July 10th – 12th, 2023
Venue: Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften
Organized by: Dr. Marie Luise Schreiter (University of Tübingen)
Abstract submission (externer Link)
Keynote Speaker and further information (externer Link)
Although psychotherapeutic practice and psychological science emerged from neurology, differences in terminology, working concepts and perspectives have hindered collaboration throughout most of the 20th century. Indeed, clinical psychologists have developed a metaphor-rich language of the mind and brain, while cognitive neuroscience and experimental psychology have built a detailed database of brain-behaviour relationships. However, an important gap that is rarely discussed is how to translate the data on brain-behaviour relationships to clinically relevant concepts and interventions. Psychological problems affect a person's health at multiple levels, altering underlying physiological, perceptual, emotional, and cognitive processes. We therefore need a forum for interdisciplinary exchange between experts in basic brain science, practitioners, and clinicians to identify future research directions, formulate valuable new questions for basic research and re-evaluate practice guidelines.
This conference brings together leading experts and early career scientists in the field of perception, cognition, and emotion. In addition, we invite experienced clinicians and young therapists to share their practical knowledge and hands-on experiences with patients about successful behavioural and psychological change through psychotherapy.
The main objectives of the conference include:
- Promote exchange and collaboration between researchers and practitioners.
- Align working concepts and constructs between disciplines of scientific research and therapeutic practice.
- Develop new research hypotheses to identify more targeted and innovative interventions.
The three-day conference is divided into a small number of keynote-like presentations and several specific symposia. With our keynote speakers, we invite early career researchers and students to submit talks and poster presentations. We particularly welcome contributions from early career researchers from a variety of disciplines in psychology who are interested in re-evaluating and improving active collaborations between cognitive psychology, mechanistic neuroscience, and clinical, therapeutic practice.
Keynote speakers include:
THEORY OF EMOTION
Anil Seth, Prof. of Cognitive & Computational Neuroscience, (on emotion) University of Sussex, UK
DISORDERS OF PREDICTION
Peggy Series Prof. of Computational Psychiatry, (on computational modelling of psychiatric symptoms) University of Edinburgh, Scotland
Peter Jakob (on therapeutic practice and trauma), Consulting Clinical Psychologist, Brighton, UK
MECHANISMS OF THERAPEUTIC SUCCESS
Miriam Schiele (on underlying mechanisms of action of therapy response), Scientist and Psychotherapist, University Hospital Freiburg, Germany
We very much welcome contributions (talks or posters) from early career researchers who wish to contribute to the exchange between psychological disciplines. Due to the limited availability of places, we will give preference to registrations with a contribution, but there are also some places available for registered guests without a contribution.
We will cover travel and accommodation costs for participants whose paper has been accepted as a presentation in one of the symposia (topics for presentations could include: computational psychiatry, interventions, emotion regulation, subjective experience, underlying mechanisms of cognition-emotion interactions, approaches in psychotherapy). Participants submitting a presentation are therefore requested to submit an abstract as well as a summary of how their contribution is valuable for the collaboration between scientific research and therapeutic practice.
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