social development, cultural imprints and the history of violence since World War I, including the Revolution in Russia (1917) and in Germany (1918), World War II and the Cold War (1945-1990) and its effects until today: War, civil war, flight, and opening and shutting down in present times.

Our aim is to exchange, understand and reflect on the diverse personal and collective experiences and projections of the past and in the world of today. Moreover, we will see how our mutual history not only separates but also connects us. All participants can pass on their gained experiences from this conference into their fields of practice.

We work in small and large group settings according to the British tradition of Group Analysis (S.H. Foulkes), to which we will add social dreaming by Gordon Lawrence. The groups will be conducted by Russian and/or Ukrainian and German colleagues. Each of the small groups shall consist of ten to twelve participants and two group leaders/consultants. During group sessions translation will be provided (Russian-German/Ukrainian-German). One group will be held in English without an interpreter. All the participants will meet in a large group once a day. (Further information in the program)

Stephan Alder is head of the conference in cooperation with the Berlin Institute for Group Analysis e.V. (BIG) and the Brandenburg Society for Psychotherapy, Psychosomatic and Medical Psychology e.V. (BGPPmP).

Registration and Conference Fees

Please register as soon as possible.

Conference fee: (except for Ucrainian and Russian participants), without overnight stay at the hotel: 950 Euro*

(Early Bird until June 30th 2017 only pay 900 Euro*)

Conference fee for Ucrainian and Russian colleagues: 450 Euro*, without overnight stay at the hotel.

* Price includes drinks and meals during the conference time.

If you wish a reduction of the conference fee due to low income or other reasons, please contact us including a short illustration of your situation:

A one-bed room at the Seminaris Seehotel including breakfast from 12. - 15. October 2017 costs: 270 Euro.

A double-bed room at the Seminaris Seehotel indluding breakfast (same dates) costs: 360 Euros (two persons).
Please note that this special offer is only valid until 16.08.2017 Further information you will receive after your complete registration.

If you have any difficulties registering via this website we kindly ask you to write your registration request to:

Donations are always welcome: In order to be able to reduce the fee for participants, we happily receive donations. Receipts will be handed out. Please contact or

We are looking forward welcoming you in Potsdam

The organization team: Dipl.-Psych. Kathrin Albert, Marie-Luise Alder, Dr. Stephan Alder, Yurij Danko, Dr. Frank-Andreas Horzetzky, Dr. Kurt Husemann, Tatjana Jacob-Bekfani, Dr. Friedrich-Wilhelm Lindemann, Prof. Elena Pourtova, Dipl.-Psych. Hanna Reinhardt-Bork, Katrin Stumptner.

Location Potsdam