Continuing education at the highest level

Research, knowledge and practice continually evolve in the field of psychiatry and psychotherapy. At the WPA XVII WORLD CONGRESS OF PSYCHIATRY you can keep your knowledge up to date and expand it.

The educational programme will consider scientific and procedure-related knowledge that contributes to the preservation and further development of psychiatric-psychotherapeutic skills. The focus is on the teaching of subject-specific and interdisciplinary contents and practicing practical skills. The WPA XVII WORLD CONGRESS OF PSYCHIATRY and the Educational Programme are certified with continuing education points (CME). Additionally the organiser is seeking an UEMS-EACCME-accreditation. Find out more.

Discover now the Educational Programme

You can find all available courses including dates, times and abstracts in the Online Programme.
To book your courses, register now or log in under "MY CONGRESS".

Kindly note that German-language Courses will not be translated into English.

Applicable fees (only in conjunction with the congress registration)
English-language Courses
C-201 to C-219
90 EUR

German-language Courses
C-101 to C-132

90 EUR
German-language Nursing/Healthcare Courses
C-HC-301 to C-HC-306
30 EUR

Courses – quick overview

English-language Courses
Monday, 9 October 2017, 08:30 - 12:30 Available slots
C-201 (e) Psychotherapy for people with psychosis I: psychodynamic psychotherapy - concepts, methods and research  7 of 20
C-202 (e) Evidence-based psychodynamic therapy: a pragmatic clinician's course 10 of 30
C-203 (e) Internet addiction and online gaming disorder - diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive approaches FULLY BOOKED
C-204 (e) Substance abuse in the elderly: interactive case workshop  10 of 20


Monday, 9 October 2017, 15:30 - 19:30  Available slots
C-205 (e) Cognitive Behavioral Analysis System of Psychotherapy (CBASP) for the treatment of chronic depression  16 of 30
C-206 (e) DBT-ID: modified dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) for individuals with intellectual disability (ID)  13 of 20
C-207 (e) A psychosomatic guide to antiretroviral and psychotropic medication management for HIV care across the lifespan course for HIV clinicians  12 of 20
C-208 (e) Mindfulness in psychiatry, psychotherapy and psychosomatic medicine - impilementation of mindfulness-based interventions in in-patient and out-patient settings FULLY BOOKED
C-212 (e) Psychiatric genetics: an educational workshop  9 of 30
Tuesday, 10 October 2017, 08:30 - 12:30  Available slots
C-209 (e) Psychotherapy for people with psychosis II: metacognition, cognitive behavioral therapy and resilience  11 of 30
C-210 (e) Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)  5 of 20
C-211 (e) Prison psychiatry  CANCELLED


Tuesday, 10 October 2017, 15:30 - 19:30
 Available slots
C-213 (e) Evidence-based clinical psychopharmacology: an overview  FULLY BOOKED
C-214 (e) The recognition and management of first episode psychosis: intervene early and stay on!  9 of 20


Wednesday, 11 October 2017, 08:30 - 12:30  Available slots
C-215 (e) Psychotherapy for people with psychosis III: implementation, institutions and supervision  25 of 30
C-216 (e) How to get published?  11 of 20


Wednesday, 11 October 2017, 15:30 - 19:30  Available slots
C-217 (e) Dealing with losses and existential questions from a (non)-religious perspective  12 of 30
C-218 (e) Introduction to compassion focused therapy  7 of 20
Thursday, 12 October 2017, 08:30 - 12:30  Available slots
C-219 (e) Current evidence-based teaching methods  13 of 20


German-language Courses
Monday, 09 October 2017, 08:30 - 12:30  Available slots
C-101 (d) Psychopharmakotherapie bei körperlicher Grunderkrankung  FULLY BOOKED
C-102 (d) Schematherapie - Grundlagen und Anwendungen FULLY BOOKED
Monday, 09 October 2017, 15:30 - 19:30  Available slots
C-103 (d) Intensivkurs Psychopharmakotherapie  FULLY BOOKED
C-104 (d) PKP: Psychiatrische Kurz-Psychotherapie der Depression  FULLY BOOKED
C-105 (d) Borderline-Störung: stationäre Behandlung von akuten Krisen und Komorbidität sowie ein zertifiziertes DBT-Programm aus einer Hand  FULLY BOOKED
C-106 (d) Einführung in die strafrechtliche Begutachtung psychisch Kranker FULLY BOOKED
C-107 (d) Update Neuropsychiatrie  FULLY BOOKED
Tuesday, 10 October 2017, 08:30 - 12:30  Available slots
C-108 (d) Update leitliniengerechte Pharmakotherapie der Depression  FULLY BOOKED
C-110 (d) Demenzdiagnostik  13 of 30
C-111 (d) Akut- und Notfallpsychiatrie FULLY BOOKED
C-112 (d) Die kognitive Verhaltenstherapie der Zwangsstörung unter besonderer Berücksichtigung von Zwangsgedanken FULLY BOOKED


Tuesday, 10 October 2017, 15:30 - 19:30  Available slots
C-113 (d) Psychopharmakologie - Update 2017   FULLY BOOKED
C-114 (d) Konsiliar- und Liaisonpsychiatrie   9 of 30
C-115 (d) Begutachtung bei schwerer anderer seelischer Abartigkeit  FULLY BOOKED
C-116 (d) Diagnostik und Therapie dissoziativer Identitätsstörungen  FULLY BOOKED
C-117 (d) Anorexie und Bulimie: Praxisorientierte Vorstellung der Krankheitsbilder und therapeutischer Interventionen  3 of 20


Wednesday, 11 October 2017, 08:30 - 12:30  Available slots
C-118 (d) Interaktionen von Psychopharmaka  FULLY BOOKED
C-119 (d) Gerontopsychiatrie kompakt  FULLY BOOKED
C-120 (d) Betreuung psychisch kranker Frauen in der Schwangerschaft und Stillzeit - Psychopharmakotherapie und peripartales Management  CANCELLED
C-121 (d) Ist eine trialogische Herangehensweise zum Umgang mit krankheitsbedingter Aggression und Gewalt möglich?  CANCELLED
C-122 (d) Verhaltenstherapie bei Patienten mit therapieresistenten Zwangsstörungen und deren Angehörige  CANCELLED


Wednesday, 11 October 2017, 15:30 - 19:30  Available slots
C-123 (d) Sichere und effektive Psychopharmakotherapie - was man zu Indikationen, Interaktionen, Nebenwirkungen und genetischen Polymorphismen wissen muss  FULLY BOOKED
C-124 (d) ADHS in der Lebensspanne  2 of 30
C-125 (d) CBASP zur Behandlung chronischer Depressionen   FULLY BOOKED
C-126 (d) Psychotherapie bei beruflichen Belastungen  FULLY BOOKED


Thursday, 12 October 2017, 08:30 - 12:30  Available slots
C-127 (d) Risiken der Psychopharmakotherapie  10 of 30
C-128 (d) ACT - Therapeutentraining  8 of 30
C-129 (d) Das Asperger-Syndrom und andere Autismus-Spektrum-Störungen im Erwachsenenalter FULLY BOOKED
C-130 (d) Schlafmedizin für Psychiater und Psychotherapeuten  FULLY BOOKED
C-131 (d) Achtsamkeit - das Herz von Buddhas Lehre  1 of 20
C-132 (d) Sexsucht/Hypersexuelle Störung - Diagnostik, Ätiologie und Therapie  14 of 20



German-language Nursing/Healthcare Courses


Monday, 09 October 2017, 13:00 - 15:00  Available slots
C-HC-301 Zwischen Biomedizin, Recovery und Ablehnung der Psychiatrie - eine Orientierung durch den Dschungel der Krankheitskonzepte  21 of 30


Tuesday, 10 October 2017   Available slots
C-HC-302 (13:00 - 15:00)
STEPPS - Trainingsprogramm für Menschen mit Borderline/emotionaler Instabilität 22 of 30
C-HC-303 (17:30 - 19:30) Die Welt mit anderen Augen hören: Reflexion psychischer Erkrankungen anhand von Wiener Liedern  CANCELLED



Wednesday, 11 October 2017, 13:00 - 15:00  Available slots
C-HC-304 Stationsäquivalente Behandlung - Perspektiven und Herausforderungen der Arbeitsorganisation und Arbeitsgestaltung  23 of 30


Wednesday, 11 October 2017, 17:30 - 19:30  Available slots
C-HC-305 Kultursensible Kompetenz  CANCELLED



Thursday, 12 October 2017, 13:00 - 15:00  Available slots
C-HC-306 Die Gestaltung und Wirkung Recovery-orientierter soziotherapeutischer Gruppen  24 of 30


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Scientific Secretariat

Julie Holzhausen

DGPPN Head Office Berlin


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