International psychotherapy conference to return to Vienna in 2023
The World Council for Psychotherapy was founded in the 1990s in the Austrian capital, which would go on to host the organization’s first World Conference in 1996. Subsequent events have been held at locations including Durban, Moscow and Paris. “Working closely with the Vienna Convention Bureau, we were able to convince the Council’s board to host the 10th instalment of the World Conference at my university in Freud’s home city,” confirmed Prof. Alfred Pritz, President of the World Council and Rector of the Sigmund Freud Private University in Vienna. The 4,000 participants expected to attend the event will focus on the latest trends in psychotherapy at a series of 500 lectures, seminars and workshops. 200 scientific posters will give an insight into the latest advances in the use of psychotherapy to treat psychiatric disorders. For the first time, the Vienna event will feature “Freudian walks”, during which participants will discuss the latest scientific breakthroughs.