CALL FOR ABSTRACTS from June 24th 2010. Consideration of submissions is dependent upon authors registering for the congress. There will be a special category for consumer registration. Submissions will close on February 24th 2011.

Anthony Korner and Louise Newman, Co-Chairs, Scientific Committee, WCP 2011, World Dreaming


The 6th World Congress for Psychotherapy 2011 invites the submission of abstracts on original work for consideration for the Congress Program. Authors must also intend to register for the Congress.

Abstract Deadline Dates
Abstract Submission Opens:
Thursday 24th June 2010
Deadline for Receipt of Abstracts: Thursday 24th February 2011
Authors Notified of Acceptance: Thursday 24th March 2011
Deadline for Author registration: Wednesday 22nd June 2011

Summary of Abstract Submission Instructions
Please read through the submission instructions listed below before preparing your abstract:
Step 1: Read the General Policies and Requirements for the submission of abstracts.
Step 2: Read the Evaluation Criteria and Abstract Format & Layout Guidelines.
Step 3: Click on the button above to submit your abstract. To complete the submission form, you will need to paste your abstract into a text box. The text box allows for a maximum of 250 words.

General Policies and Requirements for the Submission of Abstracts

  • All abstracts must be original work.
  • ONLY ONLINE SUBMITTED ABSTRACTS WILL BE ACCEPTED. If you do not receive a confirmation e-mail within 24 hours after submission, please contact the Congress Managers:
  • Presenting authors will be required to register for the Congress by Wednesday 22nd June 2011 in order for their abstract to be accepted. Accepted abstracts will be included in the abstract CD ROM only if presenters have registered and their dues have been received.
  • Do not resubmit your abstract for any reason other than a submission error. If you do not receive a confirmation email with your access key, please contact the Congress Managers via the email address:
  • The Congress Managers will not be responsible for abstract submissions not received via the Congress website or for submission errors caused by internet service outages, hardware or software delays, power outages or natural disasters.
  • It will be the responsibility of the submitting author to ensure that the abstract is supplied in full. Abstracts on diskettes/CD-Rom will not be accepted
  • All abstracts will be reviewed by the theme contact. Theme contacts will communicate with authors regarding minor changes.
  • The Scientific Program Committee reserves the right to accept or reject abstracts for inclusion in the program and to change your submission preference from oral to poster and visa versa.
  • Abstracts will be grouped by themes. Please indicate the theme most suitable to your abstract. Please note this does not guarantee that your abstract will be grouped within this theme in the final program.
  • All abstracts must be prepared as per the guidelines provided. Incomplete or incorrect submissions will be returned to the author and must be resubmitted correctly by the deadline to be considered for presentation.
  • Authors will be notified of acceptance/rejection on the Thursday 24th March 2011.
Evaluation Criteria
Abstracts will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
  • Novel concept versus an extension of existing work;
  • Originality of the methodology;
  • Contribution to the discipline globally;
  • Clarity and understandability;
  • Work that could be submitted to a peer-reviewed international journal.

Abstract Format & Layout Guidelines
The purpose of the abstract is to define the precise subject of the presentation to an audience. It is the responsibility of the presenting author to ensure accuracy of content, spelling and presentation, as abstracts will be published exactly as submitted.

All abstracts must be written in English, and be a maximum of 250 words.

To complete your submission, you will be required to enter the following information:

  • Topic: please check the list of themes and their description before submitting your abstract;
  • (Co-)authors: name & affiliation;
  • Presentation preference:
    • Clinical teaching
    • Oral presentation
    • Poster presentation
    • Symposium
    • Workshop


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