Michael Shapiro, MD recently participated in the 23rd World Congress of Psychotherapy, hosted by the World Psychiatric Association and the International Federation for Psychotherapy held in Morocco. He presented his paper, “Psychotherapy implications of post-traumatic religious conversion of an adolescent,” on the second day of the conference.
The World Psychiatric Association is a global association representing 145 psychiatric societies in 121 countries and bringing together more than 250,000 psychiatrists. With its 70+ scientific sections, publications and educational programs, it promotes collaborative work in all areas of psychiatry. It has developed ethical guidelines for psychiatric practice and position statements on topics relevant to psychiatric practice and the role of psychiatrists.
The International Federation for Psychotherapy (IFP) is an organization of national, regional, and school-oriented psychotherapy societies to facilitate and promote international communication among the various schools, professional groups and cultures within psychotherapy. The IFP organizes international congresses and conferences on psychotherapy and promotes the development of psychotherapy in practice, teaching and research and encourages and supports appropriate standards in the practice of psychotherapy.