Currently in keeping an open EAP culture, the official EANLPt country board meetings are open for bona fide NLPt therapists as observers, space permitting. A small fee my be charged for the conference to cover location costs. If you are from one of the abovementioned countries, please contact your local representative or contact us to get you in contact with them. If there is no national organization or local representative, we strongly encourage you to build up your National Association for NLPt and become represented in the EANLPt. 


Future conference #1: 21.-24.03.2019, Zagreb (Croatia): 

"The new psychotherapy law in Croatia - practical implications for education and psychotherapy from the NLPt perspective"

We invite you to participate!


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VENUE: Institute for Medical Research and Occupational Health, Ksaverska cesta 2, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia

ACCOMODATION: Hotel Puntijar, Gracanska cesta 67, Zagreb, Croatia


SERVICE FEE: conference service charge for Saturday: 0,- euro entrance with online REGISTRATION

​CONFERENCE LANGUAGE: the conference will be held in English 

Psychologists will get ECTS points for attending conference from the Psychological chamber.


Conference Program - Saturday, 23.03.2019 

09:00 - 09:30 Registration of participants at the Conference Desk

09:30 - 09:45 Opening of the Conference by Cătălin Zaharia, PhD - EANLPt president, Peter Schütz, PhD - EANLPt General Secretary, Prof. Melita Reiner - EANLPt Vice President and country host, Adrijana Koscec Bjelajac, PhD

09:45 - 10:30 Tamara Prevendar (Croatia): Regulation of psychotherapy in Croatia – a historical perspective

In July 2018, Croatia adopted the Law on psychotherapy practice. The path and context of regulating psychotherapy differ across countries and these circumstances reflect the views towards psychotherapy. The aim of this presentation is to give an outline on historical views on regulating psychotherapy in Croatia and to examine it within larger trends of development of psychotherapy in the country. 
The methodology employed in this research was analysis of archival records complemented by oral history and expert interviews. The analysis of written records led to the search for regulations of psychotherapy and how it was viewed in different time frames. Further communication with informants and experts of psychotherapy happenings in Croatia contributed to the researcher’s knowledge of the field and understanding of the historical records. Obtaining data from various sources and different approaches in analysis were used in order to obtain reliability.
This study shows historical context of regulating psychotherapy in Croatia. It depicts the involvement and interest of psychiatrists and psychologists as common professions allied with psychotherapy, and the comprehensiveness of psychotherapy approaches and practices.
The present law is observed from the perspective of development of regulation and the context in which psychotherapy occurs in Croatia.

about Tamara Prevendar: Tamara Prevendar received a Master’s Degree in Psychology at the Department of Psychology, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Zagreb and a PhD in Psychotherapy Science at Sigmund Freud Private University, Vienna. She works as school psychologist, lecturer, and a psychotherapist in training/ under supervision (Institute for Integrative Gestalttherapy Würzburg, Zagreb). Besides research on development of psychotherapy in Croatia, she is also involved in TreatMe Network research on moderators of psychotherapy for adolescents and youth.

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10:30 - 11:15 Renata Đonđ Perković (Croatia): General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) - practical implications

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) applies from 25 May 2018, directly to all companies without exception and to private persons in the performance of professional activities. The objective of GDPR is to help the EU have a unified policy for all their member countries. Therefore, the GDPR aims to protect EU Citizens’ privacy and data, and regulate how this information are used. The GDPR applies to ‘personal data’, meaning any information relating to an identifiable person who can be directly or indirectly identified in particular by reference to an identifier. This definition provides for a wide range of personal identifiers to constitute personal data, including name, date of birth, adress, phone number, e-mail, identification number, location data or online identifier and more, reflecting changes in technology and the way of collecting information about people. The Regulation significantly extends the definition of personal data, broadens the rights of respondents, defines the rights of respondents in more detail, defines the records of processing activities, requests to report personal data loss, and requires the implementation of procedural technical protection measures. For therapists in private practice, it is vitally important to ensure that confidential data and client contact data are collected and stored in accordance with GDPR. Having accurate contact data that is GDPR compliant is crucial for keeping the lines of communication open between therapist and clients, as well as for information and marketing purposes.
Presentation will provide answers to the following questions: How to prepare? What new rules should be respected? What is personal data? Do I Need a Personal Data Protection Officer? How and when do I report unauthorized access to data? What should all contain the Personal Data Protection Policy? How to include GDPR regulations in a therapeutic agreement?

about Renata Đonđ Perković: Graduation in Psychology in 1994 in Zagreb, Postgraduate Specialist Study of Clinical Psychology in 2018, Graduation in Social and Humanities Informatics in 2013, professional education in Neuro-linguistic psychotherapy and EMDR psychotherapy, currently ongoing education in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. Renata Dond Perkovic worked as a psychologist counselor, therapyst and educator within the civil sector, the educational system, the social welfare system and the penal system. Renata Dond Perkovic is a member of the Croatian Psychological Chamber, the Croatian Psychological Society, the Croatian-Austrian Training Center for Neuro-linguistic Psychotherapy (HATC NLPt) and the Croatian Association for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (HUBIKOT).

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11:15 - 11:30 break

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11:30 - 12:15 Anca Petrescu (Romania): NLPt Parts Work Approach in Early Childhood Trauma - case study

The young female pacient, age 27, faces relationship difficulties and inability to separate from a toxic and abusive partner. The ambivalence becomes even more disturbing for her when she enters another relationship, a more healthier one. Goal of the therapy: to be able to separate from abuse and enjoy the healthy relationship. 
The two parts responsible for the ambivalent dynamic showed in the therapeutic process to have been born during the severe abuse in early childhood (between 3 to 7 years of age). The case study shows how mediation of parts works in the context of trauma - multiple traumatized parts associated with kinesthetic submodalities accompanied by late somatizations, survivor part associated with visual, strong submodalities. 

about Anca Petrescu: Anca Petrescu, 45, has been studying NLPt since 2008 in Romania, guided by the mentors and professors from the Austrian Center for NLPt. Previously she has worked for more than 15 years in various corporations in Human Resources, focusing on development and learning processes. Currently she is psychotherapist under supervision in private practice in Bucharest.  

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12:15 - 13:00 Peter Schutz (Austria): Psychodynamic meets NLPt

NLP & NLPt do have a lot of great intervention concepts: rapport, professional outcome work, pattern detection, modelling, state management, anchoring, parts work, change history, phobia work, reframing submodalities, strategies behaviour generator, trances and metaphors and many more. All these interventions can have very good results in a short time with patients. Persons outside of this spectrum, especially psychotic or borderline patients might need a much more patient approach and very more refined interventions as their inner world is quite different. While NLPt primarily does belong to the systemic cluster, integrative approach permits to use and model psychodynamic concepts as well. Here the differentiation of Kernbergs
structural levels can benefit a lot for diagnostics and interventions. 

about Peter Schutz: Peter Schutz,PhD MBA, health psychologist and teaching psychotherapist (DG, NL), secretary general of EANLPt, law court
sworn expert for coaching, supervision & NLP.

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13:00 - 15:00 lunch break

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15:00 - 15:45 Tončica Šiškov (Croatia): NLP techniques as a tool in enriching creative learning process among children with ADHD​

The main idea of this presentation is to support and encourage teachers on more creative and deeper learning approach with fun and self expression in order to encourage children/students with ADHD to discover and develop their potentials and to help them grow as self confident, fullfiled, optimistic people who know how to use their inner resources.
This presentation speaks: how learning process can be enriched with different methods of use of NLP techniques focused on improving learning abilities of concentration, relaxation, creativity, overcoming anxiety and low self-esteem, building self-image - recognizing potential and self-realization, self control, avoiding counter-productive suggestions, socialisation...
As a vehicle to expression, the creative learning approach has the capacity to bring a voice to every human being, encouraging the inner world to connect to the outer world of concrete reality.
Creative use of NLP tehniques can facilitate the learning process and can be recognised as an important element in the school curriculum. Such approach gives children opportunities to learn in new, more adaptable ways and helps them learn that there can be more than one solution to a question, a problem, or a task. Feeling, thinking and following yourself, meeting and communicating with others in new school framework can give a new dimension in learning process and socialisation.

about Tončica Šiškov: As a magister of pedagogy, registered dance movement psychotherapist and NLPt psychotherapist under the supervision, I have being doing in private practice. Main focus of my interes are clients who suffer from Eating Disorders (anorexia, bulimia, obesity), children with Attention Deficit Hiperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and their parents. I am external associate in Outpatient Hospital for Eating Disorders in “Pychiatric hospital Sv.Ivan” in Zagreb and close associate in Centre BEA- the only Association dedicated to Eating Disorders in Croatia.

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15:45 - 16:30 Melita Reiner (Croatia): Coaching, Counseling, Psychotherapy – the Difference that makes the Difference​

The Psychotherapy law in Croatia differentiates between Therapeutic Counsellor and Psychotherapist. Within the framework of professional background and education, diagnosis of client’s difficulties and severity of disturbance, it may seem easy to draw a line between psychotherapy and counselling, but if the therapist adopts a more holistic approach, viewing the client as a body-mind-soul being, with an innate potential for development and growth, then it gets rather difficult to press the therapist-client relationship and dynamics of healing and change within the confines of neat boxes. The presentation is a subjective reflexion developed during 30 years of psychotherapeutic practice aimed to support the audience in finding their own distinctions and inner representation of the “Therapist- Counsellor- Coach Map”.

about Melita Reiner: Melita Reiner, M.Sc., specialist in clinical psychology, psychotherapist (ECP), transpersonal psychotherapist, EMDR practitioner,
Director of the Croatian-Austrian Training Center for NLPt in Zagreb, Croatia. Melita was trained in NLP and NLPt by Peter Schuetz and the TrainerTeam of the Austrian Training Center in Vienna and she currently conducts NLPt trainings in Croatia, Austria and Romania and works as a psychotherapist in private practice in Zagreb, Croatia.

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16:30 - 16:45 break

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16:45 - 17:30 Dana Dumitru (Romania): The usefulness of NLPt techniques in Dissociative stupor​

This is the case of a 35-year-old man who overcame a dissociative stupor condition, by working in psychotherapy, using NLPt interventions.

about Dana Dumitru: Dana Dumitru works as a psychotherapist under supervision since 1,5 years. She graduated Medical School (Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy) in Bucharest and started her education in NLPt in 2010 at Mind Master. She is passionate with working in psychotherapy and feels this is her way of contributing to the health of human beings.

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17:30 - 18:15 Silvia Ferenac (Croatia): Reframing the crisis of female athletes in elite sports

The life of elite athletes is very intense and consists of victories and failures, “ good “times and “bad” times. A crisis occurs not only after defeat, but also when everything seems to be going well, and most of the time, when the athlete has already achieved success. 
In this lecture, various frames and meanings of a crisis will be presented. The presentation will be based on the presenter’s experience with elite female athletes in the past 8 years, and also on the theory of sports psychology and psychotherapy, most of all NLPt and logotherapy by Viktor Frankl.  

about Silvia Ferenac: Silvia Ferenac is Mental Coach of elite athletes, NLP Master Trainer and counselor. She’s attending the 4th year of NLPt  and logotherapy training . From 2011 until today, she has worked with 2000 athletes in different countries, in both individual and team sport. She has graduated from University of Zagreb, German and Italian Language and Literature, is currenty studying psychology and attending sport psychology trainings. Previously, she has worked as HR Manager and executive Manager in various companies. Besides sports, she’s particulary interested in communication, stress management, public speaking, traumas and mini-traumas, fears and phobias. 

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18:15 - 18:45 panel of all presenters and feedback from the audience


Preliminary PROGRAMME for EANLPt executives & guests


Thursday, 21.03.2019
19:00 - 21:00 welcome drink and get together for all presenters, EANLPt executive/staff and special guests, Hotel Puntijar, Gracanska cesta 67, Zagreb

Friday, 22.03.2019
10:15 - 13:00 city tour, meeting point tramstation - MIHALJEVAC 
13:30 - 15:00 Executive lunch
15:00 - 16:00 general assembly at Hotel Puntijar
16:30 - 18:30 research intervision - open for all interested
19:00  dinner 


Saturday, 24.03.2019 - conference day
9.45 - 18.00 presentations
20:00 - 22:00 dinner for presenters, EANLPt executive and special guests 

Sunday, 25.03.2019
10.00 executive breakfast and debriefing


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