Understanding the Conference

The conference will have two segments, one running from 8AM-2PM (live streamed and/or pre-recorded events), and the other segment from 2-7PM (live streamed events).

  • - Between 8AM-2PM Heidelberg time, presenters have the option to 1) present via live stream and include a live Q & A period, or 2) upload pre-recorded lectures.
  • - Between 2-7PM Heidelberg time, we expect that presentations will be live-streamed and include a live Q & A period.
  • - Additionally, chapter meetings have been conveniently scheduled to work with participants in their respective time zones.

All panels, brief paper sessions, structured discussions can be live-streamed and a portion of the presentation can include a pre-recording of a presentation if a presenter is unable to join live. All content will be recorded and available for on-demand viewing up to a year after the conference.

General Sessions

All general sessions are included with the registration fee. General session types include:

Brief papers are 10-15 minute presentations. The brief paper sessions will be 55 minutes and will consist of three to four short presentations, with 10 minutes for discussion at the end of the session. The Program Committee designates moderators for the Brief paper sessions from among the presenters.

Structured Discussions will provide an opportunity for group discussion among colleagues on a specific topic in psychotherapy research (e.g., specific methods, theories, new developments in research and practice, disorders, etc.). Sessions is structured by having each presenter give a brief (5 min. or less) position statement on the theme to elicit active participation and encourage discussion from audience members.

Panels will include 3-4 presentations focused on a common theme. To ensure different perspectives on a topic, panels should contain presentations from different groups. Panels will be 80 minutes with a minimum of 15 minutes for open discussion. Each panel will have a moderator (normally the organizer of the panel or another relevant person) and a discussant.

Posters are appropriate for the full range of research reports, including completed projects, single case studies, pilot studies, and work-in-progress. They provide an opportunity for detailed discussion with interested colleagues. Posters will be posted online in a virtual poster hall for attendees to engage with throughout the conference.

Targeted and Special Programming

Targeted and special programming events are also included with the registration fee. These events are designed to address a range of scientific, clinical, and professional development topics. They also provide unique opportunities for networking.

Ticketed Events

Ticketed events offer training opportunities to enhance knowledge, skills, and techniques. These sessions require an additional payment. Register HERE.

14:00-17:00 CEST
Pre-Conference Workshops

Traditions and New Beginnings in Psychotherapy Research – The 50-year anniversary edition of the Bergin and Garfield Handbook of Psychotherapy and Behavior Change

Strategies for recognizing, addressing, and repairing ruptures in the alliance

Introduction to Latent Curve Modeling

Using Cross-Lagged Panel Models for Mechanisms of Change Research: An Introduction

Happy Tears: An Adoptee's Development of Identity through Reunification

Conceptual and analytical advances for core outcomes in psychotherapy research

Systemic and family therapy for social anxiety disorder: manual-based disorder-specific interventions and pilot randomized controlled trial

Working with the mind as an extension of online psychotherapy methods

Lighthouse MBT-Parenting Programme

Developing Secure Attachment: Make Sense of Your Past to Empower Your Future