We are pleased to inform you that the Psychoanalytical Society of Serbia is launching a cycle of workshops as part of continuous education of professionals in the field of mental health and related sciences, with the aim of acquiring and expanding their knowledge of psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

The cycle is called “Contemporary Psychoanalysis in Theory and Practice”. Through lectures, the participants will have the opportunity to become familiar with both basic and contemporary psychoanalytical concepts. Also, through supervision groups in which the PSS candidates will present their work and analysists will supervise, participants will be able to see the practical application of theoretical concepts. 

The cycle will take place in 4 workshops, each of which will have the same structure and timetable, and each one will last for 7 hours. 

  • The first workshop will be held on December 3, 2022, the topic of an introductory lecture is “Basic Concepts of Psychoanalysis-an Introduction”, lecturer is Aleksandar Kontić.
  • The second workshop is scheduled for February 4, 2023, the topic of an introductory lecture is “The Unconscious in Clinical Practice”.
  • The third workshop will be held on April 1, 2023, the topic of an introductory lecture is: “Analytical Listening and Interpretations”.
  • The fourth workshop will take place on June 10, 2023, the topic of an introductory lecture is: “Transference and Countertransference”.

The participation fee is 6000 Dinars per workshop, if all 4 workshops are paid for in advance, the total price is 20 000 Dinars. It is possible to register for one or more workshops. 

Participants receive certificate of participation.

Number of participants is limited. 

Venue: The seat of the Psychoanalytical Society of Serbia: Koste Jovanovića 20, Belgrade.


9.30 – 10.00 Arrival and registration

10.00 – 10.45 Lecture: “Basic Concepts of Psychoanalysis – an Introduction”, Aleksandar Kontić

Even to this day there is a belief, quite distant from reality, that observed from the perspective of strict positivism, psychoanalysis is a closed system of objectively unverifiable ideas and concepts close to a narrow domain of the dedicated, who, considering the diversities of new ideas, do not even understand each other very well. On the other hand, today we notice that many psychotherapeutic modalities to a greater or lesser extent rely on basic psychoanalytic concepts themselves, using them in the context of their theoretical and therapeutic premises and goals. Psychoanalysis itself, on its continuous developmental pathway, today shows the diversity of different views on the problems of its theory and practice. In all of this, basic theoretical concepts (theory of personality, theory of development, health and psychopathology, metapsychology) as well as concepts that make the essence of psychoanalytical practice (interpretation, transfer analysis, technical neutrality and countertransference analysis) remain the basic determinants that define its identity and essence.

10.45 – 11.00 Break

11.00 – 12.30 First clinical case report

12.30 – 14.00 Lunch break

14.00 – 15.30 Second clinical case report

15.30 – 15.45 Break

15.45 – 17.00 Participants’ discussion about clinical material

Special emphasis is placed on the possibility of participants to take active part within the segment “Participants’ discussion about clinical material”, with cases, examples and/or dilemmas from clinical practice.

In case you have any questions or a query, please write to us at klinickiworkshoppds@pss.org.rs

Kind regards until we meet!