We are looking forward to 2021

Dear colleagues,

the time has come - we are very pleased to present to you the digital volume of abstracts
of the submitted papers for the postponed 38th symposium of of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy.

Despite the postponement of the congress due to the Corona crisis, we would like to offer you the opportunity to inform yourself, and exchange ideas regarding your planned contributions in this digital form.
For a better overview the book is published in two volumes for symposia and poster contributions

We thank you very much for your support and outstanding scientific contributions.
We are looking forward to the new congress date on 12.05.-15.05.2021.

Best regards and stay healthy,

G. W. Alpers and the Congress Team



Dear colleagues,

On the occasion of the originally planned start to the 38th Symposium of the Division of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy of the DGPs, here is a small greeting from our congress team.

Despite the corona-related postponement, we are in good spirits and happily continue to plan a nice congress with a lively scientific exchange in 2021.

We hope you are all healthy and looking forward to next year, just like us.

Best regards from
G. W. Alpers and the Congress team


Current information about the corona virus

Good news: The state of Baden-Württemberg is considering the possibility of holding congresses again from August 2020 onwards. You can read more about this in the official announcements:https://www.baden-wuerttemberg.de/de/service/presse/pressemitteilung/pid/oeffnung-von-messen-ausstellungen-und-kongressen/


Dear colleagues,

Over the past months we have been working very hard to bring to you a truly special conference. We are delighted to have received 566 registrations and your outstanding scientific contributions consisting of 75 symposia and 225 posters. And yet, we are sadly not able to hold the event as planned.

In its current, updated decree concerning the COVID-19 situation (Verordnung der Landesregierung über infektionsschützende Maßnahmen gegen die Ausbreitung des Virus SARS-Cov-2 (Corona-Verordnung – CoronaVO)) from 28th March 2020, which will be in force till 15th June 2020, the state government of Baden-Württemberg has imposed a ban on all events involving more than five individuals. Following consultation with Prof. Silvia Schneider of the German Psychological Society (DGPs) and with our vice-chancellor Prof. Thomas Puhl at the University of Mannheim, we regret to inform you that the original conference date scheduled for May 2020 has had to be cancelled.

The DGPs commission has offered the possibility for us to postpone the 38th Symposium to 2021 (around Ascension) instead. We are happy to accept this offer, as Prof. Tania Lincoln and her Hamburg team who had originally planned to host a workshop congress at that time have agreed to this.

The 38th Symposium of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy of the DGPs will now take place from 12th May to 15th May 2021.

We will be in touch with you soon with more information on 2021. In the meantime, we wish you good health and hope to see you all at our conference next year.

Georg W. Alpers and the Conference Team


The Chair for Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy cordially invites you to the annual symposium of the DGPs (German psychological society) in the Mannheim Palace. The motto of our congress is “Basic and applied Psychotherapy Research Hand in Hand." With your contributions, we would like to illustrate how basic research in biological and cognitive psychology can be combined with modern models of psychopathology and innovative intervention methods. The symposium will include an international track in English, as well as support for students attending the conference from abroad.We are looking forward to your attendance and your scientific contributions.



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Please note:

  • Further information about the dates and deadlines for the new congress date will be announced here as soon as possible