The World Council for Psychotherapy is a Non Governmental Organization of the United Nations Organization affiliated to the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) since May 2003.

ECOSOC is responsible for:

- promoting higher standards of living and economic and social progress
- identifying solutions to international health problems
- facilitating international cultural cooperation
- encouraging universal respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms

(for more information, see

The World Council for Psychotherapy has a consultative status within ECOSOC. It will try to give its voice in these international issues, using psychotherapy as a tool.

UN Delegates of the WCP represent the World Council for Psychotherapy at international meetings of the United Nations and are there to promote psychotherapy and help finding solutions to diverse problems.

Below is the current list of the UN Delegates of the WCP:

Headquarter Geneva
- Dr. Nicole Aknin
- Dr. Markus Fäh

Headquarter New-York
- Dr. Gloria Alvernaz-Mulcahy
- Dr. Guillermo Garrido
- Dr. Judy Kuriansky
- Dr. Ramon Mon
- Dr. Darlyne G. Nemeth
- Dr. Mingyi Qian
- Dr. José Toufic Thomé

Headquarter Vienna
- Dr. Janos Harmatta
- Dr. Cornelia Krause-Girth
- Dr. Alfred Pritz

57th DPI/NGO Conference-Millennium Development Goals: Civil Society Takes Action, 8-10 September 2004, New-York, USA.(information under

Please see the Conference speeches, programme and participants under

Please see the report of the Conference from Dr Darlyne Nemeth (download below)

Next Conference: 49th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women, 28 February to 11 March 2005, New-York, USA.(information under
{Please see the report of the Conference from Dr Judy Kuriansky (download below)

Next Conference: 58th Annual DPI/NGO Conference "Our Challenge: Voices for Peace, Partnerships and Renewal", 7-9 September 2005, UN Headquarters in New York, USA (information under

The World Certificate for Psychotherapy (WCPC) is now available.
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YWCP - Youth Section
of the World Council
For Psychotherapy

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