Conference


Invitation
Dear colleagues,
I have the honor to invite you, as the organiser of this international event and on behalf of the International Consultants Committee, the Scientific Committee and the Organisational Committee, to the island of Kos to experience the dynamics of Sociodrama. The theme of this Conference is going to be ‘Oh Eros, unconquerable in the battle’ a quote from Sophocles’ play, Antigone. Eros is in the beginning of Cosmos (Eros-Ghaia-Chaos) and also its developmental dimensions. Eros is not only love, sexuality, friendship. Furthermore Eros is a transcendental concept of mobilizing people and all living beings as an irresistible deity. This Conference will be held from the 30th of September to the 4th of October 2015 at the homeland of Hippocrates, a land famous for the best Asclepieion among the 300 Asclepieia of ancient times. Therefore, I am pleased to invite you to this Aegean landscape, in order to enjoy in its light and strength of this Sociodramatic experience along with J.L.Moreno’s vision of large groups.

Georgios Chaniotis, psychologist (DESS), psychodrama, group analysis, history (DEA).
LOC chairman
Wednesday 30/09/2015
12.00 - 15.30Registration
At registration, you will be given your Conference tag marked with two stickers: a green, for participating in the excursion to Nisyros and a red for participating in the “Farewell Dinner”.
15.30 - 17.00Visit to the Botanical Garden of Hippocrates
17.00 - 18.00Opening Ceremony in Asclepieion, Hippocratic Oath
18.00 - 19.30Sociodramatic event
Thursday 01/10/2015
08.00 - 09.00 Registration
At registration, you will be given your Conference tag marked with two stickers: a green, for participating in the excursion to Nisyros and a red for participating in the “Farewell Dinner”.
09.00 - 11.30Workshops - Seminars - Oral Presentations
11:30 - 12.00Coffee break
12.00 - 14.00Workshops - Seminars - Oral Presentations
14.00 - 15.30Lunch
15.30 - 18.00Workshops - Seminars - Oral Presentations
18:00 - 18.30Coffee break
18.30 - 20.30Plenary session
Friday 02/10/2015
09.00 - 11.30Workshops - Seminars - Oral Presentations
11.30 - 12.00Coffee break
12.00 - 13.30Workshops – Seminars – Oral Presentations
13.30 - 14.30Lunch – Preparation to depart for the Island of Nisyros
14.30 Departure to Kardamena, Nisyros (for Mandraki – Stefanos)
17.30 - 18.30“Volcanic” Sociodrama at Stefanos crater
18.30 Return
Please keep in mind that if you wish to go to the centre of the Volcano, on Nysiros Island where the temperature of the soil can be high, you are advised to wear shoes with soles not very likely to overheat or easily melt.
Saturday 03/10/2015
09.00 - 11.30Workshops – Seminars – Oral Presentations
11.30 - 12.00Coffee break
12.00 - 13.30Workshops - Seminars - Presentations
13.30 - 14.30Lunch
14.30 - 16.30Plenary session
16.30 - 17.45Free time
17.45 Departure to Zia - Gala
18.30 Conference Gala - Greek night
Sunday 04/10/2015
08.00 - 10.30Workshops – Seminars – Oral Presentations
10.30 - 11.00Coffee break
11.00 - 13.00Closing Ceremony
09.00 - 11.30Thursday 01/10/2015
AEGLE A'
Workshop - Judith Teszáry (Sweden) and Maurizio Gasseau (Italy)
Where is Eros in the wars and crises of 2015?
AEGLE B'
Workshop - Oded Navé (Israel)
Sociometry, Sociodrama and Psychodrama: traveling through the socio/individual journey
AKESO
Workshop - Manuela Maciel, Margarida Belchior (Portugal)
Sociodrama and Education
MELAMBUS
Workshop - Enrique Stola, Silvia Lommi (Argentina)
Egalitarian action and prevention of gender violence English/Spanish
CHIRON
Workshop - Diane Adderley (UK)
The use of the action time-line in organisations and with individuals
HOMER
Workshop - Andrea C. Hummel (USA)
Battling Medusa: healing cultural shadows via Sociodrama English/German
12.00 - 14.00Thursday 01/10/2015
AEGLE A'
Workshop - Roberto de Inocencio (Spain)
Post-Conflict Pleasure

Workshop - Isabel Luñansky (Spain), Zozef Gargaronis, Eleni Mitsiou, Panagiota Kontogianni, Despina Mourouzidou, Chryssa Papa, Jason Tsahalis, Katerina Zachariadou (Greece)
Myths from all around the world English/Greek
AEGLE B'
Workshop - Iafi Shpirer (Israel)
Sociodrama from the womb (uterus)
AKESO
Workshop - Andriani Giaka, Katerina Lioliou, Areti Paziotou (Greece)
Sociodrama inspired by Plato’s “Politeia” English/Greek
MELAMBUS
Presentation - Kalliopi Nomikou-Spanou, Reneta Eleftheriou (Greece)
Roles in social structures/infrastructures Greek/English
CHIRON
Workshop - Antonis Liodakis, Dimitris Karagiorgas (Greece)
When Sociodrama meets Therapeutic Puppetry Greek/English
HOMER
Workshop - Miltiadis Soultanis, Ioannis Georgeas, Nektarios Drakonakis, Eleni Dritsa, Matina Kourounioti, Konstantina Kostopoulou, Themis Moschidis, Charalambos Saroglou (Greece)
Representations of mythological gods and heroes in collective unconscious Greek/English
KIPRIOTIS BEACH
Workshop - Fotis Lampadiaris, Konstantina Menouti, Katerina Pilafidou, Stefania Pragkasti, Vassilis Sofras, Iakovos Sampsakis (Greece)
Transcultural interaction through Visual Arts, Music and Sociodrama English/Greek
15.30 - 18.00Thursday 01/10/2015
AEGLE A'
Workshop - Valerie Monti Holland (UK)
Not business as usual: bringing Eros into the boardrooms of Corporate America
AEGLE B'
Workshop - Marco Greco (Italy)
When Sociodrama makes room for Psychodrama: using them together
AKESO
Workshop - Georgios Chaniotis, Ioannis Georgeas (Greece)
Transculturalism and Coexistence Greek/English
MELAMBUS
Workshop - Kerstin Jurdell (Sweden)
Re-entering Dionysian conciousness in society-on psychological femininity
CHIRON
Workshop - Rebecca Walters (USA)
Childwork/Childplay: Sociodrama with children’s groups
HOMER
Workshop - June Rabson Hare (Israel)
Sociodramatic container for individual psychodramatic dream exploration
18.30 - 20.30Thursday 01/10/2015
HIPPOCRATES
Plenary Session - Ron Wiener (UK), Monica Westberg (Sweden), Katerina Lioliou, Ioannis Georgeas (Greece)
09.00 - 11.30Friday 02/10/2015
AEGLE A'
Workshop - Agnes Dudler (Germany)
Aphrodite and Eros - Greek Polytheism as cradle of an ecology of life

Workshop - Gábor Pintér (Hungary), Jorge Burmeister (Switzerland)
Odysseus: the longing to return home. How to transform myth into Sociodrama: the Sociodrama approach
AEGLE B'
Workshop - Ron Wiener (UK)
Running a multi scene Sociodrama and its links to Spontaneity Theatre
AKESO
Workshop - Hannes Krall, Jutta Fürst (Austria)
Sociodrama in transcultural work at the International Spring Academy (ISA)
MELAMBUS
Workshop - Tamar Pelleg (Israel)
Adam and Eve: a story of temptation (Bibliodrama with a twist of Psychodrama)
CHIRON
Workshop - Marjut Partanen-Hertell (Finland)
Voices from tomorrow - the environment legacy we leave after us
HOMER
Workshop - Jeanne Burger (USA)
Exploring ethics in action
12.00 - 13.30Friday 02/10/2015
AEGLE A'
Panel Discussion - Melinda Ashley, Meyer DeMott (Norway), Manuela Maciel(Portugal), Agnes Dudler (Germany)
Giving Eros a chance the crisis may bring us closer together
Chair: Konstantina Menouti (Greece)
AEGLE B'
Lecture - Antonis Liodakis, Dimitris Karagiorgas (Greece) Three sociodramatic actions at summer seminars regarding “Psychodrama-Sociodrama and Ecology” 2013-2015 at Gavdos island
Chair: Reneta Eleftheriou (Greece) Greek/English
AKESO
Panel Discussion - Maurizio Gasseau (Italy), Judith Teszáry (Sweden), Leandra Perrotta (Italy), Nevzat Uçtum Muhtar (Turkey)
Psychological effects of war and oppression on individuals and groups
MELAMBUS
Presentation - Roberto de Inocencio (Spain)
Current State of Psychodrama from the social perspective
Chair: Dionisis Koulogiannis (Greece)

Presentation - Sheila Katzman (UK)
Knock, Knock - any body there?
CHIRON
Extensive Lecture - Kerstin Jurdell (Sweden)
On psychological femininity: re-entering Dionysian consciousness into society
Chair: Charalambos Saroglou (Greece)
HOMER
Presentation - P. Sevda Bikmaz, Asli B. Taşören (Turkey)
Investigating violence against women through Sociodrama and Art Therapy A comparative analysis of two psychodrama group sessions
Chair: Georgios Panoulis (Greece)
09.00 - 11.30Saturday 03/10/2015
AEGLE A'
Workshop - Maria Margarida Barros (Portugal)
I love you? Do you love me? What kind of love is our love?
AEGLE B'
Workshop - Melinda Ashley Meyer DeMott (Norway)
Empowerment and Resilience: Psychodrama perspective using scenario thinking and future projection
AKESO
Workshop - Irina Ștefӑnescu (Romania)
The sociodramatist and the cultural atom
MELAMBUS
Workshop - Arşaluys Kayir (Turkey)
Gender Roles and Sexuality
CHIRON
Workshop - Peter Haworth (UK)
Working with trans-generational trauma - Sociodrama into Psychodrama
HOMER
Workshop - Stavros Kevopoulos (Greece)
Quitting smoking through Psychodrama Greek/English
12.00 - 12.45Saturday 03/10/2015
AEGLE A'
Presentation - Vassilis Menoutis (Greece)
Polyvotis volcanic rage, condenser-capacitor/thunderbolt phenomena: therapeutic passion, authenticity, idioprosopia and neuroscience
Chair: Georgios Menoutis (Greece) Greek/English
MELAMBUS
Presentation - Mariolina Werner (Sweden)
Sociodrama and Psychodrama in school
Chair: Eleni Soula (Greece)
CHIRON
12.00 - 13.30


12.45 - 13.30Saturday 03/10/2015
AEGLE B'
Organisational Sociodrama Meeting: Open to all Conference participants
Georgios Chaniotis (Greece) Greek/English
14.30 - 16.30Saturday 03/10/2015
HIPPOCRATES
Plenary Session - María Mónica Zuretti (Argentina), Manuela Maciel (Portugal), Vassilis Vassiliadis, Eva Michailidou (Greece)
08.30 - 10.30Sunday 04/10/2015
AEGLE A'


AEGLE B'
9.00 - 10.00
Presentation - Manuela Maciel (Portugal) - Who shall survive?
Chair: Miltiadis Soultanis (Greece)
AKESO
Workshop - Iafi Shpirer (Israel)
What did Eros know about us that we are afraid to feel?
MELAMBUS
Workshop - Maria Chrissaiti, Ioannis Georgeas, Katerina Lioliou, Chryssoula Zacharaki, Katerina Zachariadou (Greece), Isabel Luñansky (Spain)
Transcultural interaction using Art Therapy, Music Therapy and Sociodrama English/Greek
CHIRON
Workshop - Charalambos Saroglou, Eva Michailidou (Greece)
Eros as a driving force in everyday life English/Greek
HOMER
Workshop - Vassilis Vassiliadis (Greece)
Finding the socio-courage through Sociodrama English/Greek