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Awakenings Foundation

Hungarian Psychiatric Association
Hungarian Writers’ Association
Liszt Ferenc University of Music
Ministry of National Resources, State Secretariat Responsible for Education
Ministry of National Resources, State Secretariat Responsible for Culture and Civilization
Ministry of National Resources, State Secretariat Responsible for Healthcare
Ministry of National Resources, State Secretariat Responsible for Social, Family and Youth Affaires
Ministry of National Resources, State Secretariat Responsible for Sports
National Culture Fund
Péterfy Sándor Hospital-Clinic and Trauma Center of the Capital
Semmelweis University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
University of Kaposvár, Faculty of Fine Arts




Mrs. Androulla VASSILIOU, Member of the European Commission, Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism, Youth and Sports




Dr. RÉTHELYI Miklós, Minister, Ministry of National Resources
Prof. Dr. PÁLINKÁS József, President of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences



Prof. Dr. BITTER István, Director of the Clinic of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy of the University Semmelweis    




Dr. BARTOS, Éva, director of the Library Institution of the National Széchényi Library, bibliotherapist
Dr. BATTA, András, rector of the Liszt Ferenc University of Music, Budapest
BÖJTE, Csaba, OFM, founder of the St. Francis Foundation, Deva, Romania
Dr. CSISZÉR, Nóra, awarded the Batthány-Strattmann Prize, psychiatrist, neurologist, psychotherapist, retired head of Department of the Crisis-Intervention and Psychiatry of the Hospital Sándor Péterfy

dr. EDVI, Péter, president of the Hungarian Hippotherapy Alliance and president of the International Child Rescue Foundation
GILBERT, P. Guy, Chevalier of the Légion d’Honneur, Director of the Association Père Guy Gilbert, Bergerie de Faucon, France
Dr. HARMATTA, János, psychiatrist, psychotherapist, Head of the Department of Psychiatry at the Tündérhegy Institute, Budapest
Dr. HÁSZ, Erzsébet, cand. med., historian of literature, writer, leading teacher of biblio-music-art therapy, founder head of the bibliotherapy minor of the Pázmány Péter Catholic University’s Faculty of Humanities
Dr. JELENITS, István OSchP, awarded the Eötvös and Széchenyi Prize, writer, founder head of the Esthetical Institute of the Péter Pázmány Catholic University’s Faculty of Humanities
JÓKAI, Anna, writer and poet, awarded the Kossuth Prize and the Attila József Prize, Chairman of the Hungarian Writers’ Association, founder of the Digital Literary Academy
Dr. DDr. hc KASPER, Siegfried, university professor, psychiatrist, Director of Medizinische Universität Wien, Universitätsklinik für Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie, Vienna, Austria
KOCSIS, Zoltán, awarded the Kossuth Prize and the Ferenc Liszt Prize, pianist, conductor and composer, Chief Musical Director of the Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra
KONOK,  Tamás, painter, awarded the Kossuth Prize, Paris, France
Dr. KURIMAY, Tamás, psychiatrist, psychotherapist, addictologist, President of the Hungarian Psychiatric Society, head of the Department of Psychiatry and Psychiatric Rehabilitation at the St. János Hospital
LAQUIÈZE, François, Head of the Institut Français, Budapest
Dr. LEITNER, Sándor, DLA, painter, awarded the Vaszary Prize, graphic artist, teacher, awarded Apáczai Csere János Prize, university professor in University of Kaposvár, Faculty of Arts
Dr. MAGYARI-BECK, István, professor emeritus, creatologist, Honorary President of the International Society of Creatology, Riga
Dr. MENZEN, Karl, prof. habil., University of Arts Therapies, Nürtingen, Germany
Prof. emeritus MORENO, Joseph, Music Therapy at Maryville University, Director of the Moreno Institute for Creative Arts Therapies
Dr. NAGY, Attila, psychologist, sociologist, researcher on reading, chief advisor to the National Széchényi Library, Founding President of the Hungarian Reading Society
PERCZEL FORINTOS, Dóra, head of the Institute of Clinical Psychology of The Semmelweis Medical School
Dr. SÁSDI, Antal, internist, director general of Péterfy Sándor Hospital-Clinic and Trauma Center of the Capital
Dr. SCHMIDLIN, Serge, Director of the Audio Consulting Institute, Switzerland, expert of high fidelity and high end

Dr. SIMON, Lajos, president of the Foundation Moravcsik, university reader at the Department of the Clinic of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy of the University Semmelweis
Dr. SIPOS, Lajos, professor emeritus, Institute of Literature of Péter Pázmány Catholic University’s Faculty of Arts, President of the Hungarian Literary History Association
SZENTMÁRTONI, János, poet, awarded the József Attila Prize, head of the Hungarian Writers’ Association
Dr. SZILÁGYI, Simon, psychiatrist, psychotherapist, Head of the Department of Crisis-Intervention and Psychiatry of the Sándor Péterfy Hospital
hc. Dr. DDr. VÁSÁRY, Tamás, pianist and conductor, awarded the Kossuth Prize
Dr. VIZI, János, dr. med. et. dr. jur., psychiatrist, clinical pharmacologist




BARANYAI, Szilvia, teacher, congress coordinator of the Hungarian National Arts Therapies Association
BOHANEK, Miklós, photographer, congress coordinator
CSIZMADIA, Noémi, coordinator of the Congress of the Hungarian National Arts Therapies Association
Dr. HÁSZ, Erzsébet, chief secretary of the Organizing Committee, president of the Hungarian National Arts Therapies Association
KEMÉNY, Ferenc, Eötvös Loránd University, Faculty of Humanities, assistant professor
KÖVES, Tamás, director of Meeting Budapest Conference and Event Organizer Ltd.
NEDECZKY, Ildikó, head of the sport therapy section of the Hungarian National Arts Therapies Association
VINCZE, Anett, clinical psychologist, art therapist, congress coordinator, University of Kaposvár



Art, therapy and/or magic in ancient cultures
The Dionysian musical and dance cult and catharsis
The Apollonian principia of art and medical treatment
The relationship between art and medical treatment in the Bible
The philosophia perennis as discoverer of the therapeutic effects of arts in European culture
The Socratic beautiful, good and true; the Thomasian ‘res, aliquid, unum, verum, bonum és pulchrum’, the role of human judgement capability after the Kantian true, beautiful and good in art therapy
The relationship between therapy and religion in Indian art
The relationship between zen and arts, zen and therapy
The application of the disciplines of Kung-Fu-Ce and Lao Ce in arts therapies
The birth and history of psychiatric science reflected in its relationship with arts therapies
The effects of Freudian art theory and Jung’s art therapy concept in the appearance of arts therapies in modernism and its development in the postmodern era
The relationship between the history of psychiatric institutes and arts therapies
The origins of psychological science, its history and milestones as reflected in its relationship with arts therapies
A multi- and interdisciplinary study of arts therapies, products (esthetical, psychological, sociological, etc.)
The arts of pre-modern, modern and postmodern times in the light of their relationship to the public, and the developing relation between art and therapy
Appearance of the concept of arts therapies and the professional process in arts therapies
Postmodern underground arts from the point of view of sociology, socio-psychology and arts therapies
L’art brut
What is Art? – the relationship between art philosophical trends and arts therapies theories
The professional artist and art in arts therapies
The patient’s active art therapeutic activity
The ill human being as a special recipient of art
The arts therapies group and the group process
Arts therapies tailored to the patient
Representing psychological diseases in professional art creations
The birth of a piece of art versus the birth of an arts therapies product
Creativity psychology in arts therapies
The psyche of the patient in arts therapies product
The psyche of the artist in the oeuvre: a paleo-diagnostic application of works of arts and artists’ biographies
Current topics: arts therapies in university education, students’ reports, professional papers, anological studies about arts therapies teaching, experiences of arts therapists and teachers regarding the professionalization of arts therapies, career stories: „I am an arts therapist; my profession’s title is …” (elementary studies, career orientation, and professional vocation).
Arts therapies in the integration of international university education, flexibility in the different educations, mobility of students

Pre-history of music therapy, history of music therapy, its present situation and development, prospects and fields of application, professional and scientific music therapy organizations, communities, forums, fields and branches of music therapies, schools, tendencies, and presentation of research
Active/receptive music therapy – theory and practice
Music therapy in complex art therapies
Instrumental and vocal music therapy
The Primal Scream and the reception of other musical or non-musical, vocal and instrumental sounds and tones, and production of these in music therapy
The difference between the effects of live music and „canned” music
The role of technical conditions of listening to music in receptive music therapy
The instrumental and vocal knowledge of the music therapist
Self-help music therapy; music therapy CDs
 ‘Good music’ and ‘bad music’
Music therapy with computer use

Bibliotherapy trends and different names: literature therapy, active and receptive bibliotherapy, poetry therapy, creative writing, Lesetherapie, Schreibtherapie, text therapy, poetry-reading therapy, developing bibliotherapy, e-bibliotherapy
The origins and ancient precedents of bibliotherapy: casting spells, incantation and other ritual verbal activities; history of bibliotherapy, fields of its application
The bibliotherapist’s capability and skills for fiction and knowledge of creative writing
The relationship between bibliotherapy and library science
The meaning of electronic bibliotherapy and its fields of application
Self Help Books
 ‘Good literature’ and ‘bad literature’ in bibliotherapy
Therapeutic goals and effect mechanisms, research, experiments, theoretical questions of bibliotherapy, e.g. theory of reception in bibliotherapy
Bibliotherapeutic possibilities in the field of reading difficulties
Bibliotherapeutical discussions of fiction and texts
Bibliotherapy in the world of silent reading and hearing

The origins of psychodrama, its history and development, educational and organizational structures, fields of application, research, experiments, and theoretical studies
Questions regarding overlapping fields and definitions: psychodrama, drama therapy, drama pedagogy, bibliodrama – similarities and differences
Drama therapy as an individual form of arts therapies, its application fields, therapeutic goals and effect mechanisms, trends and tendencies
The meaning of bibliodrama, its span, its methods, pedagogical and therapeutical connections and contexts
Research, experiment, experience – theoretical questions, impact studies in the fields of drama-therapy, drama-pedagogy and biblio-drama

Its antecedents in ancient cults and cultures and in the present life of indigenous peoples, their history and development, fields of application, methods and schools, information material on theory, practical presentations, exhibition objects
Multi- and interdisciplinary researches, experiment, effect studies
The therapeutic role of the various art, applied art and design therapies, their special features
The role of the computer in therapies based on visual arts
Individual and group therapy methods, experiments, therapeutic processes, therapeutic goals and effect-mechanisms
The importance of the therapist’s manual skills and art talent and the patient’s talents
Multiplication technologies as restrictions of the original visual effect
Vision as active therapy or picture editing as therapeutic act
The effects of ‘good’ and ‘bad’ visual experience on the observer in everyday life, in the fields of arts and in therapy
Moving pictures as perceptual revolution in the arts and in art therapies
The role of animation and cartoons in art therapy
Comics in art therapy; design and art therapy
Talents manifesting in photo, in films, and technical knowledge in therapy
Questions on choice and selection of art object in the fields of receptive visual therapies

The precedents of dance therapy in prehistoric cults, the relationship of dance, religion and medical treatment in different cultures
The therapeutic significance of basic movements
The complexity of dance and art of movement therapies
Play therapy as art therapy: homo ludens in the child, in the artist and in the therapeutic process
Sport as play, art, entertainment, source of joy – and therapy in the sense of mens sana in corpore sano
Action therapy – the art of activity in therapy
Therapeutic application of the arts of movement – information material on it’s theory, practical presentations, fields of application, therapeutic goals, researches, experiments, experiences, theoretical studies
Presentation of methods, schools, professional organizations, and forums
The dance and art movement activity, sport activity of the therapist
Indications and contraindications (e.g. somatic state of the patient)

Variations of complexity, such as music and painting, literature and drawing, music and physical activity, drama and physical activity with music, non-verbal drama with music, etc.
History and development, trends, fields of application, indication and contraindication, professional organizations
The appearance of hippo therapy and pet therapy, its history and development, trends, fields of application, indication and contradiction, presentation of professional organizations, work teams, schools, researches, experiments and results

The official languages of the conference English. We provide simultaneous translation in the Planery hall and the Section Room (Bartók Room).

The International Scientific Committee decides the acceptance of the papers submitted.
The abstracts of papers must be submitted together with the preliminary application form, must be written in English, and cannot be more than 350 words. Participants can apply also for poster papers. Their selection process and preparation is the same as for other papers. We provide written abstracts in English for both live and poster papers.
The selected papers will be presented by the authors during the sessions of the relevant subjects. A paper can take up to 15 minutes.



December 31, 2010:
Final date to submit abstracts (max. 350 words)

January 30, 2011:
Notice of the acceptance of papers

February 15, 2011: 
Second information leaflet with the program-preview and with the application form

April 15, 2011:
Final date for submitting the paper


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