The 2020 International Conference, Mental Health Care in Cultural Context is coming!

It would originally take place in Shanghai, China from the 29th to the 31st of May, 2020, with preconference workshops on the 28th of May. It is now postponed till November 13-15, 2020, with preconference workshops on the 12th of November.

The conference would be co-organized by WACP, the German-Chinese Academy of Psychotherapy (GCAP), and Tongji University School of Medicine. The Pudong Mental Health Centre affiliated to Tongji University, under the leadership of Prof. Xudong Zhao, is specifically responsible for organizing the conference. See notice below.

Important notice:

Notification of conference change
Dear colleagues, participants, and friends,
First, we want to thank you for all the support you have provided to the International Congress on Psychotherapy and Cultural Psychiatry (ICPCP2020). Unfortunately, we must inform you that, although the corona virus situation has started to improve, in order to protect participants’ health and safety, we have decided to err on the side of caution and change the content of  the conference that was originally scheduled for May 29-31.
New conference dates: November 13-15, 2020
Conference venue: Everbright International Convention Center (same venue as before). The conference will not be organised any more together by the GCAP and the WACP, but will have a local Chinese character. However, members of the organisations and other participants from outside China are still invited to come.
Conference content: In addition to the original conference topics, added units on Psychological Relief and Humanitarian Care in Pandemics
The dates for registration and paper submission will be updated on the official conference website as soon as possible.
We apologize for the inconvenience caused by the postponement of the conference.
We want to restate how much we appreciate your support. We will continue to work together to organize a very successful, but local conference.
If you have any questions about the new conference arrangements, please contact us or visit our official website:
Contact person: Jane Zhou
Email address:
The ICPCP2020 Org


The venue is the Everbright Convention Center, where in total 1500 participants can be housed.

  • Costs of hotel rooms will be $85 US dollars per night for a double room.
  • The conference will cost between $400-700 US dollars.
  • For members of the WACP, the costs will be $300 US dollars, plus $15 US dollars for money transfer (if paid by Paypal or credit card). Important for members is that at registration you use the discount code ICPCP2020 . Nonmembers who use this code, will not be admitted.
  • CME accreditation issued by the Chinese National Health Commission will be provided.

The website of the conference, where you can find more information, and where you can register and reserve a hotel room, is:

In order to obtain a letter of invitation from the organisation, or if you have other questions on the conference, you should send an email to the secretary of the conference, Jane Zhou,

Roberto Lewis-Fernández, President WACP
Mario Braakman, President-Elect WACP
Pablo Farías, Secretary WACP
Hans Rohlof, Treasurer WACP

Shanghai Everbright Convention Exhibition Center

Shanghai Everbright Convention Exhibition Center