Board reports on the 7th World Congress of Psychotherapy in Durban


Invitation to the 8th WORLD CONGRESS OF PSYCHOTHERAPY in Paris, France

in Cooperation with UNESCO, FFdP, Minkoswka Institut, Paris

Topic: Life and Love in the 21st Century

When: 24th to 28th of July 2017

Where: UNESCO in Paris

Congress languages: English, French, Russian, Spanish, German, Chinese

Information for Details: Tamara Trebes,

Dear colleagues,

In the name of the World Council for Psychotherapy I want to invite you to this outstanding event in 2017. Please don’t hesitate to send us your suggestions and comments for the upcoming World Congress.

Yours sincerely,

Alfred Pritz
President of the World Council for Psychotherapy

9th World Council for Psychotherapy African Chapter at Kisii University - Nairobi Campus, Kenya

Conference Theme: Interdisciplinary Psychotherapy meets Africa

Kisii University invites all interested parties to participate in the Conference from 15th  – 17thSeptember 2015 at the KICC

Kisii University, a world class University with a strong African heritage in Kenya, is privileged to host the 9th International Conference for Psychotherapy Africa Chapter on 15th   to 17thSeptember 2015. Psychotherapy refers to therapeutic interaction or treatment contracted between a trained professional and a client, patient, family, couple, or group. The problems addressed are psychological in nature and can vary in terms of their causes, influences, triggers and potential resolutions.
Psychotherapy aims to increase the individual's sense of own well-being and reduce discomfort. Psychotherapists employ a range of techniques based on experiential relationship building, dialogue, communication and behavior change that are designed to improve the mental health of a client or patient, or to improve group relationships. This Multidisciplinary Conference will be staged in collaboration with the WCP which will be represented by its President, Hon.Prof. Dr. Alfred Pritz and other guest speakers. The program will be a comprehensive review on various hot topics on psychotherapy from a multidisciplinary perspective. A number of renowned guest speakers including the President of the International Psychotherapy Association, international and local experts have been invited to speak at the Conference. Both the Conference and dinner will be held at The Kenyatta International Conference Center in Kenya.


Psychological Contributions to the Eradication of Poverty

Note: WCP is a co-sponsor of the attached statement about Contributions of Psychology to the Eradication of Poverty, in honor of the United Nations International Day of Poverty Eradication.
Please note, and distribute to members, constituencies and stakeholders.

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

This year, the United Nations International Day for the Eradication of Poverty will be observed on Wednesday, 17 October, to promote awareness of the need to eradicate poverty and destitution worldwide.   The observance was established in 1993 and poverty reduction and elimination has emerged as a global priority in UN-wide planning for sustainable development to 2015 and beyond. 

Consistent with the theme for this year, Working Together Out Of Poverty, the Psychology Coalition has prepared a statement for distribution entitled: Psychological Contributions to the Eradication of Poverty.   Please distribute the statement to your various listservs at the UN and beyond.

The commemorative program for the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty will take place on Wednesday, at 2:30 in the ECOSOC Chamber of the North Lawn Building.  We would greatly appreciate if some of you would volunteer to print copies of the statement to distribute at the program.  Please email to let me know if you plan to attend so that we can determine how many copies of the statement you will need.

All the best,
Corann Okorodudu, Chair of the Psychology Coalition
Professor Emeritus of Psychology & Africana Studies, Rowan University
UN/NGO Rep, Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues

  • Psychological Contributions To The Eradication Of Poverty (169,6 KB)
    Submitted on the occasion of the United Nations International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 17 October 2012, North Lawn Building, Conference Room 2, United Nations, NY. Co-sponsored by the American Psychological Association, Association for Trauma Outreach and Prevention, International Association of Applied Psychology, International Council of Psychologists, International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, International Union of Psychological Science, Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, World Council for Psychotherapy, World Federation for Mental Health and other members of the Psychology Coalition at the United Nations

Congress Calendar in the frame of the World Council for Psychotherapy


Lebanese Syndicate of Psychotherapists and Psychoanalysts (SPP)

The Lebanese Syndicate of Psychotherapists and Psychoanalysts (SPP) is a non-profit
organization formed in April 2008 in Beirut to provide accreditation, standards of
practice, professional identity, and self-regulation for psychotherapy professionals.


Presentation: Returning to Katrina - Bringing Hurricane Katrina Research Back to the Community

Group Interventions for Disaster/Trauma Anniversary Reactions
Nemeth, D.1, Kuriansky, J.2 , Olivier, T.1, Whittington, L.1, May, N.1, Hamilton, J.1, Steger, A.1 Neuropsychology Center of Louisiana, LLC 1 and Columbia University 2

Returning to Katrina - Bringing Hurricane Katrina Research Back to the Community
University of Southern Mississippi – Center for Policy and Resilience Long Beach, Mississippi
June 4-5, 2010


Welcome to the new WCP-Website!

We are currently working hard
to give the World Council for Psychotherapy
a completely new website.

Major features of the new website:
* easy-to-read layout
* contents can be added quickly
* coming soon: search-engine optimization

Please note that this website is work in progress
and will be updated constantly.

Alfred Pritz
President of the WCP


Presentation of WCP in Spanish and Portuguese

A presentation of WCP is now available in Spanish and Portuguese.


World Certificate for Psychotherapy (WCPC)

Dear ladies and gentlemen,

Now you get the opportunity to receive the World Certificate for Psychotherapy (WCPC)

The procedure for the application is as follows:

The World Certificate for Psychotherapie will be awarded to all psychotherapists who have a psychotherapeutic training according to WCP standards. The WCP standards fully correspond to the ECP standards – which means that every ECP holder can apply for the WCPC without any problems. The WCPC will be awarded from 2007 on.

If you think that you fulfill the criteria for the certificate, please let us know that you are interested in the award of the WCPC, by writing an email to If you are an ECP holder in good standing the only additional thing you need to do to get the WCPC is to transfer the fee for the award. The fee is Euro 350,-- + shipping and has to be paid free of any charges for the WCP. You will get our bank details by contacting us.

As soon as we receive your fee we will check your status as ECP holder. If everything is OK we will issue the WCPC and send it to you. You then will also be listed in on our homepage (name and country).


El papel de la WCP (Concilio de Psicoterapia Mundial), creada en el 4 Congreso de Psicoterapia en Buenos Aires, Argentina

Discurso presentado en la conferencia anual de las Naciones Unidas, en Nueva York, el 7 de Septiembre del 2005, por los delegados de la WCP , el profesor Dr. Jose T. Thome de Brasil, y el Sr. Guillermo Garrido de Venezuela.

Titulo: Introduciendo una vision practica y holistica de los derechos humanos desde una perspectiva diferente : La perspectiva psicoterapeutica.



WCP position paper - Created at the 4th World Congress for Psychotherapy in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Speech presented at the United Nations annual conference in New York, September 7, 2005 by WCP delegates to the UN, Professor José T. Thomé, M.D from Brazil and Guillermo Garrido, M.D, from Venezuela.

Title: Introducing A Holistic and Practical Vision of Human Rights from different Perspectives: the Psychotherapy Perspective



Search for Psychotherapists with the Japanese Certificate for Psychotherapy (JCP)

JCP online: The first Psychotherapists with the Japanese Certificate for Psychotherapy can now be found online.


Globalized Psychotherapy

Introduction to Globalized Psychotherapy (published in Vienna 2002) features an unique overview of psychotherapy all over the world.

Author: Pritz, Alfred (Hrsg.)
Published by: WUV
City: Wien
Year: 2002
Pages: 600
ISBN: 3850766055



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YWCP - Youth Section
of the World Council
For Psychotherapy

The World Certificate for Psychotherapy (WCPC) is now available.
Click here for details

Introduction to Globalized Psychotherapy (published in Vienna 2002) features an unique overview of psychotherapy all over the world.
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