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1st International Luxembourg Symposium on Crisis, Disaster, Emergency and Trauma Psychology

Mai 5 2023, 09:00 – 13:30 (CET)
University of Luxembourg, Campus Belval
Building MSA, Room 3.500
Free Event


For onsite participation, limited number of available places.
Sign up here
(Deadline 02/5/2023)

The symposium will also be broadcasted as a webinar. To access the webinar, follow this link.


Scientific Program

8:30 – 9:00 Arrivals
9:00 – 9:15 WELCOMING REMARKS (15 min)

1. Marc Stein, President of Luxembourg Psychological Society (SLP)

2. Prof. Anna Kornadt, Head of Department of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences (DBCS), University of Luxembourg

3. Magda Rooze, Convenor, Standing Committee on Crisis, Disaster, Emergency and Trauma Psychology, European Federation of Psychologists’ Associations (EFPA)

9:15 – 10:45 Invited Session A: International Approaches (90 min)

Session Moderator: Magda Rooze, Convenor, EFPA

1. The 6th of February, 2023 Kahramamaras earthquakes in Türkiye: Psychosocial impacts and support needs Prof. Nuray Karanci, TOBB University of Economics and Technology, Department of Psychology, Ankara Turkey

2. Challenges of Emergency Psychology in Catalonia Andreea Apostol, EMDR Europe Trainer, EMDR Romania Vice- President, 112 Emergency Psychologist Barcelona, Anna Maria Romeu Mateu, Clinical psychologist, trauma & grieving counselling expert, Spanish representative EFPA Crisis & Disaster SC

3. Psychosocial Support meets Crime Scene – between false expectations, conflicts and good practice

Florian Stoeck, M.Sc./M.A Psychologist, Criminologist, Board of Emergency Psychology of German Psychologists Association

10:45 – 11:15 COFFEE BREAK (30 min)
11:15 – 11:45 Invited Session B: International Approaches (30 min)

Session Moderator: Prof. Georges Steffgen, University of Luxembourg

4. Mental Health in Times of war Prof. Viktoriia Gorbunova, Zhytomyr State Ivan Franko University, Ukraine ; University of Luxembourg
11:45 – 13:15 Invited Session C: Local Approaches (90 min)

Session Moderator: Marc Stein, Société Luxembourgeoise de Psychologie (SLP)

5. Using mental health first aid training to build collective resilience in crisis situations Elisabeth Seimetz, Ph.D. in health psychology, Psychotherapist, Centre d’Information et Prévention, D’Ligue, Mental Health First Aid curriculum coordinator

6. Best practice after life threatening traffic accidents in kids. How to help the whole family to cope with trauma

Caroline Pull, Psychologist and Psychotherapist, Familljen-Center

7. Psychosocial support in emergencies: Missions, challenges and visions of the Luxembourg Psychosocial Crisis Intervention Team GSP Laurence Diederich, Adjudant and Deputy group leader GSP-CGDIS

13.15 – 13:30 Concluding Remarks (15 min)