Alfred PRITZ (Austria) – Honorary President of the Congress
President of the World Council for Psychotherapy (WCP), Ph.D in Psychopathology and Pedagogics, General secretary of the European Association for Psychotherapy, rector and full professor of the Sigmund Freud University, Vienna Collaborator for the Austrian law for Psychotherapy and advisor in some European ministeries.
Trained in several psychotherapeutic methods (client-centered psychotherapy, gestalt, psychoanalysis and group therapy).
Author and publisher of about 20 books on psychotherapy, for example "Globalized psychotherapy”, Facultas, Vienna, Austria 2002 (in English), “Dictionary of Psychotherapy”, Springer, 2000, Vienna (in German, 2010 in Spanish), “Psychotherapy Research, Foundations, Process, and Outcome”, Springer, 2015, Vienna (in English) decorated by the Republic of Austria and the City of Vienna.
He is a founding member and president of the World Council for Psychotherapy, as well as a founding member and general secretary of the European Association for Psychotherapy. The first three World Congresses of Psychotherapy in Vienna were organized by him and he was also a co-organizer for the World Congresses in Buenos Aires, Bejing, Sydney and Durban.