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Pre-congress of the 9th World Congress for Psychotherapy

June 26 - June 29

Pre-congress of the 9th World Congress for Psychotherapy
“Children, Society and Future – the Planet of Psychotherapy”

June 26-29, 2020

Moscow, Russia



International Balint Conference

June 24-25, 2020

Moscow, Russia


The main theme of our conference is assistance to helping professionals (doctors, medical and social workers, psychologists and psychotherapists, university professors and teachers, etc.) in overcoming professional burnout.

Invited to the event are leading experts in this field:

Vice President of the International Balint Federation, German Balint Society President Dr. Guido Flatten;

UK Balint Society President Dr. Caroline Palmer;                                                      UK Balint Society Past-President Dr. David Watt;  and others.

Participating in the conference are Chief Visiting Psychiatrist of the Moscow Health Department, Professor, MD G.P. Kostyuk; President of the All-Russian Professional Psychotherapeutic League (PPL) President, Vice President of the World Council for Psychotherapy, holder of European and World Certificates for Psychotherapy, MD, Professor V. V. Makarov and others.

The event features 6 small Balint groups: English-, German- and French-language groups with Russian translation (for BG supervising leaders, for BG leaders, regular Balint group).


Participant enrolment is in progress.



Head of the Conference:


Anzhela Avagimyan – Associate Professor, Chair of Nursing Management and Social Work, Institute of Psychology and Social Work , FSAEI HE I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation (Sechenov University); Medical Psychologist, No.1 N.A. Alekseyev Psychiatric Clinic, Moscow Health Department; All-Russian Professional Psychotherapeutic League (APPL) international level trainer; certified consulting psychologist (certified by the Institute of Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy, Potsdam, Germany and  APPL); certified supervising Balint group leader (certified by German Balint Society and APPL); APPL international level individual consulting therapist and supervisor; member of German and UK Balint Societies; Moscow Balint Society President




Phone no.: +7 (903) 1279651

E-mail: avagimyan_anzhela@mail.ru

Congress Website: http://en.planetofpsychotherapy.com

The 9th World Congress participation fee includes the Pre-congress fee:

360 euros before December 1, 2019; 460 euros after December 1, 2019

50% student discount applies: 180 and 230 euros respectively.

Registration and payment on the website of the World Congress:



The pre-congress –

International Balint conference in Moscow,

 June 24-25, 2020.


Here is the preliminary schedule:


June 24, 2020:


10.00-10.30 – greetings:

PPL Russia president, DMCs professor Makarov V.V., 

the major specialist-psychiatrist of Moscow, the head physician of the Mental Hospital №1 after Alekseev professor Kostyuk G.P., 

the vice-president of IBF, German BS president, doctor Guido Flatten
10.30 – 13.30 – conference plenary session

10.30-10.50 – doctor Flatten’s report (+ 5 minutes for questions),

10.55-11.15 – Great Britain’s BS president, doctor Caroline Palmer’s report(+5 minutes for questions),

11.20-11.40 – Great Britain’s BS former president, doctor David Watt’s report(+5 minutes for questions),

11.45-12.05 – Moscow BS president, Avagimyan A.A., report


Reports are still being accepted for consideration.


13.30-14.30 – lunch break (12 euro), buffet

14.40-16.25 – small Balint group (1)

16.25-16.55 – coffee break

17.00-18.30 – small Balint group (2)


June 25, 2020:


9.00-10.30 – small Balint group (3)

10.30-11.00 – coffee break

11.00-12.30 – small Balint group (4)

12.30-13.30 – lunch break (12 euro), buffet

13.30-15.00 – small Balint group (5)

15.15-17.00 – big Balint group (aquarium)

17.00-18.00 – round table. End of the conference.
19.00 – gala-dinner will be held in a fashionable restaurant (at extra charge – 100 euro), music, dancing, performance of folk ensembles.


June 26, 2020, 12.30-14.45: 


Master-class within the framework of the World Psychotherapy congress itself.
Leader – Dr.Flatten, co-leader – Avagimyan A.



June 26, 6 p.m. – grand opening of the 9th World Congress for Psychotherapy. Gala concert of performance artists

June 27 – plenary day. World PsyFest (master classes, trainings, supervision, Balint groups, personal therapy groups).

Ball (extra charge)

June 28 and 29 – conferences, symposia, sections, PsyFest.

Excursion and entertainment program for participants and guests of the Congress and PsyFest (extra charge)




June 26
June 29