First ESSPD Summer School 2019 - Current approaches to research on psychotherapy for personality disorders

The European Society for the Study of Personality Disorders (ESSPD) is proud to announce the first ESSPD Summer School for young researchers organized in Collaboration with the University of Lausanne, Department of Psychiatry, Institute of Psychotherapy and General Psychiatry Service.

The aim of the summer school is to increase the methodological competencies in conducting highquality psychotherapy research on the treatment of personality disorders. Topics include: research designs (efficacy and effectiveness, naturalistic), neurobiological aspects of psychotherapeutic change, process research on therapeutic alliance (rupture and repair), approaches to mechanisms of change, mixed methods studies, the role of significant others in psychotherapy research.

We will adopt a theory-integrative, disorder-oriented and evidence-based approach. Throughout the one-week program, the focus will be on the plurality of methods, their productive use for specific research questions and their creative combinations in order to deepen the understanding of change in psychotherapy for patients with personality disorders.

Teaching methodologies include interactive presentations, workshop exercises on actual research material, plenary and small group discussions, individual work, speed-talk presentations, playfully structured question-and-answer sessions.

Where? The summer school takes place in a relaxing and inspiring atmosphere at the picturesque retreat center Crêt-Bérard, calmly perching over Lac Léman in Switzerland, one of the largest lakes in Western Europe. Activities as part of a social program will be organized.

When? Sunday, August 18th, 2019 (arrival day) – Saturday, August 24th, 2019 (departure day; 5 full days residential)

For whom? PhD students or early post-doctoral fellows affiliated with a European university.

Deadline: Applications by January 31st, 2019 per e-mail to All applications must contain a letter of motivation, a curriculum vitae and a 1-page summary of the relevant research project (in one PDF-file). Applications from Eastern European countries are explicitly encouraged.

Fees: Full fee (includes registration to all Scientific activities, six overnight stays at Crêt-Bérard, all meals/coffee breaks, and organized social activities):

EUR 750

Reduced fee for participants from Eastern European countries (includes registration to all scientific activities, six overnight stays at Crêt-Bérard, all meals and organized social activities):

EUR 300


2019 ESSPD Summer School Work Group:

Babette Renneberg, Ueli Kramer, Lars Mehlum, Henk-Jan Dalewijk

Publisert 21. sep. 2018 11:44 - Sist endret 15. aug. 2019 12:38