27.Jun 2018 Amsterdam, The Netherlands


49th International Annual Meeting

49th SPR International Annual Meeting

Integrating Diversity into Psychotherapy Research

Welcome to Amsterdam!

The local organizing committee is delighted to host you all next year in Amsterdam. Amsterdam is a unique city with a vibrant community, in a beautiful 17th century décor. The city is equally loved by tourists as by residents, and is famous for its art, canals, flowers, cyclists, cheese, and open-mindedness. Amsterdam originates from a small fishing village in the 13th century. Since then, Amsterdam has had a strong tradition as a center of trade, art and immigration. During the 17th century, which is considered Amsterdam’s Golden Age, Amsterdam became Europe’s leading financial and maritime center. Nowadays, Amsterdam has become one of the most multicultural city in the world. With residents from 180 different countries, the city is a true melting pot of cultures. It embraces a variety of different lifestyles, religions and beliefs. For example, the city is considered by many to be the gay capital of Europe, and also still has an active squatters movement. It might seem contradictory to outsiders, but the city's enormous variety of residents works well because of mutual respect and tolerance. The south of Amsterdam, where the conference venue is situated, is a lively international business area, close to green areas such as the Amsterdamse bos, a park three times the size of Central Park in New York City.

Come visit the country of Rembrandt, Vermeer, Van Gogh and Mondriaan, take a bike tour over Amsterdam’s many bridges, enjoy a boat tour on the UNESCO World Heritage canals, or relax or work out in one of the many parks of the city. And if you are looking for windmills and clogs, those are only a 20 minute train ride away at the Zaanse Schans.

We cannot wait to welcome you next year. See you in Amsterdam in 2018!
Jack, Kim, Udo, Marc, Carolien, Inge, Pauline, Simone and Marije

Submit online

The theme for the 49th Annual International SPR meeting
in Amsterdam, The Netherlands is "Integrating Diversity into Psychotherapy Research".

The Program Committee encourages proposals that reflect constructive dialogues and open interchange of ideas and research results that have long been of interest to the SPR community.

Call for Submissions

To submit your work, please use the folllowing link to
our online submission module:

Online Submission

(Example of a Panel submission)

Deadline for submissions extended to December 15, 2017

Dates to Remember
  • Online submissions will be open from October 15 to December 15, 2017.
  • Notifications of acceptance will be emailed end-February 2018.
  • Online revision period: Presenters will be able to modify their abstracts between March 1 and April 1, 2018.

what people say

SPR is a place of belonging; where collegiality, inquisitiveness, aceptance, and genuine interest in one another prevail.
John Ogrodniczuk University of British Columbia
SPR is a powerhouse of psychotherapy knowledge in a friendly atmosphere.
Beatriz Gomez Fundacion AIGLE, Argentina
Being at SPR meetings is like your reference list has come to life.
Rodrigo da Cunha Teixeira Lopes Universidade do Minho, Portugal