Welcome to the World of Positive Psychotherapy

21st IFP World Congress of Psychotherapy in Shanghai

"Psychotherapy Contributing to Global Health"


21st World Congress of Psychotherapy organized by the IFP (International Federation for Psychotherapy),

9-11 May 2014, Shanghai, China


Please find all details at the official congress website: http://www.ifpworldcongress.org/

International Regional Symposium on PPT, Istanbul

There will be another Positive Psychotherapy event in Turkey this year!

Dr. Rukiye Hayran is organizing a symposium at the Isik University in Istanbul:


“Inner and outer conflicts of ours: Resolution with Positive Psychotherapy”

 21–22 June 2014

Sile / Istanbul - TURKEY


If you would like to participate, please contact Dr. Hayran directly.


Click here for the invitition.

7th World Congress of Psychotherapy WCP

The World Council for Psychotherapy (WCP) is organizing its 7th World Congress of Psychotherapy will take place in


Durban, South Africa, on 25-29 August 2014, with the topic

Psychotherapy Meets Africa!


Please find all the necessary information about the congress on its official website: www.wcp2014.com



1st International Congress on Child and Youth Psychotherapy

The EAP Headoffice has informed us that there will be a


1st International Congress on Child and Youth psychotherapy in Kiev, Ukraine


from 9th to 12th of October 2014.


For more information please get in contact with Prof. Halyna Katolyk.

6th World Congress of Positve Psychotherapy 2014

We are happy to inform you that at their meeting in Wiesbaden (14-15 January 2014) the WAPP Board of Directors has decided to organize the next World Congress of Positive Psychotherapy this year.


It will be the 6th World Congress of Positive Psychotherapy, and it will have the motto:

“Positive Psychotherapy: Practice, Values, Identity”.

17-22 November 2014, Antalya/Kemer, Turkey


Read more or visit our Congress website: www.positum2014.org



Peseschkian Foundation

Glossary of Positive Psychotherapy

A gap has been filled: finally, there is a glossary of Positive Psychotherapy.


The Peseschkian Foundation is happy to announce that the Glossary of Positive Psychotherapy has been translated to several languages now. It is available in Bulgarian, Czeck, Dutch, Farsi, Georgian, German, Latvian, Spanish, and Turkish.

Read more.

If you are interested in translating the Glossary into your mother tongue, please contact the Peseschkian Foundation.

Positive Psychotherapy in Psychosomatic Medicine

Now available in English:


The Peseschkian Foundation has just released

Positive Psychotherapy in Psychosomatic Medicine by Nossrat Peseschkian (1933-2010).

The book can be ordered directly from Peseschkian Foundation for 10 € plus shipping costs (7 €).

Regional International Conference 2013 in Macedonia

This year the 2nd Regional International Conference on Positive Psychotherapy was held in Macedonia in cooperation with the State University of Tetovo. 


Regional International Conference on

Positive Psychotherapy in Macedonia.

"Emotions in Positive Psychotherapy - Dealing with Feelings"


It will take place on 5 - 8 September 2013 in Struga, Macedonia.


The Conference was very successful with about 100 lecturers and participants from many countries.

Thank you for organizing it and for making it such a lifely and educational experience!



WAPP Board of Directors

At the member assembly on 24 August 2013 the Board of Directors coopted for Kateryna Ovcharek from Ukraine as new member of the Board (after the resignation of Anna Huysse-Gaytandjieva in March 2013). The member assembly accepted the Board's suggestion unanimously and voted for her as new member of the Board of Directors.


Congratulations to our new WAPP Board member!

14th International Trainer Seminar from 21-24 Aug 2013

This year's International Trainer Seminar took place in Wiesbaden, Germany,


on 21-24 August 2013


at the the Prof.-Peseschkian-Foundation, Kaiser-Friedrich-Therme, Langgasse 38-40.

The International Trainer Seminar is addressed to trainers for Positive Psychotherapy and persons who are on their way to become a trainer. At least, they need to have successfully completed a Master Training in Positive Psychotherapy.

The trainers are the most important resource and multipliers for the development of Positive Psychotherapy worldwide. Therefore, they need an exclusive forum to learn from each other, to train their competencies and to have the possibility for transcultural communication.


More detailed information can be found on this website.

Newsletter of the Peseschkian Foundation

The latest newsletter of the International Academy of Positive and Transcultural Psychotherapy (IAPP)-Peseschkian Foundation- about the "Mental Health Project" in Ethiopia has been published now.


Here you may find more information about the work of the organization "Fresh and Green", which is supported by the Peseschkian Foundation.

If you would like to support this project, too, here is the Foundation's donation form.

Twentieth Anniversary of Bulgarian Association

The Bulgarian Association of Positive Psychotherapy (BAPP) celebrates its 20th anniversary in the year 2013.


In the course of the anniversary year the Association has organized a conference with the title: "Twenty years Bulgarian Association of Positive Psychotherapy - traditions and presence"


It took place in Varna from 7 to 9 June 2013 and was a great success. Many national and international participants came to discuss, teach, learn and celebrate. Thank you for your contribution!



Romanian Summer School 2013

The 6th Romanian Summer School took place on 17 - 22 June 2013 at Remeti, Bihor, Romania.

Its topic was: "Psychotherapy: a balance between content and process".


Many thanks to all participants, the international trainers Sheyda Rafat, Birgit Werner and Arno Remmers for their contributions, and to Gabriela Hum for her organizing this special event!


Here please find the report with pictures.

International Journal of Positive Psychotherapy and Research

We wish to draw your attention to the International Journal of Positive Psychotherapy and Research. The first issue was published in March 2011 and can be found here.

If you wish to contribute to the second issue, please hand in your articles. Please send them to the WAPP Headoffice.

The guidelines for authors give you an overview on length, format, language and other information, which could be helpful for you and your articles.


Thank you for your contribution!

IFP Newsletter

IJP Newsletter 2012

Please click here to find the latest Newsletter of the International Journal of Psychotherapy.


World Certificate for Psychotherapy (WCPC)

Opportunity to receive the World Certificate for Psychotherapy:


The procedure for the application is as follows:


The World Certificate for Psychotherapy 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 write an e-mail to headofficeatworlspsyche.org and inform them that you are interested in the award of the WCPC. 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 364,-- (€ 350 WCPC + € 14 shipping) and has to be paid free of any charges for the WCP.


More details you will also find here.


Congress Calendar of the World Council for Psychotherapy

New updated Congress Calendar of the World Council for Psychotherapy showing in which regions in the world Psychotherapy Congresses will be held within the years to come. You will find the regularly updated Congress Calendar both on the websites of the World Council for Psychotherapy (WCP) www.worldpsyche.org and our EAP website www.europsyche.org too.