Symposium 3


Chairs: Meike Shedden Mora, Ali-Akbar Nejatisafa

Joie de vivre” and “flying over the crisis”: multidisciplinary metaphors of resilience
Milena Rabe (Klinik für psychosomatische Medizin und Psychotherapie, Uniklinik Bonn, Germany)

(Manualized) psychotherapy in open vs. closed groups: Which format is better?
Ursula Melicherova (Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany)

Do patients’ treatment expectations predict weight loss after bariatric surgery? A prospective mixed-methods study
Dr. Meike Shedden Mora (University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany)

Effect of Group Therapy on the Perception of Body Image and Quality of Life of Patients with Breast Cancer
Dr. Ali-Akbar Nejatisafa (Department of Psychaitry, Psychosomatic Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran)

Coping with Aging in Ourselves and Our Patients: Reflections of an Experienced and Aging Therapists
Dr. Ken Schwartz (Baycrest, Canada)