Trauma, Ethnicity and War in the Psychoanalytic room

Georgian Psychoanalytical Psychotherapeutic Society

For all professionals, working with children and adults  in fields of psychology, psychotherapy, psychiatry and more. 

The Georgian Psychoanalytical Psychotherapeutic Society (GPPS –  invites you to participate in the international seminar  “Trauma, Ethnicity and War in the Psychoanalytic room” which will take place from October 6th to 8th, 2023 at Tbilisi State University. Over the course of three days, three distinguished Dutch IPA training psychoanalysts and supervisors—Dr. Jacob Ubbels, Dr. Wouter Gomperts, and Dr. Leontine Brameijer—will share their experience, deliver lectures, and conduct group supervisions for Georgian psychologists and psychotherapists. 

Our esteemed Ukrainian colleagues and the training analyst of the Ukrainian psychoanalytical study group, IPA psychoanalyst Anna Kravtsova, will contribute their valuable insights, engage in discussions, and offer their perspectives on working with children traumatized by the effects of war. IPA direct member and training psychoanalytical psychotherapist of GPPS Khatuna Ivanishvili will present the GPPS training program and her comments on Dr. Wouter Gompert’s paper.

Dr. Leontine Brameijer’s presentation and workshop on baby observation—an integral component of child psychotherapist training that remains relatively unexplored in Georgia.

For those interested, a presentation of the GPPS training program will also be accessible. 

Each day – group supervisions of clinical cases, for both child and adult therapists (Supervisors – Dr. Ubbels and Dr. Gomperts)

Round table and Child Analysis in Times of War

Presenters and Their Topics:

1. Dr. Jacob Ubbels: “The Narrative Identity of ‘Nothingness’ (Sadness, Grief, Mourning) in a Psychoanalytic Case-Study of a Traumatized Chil

   – Discussant –  Anna Kravtsova (Online Participation)

2. Dr. Wouter Gomperts: “The Background on the Foreground: Ethnicity, Transference-Countertransference, and Enactments in the Psychoanalytic Encounter”

  – Discussant –  Khatuna Ivanishvili 

3. Dr. Leontine Brameijer: “Child Analysis in Times of War: Trauma and the Inner World”

   – Discussant –  Nino Sesiashvili

Meet the Teachers

Dr. Jacob Ubbels is a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, an IPA-trained psychoanalyst, and a supervising analyst at the Dutch Psychoanalytic Society. He holds faculty positions at the Psychoanalytic Institute for Eastern Europe (PIEE), the Ham Ava Institute in Teheran, and the Chinese-American Alliance (CAPA). Dr. Ubbels’ diverse academic background includes a Master’s in Philosophy and Germanistics (2017) and a Research-Master in Literary Studies (2020) from the University of Amsterdam.

Dr. Leontine Brameijer, an IPA-trained analyst and supervisor, is an esteemed member of the Dutch Psychoanalytic Society. Her extensive experience encompasses teaching psychoanalytic trainees, psychotherapists, psychiatrists, and psychology undergraduates. Driven by the theories of Freud, Melanie Klein, and the British Kleinian school of psychoanalysis, she specializes in working with young families and infant observation. Her notable contributions include editing and writing for Dutch Kleinian analyst papers, along with an ongoing biography project about Freud’s patient, Jeanne Lampl-de Groot.

Dr. Wouter Gomperts, Ph.D., brings his expertise as a clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst. An IPA-trained analyst and supervisor at the Dutch Psychoanalytic Society, he has held positions at the University of Amsterdam and has contributed significantly to psychoanalytic literature and research. Notably, he has explored the intersection of psychoanalysis and science, as well as ethnocultural diversity in psychoanalysis.

Meet the Discussants

Anna Kravtsova
psychoanalyst, training and supervising psychoanalyst, child and adolescent psychoanalyst (IPA, UPS), Developmental Director CF “Early Intervention Institute” (Kharkiv, Ukraine)

Khatuna Ivanishvili
IPA direct member and training psychoanalytical psychotherapist of The Georgian Psychoanalytical Psychotherapeutic Society.

Nino Sesiashvili
Ipa direct member, coordinator of The Georgian Psychoanalytical Psychotherapeutic Society.

Venue: Tbilisi State University, 3rd Building

Address: 11, Ilia Chavchavadze Avenue

Date: 6-8 October, 2023

 Please Note

Participants are kindly asked to fill the registration form below ⬇️

Fees of the seminars are:

GEL 285 for non-student participants, GEL 220 for students

(In order to register, you must be logged in to your Gmail account.)

For any questions or inquiries, we cordially invite you to reach out to us.


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Seminar Program  

Friday,  October 6

14:30 – 15:00 Registration
15:00 – 15:30 Opening
15:30 – 17:30

Seminar Topic

Child analyses in the time of war, trauma and the inner world.

Presenter – Leontine Brameijer (Netherlands)
Chair – Meggie Kavtaradze (Georgia)
Discussant – Nino Sesiashvili (Georgia)

17:30 – 18:00 Coffee-break
18:00 – 19:00

Discussion with the audience 

Moderator – Meggie Kavtaradze

19:00 – 19:15 Coffee-break
19:15 – 20:45

Workshop and supervisions in three clinical groups: 

         1 st group adult case presentation by a participant

2 nd group – baby observation workshop
                               3d group – child case presentation by a participant.       

Friday,  October 6

Saturday, October 7

10:00 – 12:00

Seminar Topic 

The narrative identity of ‘nothingness’ (sadness, grief, mourning) in the analysis
of a traumatized child

Presenter – Jaap Ubbels (Netherlands)

Chair – Tamar Azmaiparashvili (Georgia)
Discussant – Anna Kravtsova (Ukraine, online)

12:00 – 12:30 Coffee-break
12:30 – 13:30

Discussion with the audience

Moderator – Tamar Azmaiparashvili

13:30 – 14:30 Lunch
14:30 – 16:00

Workshop and supervisions in small groups:

1 st group – baby observation workshop
2 nd group – child case presentation by a participant.
3d group – adult case presentation by a participant

16:15 – 17:45 Presentation of the training program of Georgian Psychoanalytic
Psychotherapeutic Society (Khatuna Ivanishvili Diana PIpinashvili Nino Sesiashvili)
Saturday, October 7

Sunday, October 8

10:00 – 12:00

Seminar Topic

The background on the foreground – on ethnicity, transfer-countertransference
and enactments
Presenter – Wouter Gomperts (Netherlands)
Chair – Nona Nakashidze (Georgia)
Discussant – Khatuna Ivanishvili (Georgia)

12:00 -12:30 Coffee-break
12:30 – 13:30


Moderator – Nona Nakashidze

13:30 -14:30 Lunch
14:30 – 16:00

Supervision in small groups:

1 st group – child case presentation by a participant

2 nd group – adult case presentation by a participant

3d group – baby observation workshop

16:15 – 17:30

Round table

Child analysis in times of war

Moderator – Wouter Gomperts

17:30 – 18:00

Closing of the Seminar 

Impressions and reflections of speakers and participants
Moderator – Tamar Kapanadze

Sunday, October 8
Trauma, Ethnicity and War in the Psychoanalytic room