4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


Ahmad Adel Hanani, Palestine
Asmaa Abdelfattah M.Kamal, Egypt
Konstantinos Liolios, Greece
Paulina Ayala Hernández,Mexico
Ahmed Ismail, Egypt
Radwa Salem, Egypt


1- Effect of cognitive behavioral therapy program on mental health status among medical student in Palestine during COVID
Conductor:Ahmad Adel Hanani, Palestine


Background: The COVID-19 pandemic had a profound psychological influence on everyone in society, and the impact it had on students, particularly medical students, cannot be underestimated.

Aim: The main purpose of this study is to examine the effectiveness of cognitive behavior therapy on mental health problems among medical students.

Method: A randomized controlled study was conducted among medical students at An-Najah National University. Data were collected using an online questionnaire and the Arabic version of the 12-item General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-12). 66 students were recruited and assigned randomly to control and intervention groups.

Result: The CBT program showed a significant

improvement in the outcome measures.

Conclusion: These findings propose that adequate attention must be paid to the mental health of medical students and that CBT programs can be used for the management of mental health problems among medical students

 2- How psychoeducation. And support groups helped the families of Abassyia mental health hospital patients

Conductor: Asmaa Abdelfattah M. Kamal, Egypt


in this presentation, we point out to 2 important parts first part was 6 weeks of psychoeducational and support group for the families of mentally ill patients that are either admitted or following up, we view how the idea originated, started, and enhanced, then in the second part we show the modulation of the group doing the same program over cycles of 3 weeks (5 cycles now ) we worked with 15 families instead of 30 for each cycle which resulted in lower dropout rates, using the time to answer more questions to the families and help to decrease the stigma of mental illness to the families and community around them, we do recommend to continue developing our module to cover more families through the outreach of different hospital departments like community medicine and occupational therapy unit.

3- Exploration of the common ground between poetry and group analysis

Time: 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Conductor: Konstantinos Liolios, Greece


Do you miss the good old days? Do you find it difficult to explain to your mother how to use a new mobile app? Then you have most probably experienced the generational gap which is an age old repeating story, however, in this workshop we explore the social unconscious aspects of the generational gap. Social Unconscious, according to Earl Hopper, is defined as the existence of social, cultural and communicational “arrangements”of which people are “unaware” (unconscious). Social unconscious clues are transgenerationally transmitted through child rearing practices, education and socialization in general, whereas their variation and diversity depend not only on the dynamics of any given society but on global dynamics as well, especially in our new electronic era. The exploration process involves an initial paper presentation followed by an experiential group analysis and an experiential sociodrama group. These workshops aim to build several bridges between generations, social conscious /unconscious and the two main psychotherapy schools within the IAGP; Psychodrama and Group analysis, across the Mediterranean.

3- Sociodrama Pilot Study: An Ethnographic Approach

Time: 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Conductor: Paulina Ayala Hernández, Mexico

Ahmed Ismail, Egypt

Radwa Salem, Egypt


This paper will introduce an ongoing research from the RITR which aims to know the experience of mental health workers during a sociodrama pilot program in an Egyptian context. Due to the essence of Jacob Levy Moreno’s theory, cultural conserves and the social impact of the subjects are referred to as well. In addition, we intend to discuss the challenges and benefits of the hybrid model. Qualitative research and ethnographic methodologies such as participant observation and in-depth interviews to several members of the group and facilitators were chosen to accomplish the presented objectives.

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