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Thank you all for your contribution!



dates & deadlines!

Proposal Submission Deadline: September 10, 2022 NEW! November 20, 2022
Proposal evaluation results: December 20, 2022 NEW! January 15, 2023
Early/Group Registration: February 28, 2023
Preliminary Programme announcement: March 30, 2023


  • Existential philosophy and theory
  • Practicing existential psychotherapy
  • Research and existential psychotherapy
  • Working existentially with children, couples and families
  • Working existentially with groups
  • Supervision in existential therapy
  • Dealing with crises and the pandemic 



In a Symposium or Round Table, professionals come into dialogue, pooling together their knowledge and views about a theme or specific issue. They provide an opportunity to examine this topic in depth from multiple perspectives.

Symposia or Round Tables consist of 3 to 5 short presentations, and a collective discussion to enhance presentations, and is thus an integral part of this session format. Therefore, each Symposium or Round Table has an organizer and/or a discussant.
We encourage conveners to bring together contributors from different countries or institutions. The emphasis is not on paper reading, but on dialogue, drawing connections, raising questions, highlighting issues, and utilizing audience participation.

The conveners of symposia should submit an abstract for the proposed symposium as well as for each individual presentation. They must name the discussant on the proposal form, as well as the names and affiliations of all individual presentations’ authors. Please note that every participant must register individually if the symposium or round table is accepted.

Duration: The duration of each symposium or round table is scheduled for 90-120 minutes: 15 to 20 minutes for each presentation/intervention (depending on the number of presentations), 30 to 45 minutes for collective discussion including the audience (depending on the number of presentations).

*Prepare your symposium proposal using the SYMPOSIUM/ROUND TABLE PROPOSAL TEMPLATE

Workshops offered by one or more experts in a particular area constitute one of the core events of the conference.

Workshops aim at actively engaging participants in enriched learning procedures that help them link new theory and skill with the service they provide. They provide the context for an experiential, interactional and a “learning through doing and sharing” event. More specifically, a workshop may have one of the following alternative focuses, depending on its goal and format: experiential, skill development or interactional discussion. We particularly welcome creative workshops that operate on new formats, encouraging active and varied participation.

Workshops are usually addressed to a limited number of participants, to best serve their interactional quality. Please indicate the maximum number of participants and their required level of professional experience (low, middle, high).

Please note that every participant must register in order for the workshop to be included in the program.

Duration: The duration of each workshop is scheduled for 90 minutes.
(the organizing committee has the right to readjust the duration of the submissions if needed).

*Prepare your workshop proposal using the WORKSHOP PROPOSAL TEMPLATE

An oral communication is an oral presentation about a recent development in existential therapy and work. It may refer to a research study, clinical intervention, and practice and/or development of tools and methodology.
The open session consists of a specific number of oral presentations allowing time for discussion with the audience.

Duration: The time allocated for each presentation is 15 minutes, while the whole open session is scheduled for 90 minutes, as a final discussion with the audience of 30 minutes will follow.

In order to make discussion more relevant as well as encourage further collaboration the scientific committee will group oral communications by theme.

Please note that every participant must register in order for paper to be included in the program.

*Prepare your oral communication proposal using the ORAL COMMUNICATION PROPOSAL TEMPLATE

The poster session is a forum to foster interactions among researchers and practitioners. The poster session will give attendees at the conference an opportunity to learn informally about new and innovative work in progress and ongoing research in the field of existential therapy and interventions.

Preparing the poster

  • Posters should be approximately 80cm wide x 100 cm high (portrait orientation).
  • Posters will be accepted only in English.
  • The authors are responsible for posting and removing their posters from the specified area. Posting material will be available from the Conference Technical Secretariat.
  • We recommend that presenters have a 2-page handout in English to provide to interested delegates.

*Prepare your poster presentation proposal using the POSTER PROPOSAL TEMPLATE


The proposals received will be evaluated by two independent reviewers based on the following elements according their type of presentation:

• New ideas grounded in scientific literature and research
• Clarity of theoretical premises and argument 
• Encouraging interaction and experiential learning
• Clarity and systematicity in research methodology, where applicable
• Innovative forms of presentation
• Reflecting collaboration with colleagues from different countries, institutions, professions is highly encouraged. 
• Drawing a connection between the presentation and one or more of the subject areas will be appreciated

It is noted that in cooperation with the main author the scientific committee bears the responsibility of adapting the type of proposal to fit best into the conference programme.


For any further questions regarding the 3rd World Congress of Existential Therapy please contact:

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