18th International Trainer Seminar (ITS)


International Trainer Seminar of Positive Psychotherapy (ITS) 2017
“Dynamics in Positive Psychotherapy”

  • Date: 28 November – 2 December 2017
  • Place: WIAP Academy, Luisenstrasse 28, Wiesbaden, Germany
  • Language: English (no organized translation)
  • Fee: 250,- € for non-members; 200,- € for WAPP members; 75,- € for accompanying friends and family members, who are not participating in the scientific part of the seminar, only in the social and evening programs.


Different from former years, the International Trainer Seminar is addressed to everyone interested in Positive Psychotherapy, not only to students, trainers and candidate-trainers of Positive Psychotherapy.

As the 7th World Congress for Positive Psychotheray which would have been due this year has been postponed, we wish to invite as many WAPP members, students and trainers as possible.

But as the room capacity of the WIAP Academy is finite, the number of participants needs to be restricted to 120 persons. 60 places are reserved for trainers and candidate-trainers, 60 for other participants. “First come, first serve”, so please register as soon as possible, if you don’t want to miss the event!

As in the past, the annual WAPP general assembly will take place in the course of the ITS.

Romanian Summer School 2017

Rom Sum 2017

The 10th edition of the Romanian Summer School will take place

June 26th – July 1st 2017 in Lunca Visagului Cluj, Romania
with the motto “About death and mortals”

Please click here for more information on program and registration.

International Scientific and Practical Internet Conference

4th International Scientific and Practical Internet Conference “Cognitive and transformative potential of the historical psychology as a science” at the Odessa National University named after II Mechnikov (Ukraine).

The World Association of Positive and Transcultural Psychotherapy in conjunction with leading universities of Ukraine are supporting the Conference.
The specificity of the Internet conference serves emphasis on multiculturalism as a civilizational phenomenon that is becoming increasingly important in today's world.
The main idea of the conference is to attract a wide audience of specialists in the humanities and natural sciences (Psychology, History, Sociology, Political Science, Philosophy, Culture, Philology, Medicine) to find solutions to the problem of consolidation of world’s society.
By the materials of the Conference will be published scientific papers, and the participants have the opportunity to publish their articles in the professional collection of scientific works “Bulletin of the Odessa National University”.
Articles (7-12 pp.) or theses (2-4 pp.) should be sent before March 2nd.
All organizational questions as well as issues related to the scientific theme of this conference please ask directly to our colleague from Odessa.

Olga Lytvynenko

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Foundation of the Month

Stiftung des Monats

We are happy to share with you the good news that the Peseschkian Foundation (International Academy for Positive and Transcultural Psychotherapy, IAPP) has been honored with the prize “Foundation of the Month” of the German state of Hesse.

State Secretary Michael Bußer in his speech:
„The Foundation includes an 'International Academy for Positive and Transcultural Psychotherapy'. It bases on the conviction that every human being, every family, every society and culture has the potential to live in healthiness, equity and peace with each other. […] For its engaged and exemplary work we honor the Foundation and thank for its important contribution to the social cohesion.”

Click here for the official press release – in German language

Adidas in Russia


Positive Psychotherapy has entered a new area: the world of sports and wellbeing!

With the help of Maxim Goncharov our method has become the philosophical background of a program initiated by the adidas Academy in Moscow, Russia.

Please click here for the letter of recognition which was sent to us by Mr. Martin Shankland of the adidas Group.

We are very happy and grateful for this new development!

New release of Nossrat Peseschkian's books

Books by Nossrat Peseschkian released in a new Positive Psychotherapy Series

Five bestsellers of Positive Psychotherapy have been released in a new series and are available as paperback or ebook edition:

In Search of Meaning
Positive Psychotherapy of Everyday Life
Positive Family Therapy
Oriental Stories as Techniques in Positive Psychotherapy
Positive Psychosomatics

Report EAP Congress Zagreb September 2016

EAP Congress Cesko_Sep 2016

WAPP board member Enver Cesko attended the 22nd Congress of the European Association for Psychotherapy in Zagreb, September 2016.
He represented the WAPP at different meetings, discussing several topics related to psychotherapy and its professional organization in Europe. Moreover, Enver Cesko held a workshop on Positive Psychotherapy.
The next EAP congress will take place on 19-21 October 2018 in Serbia.

Report on lectures on PPT in Antwerp

Enver Cesko Antwerp Sep 2016

WAPP board member Enver Cesko was invited to the Academy of Integrative and Humanistic Psychotherapy and Psychology in Antwerp / Belgium to give lectures on Positive Psychotherapy at Soursel City Hall on 23 September 2016.

Ukrainian International Online Conference

The Ukrainian Association for Positive Psychotherapy (UAPP) and the Ukrainian Institute for Positive Psychotherapy (UIPP) organize their

1st Online Conference for Positive Psychotherapy on 12-18 October 2016
“Contact. Experience.Inspiration”
There will be webinars every evening from 7:00 to 10:00 pm.

Several international speakers from, for example, Bulgaria, Russia, Ukraine, Poland have been invited already.

More information will follow soon.

17th International Trainer Seminar (ITS)

ITS 2016 photo

This year's International Trainer Seminar (ITS) took place

  • Date: 16-20 August 2016
  • Place: WIAP Academy, Luisenstrasse 28, Wiesbaden, Germany

It was a great success with 67 participants from 22 countries! Divided into four working groups, our trainers and candidate-trainers, as well as some Master Course participants, evaluated topics concerning the theory of PPT, supervision and self-discovery.
Different from former ITSs we had four guest lecturers, who offered inspiring talks, which the group participants deepend in their working groups.
Together with accompanying friends and family members we were a joyous group of 76 people on a boat trip down the Rhine river at our excursion day.

Many thanks to everyone, who added to this fruitful encounter!

  • Our members can find the slides to our guest lecturers' talks and some other ITS materials in our WAPP member section.
  • The next ITS will take place 28 Nov. to 2 Dec. 2017 again in Wiesbaden, Germany.
    PLEASE SAFE THE DATE! It will be open for everyone, because of the postponed World Congress.

DGPP Summer Academy 2016

Sommerakademie 2016

2nd DGPP Summer Academy in Germany

On 29 June to 2 July 2016 the 2nd edition of the Summer Academy organized by the German Association for Positive and Transcultural Psychotherapy (DGPP) took place in Attendorn, Germany.

Almost 40 participants added to a fruitful and enriching encounter. Enver Cesko from Kosovo attended as special guest and international trainer. The DGPP was also very thankful for Mrs. Manije Peseschkian's participation.

Many thanks to the organizers and participants!

9th Romanian Summer School

Romanian Summer School 2016

The 9th edition of the Positive Psychotherapy Summer School in Romania was a big success!

It took place 27 June – 2 July 2016 in Pianu de Jos, Alba, Romania, with the motto “Eros and magic in sexuality”.

More than 40 participants from different countries (though mainly from Romania) were there. International trainers taking part were Pavel Frolov from Russia and Arno Remmers from Germany.
Gabriela Hum and the Romanian Association for Positive Psychotherapy organized this event for the 9th time. It was a very intense and fruitful encounter.

Many thanks to the organizers and participants!

Ukrainian Trainer Seminar 2016

UTS 2016

Ukrainian Trainer Seminar (UTS) 2016

The 3rd Ukrainian Trainer Seminar took place in Odessa, Ukraine, 3-5 June 2016. It was organized by the Ukrainian Institute for Positive Psychotherapy (UIPP).

15 trainers and candidate-trainers participated and had an effective, useful and friendly exchange.

WAPP thanks organizers and participating trainers for their engagement!

First mobile application on Positive Psychotherapy

Mobile App

Dr. Maxim Goncharov has created and published a mobile application on Apple Sore called “POSITUM – life balance”.

It is designed to measure people's life balance and to receive explanations and recommendations. The users are also invited to take part in a global scientific research just by one click.

The App is available for iPhone and Android.

It is available in English and Russian language. Please directly, if you would like to help translate it to other languages.

Main Board Meeting January 2016

WAPP Board Meeting 1-2016

The WAPP Board of Directors meets twice a year for a main (two days) and a smaller meeting (3 to 4 hours). The main meeting usually takes place in Wiesbaden in January and the second meeting in the course of an International Trainer Seminar or Congress in the summer or autumn.

The last meeting was held on January 18th and 19th 2016 in Wiesbaden.

Many topics concerning our trainings, certifications, publications, scientifc studies and future gatherings were consulted about.

In our March 2016 WAPP Newsletter we inform about their main decisions.