The West University of Timişoara, 14-15 September 2012

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Friday - 14 September, 2012

Listening to the voice of the family: Context and psychosocial impact


8.30 - 9.00


Aula ET

9.00 – 9.30

Official opening

Welcoming guests and participants


Marilen Pirtea, The Rector of the West University of Timisoara,

Alin Gavreliuc, Dean of the Faculty of Sociology and Psychology, WUT

Conference coordinators: Ileana Rogobete and Alexandru Neagoe

Aula ET

9.30 – 11.00

Round table discussion with plenary speakers: Understanding the context: Paradigms, challenges and expectations;

Moderators: Ileana Rogobete, Alexandru Neagoe

Acknowledging special contributions to the field of family practice and research

Aula ET

11.00 – 11.15


Aula ET

11.15 – 13.00


Terry HargraveRestoration Therapy:  Getting to the Heart and Mind of Healing in Couple Therapy

Ion DafinoiuThe role of therapeutic metaphors in developing family resilience

Jan Ligon - Transforming our approaches with families affected by substance abuse

Maria Turliuc - Risk and resilience in children, family and community. A Research Review

Aula ET

13.00 – 14.30


Aula ET

14.30 – 16.00

14.30 – 16.00

Workshop 1: Jan Ligon - The impact of substance abuse on families and what can help

Workshop 2: Terry Hargrave and Sharon Hargrave - Mastering the therapeutic work in intergenerational families

Room 303

Room 304

16.00 – 16.15


16.15 – 18.00

Section I: Psychosocial perspectives on the family: Relational patterns, narrative identities and cultural context

Moderators: Patricia Runcan, Elisabeta Zelinka

Room 303

Anca Ciursa, Oana Lenta – Distortions caused by violence on the family and social actors

Floare Chipea, Bianca Dana  - Structure, status and roles in Roma families. Qualitative research in Diosig region

Floare Chipea, Raluca Miclea – Patterns of marital  relationships in cyberspace

Liliana Cismariu - The family model and youngsters’ opportunity for entrepreneurship

Maria Fekete, Adela Fekete – The relation between parental style, communication and anxiety in adolescents

Adina Iorga – Rural family during communism

Mihai Iovu, Maria Roth, Paul Haragus – Personal future planning in adolescence and its relationship to adolescent’s communication with parents and friends

Ana Paşcalău – I can’t find a place in my family…: Listening to teenagers

Sorina Poledna - Women inmates narrative identities and family life  projects

Patricia Runcan – The “brain-drain” phenomenon among professionals in socio-medical services

Section II: Family policy and social welfare

Moderators: Mihaela Tomita, Venera Bucur

Iulian Apostu - Common law-marriage:  Mentalities and social consequences

Venera Bucur,  Eugen Bucur  - The concept of active ageing

Eugen Bucur, Venera Bucur - Child protection: A subject for clinical sociology

Thomas Johnson – Foundational  values for family life and public policy

Eva Laszlo, Livia Aninosanu,  Gina Stoian, Louis Ulrich - Family relationships and vulnerability to human trafficking

Oana Lenţa,  Cristina Cormoş - Risks and social welfare challenges regarding the types of maladaptive parenting

Vlad Millea, Călina Buţiu - Structural aspects of urban communities and their impact upon vulnerable families regarding the labor market

Gheorghita Nistor - Quality of life for elderly people – a new approach to medical-social problems in family context

Mihaela Tomita – Family’s role in preventing drug abuse through religious education

Madalina Purcel - Rural families and public policies: How the European Union redefined the Romanian reality?

Loredana Trancă – The psychosocial and behavioural profile of families with workaholic members

Room 304


Dinner – “Flora” Restaurant

Saturday - 15 September, 2012

Searching for family strengths and solutions: Values, resilience and transformation

9.00 – 10.45


Stephen Coulter - Holding hope and facilitating resilience in families affected by trauma

Susannah Padiachi - Surviving family trauma: A teen’s perspective

Viorel PreliciEqual chances and hazards in hiring young post-institutionalized people

Thomas SchirrmacherThe roles of the state and the family

Aula ET

10.45 – 11.00


11.00 – 12.30


Anca MunteanuGiving birth: Psychospiritual profiles

Alin Gavreliuc - Generational profiles and social change in
post-communist Romania

Alina Marian - Law as a vehicle for cultural change in South Africa: Impact on the family

Aula ET

12.30 – 14.00


14.00 – 15.30

14.00 – 15.30

Workshop 3: Susannah Padiachi  - Recovering from trauma: Counselling methods in working with traumatized children

Workshop 4: Stephen Coulter - The ‘spiritual genogram’ as a way of increasing trainees’ self-reflection and promoting competence to address spiritual issues in practice.

Room 303

Room 304

15.30 – 15.45


15.45 – 17.15

Section III: Assisting families in crisis: Values, spirituality and hope

Moderators: Carmen Barbat, Eugen Jurca

Carmen Barbat - The role of spiritual caregiver in families facing death

Veronica Cebuc - Adapted and maladapted expressions of aggression

Hanibal Dumitrascu – The role of social worker in working with families in crisis

Eugen Jurca - Personal autonomy and the “umbilical cord” in couple relationship

Camelia Jurcut - Dynamics of family identity and the role of psychotherapy in preventing dysfunctions  

Sergiu-Lucian Raiu, Maria Roth - Teenagers and the family

Crisanta Moldovan – Reflections on the family: A theme of human spirituality

Alexandru Neagoe, Mihaela Tomita – The role of Christian spirituality in preventing the use of drugs among youngsters

Daniel Oprean – The perichoretical model of family life: A theological reflection

Elisabeta Zelinka – The postmodern family crises: Failure of the contemporary individual?

Room 303

Section IV: Clinical and contextual approaches to family therapy

Moderators: Ileana Rogobete, Loredana Tranca

Carina Dragu -  Risks and traps in the therapy of extramarital affair crisis in married couples

Loredana Drobot – Eight lenses in systemic family therapy

Eugenia Enasoni, Anghel Zvetlana Mandruta - Postpartum depression and psychosomatic simptomatology in women who gave birth through caesarian section

Claudiu Ganciu - The change in psychoanalytic family therapy: The family link as a core concept

Raluca Jacono, Anca Tiurean - Searching for new values in family life and in the practice of family therapy

Romulus-Dan Nicoara – Clinical investigations and elements of coping in schizophrenia: A case study

Ambruş Rita - The crowded nest: A topical issue of contemporary family

Ileana Rogobete - A systemic framework for understanding trauma, recovery and resilience

Eniko Skolka - Perspectives of systemic psychotherapy upon adaptation to grief following the loss of a significant person

Room 304

17.15 – 18.00

Closing plenary with the moderators of parallel sessions: Reflections, possible conclusions and further directions...

Aula ET

Aula ET - Aula Bibliotecii Centrale Universitare Eugen Todoran

Room 303 and 304 – Main building of the West University of Timisoara, 3rd Floor; (Clădirea principală a Universităţii de Vest din Timişoara, Etajul III)