Dear colleagues and ISTFP members,
the European Society for the Study of Personality Disorders (ESSPD) is proud to announce the third ESSPD Summer School for early career researchers, organized in collaboration with the University of Lausanne, Depart- ment of Psychiatry, Institute of Psychotherapy and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Service, with the financial support of the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF).
The aim of the summer school is to increase the meth- odological competencies in conducting high quality de- velopmental psychopathology research in the domain of personality disorders. Topics include: developmental psy- chopathology (i.e., prediction of self-harm and suicide in adolescence), inclusion of family in research designs (i.e., mothers with personality disorders and their offspring), prospective long-term follow-up studies, psychotherapy, research designs (i.e., effectiveness, mediation, modera- tion), assessment of emotional processing, socio-cognitive processing and reflective functioning in adolescence.
We will adopt a theory-integrative, disorder-oriented and evidence-based approach. Throughout the one-week pro- gram, the focus will be on the plurality of methods, their productive use for specific research questions and their creative combinations in order to deepen the understand- ing of developmental pathways and the effects of pre- vention and intervention to personality disorders in youth.
Teaching methodologies include interactive presentations, workshop exercises on actual research material, plenary and small group discussions, individual work, speed-talk presentations, playfully structured question-and-answer sessions.
The summer school takes place in a relaxing and inspiring atmosphere at the picturesque retreat center Crêt-Bérard, calmly perching over Lac Léman in Switzerland, one of the largest lakes in Western Europe. Activities as part of a social program will be organized.
Sunday, August 27th 2023 (arrival day) – Saturday, September 2nd, 2023 (departure day); 5 full days residential).
For whom ?
PhD students, MDs, or early post-doctoral fellows affiliated with a European university.
Deadline : Applications by February 1st, 2023 by e-mail to [email protected].
All applications must contain a letter of motivation, a curriculum vitae and a 1-page summary of the relevant research project (in one PDF file). Applications from Eastern Europe are explicitly encouraged.
Full fee EUR 750 (includes registration to all scientific ac- tivities, six overnight stays at Crêt-Bérard, all meals/coffee breaks, and organized social activities).
Reduced fee EUR 300 for participants from Eastern Euro- pean countries (includes registration to all scientific ac- tivities, six overnight stays at Crêt-Bérard, all meals and organized social activities).
Important: ESSPD, with funding from SNSF, fully supports financially up to five participants from Eastern European countries (will be paid for: reduced fee and travel expens- es). Please attach one letter of support (e.g. from your supervisor) if you are interested to apply for this funding.