Caucasian seminar

International Psychoanalytical Association

European Psychoanalytical Federation

European Psychoanalytic Institute


Igor M. Kadyrov – Director; Christoph Walker – Associate director; Endel Talvik – Associate director; Eva Schmid-Gloor – EPF liaison; Paolo Fonda – IPA liaison; Tomas Kajokas – Staff member

Invitation to

The 1st EPI Regional Seminar in Caucasus

with participation of the Estonian-Latvian Study Group

Kazbegi (Stepantsminda), Georgia

15-17 July, 2016.

The Theme of the Seminar:

“Hysteria and perversions: Similarities and differences in clinical manifestations and treatment (establishment and maintaining the setting)”

Members of Organizing Committee:

Khatuna Ivanishvili (chair), Alexey Koryoukin (secretary), Angela Vartanjan

Members of Local Organizing Committee

Nino Sesiashvili; Diana Pipinashvili

The Teachers are: Igor M. Kadyrov (Russia); Endel Talvik (Estonia); Christoph E. Walker (Germany)

THE PROGRAM includes: plenary lectures; group discussions of plenary papers; small clinical groups; special workshops and panels; individual and small group’s consultations.

PLENARY LECTURES will be given by Christoph E. Walker and Endel Talvik, Discussions will be chaired by Igor M. Kadyrov

Seminar is open to candidates and members of the European Psychoanalytic Institute and of the IPA Societies and Study Groups


Thursday, July 14, Arrival and registration

Friday July 15,

8.00 – 9.00 Breakfast

9.00 – 11.00 Opening of the seminar and first plenary lecture

Christoph E. Walker: “Traumatic Experiences – on inner and outer processing. Notes from a psychoanalysis of borderline hysteria”

Chair: Igor Kadyrov

11.00 – 11.30 Coffee break

11.30 – 13.00 Clinical groups (supervisors: Igor M. Kadyrov, Endel Talvik, Christoph E. Walker)

13.00 – 15.00 – Lunch

15.00 – 16.30 Clinical groups

16.30 – 17.00 Coffee break

17.00 – 18.30 Clinical groups (supervisors: Igor M. Kadyrov, Endel Talvik, Christoph E. Walker)

19.00-20.30 Dinner

Saturday, July 16

8.00 – 9.00 Breakfast

9.00-11.00 Second plenary lecture

Endel Talvik: “Hysteria and Narcissism”

Chair: Igor Kadyrov

11.00 – 11.30 Coffee break

11.30 – 13.00 Clinical groups

13.00 – 15.00 Lunch

15.00 – 16.30 Clinical groups

16.30 – 17.00 Coffee break

17.00 – 19.30 Concluding Panel: “Hysteria in Psychoanalysis: Past and Present”

Panelists: Igor M. Kadyrov, Endel Talvik, Christoph E.Walker and Discussion from the floor.

20.00 Farewell Dinner

Sunday, July, 17, Departure after breakfast


All participants are kindly requested to bring for individual or/and group consultations written clinical material with one or two sessions (ten copies)


The Seminar will take place in North Georgia, under mount Kazbek, in Stepantsminda at Iliauni Hotel ( The surrounding area with grandiose mountains of Big Caucasus and mount Kazbek with trinity church gives an unforgettable impression.

LANGUAGES: English and Russian. The plenary lectures will be in English translated into Russian as well. The discussions will be translated.

Accommodation and Prices:

The cost for the conference, accommodation and meals (full board), coffee breaks.

Early bird registration before the 15th June 15 2016 Registration fee for IPA members and candidates is 140 Euros the 15th After the 15th of June Registration is 180 Euros

A small number of places have been reserved for colleagues who will be permitted to have interviews (only for a limited number of applicants from Armenia and Georgia, needs to be confirmed by the EPI board before registration).


Priority will be given to members of Estonian – Latvian study group, Armenian, Georgian and South-Russian Analysts and Candidates.

The number of places is limited, there are up to 30 places. The deadline for early registrations is the 15th of June 15 2015.


Please help us out and register before the deadline. Thank you!

Registration Form: Please, send your registration forms to Nino Sesiashvili; E-mail:

Alexey Koryoukin; E-mail: The registration fee should be paid upon arrival to Kazbegi Hotel. ARRIVAL: Thursday, July 14, in the afternoon.


Visas for Georgia: No visas are needed for Citizens of Armenia, Belorussia, EU, Ukraine and Russian Federation.

Detailed information concerning visas is available at the website of the Georgian Foreign Ministry:

Further information will be given in the confirmation letter and will be published on the EPI Web site:

How to get to the destination:

Please note that on the 14th of July a shuttle bus from Tbilisi will go to Stepantsminda; for assigning the appropriate time of departure we are waiting for participants arrival dates to Tbilisi. Participants from South Russia will arrive by Georgian Military Road, from North.

For INFORMATION concerning local organization and visas, contact the Chair of the Local Organizing Committee: NINO SESIASHVILI