2024 WAPP INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON POSITIVE AND TRANSCULTURAL PSYCHOTHERAPY "Building bridges for mental health"
Lionel Hotel 5*
20-23 March 2024 Arrival: 20 March, departure: 23 March. (checkout until 12:00)
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
Accommodation for 3 nights
Breakfasts, dinners, coffee-breaks
City and airport transfers.
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.
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.
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) Co-sponsors:
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
Singer. Jazz, Music, Speak & More
Detailed program of the Conference will be available soon
20 March 2024
Arriving, check-in, bus to the city centre (for those arriving early in the morning). Welcome ceremony in the evening
21 March 2024
Full Conference day
22 March 2024
Full Conference day, Gala dinner
23 March 2024
Half-conference day until 13:00, check-out util 12:00, departure
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 accommodation
€ 760 for non-WAPP members
Includes: 610 EUR - Conference package for single room accommodation
*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 email@example.com.
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
Dear Colleagues and Friends,
We are delighted to invite you to the 2024 WAPP International Conference of Positive and Transcultural Psychotherapy, scheduled to take place from March 20th to March 23rd, 2024, in the historic city of Istanbul, Turkey.
In these challenging times, coming together with colleagues and experts from more than 20 countries is not just a privilege, but a testament to the unwavering commitment of psychotherapists, psychologists, counselors, and psychiatrists to building bridges and fostering positive change in our interconnected world.
Our collective task as professionals dedicated to the well-being of individuals and societies transcends borders and encompasses the vital roles of solving interpersonal conflicts, nurturing self-esteem, and equipping individuals to become agents of peace and understanding. The foundation of a better world lies in the mental health of the individual, the family, and the society, which makes the main theme of this conference, "Building bridges for mental health", of paramount importance.
Istanbul, with its rich history and unique cultural heritage, serves as an inspiring backdrop for our discussions and collaborations. Together, we will explore innovative strategies, share insights, and develop a deeper understanding of how our work positively impacts the world. Throughout the conference, you can expect to engage in enlightening sessions, connect with thought leaders, and forge new friendships. Your participation and contributions will play a crucial role in advancing the field of psychotherapy and mental health.
We are looking forward to a meaningful and productive event, one that will leave a lasting impact on our profession and, most importantly, on the well-being of those we serve. We encourage you to embrace the diverse cultural experiences that Istanbul has to offer during your stay. Once again, we extend our heartfelt welcome to all participants. Your presence is a testament to our shared commitment to making the world a better place through positive and transcultural psychotherapy.
With warm regards,
On behalf of the WAPP Board of Directors
MD, DM, DMSc
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