5th European Conference for Existential Therapy | Abstract Submission
You may find all the information regarding submitting abstracts for the 5th European Conference for Existential Therapy 2024 below.
It is an honor to welcome you all to Istanbul. In relation to the location of our conference, our theme for this year is Building Bridges. We kindly suggest the submitted abstracts be connected to our theme.
The author of the abstract must complete registration by 15 March 2024 in order to be included in the final scientific program of the conference.
Please see the following guidelines for abstract submission.
Important Dates and Deadlines
Abstract Submission Deadline:16 February 2024
Abstract Evaluation Results: 18 March 2024
Registration Deadline for speakers: 15 March 2024
Preliminary Schedule Announcement: 05 April 2024
Abstracts should be submitted only via the abstract submission form. If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected].
- The language of the conference is English.
- All abstracts, presentations, workshops and work must be conducted in English.
- Submitted abstracts’ length should not exceed 150 words.
- Abstracts and presentations should be the original work of the author.
- Contributors can submit multiple abstracts for any of the submission types for evaluation.
- The same abstract cannot be submitted by different participants.
- All abstracts must be submitted by filling out the submission form, accessible via the links provided on this website. Abstracts submitted using any other method will not be taken into evaluation.
- Providing references is optional.
After the submission deadline, abstracts will be assessed by a panel of experienced researchers for independent review. All the abstracts will be forwarded to reviewers for evaluation in a blind review process.
The proposals for the various presentations will take into account the following criteria to the extent they are applicable to the submission made:
- Clarity and organisation of the thoughts and/or events which best communicate the intended content of the author
- Novelty of the ideas being introduced in relation to the existent discussions and literature in the field
- Potential to engage audience and/or attendants
- Inclusiveness of multiple points of view reflecting the diversity of cultures, traditions, approaches and domains of inquiry
- Innovation and soundness in research methodology
- Eloquence of analyses and interpretations
- Originality of techniques being employed
- Congruence and relevance of activities and/or materials
Abstract evaluation results will be announced via email by 18 March 2024 at the latest. If accepted, the submissions will be scheduled at the conference committee’s discretion.
1. Paper Presentation
A paper presentation is a verbal presentation regarding existential therapy that can be considered significant to practitioners and researchers in the field. The content of these presentations may fall into various broad categories, including but not limited to a research study, a clinical case or cases, an assessment of techniques and interventions, themes or concepts pertaining to existential thought, etc.
Duration: - Each author will be given 30 minutes in the program. The authors should aim to finish their presentation in approximately 25 minutes, leaving the remaining 5 minutes for audience questions.
Important Notice: Panel submissions will be made through a different link than the link used for submissions of paper and poster presentations and workshops. Please make sure you fill in the correct form.
Panel submissions are intended to allow a group of researchers and professionals to engage and discuss an issue framed around a shared concern or theme. The underlying purpose of the events is to facilitate the meeting of various perspectives to broaden further and deepen the thoughts and views of both the attendants and the audience about the panel’s topic. To that end, in this conference, each panel will be headed by a chair and 3-4 panellists, all of whom, including the chair, are responsible for providing brief presentations to be mutually discussed afterwards. The panel's main focus should be to construct a dialogue between the viewpoints to bring forth diverging and converging aspects of the issue and clarify central questions of concern. The chair should aim to cultivate constructive interaction among the attendants for the panel discussion section.
A submission for a panel requires the chair to submit one abstract for the panel and separate abstracts for each proposed presentation. The name and affiliation of each panellist must be included on top of the abstract they have authored.
Abstracts for the short presentations are to be included only in the chair’s submission for the panel since the panel will be evaluated collectively. Please do not submit abstracts for each presentation separately. However, the chair and every panellist must register individually for the conference by the registration deadline. If a panellist does not register for the conference by the deadline, the accepted panel may not be included in the final scientific programme.
Duration: The duration of each panel is scheduled for 90 minutes. Depending on the number of presentations, panellists are expected to divide the presenting time among themselves, ideally giving each presenter approximately equal time while reserving 15 to 20 minutes for collective discussion (including audience questions).
The purpose of workshops is for contributors to engage with and assist attendants in learning about or building upon their existing skills in the domain of their choice. Workshops should strive to motivate attendants to interact both with the contributor and fellow attendants through a lively and interactive learning environment. Furthermore, workshops should also seek to create a space for attendants to practise their theoretical knowledge. Many techniques could be utilised to provide the attendants with new perspectives and give them an opportunity for professional development. We would like to encourage contributors to pursue the latest methods that inspire attendants to incorporate their experiences and actively participate in the process.
Specific parameters may need to be set beforehand for workshops to function or be more effective. Thus, we ask contributors to indicate a maximum number of participants and any other prerequisites for attendance. However, we kindly ask you to keep these requirements as inclusive as possible.
Duration: The duration of each workshop is scheduled for 90 minutes. The organising committee reserves the right to readjust the duration of the submissions if needed.
4. Poster Presentations
Poster presentations aim to allow an open medium in which researchers and practitioners can freely communicate and create a dialogue.
Each poster is expected to inform the conference attendants about innovations and research in existential psychotherapy. The exhibited material should create interest and discussion regarding the issues introduced. The presenters are encouraged to prepare one or two-page handouts that may further inform those who would like to inquire further into the presented subject.
Posters should be 100 cm in width × 80 cm in height. The presenters will post and remove their posters at the times announced before the start of the conference. They will also be able to interact with interested audiences at the allotted hours.
Paper, Workshop, and Poster Submission
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