An enactive approach to psychiatry and (psycho-) therapy
Human problems belong to the workplace of every psychiatrist. These are triggered by many different factors such as trauma, chemical
imbalances, existential worries, genetic risks or relational conflicts.
One of the most interesting but also the most difficult questions in
the field of psychiatry is how these factors are related in practice
because what is considered the primary cause of the problems usually
influences the conception of the disease and thus the choice of the
In this workshop we will discuss the active approach to psychiatry and its practical relevance for psychiatric treatment.
is a relatively new scientific method of the cognitive sciences that
relies, among other things, on dynamic system theory, phenomenology and
system biology. The basic idea is that often the causes are not exclusively in the brain: cognitive processes
emerge from the ongoing interactions of a person with their social and
physical environment. Thus, this method provides a promising approach for the treatment of mental disorders.
workshop unites philosophers, psychiatrists and psychiatric therapists
to discuss potential merits and pitfalls of the deactive approach to
psychiatry and (psycho) therapy.
location & access
airport Tegel (TXL)
airport Schönefeld (SXF)