Keynote speakers






Below is a list with all the keynotes, which will take place during the congress. 




Gerhard Andersson, Ph.D.

Linköping University and Karolinska Institute, Sweden

  • Internet and CBT. A combination for the future?







Judith Beck, Ph.D.

Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy and University of Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

  • The therapeutic relationship in CBT







David M. Clark, Ph.D.

University of Oxford, U.K.

  • Developing and disseminating effective psychological therapies for anxiety disorders: Science, politics & economics.







Pim Cuijpers, Ph.D.

VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • Psychological treatment of depression and anxiety disorders: A comprehensive overview and future directions







Daniel David, Ph.D.

Babeș-Bolyai University, Romania, Albert Ellis Institute and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, U.S.A.

  • Integrative and multimodal CBT







Raymond DiGiuseppe, Ph.D.

Albert Ellis Institute and St. John’s University, U.S.A.

  • All thoughts are not created equal in CBT: Which cognitions do we target in psychotherapy







Daniel Freeman, Ph.D.

University of Oxford, U.K.

  • Targeting recovery in persecutory delusions







Martin Hautzinger, Ph.D.

Tübingen University, Germany

  • Does cognitive psychotherapy of depression has a future?







Steven Hayes, Ph.D.

University of Nevada, U.S.A.

  • Psychological flexibility as a process of change in evidence-based psychotherapy







Stefan Hofmann, Ph.D.

Boston University, U.S.A.

  • Modern CBT







Steven Hollon, Ph.D.

Vanderbilt University, U.S.A.

  • Is cognitive behavior therapy enduring or are antidepressant medications iatrogenic







Robert Leahy, Ph.D.

The American Institute for Cognitive Therapy, U.S.A.

  • Emotional schemas and psychopathology







Lata McGinn, Ph.D.

Yeshiva University, U.S.A.

  • Are efforts to prevent anxiety and depression feasible and possible?







John Riskind, Ph.D.

George Mason University, U.S.A.

  • The looming vulnerability model of anxiety and the looming cognitive style






Philip Spinhoven, Ph.D.

Leiden University, The Netherlands

  • Experiential avoidance, rumination and worry as transdiagnostic risk factors for depressive and anxiety disorders







Mehmet Sungur, Ph.D.

Marmara University, Turkey

  • Criticisms and challenges to DSM IV and DSM 5 criteria for sexual disorders






Ed. Watkins, Ph.D.

University of Exeter, U.K.

  • Targeting repetitive negative thought to better prevent and treat anxiety and depression

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