Seminars in Psychotherapy 2020 CANCELLED DUE TO CORONA

Due to the unpredictable impact of COVID-19 on the realization, the seminars on June 6-8, 2020 in Frankfurt are cancelled.

Stefan G. Hofmann

Process-based CBT

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) has been an enormous empirical and practical success over its more than 50+ year history. The situation surrounding evidence-based care has dramatically changed, however, and it is important for CBT to change as well. For decades, evidence-based therapy has been defined in terms of scientifically validated protocols focused on syndromes. That era is now passing away. This workshop will feature didactic presentations, demonstration of practical strategies and exercises how to utilize the core competencies of CBT in a pragmatic way that honors the behavioral, cognitive, and acceptance and mindfulness wings of the tradition in a new form of process-based CBT. Additional goals include gaining an up-to-date understanding of the transdiagnostic core processes; using a functional diagnostic system that has treatment utility; and establishing more progressive models and theories in clinical practice.

Ulrich Stangier

Enhancing benevolence: Metta-CBT

Overcoming self-criticism and social isolation are important targets in the treatment of depression and other problems. To improve emotion-regulation and increase positive motivation to one-self and others, new strategies have been developed and tested in RCTs with chronically depressed patients. Based on metta (“loving kindness”), a Buddhist meditation which fosters positive attitude towards oneself and others, the primary focus of Metta-CBT is to increase benevolence and promote an upward spiral of positive motivation, affect and cognition. The workshop demonstrates practical applications of meditation integrated in process-based cognitive and behavioral strategies, including motivational strategies, emotion-regulation, behavioral activation, and other experiential techniques.

Registration Fee

  • Full course (3 days): 300€ (emerging countries: 225€)
  • Hofmann only (June 6/7): 250€ (emerging countries: 200 €)
  • Stangier only (June 8): 125 € (emerging countries: 100 €)

Attendees from emerging countries will receive reduction. Please consult the list of emerging countries (*EC/IMF) from to find out whether a reduction is possible. Please contact us if your are in doubt. The authorization for the reduction will be checked at the registration when showing the passport. If you are coming with a colleague, you will receive a 10% discount, and if you are part of a group (3 people or more), you will receive a 20% discount. Please contact to receive the promotion code, click “group reduction” and enter the code.

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Cancellation Policy

Notification of cancellation of registration must be given in writing to the Secretariat at by April 15, 2020. Cancellations up to this date will be accepted for a refund of all prepaid fees, after a deduction of a 50 euro administrative charge. A refund of 50% of all prepaid fees will be given for cancellation after April 15, 2020. No fees will be refunded for cancellations received after this date.


Hotel rooms at reduced prices have been blocked at:

  • Spenerhaus, in the center of the city (79-89€/night)
  • Falk Hotel, near the location of the workshops (47-85€/night)

Please contact the hotel and make your reservations early; bookings are on first-come first-served basis. Please refer to the booking code “FrAPBT Seminars in Psychotherapy 2020” when making the reservation.

For any queries about hotel matters, please contact us at Deadline for hotel reservations is March 31, 2020. For reservation requests after that date, the hotels do not guarantee any available rooms with the above-mentioned room rates.