University of Mannheim: Psychotherapy congress at the University of Mannheim / public discussion on self-help groups

The 38th symposium of the Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy of the German Society for Psychology (DGPs) will take place from May 12th to 15th at the University of Mannheim. The motto of the digital congress is “Basic research and psychotherapy research hand in hand”. New this year is a discussion for self-help groups, to which interested parties are cordially invited.

At this year’s symposium of clinical psychologists, the participants will explore a wide range of topics in more than 50 lectures and over 200 poster contributions: In addition to contributions on current method trends, researchers will present current research results that deal, among other things, with anxiety and depression, the consequences of abuse in children – and adolescence, possibilities of psychotherapeutic treatment of refugees in Germany or challenges with ADHD in the life span The international researchers Professor Gregory A. Miller, Ph.D., from the University of California Los Angeles, Professor Yair Bar-Haim, Ph.D., from Tel Aviv University and Prof. Dr . Tania Lincoln from the University of Hamburg.
The range of topics was deliberately chosen by the organization team: “Our symposium is intended to illustrate how basic psychological research can be combined with models for explaining mental disorders and innovative treatment methods,”says Prof. Dr. Georg W. Alpers, organizer of the symposium and holder of the chair for clinical and biological psychology and psychotherapy at the University of Mannheim. The range of topics also ensures that the symposium is accredited by the State Chamber of Psychotherapists as advanced training for psychotherapists.
For the first time there will also be a public discussion with self-help groups. When groups of self-help discussion group to be able concerned, interested and self-help offices on May 13 at 15:30 with researchers and psychotherapists in dialogue occurred. The discussion with two introductory short presentations will be moderated by Prof. Dr. Georg W. Alpers.
Participation in the discussion is free, registration is possible by e-mail to: koether @ uni-mannheim.de . Please use the subject “Registration Discussion Self-Help Symposium 2021”.

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