Dear members of the World Association for Positive and Transcultural Psychotherapy,
Dear friends and supporters of Positive Psychotherapy worldwide,
The year 2018 is coming to its end. We had many wonderful encounters with friends and colleagues at seminars, conferences, and meetings this year.
Numerous trainings were held in over 20 different countries. Positive Psychotherapy was brought to new cities and towns this year, and 4 new Centers of Positive Psychotherapy have been established. A new Association for Positive Psychotherapy was founded in Ethiopia– our first Association on the African continent!
Our organization grew fast in 2018. 362 new members joined our Association this year! We have now reached 1240 members. In September we passed the 1000-member mark. We celebrated our 1000th member: Larisa Shumeiko from Ukraine!
In October/November we had our annual International Training Seminar (ITS) in Wiesbaden, Germany, with 110 participants from 17 different countries. The newly added group self-discovery sessions were very well received and will be part of our next big event, too:
The 7th World Congress for Positive and Transcultural Psychotherapy will take place 6-12 October 2019 in Kemer/Antalya, Turkey.
You do not want to miss this special PPT event with an expected 300-400 participants from all over the world! Registration will start very soon. We will keep you informed.
Also in November – in the course of the ITS and before it by postal vote – a new WAPP Board of Directors has been elected for the years 2018-2020. The Board is now represented by Hamid Peseschkian (president), Roman Ciesielski, Ewa Dobiała, Maksim Goncharov, Gabriela Hum, Ivan Kirillov, Manije Peseschkian, and Stefanka Tomcheva.
We wish to thank all of you for your engagement, loyalty and commitment! It is a great pleasure and honor to work together with you. Positive and Transcultural Psychotherapy is the therapy method of our international and transcultural age. So, if we do not use and promote it now, then when? And if not us, who else? We should and can use our method and techniques for a better and healthier world.
The WAPP Head Office will be closed for the holiday season from 19 December 2018 until 2 January 2019. Your emails will be saved on our server. So please don’t hesitate to send your questions, ideas, and suggestions in the meantime. They will be read and dealt with as soon as possible.
The next WAPP Board meeting will be on 18-19 February 2019 in Wiesbaden, Germany. Please send your ideas, if you would like the Board to discuss them. We will be happy to add them to the agenda.
We wish you a wonderful holiday season, a happy new year, and all the best for 2019!
Looking forward to working for and with you again next year
and hope to see you at our 7th World Congress!
Warm regards to everyone!
WAPP Board and WAPP Head Office