Keynote Address: Wednesday 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The Ubiquity of Self with Gianni Yoav Dattilo (79 min.)
Self is at the core of psychosynthesis practice and theory, it is a living psychospiritual agent, and not just a merely theoretical hypothesis. The presentation will explore the idea of Self within the contemporary psychological landscape in order to point out the specific and unique approach of psychosynthesis. Some vignettes and examples from my personal experience and clinical practice will be presented. Underlying a major split in the overall understanding of the psychosynthesis model, in my opinion, are contrasting views on Self. In its essence psychosynthesis has the potential to hold together different perspectives and/or integrate them in a totally free and unique way for each practitioner, and eventually heal the split”.
Educational Objectives – Attendees will be able to:
Understand an updated overview on Self in the psychosynthesis paradigm.
Use some new personal and professional skills for psychosynthesis practice and open up to possible further steps in psychosynthesis development.
Increase motivation towards a psychosynthetic inner attitude in order to possibly heal intra-psychic and interpersonal splits.
Gianni Yoav Dattilo, PhD, is a training and supervising licensed psychotherapist, registered Psychologist (Ordine degli Psicologi del Lazio n. 1980), Past President of SIPT (Italian Society of Psychosynthesis Psychotherapy), and Past Vice-President of EFPP (European Federation for Psychosynthesis Psychotherapy). He has practiced and taught Psychosynthesis Psychotherapy since 1986 in Rome, Florence, and Milan, Italy; led workshops and seminars in Europe and in the USA; and organized and participated in international conferences and summer schools. Dr. Dattilo is a full-time psychotherapist who has published several articles over the years on Psychosynthesis and Psychotherapy, and his psychodynamic and psycho-energetic approach mainly focuses on both depths and heights of the psyche, integrating in his practice psychoanalysis, transpersonal psychology, cognitive behavioural techniques, ancient spiritual traditions, philosophy and humanities. He is an affiliate international member of the APA (American Psychological Association).