“Reflection on Communication and Relationships in  Achieving Health of 
Children, Adolescents and Families: Therapeutic Approaches”
3 – 6 OCTOBER 2024.

Third International and Interdisciplinary Congress 

on Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy starts in:


Committee members

It is our pleasure to introduce the members of the organizing and program committee; Honorary members and members of the Scientific and Expert Committee of the Congress.


Our goals

The focus of the Congress lies in reflecting on how communication and relationships impact health, promoting innovative therapeutic approaches and sustainable strategies to preserve and enhance the health and well-being of children and youth, thereby benefiting society as a whole.

Congress themes

The Congress will be structured across four thematic days to thoroughly explore key aspects within educational, social, health, and legal frameworks.


Welcome to Sarajevo!

It is our honor and pleasure to invite you to:

The Third International and Interdisciplinary Congress on Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy “THINK ABOUT YOUth”

“Reflection on Communication and Relationships in Achieving Health of Children, Adolescents and Families: Therapeutic Approaches”

In challenging times like these, there exists an opportunity to effect changes that will propel us towards a brighter future.

History stands as a testament, revealing that in times of turmoil, amidst the heavy toll of sacrifices and profound traumas, there often emerges the beacon of positive change.

This Congress resonates with that very hope and awareness, recognizing the imperative for fundamental shifts in communication and relationships, starting from the earliest stages of life, as a necessary prerequisite for healthy growth and development both at the individual and global levels. 

We aspire to create a society that places importance on the mental health and well-being of children, youth, and families as a priority for creating a comprehensive, supportive, and fulfilling vision of healthy societal development.

Accordingly, the mission of the Congress is to offer an environment fostering unity for human and professional interactions among experts from diverse disciplines and corners of the globe, to delve into, exchange, and enrich experiences concerning critical matters pertaining to the mental well-being of children, youth, and their families.

We envision that through captivating plenary lectures, engaging roundtable discussions, immersive workshops, and thought-provoking panel presentations, a dialogue will be sparked, revealing fresh insights into the intricacies of communication and relationships. In cooperation with leading experts, we will focus on the development of innovative and integrative therapeutic approaches, and global preventive plans and integrative therapeutic approaches.

Our desire is to foster mutual understanding and compassion, where the exchange of ideas and knowledge serves as a catalyst for crafting a safer world for every child and youth.


We are delighted to introduce our esteemed honorary members and speakers.

Some of the finest experts in their fields will be sharing insights on innovative approaches, a global preventive plan, integrative treatment, and the mental well-being of children, youth, and families at the 3rd THINK ABOUT YOUth Congress, including…

Prof. Dubravka Kocijan Hercigonja, MD, PhD

Congress President

Prof. Patrick McGorry, MD, PhD

Psychiatrist and Researcher

Prof. Norman Sartorius, MD, PhD


Prof. Gordana Buljan Flander, PhD

Clinical psychologist and psychotherapist

Karen Hillman Fried, Psy.D., M.F.T.


Prof. Mila Goldner-Vukov, MD, PhD

Psychiatrist and psychotherapist

Prof. Michael Ungar, PhD


Prof. Esmina Avdibegović, MD, PhD

Neuropsychiatrist and psychotherapist


We are delighted to introduce the remaining members of the honorary committee and speakers

Important dates and deadlines


Congress announcement


Online registration is open


Preliminary program available

Extended until 01.06.2024.

Deadline for submission of abstracts

Extended until 20.06.2024.

Abstract status answers from members of the Scientific Committee

Extended until 23.06.2024.

Deadline for submission of corrected abstracts


Confirmation of abstract acceptance


Deadline for early registration fee payment


Final program available


Closing of online registration


Congress opening ceremony


from 3rd to 6th October 2024.


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