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 1994. 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.

The World Association for Positive and Transcultural Psychotherapy (WAPP) is registered as a non-profit-organization in Wiesbaden, Germany, since 1994.

about IAPP

WAPP in numbers

Basic, Master, International Trainers


WAPP members

1800 +

Counters infographic

centers, associations, academies, institutes

60 +

graduates per year

2500 +

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.

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).

As WAPP member you are automatically a member of the International Federation for Psychotherapy IFP