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Fri, 23 Feb



UUP and EAP Joint Online Symposium

“The Tragedy of Childhood in the Time of War”

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UUP and EAP Joint Online Symposium
UUP and EAP Joint Online Symposium

Time and Date

23 Feb 2024, 09:30 – 16:00 CET


About the Fifth Symposium

The Ukrainian Umbrella Association of Psychotherapy together with the European Association for Psychotherapy are pleased to announce the Fourth Joint Symposium on Friday February 23rd 2023.

In this Symposium we are turning our attention to children and the effect of war on children.

We are very pleased and proud to have distinguished speakers who are experts in the field of Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy. Dr. Vera Zimprich, Prof. Halyna Katolyk, Prof. Dr. Mykhailo Pustovoit, Asst. Prof. Kataryna Dzivak and Dr. Irena Bezić are giving their important presentations for both Ukrainian and European Psychotherapists.

Please use this link to view all speakers.

Download the schedule: English | Ukrainian

Children are our future, and they are the future of humanity, and we are united in our concern for them and the impact of war upon them. It is so important for the world to hear the story of the children of Ukraine in this terrible time of war.

The small group discussions are a very important part of our Symposia, because they offer the opportunity for dialogue and interaction between Ukrainian Psychotherapists and European Psychotherapists. In this Symposium the focus for the small groups will be the games which children play in the time of war. We wish to place ourselves in the perspective of children – their innocence and vulnerability, and also their wisdom – and focusing on their games will help us to do that.

We are delighted to have invited Madame Zelensky to give a short speech to our Symposium, and we very much hope that she is able to attend.

The Symposium will be held on Friday February 23rd 2023 remotely on the "Zoom" platform. Please add it on your computer, smartphone, or tablet (

The Symposium will be held in Ukrainian, Czech and English with simultaneous translation of presentations.

The event is free for psychotherapists. Registration is mandatory. Only registered participants will be able to participate in the Symposium.

Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions, participate in small group discussions and communicate in a round table discussion with their cameras and microphones turned on (if desired).

Certificates of attendance of 6 hours of professional development will be sent to all Symposium participants along with video recordings and lecture slides.


Write us in English or Ukrainian to

  • Call us from the European Union or if you want to speak English: 00 370 686 96520
  • Call us from Ukraine or if you want to speak Ukrainian: 00 380 977 667526


The First Symposium was held on February 23rd 2023 to mark the anniversary of the full-scale invasion of Ukraine. It was a moving, extraordinary, and wonderful event, and more than 1000 Psychotherapists registered to join it.

Please use this link to view the video recordings of the First Symposium.

The Second Symposium was held on June 16th 2023 and reached nearly 1500 registrations. The focus of the Second Symposium was the examination and discussion about the new challenges for psychotherapists in extreme situations and how the patients/clients are affected when the psychotherapist is in an exposed situation.

Please use this link to view the video recordings of the Second Symposium.

The Third Symposium was held on November 17th 2023 and reached nearly 700 participants. The event was extraordinary, the participants thanked each speaker, shared their emotions, and the round table discussion was very vibrant and special, probably could have continued for at least few more hours.

Please use this link to view the video recordings of the Third Symposium.

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