Date(s) - 02/12/2020
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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Date: Wednesday, 2nd December
Time: 7-8.30pm (AEST) or 4-5.30pm (AWST)
Location: ONLINE

Cost: AAFT Members Free | Non-members $15


Budapest is a beautiful city, therefore lot of foreigners choose it as their second home. Many of them come as young adults and create a family with a local partner. Being bilingual and bicultural makes life harder for couples on many occasions. One of the main questions I came across in some young couples recently: where to live and where to have family.

I would like to talk about dilemma of two couples currently in therapy. Their dilemma is connected to Australia and Hungary. Because I spent a quarter of my professional carrier in Australia, it resonates with issues I had.

I would like to show how dynamics from my own personal and professional life creep into therapy and the way I deal with them or I use them for better understanding.

This will also include how I work with couples and families via technology e.g. Zoom.

Katalin Laczko is a consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist and family therapist currently practicing in Hungary.
Originally from Budapest, Katalin worked mostly in the public health system. For two years in early 90’s, already a child psychiatrist, she moved to the countryside and worked as a GP in five small villages. Home visits were part of everyday practice. This provided her with experience of becoming part of family systems as a medical practitioner. When she returned to Budapest and continued practicing as child and adolescent psychiatrist, she decided to complete training in family therapy.
In 2005 she moved to Perth, WA as Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist of the Eating Disorders Program in Perth, where she worked with clients and their families for ten years. In order to acquire better understanding of families living in multicultural environment she decided to redo her training in family therapy at WSFTC in Perth. At the same time she participated in group supervision with Professor Andolfi. In 2017 Katalin returned to Hungary where she works in private practice.
Katalin tries to amalgamate child and adolescent psychiatry and family therapy by looking at the broader picture from a systemic point of view when doing assessments. Similarly, she learned to  “give voice” to the child when working with families. Katalin keeps close contact with AAFT.