Welcome to the World Federation for Psychotherapy

The World Federation for Psychotherapy (WFP) is an organization of national, regional, and school-oriented psychotherapy societies.  Its goals are to facilitate and promote international communication among the various schools, professional groups and cultures within psychotherapy. To fulfill these goals, the WFP organizes international congresses and conferences on psychotherapy. Additionally, the WFP promotes the development of psychotherapy in practice, teaching and research and encourages and supports appropriate standards in the practice of psychotherapy.


Learn more about who we are, why we exist, and how we’re organized.


Meet the WFP Board of Directors. We are thankful for the time and talent!


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Our Mission

  • The WFP is a worldwide umbrella organisation for psychotherapy. The Federation is open to professional societies, institutions and individual members.
  • The WFP aims to promote, endorse and maintain high professional and ethical standards of psychotherapy in practice, research, and training.
  • The WFP fosters a worldwide intercultural, interdisciplinary dialogue and mutual learning among psychotherapists, psychotherapy researchers, psychotherapeutic orientations, traditions, and related sciences.
  • The WFP provides a platform for the development of theories, methods and treatment approaches, and promotes the integration of psychotherapeutic thinking in clinical and non-clinical fields.

Our Official Journal

We are pleased to offer our members the outstanding benefit of the official scientific journal of the WFP, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics. WFP Membership societies (and all their individual members) are entitled to subscribe to the journal at a special, substantially reduced rate.

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