Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw, Faculty of Family Studies and Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt in Germany


kindly invite you to participate

in the International Scientific Conference
„Balancing work and family life in the context of diagnosis and counseling”


organized under the honorary patronage of
JM Rektor UKSW prof. dr hab. Stanisław Dziekoński

on November 28-29, 2018

The issue of balancing work and family life is an area of ​​interest to theoreticians, researchers and practitioners who deal with direct forms of family support. For a long time, the traditional division of roles ensured successful separation of work and family life, which were independently functioning structures. The observed process associated with taking on more and more diverse and complex roles by women and men, as well as the time devoted to their implementation, cause that the existing borders become more flexible. The disturbance or inability to balance work and family life results in negative consequences for both the employees and their relatives, as well as for the organizations in which individuals are professionally involved. This process is deepened by social, cultural, and economic transformations. It is worth noting that the current trend in the literature is underling the inevitability of avoiding the conflict between family and professional life. A family-work conflict is distinguished when the family situation impedes the successful performance of occupational tasks, and the work-family conflict occurs when professional obligations do not allow to successfully fulfill family duties.

The aim of the conference is to popularize the results of scientific research in the field of balancing work and family life, with a special emphasis placed on positive elements that form the mechanism needed for the reconciliation of multiple roles. The conference will provide a platform for discussing these issues among representatives of national and international research centers and individuals involved in supporting the successful implementation of these roles.

We invite educators, psychologists, sociologists, social workers and representatives of other disciplines who are interested in the conference themes. In the discussion, we will refer to the theory, empirical research findings, as well as to practice. The further intention of the conference is to develop theoretical and empirical activities that will be applied in practice.

Conference themes:

  1. Family and professional work
  2. Performing professional and family roles from an interdisciplinary perspective
  3. Factors facilitating the balancing of family and professional life
  4. Methods of diagnosing family functioning
  5. Innovative and traditional forms of supporting and helping families
  6. Family coaching
  7. The family as the place where the passions and interests of parents and children are realized
  8. Intergenerational relations in families
  9. Family support system as a protective factor

Conference proceedings

Conference proceedings are planned to be published after the conference. The articles will be published in „Studia nad Rodziną (eng. Family Studies)” which is placed on the B list in the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education scientific journal rankings (8 points). Due to the reviewing process, submitting an article does not guarantee publication. Only selected papers will be accepted for publication.

Conference place

Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw

Schuman Aula, building 21, ul. Wóycickiego 1/3, 01-938 Warsaw





Scientific Committee:

Ks. Prof. dr hab. Stanisław Dziekoński, UKSW, Warszawa

Prof. dr hab. Anna Fidelus, UKSW, Warszawa

Prof. dr hab. Krystyna Ostrowska, WSM, Warszawa

Ks. Prof. dr hab. Mieczysław Ozorowski, UKSW, Warszawa

Ks. Prof. UKSW dr hab. Andrzej Najda, UKSW, Warszawa

Ks. Prof. dr hab. Sławomir Zaręba, UKSW, Warszawa

Ks. Prof. dr hab. Janusz Surzykiewicz, Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, Niemcy

Prof. dr hab. Joachim Thomas, Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, Niemcy

Prof. nadz. dr hab. Aleksandra  Korwin-Szymanowska, Vizja, Warszawa

Ks. Prof dr hab. Adam Maj, KUL Jana Pawła II, Lublin


Organizing Committee:

Ks. Prof. dr hab. Mieczysław Ozorowski

Dr Marek Kulesza

Dr Justyna Kurtyka-Chałas

Dr Ilona Skoczeń

Dr Jolanta Łodzińska

Mgr Ewa Skimina

Mgr Michał Stańczuk



All individuals interested in participating in the conference need to register via the website

Conference fee costs:

  1. Active registration (with a presentation): 400 PLN
  2. Passive registration (without presentation): 350 PLN

The conference fee covers lectures attendance, coffee breaks, lunch, dinner and translation services. The money should be transferred to the following account

BZ WBK: 81 1090 1014 0000 0001 2229 7627

With a title: „Równoważenie życia rodzinnego i zawodowego w kontekście diagnozy i poradnictwa” and the participant’s name and surname.

Important dates

Abstract submission for active registration: 20 October 2018

Passive registration:  30 October 2018

Notification of abstract acceptance: 31 October 2018

Conference fee: 10 November 2018

Deadline for abstract submission for conference proceedings: 31 December 2018


In the case of questions, please contact us via email


We are looking forward to see you at the Conference!