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Our JUNKTIM for you​

At JUNKTIM, we base our teaching of the theory and practice of psychotherapeutic conversation on knowledge of the significant impact of interpersonal exchange processes, both in psychotherapeutic conversation and in our collaboration of practicing researchers and psychotherapists.

Our reciprocal relationship via scientific psychotherapy process research and clinical experience – based on audio- and videographed treatment sequences – opens up a wide field of activity for inspiring approaches to patient treatment on the one hand, as well as to fine-grained differentiated research on the other. We cordially invite you to this fieldwork: In the context of our JUNKTIM annual conferences, the exchange on therapy recordings, the support in research and therapeutic continuing education as well as in positioning in the professional-political context!

We organise an annual JUNKTIM conference that addresses researchers as well as psychotherapists and encourages exchange between the two professions. The JUNKTIM Annual Conference provides a platform for important issues in psychotherapeutic practice and research through i) lectures and approximately half-hour discussions with renowned clinicians and researchers and ii) JUNKTIM data sessions. The events are registered with the Berlin Chamber of Psychotherapists as continuing education.

We will stimulate and intensify practitioner-researcher conversations through:

  • JUNKTIM data sessions are groups of about 10 participants, researchers and therapists, who are in turn moderated by a duo of researcher and therapist. The basis is usually transcriptions of audio- and videographed psychotherapies. The aim is to analyse the recordings on the basis of a question.
  • In JUNKTIM quality circles: here we first work in the format of data sessions. Recordings brought by clinical participants are transcribed, proofread and then discussed. Subsequently, hypotheses are formed about what can be observed in a transcript, how it can be formulated, which conversational formats are to be described and which clinical conclusions become possible. Every six months or so, one working group meets with another and presents what they have worked out to each other.
  • Freud’s idea of the junction of healing and research is taken up by us and somewhat modified: Today it is not enough that clinicians are automatically also researchers – the fields of psychotherapy and research, which are often separated today, must be brought together again and again.
  • JUNKTIM e.V. network: In the case of research questions within the framework of the JUNKTIM working groups, but also in the case of analysis projects from other meetings, similar to the intervision groups in the psychotherapeutic field that work with recordings for the first time or conversation researchers interested in researching therapeutic interactions, JUNKTIM members can enter into fruitful exchange with each other that would otherwise be difficult to establish.
  • We plan to advise on data protection-compliant implementations of and technical questions about recordings, including the necessary equipment.
  • Exchange across borders: JUNKTIM e.V. is transverse to institutional constraints and thus enables greater freedom of thought, writing and research. We are integratively oriented: Many different therapeutic traditions have a place under the umbrella of the communication approach. Not only psychoanalysis and depth psychology are of interest to us, but also, for example, systemic, behavioural therapy and gestalt therapy approaches.
  • Through lectures in psychotherapy institutes we will advocate for the communicative turn in psychotherapy research, i.e. to oppose an interactional perspective in a certain opposition to a medical understanding of psychotherapy. Members will receive a platform for consultation and exchange on such (their own) lecture ideas.
  • We will look at questions of the development of psychotherapeutic training, for example, to what extent can conversation research really make a difference for practitioners?
  • We will promote the training of therapists with the help of conversation research, e.g. with the help of JUNKTIM-intervision groups, and also offer supervision opportunities independently of this. This is the case, for example, when trainees want to record their own therapies (after consultation with the Institute and for training purposes) and analyse them as part of their supervision or intervision.
  • NEW exclusive offer 2022/2023: JUNKTIM offers five IPU students of the MA Psychotherapy, who write a research report, to supervise a research paper e.g. in collaboration with the IPU outpatient clinic and on the basis of the (group) therapy data collected there in the context of an empirical conversation analysis by our experienced psychotherapists and researchers. To deepen exchange, we recommend a JUNKTIM membership.