World Association for Positive and Transcultural Psychotherapy (WAPP)

The World Association for Positive and Transcultural Psychotherapy is the international umbrella organization of Positive Psychotherapy. It consists of national associations, national and regional training institutes, centers, representative offices and individual members.

It was founded by Prof. Nossrat Peseschkian as International Center of Positive Psychotherapy (ICPP) in 1996. In January 2008, it was decided to re-name it to World Association for Positive Psychotherapy. In 2016 the term “transcultural” was added to underline the transcultural basis of Positive Psychotherapy.

WAPP promotes the theory, method and practice of Positive Psychotherapy. It is engaged in the training of postgraduate professionals in psychotherapy, family therapy and counseling all over the world.

In addition, WAPP organizes workshops, lectures, conferences and seminars pertaining to the different aspects of Positive Psychotherapy as well as transcultural exchange of theories, techniques and research.

  • As an officially registered non-profit organization, WAPP advocates the interests of Positive Psychotherapy worldwide.

  • WAPP is represented by a Board of Directors and a President. They are elected every two years by the WAPP members and serve as a collective organ. They work on a voluntary basis and meet twice a year for personal consultation on all issues concerning Positive Psychotherapy and the work of WAPP.
  • As an officially accredited organization it is subject to a self-defined set of by-laws.

WAPP and its affiliated institutions are members of the European Association for Psychotherapy (EAP), the World Council for Psychotherapy (WCP), and the International Federation for Psychotherapy (IFP).


Job Offers

The World Association for Positive and Transcultural Psychotherapy (WAPP) is looking for a

Part-time Assistant on 450 Euro basis.

The Head Office situated in Wiesbaden offers an interesting and varied range of tasks.

Please click here for the detailed job offer.

Weltverband für Positive und Transkulturelle Psychotherapie e.V. (WAPP)
Luisenstraße 28, 65185 Wiesbaden
Phone: 0611 450 34 40