ekp systEducational seminary which introduces the systemic view of family dynamics and human groups. It is addressed at mental health’s experts: Psychiatrists, Child-psychiatrists, Psychologists and Social workers. It lasts for two years, once a week.

This seminary is experiential, as it premises the participants’ active participation, not only listening passively and gathering information.

Theoretical and clinical material is presented so that the understanding, of the inter-psychic personal dynamics, as well as this of the intra-personal dynamics, will be achieved, through a bio-psycho-social basis.

The trainees are asked to process and understand information in small work groups, to act in family simulation roles and to present their latest systemic projects.

Thematic Axes:

Family’s circle of life.

Family’s route is analyzed from a systemic view, using clinical material, as well as the dynamics and processing from partner’s choice, marriage, children’s birth, old age and death.

o Divorce dynamics

o Single parenthood families

o Families under reconstruction- Mourning

o Family legends

o Greek family’s evolution through the years

o Traditional-Urban-Modern-Post-modern family

o Traditional – nuclear (urban) – modern – postmodern family.

System-System’s properties

o Family’s view as a system

o Functional and dysfunctional subsystems

o Hierarchy, borders, affiliation to society supersystem

o Ascension of roles in groups and in family

o Triangulated relationships

o Triangulated relationships.


o Verbal, Non-verbal

o Double bond Communication’s language and symbols Metacommunication

o Language of communication.

o Metacommunication.

Configuration of the professional identity of the mental health’s specialist

o Self appreciation

o Therapist’s blind spots

o Professional burnout

Existential parameter

o Life’s meaning

o Freedom, loneliness, creativity

o Original self

o Life values

Therapeutic process

o Therapeutic demand

o Therapeutic contract

o Therapeutic communication

o Transference – Countertransference.

 Self-defense mechanisms

Group Therapy

o Therapeutic group’s formation

o Group’s coherence

o Therapeutic factors

o Intra-personal therapy