Papers by Members of the Network
Baytchinska, Krassimira: In Search of the
Rebirth: Towards a Psychohistory of Socialism and the Transition to a Democratic
________: Values of Contemporary East-European
Culture (cross-cultural and developmental approach) .
Paper presented at the conference "Political Thought in Central and Eastern
Europe in Post-Communist Period", Prague 1998
Beech, Deanna R.: Certificate Monitoring Project: viability,
trends, and recommendations. CRPC (Commission for Real Property Claims
of Displaced Persons and Refugees), Sarajevo, 1998
Buda, Béla: Existential Psychotherapy: A View from Hungary,
from J. of the Society for Existential Analysis 6.1, Jan. 1995
________: Observing Systems in Transition (Lecture to our 4th
International Working meeting in Bratislava, 1995)
________: On the Psychological Situation in Hugary
________: Reactions of the Psyche to social Change and Transition; The
Case of Hungary, 1995
_________: Target-Setting as an approach to Health Policy, European
Conference on Health, Society and Alcohol, Paris, Dec. 12-14, 1995
________: Aspects of positive mental health- Steps for individuals and
families. Promotion of Mental Health Vol. 5, 1995.
________: Immigrants – Experiences in Hungary. Preventing Mental Illness:
Mental Health Promotion in Primary Care. London.
________: Rape as Sexual Addition – A case study and its theoretical
________: Human Rights & Mental Health: Hungary ; Mental Disability
Rights International, 1997
Dadasovic, Branka: Marriage in front of the third millenium.
Dnevnik (Vikend), 9. Oct. 1999
________: Family and marriage counselling department in dynamic contemporary
social changes. Paper presented on I Conference on "Social work center
cooperation with the primary schools in Skopje". 1996, Skopje, Macedonia
Dadasovic, Branka & Grozdanova, E.: Society in Transition:
New paradigm of family transformation: single-parent–families after divorce.
SiT 1997, Budmerice, Slovakia
Dadasovic, Branka & Dadasovic, Miodrag: Emotional abuse of
children after parent's divorce. SIT 1998, Dusseldorf, Germany
________ & ________ : Emotional
abuse of children after parent's divorce - II year longitudinal study.
International Association for Counseling (IAC) "Counseling in the New
Millenium: Meeting the Challenges of Diversity and Promoting Peace and
Social Inclusion", 4-7 May, 2000, School of Psychology, Aristotle University
of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece
________ & ________ : The growth
and development group . Paper presented on IAC - IRTAC International
Conference“Counseling Children and Youth at the Edge of Third Millenium”
Bratislava, August, 24-27, 1999,Slovakia.
________ & ________ : Identity and resilience: Pyramid of identity.
SIT 1999, Dobogoko, Hungary
________ & ________: Psychosocial characteristics
of divorcing parents children. Paper presented on I Macedonian
Psychiatric Congress, 1995, Ohrid, Macedonia
________ & ________: Family in separation - preliminary
study. Paper presented on I Macedonian Psychiatric Congress,
1995, Ohrid, Macedonia
________ & ________ : Multilayer crisis in divorcing
families. Paper presented on VII IFTA Congress,1997, Yerusalem,
________ & ________ : Divorce - form of family violence
interuption. Paper presented on VIII IFTA Congress,1998, Dusseldorf,
________ & ________ : Some specific emotional relations
in families with delinquent youth. Paper presented on the I International
Psychological Congress of Macedonia, 1994, Krushevo, Macedonia
________ & ________ : Some aspects of youth delinquency
in time of actual social changes. Paper presented on the I International
Psychological Congress of Macedonia, 1994, Krushevo, Macedonia
Dadasovic, Branka et All: Psychosocial programme in oneparental
family work (psychological workshops). Video tape presented on VI IFTA
Congress,1996, Athens, Greece
Georgiev, Roumen & Georgieva, Zhenya : Totalitarian Society
Gacic, Branko: An Ecosystemic Approach to Alcoholism: Theory
& Practice.In Contemporary Family Therapy 8 (4), 1986
& Markovic, Milan : Family
functioning in Societal Context of Yugoslav Crisis, Presented
at the IFTA (Int’l Family Therapy Ass.) Conference in Guadalajara, Mexico
in Oct. 1995
Gradskova, Ioulia: Woman in the critique of traditional morality
on the eve of Russian revolution, 1997
________: Changes of women’s images in new Russian ideologies, 1997
________: "Ordinary" Russian woman: toward the understanding of soviet
and post-soviet identity, 1998
Grünczeisz, Attila: Attitudes Toward
authority in a Society in Transformation: Analyzing Group-Leader 'Transitional
________: Chances of modified inter-identification: The adventures of
self-acknowledgement. Systems in Transition, Intercity-exchange , Prague-Berlin
– Budapest – May 8-11, 1997
Grünczeisz, Attila & Susan, Scharwiess & Béla, Buda:
Systems in Transition: Facing the challenge of and interacting with
change. Eur. Ass. For the Adv. Of Soc. Sciences, Cyprus, 1997.
Hagemann, Wolfgang: Don’t deny your past, use it! Workshop
using role-sculptures in Brno, 1999, Czekhia
________: Gewalt aus systemish - psychodinamisher Sicht.
Jusufbegovic, Enver & Colleague:
Individuals and Groups in the Yugoslavian War. Lecture
presented by Systems in Transition e.V. in Berlin, 1994, Germany
Kopcanová, Dagmar: Family counseling & Family Therapy
________: Educational and Psychologhical
Counselling in Slovakia: Keeping Continuity
________: Generation 3000: Gender Specifics According to Youth View.
SiT 1997, Budmerice, Slovakia
________: Educational and Psychological Counselling in Slovakia: Keeping
Continuity. Int’l Ass. For Counselling (IRTAC), Paris 1998, France
________: Children and Violence on the Screen.
SiT 1999 Dobogokö, Hungary
Larionescu, Cosima: Conspiracy Theories: Another View on Power,
SiT 1996, Budapest, Hungary
Long, Jancis: Being Wrong is No Simple Matter: Skills for an
________: Why Open Societies Keep Closing.
________: Lakatos in Hungary, in Philosophy of the Social Sciences,
vol. 28, No. 2, June 1998
Marlin, Olga: Group Psychology in the Totalitarian System: A
Psychoanalytic View. GROUP, Vol. 14, No. 1, Spring 1990
________: Ideology as a False Answer To Man’s Existential and Historical
Dichotomies, from: Contemporary Psychoanalysis Vol. 30, No. 3, 1994
________: Special Issues in the Analytic Treatment of Immigrants and
Refugees, in Issues in Psychoanalytic Psychology Vol. 16, No.
________: Fleeing Toward the New and Yearning for the Old. From
of Transformation in the Czech Republic
Elovitz, Paul, H. & Charlotte, Kahn: Immigrant Experiences:
Personal Narrative and Psychological Analysis, Madison and Teaneck,
________: Psychology of Transformation in the Czech Republic, Presented
at the Int’l Conference of Applied Psychology in San Francisco, 1998, USA
Mimica, Jadranka: Trauma, Identiy
and Violence. SIT 1998, Dusseldorf, Germany
Nikolova, Alla: Some common Patterns of Disturbed Relationships
in Families with Adopted Children, Presented at the IFTA Conference
in Budapest in 1994, Hungary
Oravecz, Robert : On the Content
of the Suicide Notes and the Leave-taking notes of Patriots, Excuted at
the Time of W.W.II
________: Interethnicity and Irrationality
________: Trauma induced disturbances of the refugee children.Addict.
Hun. VI. évf. 1998 2. szám.
________: About Ibogaine. Addict . Hun. VI. évf.
1998. 3. szám
________: About the motivational therapy. Addict.
Hun. VI. évf. 1998. 4. szám
________: Trauma and abuse of psychotropic substances.Addict.
Hun. VI. évf. 1998. 4. szám
ABSTRACT: The paper analyses the connection
between the trauma and the abuse of the psychotropic substances. The neurobiological,
psychopathological and sociopsychological aspects of the above mentioned
problems have been discussed. The paper gives a theoretical information
about the topic, focusing on the psychopathogenic effect of the trauma
and on the traumogenity of the drog- or alcohol using life - style, too.
Keywords: Trauma, psychotropic substances,
________: Dynamics of refugee identity . Addict. Hun.
VI. évf. 1998. 4. szám
ABSTRACT: The paper present the process
of refugee identity - transforming in the mirror of the Slovene refugee
politics. It has been discussed that the problem of the refugee mental
- health can not be identified with the psychopathological phenomenon of
the PTSD. The identity processing of the refugees changes through the relational
system of the cross - cultural communication. That has been determinated
with the contextual elements of the Slovene society. The process of the
identity transforming in the refugees is organized around the terms of
"cultural bereavment", "uprootedness", "trauma" and "resettlement".
Keywords: refugee, media, identity, trauma
________: Meanings of the victim. Reader (Systems
in Transition) 1998
________: My experiences with the violence.
Reader (Systems in Transition) 1998
________: Vicarious and secondary traumatisation.
Reader (Systems in Transition) 1999
________: On the content of the suicide notes and the
leave-taking notes of patriotes, executed at the time of the W.W. II.
ABSTRACT:The author present the history
of the researches made on suicide notes from the end of the XIX. century.
The suicide notes seems to be very important documents of the presuicide
processes, manifesting in the "Presuicidal syndrome" or in the well known
phenomenon of the "Cry for help". The transcultural researches, which were
done on the suicidal notes reflect some interesting correlations between
the presuicidal processes and the content or structure of the suicide notes.Hungarian
authors confirmed the significant connection between the frequency of the
negation in the suicide notes and the suicidal intent. It seems, that the
negation is more reliable sign of the suicidality, than the direct expression
of the suicide intent.The author present the research findings on formal
structure of the Slovene suicide notes and the leave - taking notes written
by patriots, executed at the time of the w.w.II. He compare the semantical,
syntactical and pragma-lynguistical aspects of the both sample, especially
focusing the use and the sense of the negation.The author also tries to
answer the question, what is the reason of writing suicide notes and who
is the real addressee of them.
Keywords: suicide notes, content analysis,
________: Trauma and Vicarious Traumatization . Under
publication (Collected papers of the 1998 Budapest Congress of Psychotraumatology)
________: Trauma and abuse of psychotropic substances.
Under publication (Collected papers of the 1998 Bled Alpe
– Adria Conference
on addictological medicine)
________: Death and identity. Kharon 1998 Vol. 2 Num.
Abstract: The author presents the content-analysis
of 45 leave-taking notes, written by Slovene patriots, executed among 1941
and 1944. The analysis accentuate the structural and substantial homogeneity
of those texts. The research – method applies 18 variables to reflect the
particular elements of the leave-taking letters. It seem, that the most
dominant facts are the reflected feelings of guilt and love. The author
interprets the significance of those feelings from the viewpoint of the
contemporary identity concepts. The research tends to introduce some conclusions,
which makes more clear the understanding of the relationship between community
and person, who is passing away.
Keywords: identity, leave-taking notes,
Self-narratives, alien, reintegration, death
________: Toward a multidimensional trauma – modell.
Pszihoterápia 8. Évf. 3. Szám 1999 május
Abstract:The author presents the evolution
of the "trauma" through the historical context of the XX. century. He interprets
the preferences and the deficiencies of the nosologically based clinical
PTSD concepts. The text contains the presentation of the narrative identity
theory and also the meanings of the victim, which contributed to the understanding
of the socioculturally based trauma – phenomenon. At the end of the paper,
the author presents the concept of the integrative trauma – theory, which
may support the interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary understanding of
the trauma. The author supposed, that the modell needs further empirical
verification in the future.
Keywords: trauma, PTSD, narrativity, identity,
________: Contribution to the "Gotland" Discussion, Supported
by Slovene Suicidological Datas. Addictologia Hungarica VII/4 1999
ABSTRACT: The article contains a brief
overview of the publications, written on results of the educational program,
which was organized at the Gotland Island in the 80-s, and the scientific
discussion which developed afterwards. The author introduses the relevant
Slovene suicidological datas and relations including some socio –pharmacological
contributions also. According to these datas, the suicide rate of Slovene
population is relatively stable and the process of social transformation
does not influence it.The increasing prescription of the novell antidepressives
in Slovenia influenced the rate of seasonal (autumn) suicidality, but the
expected connection between antidepressive therapy and the total Slovene
suicidal rate is not confirmable. The text contains the relevant conclusions
Keywords: suicide, Slovenia, Gotland, antidepressives,
________: Developmental dimensions of the trauma.
Accepted for publication: Psihološki razgledi.
ABSTRACT: The article contains theoretical
concepts of trauma processes and the bio-psycho-social aspects of developmental
damages caused by the traumatogenic events. The paper presents the differences
between the healthy and traumatized children, according to the cognitive
and emotional dimensions of the developmental process. The significant
impact of the trauma on the both dimension has been discussed. Especially
the disturbed cognitive processing of the information during the trauma.
Namely, the trauma process causes long-term developmental disturbances,
which may cause a wide range of psychopathological symptoms and a lower
level of social functionality. The author accentuates the connection between
some developmental aspects of the childhood trauma and the psychopathology
increasing later or even in adulthood.
KEYWORDS: trauma, PTSD, cognition, emotional,
________: Inter-ethnicity and fascizm at the end of the
millenium. Accepted for publication: Addict. hun.
ABSTRACT: The collapse of the nazi regime
at the end of the II. w.w. was also the end of the most terrible "rebellion
against civilisation", the totalitarian ideology of fascism.In an attempt,
to conceptualize the developmental process of extreme irrationality, many
psychological theories were developed since 40's until 70's. But the rising
of inter-ethnic conflicts all around the world contributed to the development
of inter-ethnic theories, pushing back the relevance of the above mentioned
psychologial concepts.The Balkan conflict re-actualized the scientific
and main stream (media) application of the therm of fascism.The author
presents the socio - psychological theories on fascism, developed by Horkheimer,
Adorno and Theweleit, but the relevant theoretical concepts of inter-ethnicity
also.An critical insight would be made on relevance of those theoretical
concepts, regarding to the development of systems, based on "rebellion
Keywords: inter-ethnicity, fascizm,trauma,
________: Comparative Content Analysis of Slovene
Suicide Notes and Farewell Letters of Patriotes, Executed at the
Time of W.W.II. (Accepted for publication – a book in preparation)
Petkova, Elka: "The World of Intimacy" – Group Work Experience
with Teenagers. SiT 1997, Budmerice, Slovakia
Petrits, Andrea and Tom Pick: Rehabilitation Project for the
ethnic Hungarian communities in s. Baranya (Croatia)
Pick, Thomas M.: A Note on Some Causes of Eastern European Militant
Nationalism and on Possible Measures to Counteract It, 1994: PTSD Epidemics:
Counteracting Cycles of Inter-Ethnic Violence Introduction: Defining the
Problem. Jerusalem, June, 1996, Israel
________: On the Central Role of Traumata in Inter-ethnic Violence.
________: A note on a relationship between personal
and societal problems , 1998
________: Counteracting Cycles of Inter-Ethnic Violence. ESTSS (Eur.
Soc’y for Traumatic Stress Studies) Maastricht, 1998, Germany
________: Salutogenic community- and group-based approaches to war trauma.
Presented at the Regional Meeting of the ESTSS, London, Feb. 98, UK
Richter, Melitta Melabotta: Changes in the family role of women
in refuge families in Serbia. Mediterranean Review, No. 3, I/VI 1997
________: A new marginalization of women as a result of war and ethnic
conflict. SiT 1997, Budmerice, Slovakia
Rosenthal, Gabriele: National Identity or Multicultural Autobiography:
Theoretical Concepts of Biographical Constitution Grounded in Case Reconstructions.
________: Similarities and differences in family dialogue; Passing the
guilt on to the grandchildren; two family dialogues compared: veiling and
denying. From: The Holocaust in the life of three generations. 1998
Scharwiess, Susan: Step-Sisters and Half-Brothers: A Family Therapist's
View of German Unification and other Transitional Processes . In: Contemporary
Family Therapy 16 (3), June, 1994.
________: Explicit and Implicit Themes of the Transitional Process in
Middle- and Eastern Europe; IFTA Düsseldorf, 1998, Germany
________: Genogram of German Fathers, Presented at the ESTSS Maastricht
________: History of Systems in Transition, Presented at the IAAP
(Int’l Ass. Of Applied Psychology), San Francisco, 1998, USA
________: Psychological Challenges of Transitional Societies, Presented
at the APA (Amer. Psychol. Ass.), Boston 1999, USA
________: How right can we be? Psychological Dimensions
of Communication . Conference on Communication, Budapest 2000, Hungary
________: Herb Kelman
visits SiT Berlin .Berlin, 2000, Germany
________, Zhenya Georgieva: "Family
Therapy of Societies in Transition "
, Report on a Workshop at the Regional
Symposium of the WPA
"Changing Psychiatry in Changing Societies" in Budapest, August, 1991,
Shapiro, Alexander: The Contemporary Russian Family & the
Elections. Presented at the IFTA Conference n Athens, 1996, Greece
________: From Russia with Despair, Hope, and Love: The New "Family
Therapy Chosen Land." From: The International Connection Vol. 11, No.
1, March-April 1998.
_________: The Value Dimension in Russian Family Therapy. From The
International Connection Vol. 12, No. 1, Feb.-March 1999
_________: The Concept of Positivity in Family Therapy and the Task
of Psychological Assistance to the Contemporary Russian Family. J.
of Russian & East European Psychology, vol. 35, no. 6, Nov-Dec. 1997,
Surguladze, Simon: Values, Attitudes and Schizophrenia, SiT
1996, Budapest, Hungary
Other papers of interest:
Chirot, Daniel: Ethnopolitical warfare:
Causes and solutions . Report on the conference held in Londonderry/Derry,Northern
Ireland, June 29 to July 3, 1998
CODEP 2000 Conference
paper, London UK
: Identiy of Europe:
homeland of memories
Kulovic, Suzana M.D. Torture
Victim, Survivor, Citizen