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Conference Day 1: Friday Morning Selections 10:45 - 12:15

"case-conceptualization between emphatic exploration and technocratic patronizing" 

 panel discussion by erwin parfy, arnoud arntz, christof loose, eCKHARD RoEDIgER & MARJON NADORT



The panel should allow to discuss advantages and disadvantages of conceptualizations that are mainly constructed by questionnaires, schema- and mode-terms, followed by “education about….” – and on the other hand how it will be if we are more led by the inner world of the clients and are searching together for appropriate definitions (just with a side-look to the established categories for orientation), developing a more dynamic understanding of current difficulties, hypothetic and open for change. Personally I struggle with students of ST who are infected with formal sheets that suggest a logical structure of modes and schemas – and the students are primarily orientated to fulfill this logic necessities and are very irritated in their competence for empathic exploration (and are in permanent danger to get on wrong paths). It is my wish to make these shifts (away from the phenomenology of the concrete persons) discussable.

Chairperson: Erwin Parfy


1.     Arnoud Arntz

2.     Christof Loose: works at the Institute of Experimental Psychology, Department of Clinical Psychology, and in his own Private Practice in Dusseldorf, Germany. He is certified in ST-CA, the Chair of Child and Adolescent Committee (ISST e.V.), editor and author of ST-CA books and Video-Learning (DVD) in Germany. He conducts workshops and seminars in ST-CA worldwide.

3.     Marjon Nadort

4.     Eckhard Roediger

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