67th Congress of Psychologists
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Dear Colleagues,

We remind you that the 67th Congress of Psychologists of Serbia will take place at Zlatibor in Serbia, from May 22nd to May 25th, 2019. Detailed information on forms of participation and ways of application are available on the website of the Serbian Psychological Society (http://www.dps.org.rs/). New paper submission deadline is April 5th, 2019. We especially emphasize that even this year we will apply for accreditation from the Social Protection Chamber and from the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development.

The Program Committee of the 67th Congress of Psychologists of Serbia wants to briefly inform you on the importance of the topic of this year's Congress for our profession and on the so far agreed, interesting key lectures.

The topic of this year's Congress - Psychology in the New Age: The challenges of (re)humanization, among other things, encourages us to consider the challenges that psychology as a profession is facing due to the new age and its focus on technology, HR management which is often reduced to jobs that are far from human approach, domination of administration over paying attention on humans, orientation toward hedonism and extrinsic forms of success over exploring human feelings and searching for the genuine human values etc. A man is more and more a part of a system, like it was at the beginning of industrial revolution, and computer technology is making him visible at the social media while disguising new forms of alienation. By opening this topic we whish that psychologists consider possibility that they bring back a person, an individual in the center of their work. Man, technology and other demands of modern society cannot be one without each other, and the question is how to go along. Striving to offer possible answers to some of the challenges of the new era, at this year's Congress we will try to anticipate which areas of psychology, and in what way, can contribute to the humanization of various activities in which psychologists work, which research specifically contributes to this aspiration, which new but already proven forms of support psychology, it’s her science and practice, can offer to an individual in order to develop an authentic personality. These are just some of the questions that we will have the opportunity to think about together at this Congress.

In collaboration with you, dear participants, we want to make this gathering informative, useful and interesting at the same time. Therefore, we invite you that, through participation, to contribute in maintaining the tradition of the Congress which is the place of gathering and exchange of knowledge and experiences of psychologists from Serbia and abroad. This is an opportunity to, through plenary lectures, symposiums, oral presentations, and poster presentations, get informed about and get to know the latest research in psychology and related disciplines, to exchange the experience and insights from practices, while striving to perfect and improve it, to pose important questions and sharpen professional attitudes at the professional and scientific forums, to meet up with members of the sections we are a part of, acquire new skills and get to know inspirational ideas through workshops, make important new contacts with colleagues from Serbia, the region, and from around the world.

We are pleased to inform you about key speakers, eminent psychologists from the country and abroad who have focused their work on the development of various fields of psychology. Noting that the elaboration of the plenary lectures is still in progress, we announce the names of the plenary lecturers who, up to now, have accepted the invitation to contribute to the quality, diversity and attractiveness of the program of the conference, and we announce their topics.

Zorica Marić (Albert Elis Institute): Emotional culture development and (re) humanization of organizations.

Maja Mišković (Concordia University Chicago): Methodology in the service of humanisation of social sciences: (Not) A comfortable alliance.

Igor Krnetić (University of Banja Luka): Compassion in society.

Dunja Tutuš (University of Ulm): Parents of children with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Jelena Manojlović (Media and information sciences faculty, Belgrade): Psychology in between yesterday and tomorrow - Modernism, postmodernism and neurosciencies.

Lepa Babić (Ministry of foreign affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Department for international cooperation in science, technology, education, culture and sport): Specifity of human relatinoships in diplomacy.

Plenary conversation in rubric „My view on psychology“ will be conducted by Prvoslav Plavšić.

Zorica Marić, Ph.D. psychotherapist, accredited supervisor of the Albert Elis Institute for RE & KBT, since 1998, accredited director of the REBT Associated Training Center of the Albert Elis Institute. She recived the national certificate for psychotherapy from the Association of Psychotherapists of Serbia. For almost 30 years, she has a private practice in RE & KBT and develops application programs in non-clinical contexts, including schools and work organizations. She actively holds training and supervisions in the field of psychotherapy and coaching psychology, in the country and abroad. Her scholarly and professional work encompass psychotherapy, rational-emotional education, KBT coaching in the organization. She is the chair of the Association for Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy of Serbia and the Association for Coaching Psychology of Serbia. She is a member of the editorial board of Journal of Rational-Emotive & Cognitive-Behavior Therapy. She is a member of the Association of Psychologists of Serbia, Association of Psychotherapists of Serbia, European Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies and the board of the International Society for Coaching Psychology. She is the author of several manuals on rational-emotional behavioral therapy and coaching, and of several chapters in psychotherapy textbooks, several scientific papers, and over thirty oral presentations at congresses.

Maja Mišković
, Ph.D., full professor and Executive Director of Doctoral Programs College of Graduate Studies, Concordia University Chicago, obtained her B.A. in Psychology at the University of Novi Sad. She received her M.Ed in Family Studies as well as Ph.D. in Research Methodology from Loyola University (Chicago, Illinois). Her scholarly interests encompass research methodology; qualitative research; evaluation; social and cultural context of identity construction; doctoral studies. She has published several dozens of scientific papers in leading world magazines, a monograph and several chapters in books, and she is also the author of more than forty oral presentations at scientific meetings in the world.

Dunja Tutuš
, M.Sc., born in Sarajevo, finished her primary school and secondary medical school in Sombor. Obtained her B.A. in Psychology at the University of Novi Sad, and M.Sc. in Clinical Psychology, Psychotherapy and Health at Friedrich Schiller University in Jena (Germany). She is currently working as a research associate at the University Clinic in Ulm (Germany), Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry/Psychotherapy, where she is a doctoral student. Thesis topic: "Symptoms of posttraumatic stress and dysfunctional thought in parents of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) children/adolescents." Areas of research: child/adolescent psychological trauma and its impact on child and parents; on the trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy (Tf-CBT); research on the effectiveness of psychotherapy; chronic physical illness in children/adolescents (rare diseases, oncological diseases) and their connection to the psychological symptoms of the whole family; online psychotherapy.

Igor Krnetić, Ph.D., is a professor of clinical psychology and psychotherapy at the University of Banja Luka, RE & KBT Supervisor, and ACT and CFT educator. He is the chair of the Bosnian-Herzegovinian Association for Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and the official representative of Bosnia and Herzegovina at the European Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. Since 2007, at the Center for Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Banja Luka, he has been educating and supervising for applying cognitive-behavioral therapy. Since 2009, he is focusing on specialization in therapy of third wave of behavioral therapy, he has participated in numerous third-wave education and conferences, and since 2011 he has been educating and supervising colleagues from the Western Balkans for the implementation of the third wave of behavioral therapy. In cooperation with a  student and colleague Mario Maričić, in 2014 he established The Center for Full Consciousness, led by the idea of ​​researching, applying and promoting the use of full consciousness and compassion in behavioral therapy, as well as helping young colleagues to start a career in psychotherapy, enabling them continuous pro bono supervision and an intervision within the Center for Full Consciousness.

           Jelena Manojlović, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist, psychotherapist, a lecturer, and psychologist with a deep faith in psychology as a science, and with a strong interest for preserving and raising the standards of the profession. She has started her career in Belgrade in 1973, to start working in Great Britain in 1993. After fulfilling the requirements for the recognition of qualifications (Statement of Equivalence) she works in the National Health Service as a consultant of clinical psychology and runs various specialized mental health services. She teaches at doctoral studies in clinical psychology, works on training of psychotherapists in family therapy, and participates in the establishing of doctoral studies in systemic psychotherapy. Upon completion of work at the National Health Service of Great Britain she is again engaged in work in Serbia and the region, she is lecturing at the Department of Psychology FMK and participating in training psychotherapist of systemic family therapy as a lecturer and supervisor. She also deals with issues related to professional ethics and the development of the professional identity of psychologists and psychotherapists. She is the author of numerous papers in the field of clinical psychology and psychotherapy.

Lepa Babić
, Ph.D., Minister Advisor at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina in the Department for International Scientific, Technical, Educational, Cultural and Cooperation in sports. She has a rich professional career and career in diplomacy. She was the Ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Macedonia and Bulgaria. She worked as an associate professor of management and psychology at the Faculty of Business at Singidunum University, Sinergija University in Bijeljina, and at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Sarajevo. She has published a series of papers and monographs. In her field of research main topics are additional education in organizations, career development and development of career skills, development of competences for the 21st century.

Prvoslav S. Plavšić, psychologist, director of PR Communications Hill & Knowlton, d.o.o. Belgrade until 2010. Until 2003, the director of the Federal Agency for the Research of Media and Public Relations, and before that perennial director of the RTS Center for Researching Public Opinion, Programs and Auditorium, and the Editor-in-Chief of RTV Theory and Practice magazine; editor of the RTS science program; participant in several national and international projects in the field of communication and opinion; lecturer at the school of research and political marketing; a member of the expert teams of electoral marketing projects, that is, parliamentary and presidential elections in Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. The author of The Children and Media codex (UNICEF, 1993), and the co-author of the book To Find a Voice - Political Marketing among Us in 1992-2004. He received several professional awards (Association of Psychologists of Serbia, UEPS, Belgrade Chamber of Commerce - for applying semantic differential, RTB, etc.). In recent years, he is a lecturer and moderator of several major PR seminars in the field of public relations (Center for Modern Skills), Code of ethics of local self-government (Standing Conference of Towns and Municipalities), media transformation (Media Center, Belgrade) and sociopsychological problems of communication and communication in contemporary societies. From 2006 to 2011, the chair of the Association of Psychologists of Serbia.

By considering the relevant topic with relevant speakers, the Program Committee wants to encourage affirmation of our science and profession. Therefore, we invite you to contribute to the quality of the program of the upcoming Congress through participation with oral presentations, poster presentations, organizing symposia, round tables and book promotion.

See you at Zlatibor!

April, 2019.

In front of the 67th Congress of Psychologists Program Committee
Mirjana Beara, Ph.D assistant professor, and Goran Kličković

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