Thomas Heidenreich
Chair Scientific Committee

Philip Tata
Chair Scientific Committee

The Scientific Programme

The Congress will run for 3 full days from Thursday 18th July – Saturday 20th July and there will be 30 Pre-Congress workshops offered on Wednesday 17th July 2019.

The Congress theme “Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies at the Crossroads” addresses the reality that CBT is currently evolving at a rapid pace and in many directions, such that we may well be at the crossroads in terms of maintaining a unified field of theory and practice.

The Scientific Committee especially encourages submissions that target the World Congress theme. In particular, contributions regarding
a) conceptualisations of the theory and practice of contemporary CBT,
b) inter-disciplinary models of disorders and their treatment
c) the role of CBT in different health systems and
d) the international context and collaboration in CBT interventions and research, will be welcomed.

Berlin, with its long history of scientific and psychological research and its position at ‘the crossroads of Europe’, offers an excellent venue at which to address these important priorities.

The Congress programme will include:

  • 30 invited Pre-Congress workshops
  • 40 Invited Addresses
  • 20 parallel scientific sessions each day
  • Symposia, debates, clinical roundtables, etc.
  • Multiple streamed open paper sessions
  • 40 In-Congress workshops
  • High profile continuous poster sessions
  • Technical, software and equipment demonstrations
  • A large scale exhibition

The official language of the Congress will be English. However, approximately 15% of the programme i.e. workshops, scientific sessions, etc. will be in the German language.