The Chair for Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy cordially invites you to the annual symposium of the DGPs (German psychological society) in the Mannheim Palace. The motto of our congress is “Basic and applied Psychotherapy Research Hand in Hand." With your contributions, we would like to illustrate how basic research in biological and cognitive psychology can be combined with modern models of psychopathology and innovative intervention methods. The symposium will include an international track in English, as well as support for students attending the conference from abroad.We are looking forward to your attendance and your scientific contributions.


You can register here as a participant for the 38th symposium of the DGPs and submit your scientific papers.

Current information about the corona virus

Dear colleagues,

we know that the Sars-CoV-2 pandemic raises many questions regarding your congress and travel plans. In Baden-Württemberg, even university courses have now been suspended until 20th April.

Meanwhile, our preparations for the conference in May are in full swing and we hope that the situation will improve by then. Of course, we are constantly in touch and consulting with the responsible authorities and the DGPs. Should this result in a need for changes, we will of course inform you immediately.

Due to the current situation, the registration of participants is temporarily suspended. As soon as registration is possible again, we will inform you here.

With the best wishes for your health
Georg Alpers and the congress team

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Paper and session submission is closed.

To register as a participant, please choose "Register as attendee". For the submission please click "Submit a paper". During the registration process you have to create an account. With this account you can login later, using the login box on the left side, to check your documents (invoice & ticket), the participants list or to change your personal data.

If you have any questions, please contact the conference secretary.

The registration and submission for the conference is supported by Converia, a conference management application. The deadline for submission of contributions is: March 2nd 2020. If you already have a Converia Account (e.g. visitors of the Workshop Congress 2019 in Erlangen) you can use it again for the Symposium 2020 in Mannheim. 

Please note:

  • The participant registration is available from November 8th 2019.
  • The submission of contributions is available from December 18th 2019.
  • The deadline for submission of contributions is March 02nd 2020.