Congress 2022

XXIInd Congress of the International Szondi Association

We were happy to celebrate the XXIInd Congress with all the participants present in person and joined online.
We will keep the pages of the conference up until the announcement of the next meeting.

After postponing for two years the upcoming XXIInd Congress of the International Szondi Association, we gladly announce that the event will be held on

21-23. July 2022 in Pécs, Hungary.

After 17 years we are pleased to welcome the memembers of the Association, and all the participants in our town, at our university which celebrated its 650th anniversary in 2017.

The title of the event will be
A Choice for Life: Finding Pathways to the Future

The Congress is will take place at and supported by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Pécs

Welcome to Pécs!
The Congress will be organized at Grand Hotel Palatinus. The Congress is supported by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Pécs. This university is one of the oldest institutions in Europe, it was founded in 1367. The Institute of Psychology was related to the International Szondi Association for decades, the curriculum at all levels of psychology education includes the theories of Szondi and the fate-analytic techniques used in therapy and counselling.
After 17 years we are glad to host the XXIInd Congress of the International Szondi Association in our institution. The event is organized by the members of the Department of Applied Psychology.

Scientific and Organizational Board:
Mátyás Káplár - head (
Bálint Takács - member
Dorian Vida - member
Robert Maebe - member

Conference Venue: Palatinus Grand Hotel
Address: 5 Király str., Pécs, Hungary 7621
Information about how to get to Pécs can be found here: How to get to Pécs?
Website of the Faculty: Faculty of Humanities an Social Sciences

Thank you for all the registrations and participation. As a reminder the registration data will stay available till the beginning of the registration to the next Congress.

Please fill in the regsitration form and submit your application. Registration fee can be payed by card (Barion) and through wire transfer. The detailes will be sent by email in 48 hours after the submission of your registration.

Paper submission is now closed. You can still register as a Non-presenting participant or Listener.

If you want to join the Conference online only, you do not need to register. Links to the online stream is available under the Online Streaming tab.

The registration fee includes:

-conference package
-scientific sessions
-coffee breaks
-conference dinner

Registration type Registration fee
paid before 10th of July 2022
Registration fee
paid from 11th of July 2022
General fee EUR 150 EUR 190
ISA Member (dues payed for 2020-2022) EUR 100 EUR 130
PhD, MA or BA Student as presenter EUR 70 EUR 90
Online presenter EUR 70 EUR 90
Non-presenting Participant / Accompanying person
(scientific sessions + conference dinner)
EUR 50
(only scientific sessions)
EUR 20

There are several good hotels around the Congress Venue which can provide you with comfortable accommodation. Among the different possibilities we suggest the following hotels that can be reached easily from the Palatinus Grand Hotel.

Hotel Corso**** (900m)

Boutique Hotel Sopiane *** (700m)

Palatinus Grand Hotel ***
(on site)

Hotel Arkadia **** (200m)


21st July

13.00-14.00 Registration
14.00-14.45 Opening Ceremony
14.45-15.30 Robert Maebe (Belgium) Pathoanalysis and Anthropopsychiatry: Other Ways Starting from Szondi's Fate Analysis
15.30-16.15 Tomas Geyskens (Belgium) The Use of the Szondi-Test in an Institution for Intellectually Disabled Adults. A Case-Study
16.15-16.45 Coffee Break
16.45-17.30 Mátyás Káplár (Hungary) Fate Analytic Counselling: Implementation of Szondian Concepts in Contemporary Psychology
17.30-18.15 Rolf Kenmo (Sweden) How to avoid going for wrong job? The Concept of Human Guide

22nd July

  Section 1
Chair: Robert Maebe
Section 2
Chair: Bruno Gonçalves
9.00-9.30 Frank Renders (Belgium)
Travelling to India with L. Szondi: The Beginning of a Thought Experiment
Dorian Vida (Hungary)
The Winds of Change in Narcissism Studies
9.30-10.00 Florian Mosso (France)
L'intérêt et l'efficacité diagnostique des tests projectifs / The interest and the diagnostic efficiency of projective tests
Adél Ferencz (Hungary)
Alice Miller and Her Investment in the Future
10.00-10.30   Alua Bizhanova (United Kingdom)
Relations of Attachment styles and work-family balance to the Szondian Theory
10.30-11.00 Coffee Break
11.00-11.30 Bálint Takács (Hungary)
Fate and/or Change: Societal Implications of Identity-development and Commitment in Szondi, Erikson and Family Systems Theory
Viktor Kemény (Hungary)
„Born under a bad sign” the use of music therapy techniques within the Szondi’s theory
11.30-12.00 Szidalisz Ágnes Teleki (Hungary)
A choice for life: ways of coping with chronic low back pain
Ágnes Anna Kovács (Hungary)
Long torn by ill fate or hidden object relations? – intergroup relations in the Hungarian political psychological arena
12.00-13.00 Lunch Break
  Online Section
Chair: Mátyás Káplár
13.00-13.30 Takahisa Yamashita (Japan) A Personal Proposal from an old Japanese Szondian to 21st-century Psychologists
13.30-14.00 Holger Schumacher (Germany) Szondi and the Production, Reception, and Interpretation of Movies
14.00-14.30 Ágnes Erdélyi (Switzerland) I don't have a father, but my mother…
14.30-15.00 Bohdan Biron (Ukraine) Ukrainian School of Fate Analysis
15.00-15.30 Coffee Break
15.30-16.15 Giselle Mueller-Roger Welter (Brasil) Studies with the BBT
and Human Guide Tests
  Workshop 1 Workshop 2
16.30-18.00 Rolf Kenmo (Sweden)
How can the HumanGuide concepts increase the passionindex in companies and organisations plus life?
Mátyás Káplár (Hungary)
Methods of Fate Analytic Counselling: a self-experience
19.00-22.00 Conference Dinner

23rd July

9.00-10.30 Assembly of the International Szondi Association
10.30-11.30 Farewell and Final Coffee Break

Some sections of the Congress will be streamed online. The given sections will be available as a Microsoft Teams meeting free of charge. Participants can join the meetings by clicking on the links below and an administrator will let them in the meeting. Microsoft Teams is available through a web browser, installation of the software is not required. If you join through a web browser, for proper functioning you need to enable the microphone and the camera.

Opening Ceremony and Plenary Lectures 21.07.2022 14:00-18:30 CET

Online Section 22.07.2022 13:00-16:15 CET

The Program and Abstarct Book, containing the presented lectures is available here.

Click here to download the Program and Abstract Book.

Fate is always on the move.