ISTANBUL, 20-23 MARCH 2024
"Building Bridges for Mental Health"
  • Where

    Istanbul, Turkey

    Lionel Hotel 5*

  • When
    20-23 March 2024
    Arrival: 20 March, departure: 23 March. (checkout until 12:00)
  • Fee
    Conference package: 585 EUR
    (for double (sharing) room and incl.
    100 EUR registration fee for WAPP members and 150 for non-WAPP members)
    See all options below
  • Package
    • Registration fee
    • Accommodation for 3 nights
    • Breakfasts, dinners, coffee-breaks
    • City and airport transfers.
    • Conference package
    • Gala-dinner
We are delighted to extend our warm invitation to you for the upcoming 2024 WAPP International Conference on Positive and Transcultural Psychotherapy, themed "Building bridges for mental health." The event will take place from 20th to 23rd March 2024 in the vibrant city of Istanbul, Turkey, at the luxurious Lionel Hotel.

  • Imagine over 200 psychotherapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, counsellors from more than 20 countries and 4 continents gather in the beautiful city of Istanbul.
  • Experience workshops, presentations, roundtables, transcultural hot topics discussions in a rich, interactive program.
  • Humanistic, psychodynamic & transcultural perspectives
  • 20+ CME/CPD credit points from the State Medical Chamber (Frankfurt, Germany)
  • Meet and learn from the leaders and trainers of Positive and Transcultural Psychotherapy and other methods.
  • Combine the conference with a spring city-break in the fascinating city of Istanbul. Our program will include social and cultural experiences as well: historical city tour, gala dinner, music, and dancing.

Abstract submission deadline: 31st of January 2024
submit via or upon the registration.
Check "List of categories for abstracts" before submitting.

Official language of the conference is English, but different translators will be provided for groups larger than 20 for the same speaking language attendees (examples: Ukrainian, Turkish, Russian, etc.).

Organiser: World Association for Positive and Transcultural Psychotherapy (WA PP)
  • World Federation for Psychotherapy (WFP)
  • Wiesbaden Academy of Psychotherapy (WIAP)
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Positive und Transkulturelle Psychotherapie (DGPP) e.V.
  • Bulgarian Association of Positive Psychotherapy (DPPB)
  • Romanian Association of Positive Psychotherapy (RAPP)
  • All-Ukrainian Association of Positive Psychotherapy (UAPP)
  • Kosoco Association of Positive Psychotherapy (KAPP)
  • Polish Association of Positive Psychotherapy
  • Chinese Umbrella of Centers on Positive Psychotherapy
  • Umbrella Association for Transcultural Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics in German-speaking countries (DTPPP)
Take a first sight on our keynote speakers
  • César A. Alfonso
    MD, Professor
    President of the World Federation for Psychotherapy; Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Columbia University Medical Center (New York City, USA); Editor of the journal Psychodynamic Psychiatry
  • Dilip V. Jeste
    MD, Professor
    Director, Global Research Network on Social Determinants of Mental Health and Exposomics; Former Senior Associate Dean for Healthy Aging and Senior Care, and Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Neurosciences, University of California San Diego (USA); Past President, American Psychiatric Association; Founder of Positive Psychiatry
  • Special guest:
    Angelika Goers
    Jazz, Music, Speak & More
Conference program
This is a preliminary program of the 2024 WAPP International Conference on Positive and Transcultural Psychotherapy "Building Bridges for Mental Health"
(subject to change)

Participation fee per person*

WAPP Registration fee has been reduced

from 300 EUR to 100 EUR

(150 EUR for non-WAPP members)

due to economic situation in many countries

Conference package per person for
single room
€ 760 for non-WAPP members
610 EUR - Conference package for single room accommodation
  • 100 EUR - WAPP registration fee
  • (150 EUR for non-WAPP members)
Conference package per person for triple (sharing) room accommodation
€ 605 for non-WAPP members
€ 555
455 EUR - Conference package for triple (sharing) room accommodation
  • 100 EUR - WAPP registration fee
  • (150 EUR for non-WAPP members)
*Includes all transfers, shared accommodation in a double room, meals, and conference registration for WAPP members (reduced from 300 EUR to 100 EUR due to economic considerations) - PER PERSON

For attendees staying in a different hotel, the conference package fee is 200 EUR. This fee includes conference attendance and WAPP registration but excludes dinners, gala dinner, and transfers. If you fall into this category, please reach out directly to the event secretariat at
Conference Hotel
5* Hotel on the European part of the Istanbul (Turkey)
Please do not book the hotel directly via booking websites or hotel website! You won’t have access to the above-mentioned conference offerings, such as airport transfer, gala-dinner, conference participation.
There will be a special daily conference fee for participants who do not stay at the hotel, plus registration fee.
Welcome to the 2024 WAPP International Conference
on Positive and Transcultural Psychotherapy
Register to the 2024 WAPP International Conference on Positive and Transcultural Psychotherapy
Istanbul (Turkey), 20-23 March 2024

Turkish participants can directly register via sending the application
Registration fee
Please choose the registration fee according to your status
Accommodation type
If you have accompanying children or require additional nights or any additional services, please indicate them here. An additional invoice will be sent to you by the event secretariat after submitting your registration.
List of categories for abstracts

Your room at the hotel will be reserved only AFTER the payment.
You will receive the confirmation email from the event secretariat.
Go to the payment page after clicking "Register" button.

Please allow a response via email within 72 hours.
Mr. Cemal Ozgan
2024 Istanbul Event Secretariat
+90 539 664 3568
World Association for Positive and Transcultural Psychotherapu e.V.
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