Message from WAPP

Dear Colleagues, dear Guests!

We are happy to invite you to the 7th World Congress for Positive and Transcultural Psychotherapy to be held at the Turkish Riviera. After our last major gathering in 2014 at the same location, you do not want to miss this World Congress and this unique transcultural experience! The leading topic will be “Health – Culture – Psychotherapy” – covering practical, theoretical and future-oriented areas of Positive and Transcultural Psychotherapy and related fields.

To celebrate 50 years of Positive Psychotherapy and other anniversaries that will also be in 2019, like for example, 40 years licensed training academy (1979), 40 years of the bestseller book “The Merchant and the Parrot – Oriental Stories” (1979), 25 years WAPP resp. ICPP (1994), we expect some 300-400 participants from more than 25 countries. The program contains plenary sessions, seminars, self-discovery groups, workshops, and lectures. We will have some very special keynote speakers this year to enrich our congress.

Support this event actively and participate in the scientific program! Please only use this official congress website ( for registration and submission of abstracts.

Your family members are also welcome! Please find more details under “registration”. These conferences are a unique opportunity not only for Positive Psychotherapists, but for experts in the field of psychotherapy, psychiatry, psychosomatics, and counselling to get together, exchange experience and meet new colleagues and friends. 

We look forward to welcoming you at the beautiful Turkish Riviera. An interesting scientific and cultural program, a great hotel with an all-inclusive-arrangement, a spa-area and the Mediterranean Sea are awaiting you.

For the Board of Directors of WAPP and the organizers

Dr. Hamid Peseschkian-signature

Dr. Hamid Peseschkian
President of the World Association
for Positive and Transcultural Psychotherapy