Psychotherapists to gather for Freudian walks in Vienna in 2023

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Psychotherapists to gather for Freudian walks in Vienna in 2023

The World Congress for Psychotherapy will return to Vienna – its inaugural host – for its 10th edition in 2023. Sigmund Freud Private University will host 4,000 scientists and researchers, who will gather to discuss the latest findings in the field of psychotherapy from 25-29 July 2023.

The World Council for Psychotherapy was founded in the 1990s in the Austrian capital, which would go on to host the organisation’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,” said professor Alfred Pritz, president of the World Council and rector of the Sigmund Freud Private University in Vienna.

The congress will involve 500 lectures, seminars and workshops and 200 scientific posters at the congress 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.

Photo credit: View to the old city © WienTourismus/Christian Stemper

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