Teodora Mašković Đeri, the Studenica Foundation scholar and second-year psychology student at the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Belgrade, had the opportunity to participate live in the seventh European Psychoanalytic Conference For University Students in Brussels, which was about repetition and transformation in modern psychoanalysis. She listened to various lectures and participated in two-panel discussions, one about the reflection of the body-mind relationship, and the other about the transgenerational repetition in children. She decided to share her experience with us.
"Participating in an event like this is priceless and I am very grateful and honoured to be invited to listen and learn from truly exceptional experts who come from all over the world and discuss psychoanalytic therapy with them. I believe that it is very important to become familiar with the principles of modern psychoanalysis and to break the prejudices that exist regarding therapy. This conference expanded my knowledge about therapy, which is a very complex process, and encouraged me to think about training for a therapist in the future", says our scholar Teodora. She points out that she learned a lot about the human psyche from following lectures that were about transgenerational trauma, the modern interpretation of dreams, the influence of events from the past on the present, psychoanalytic therapy for children and brain activity during therapy.
In addition, she met and became friends with the participants of the conference - foreign students of psychology and medicine who are also in education for psychoanalytic therapy, with whom she had very rich discussions after the lectures. Next year, she will also be one of the participants at this conference.
Our scholarship holder Teodora would like to point out the importance of organizing such projects for young people that deal with mental health topics and invites all young people to attend such conferences and similar projects.