Welcome to ICCAP 2019

Berlin, 20-23 June 2019

Welcome to 9th Conference on Conversation Analysis and Psychotherapy in Berlin

For many years, researchers met at ICCAP to discuss results of conversation analytic research with the focus on psychotherapy.

We invite conversation analysts and psychotherapists to participate in the conference “Talking & Cure – A Binocular View on Psychotherapeutic Interaction” at the International Psychoanalytic University (IPU) in Berlin.

“Talking Cure” is the term invented by one of Freud’s earliest patients. In recent years the scope of this term has become increasingly apparent: after all, talking happens in psychotherapies of all kinds! From a CA-perspective, it is “talk-in-interaction”. Terms like “intervention” – widely used in psychotherapeutic circles – do not have an “effect” unless the conversational environment is prepared – by talk.

But what is it that cures?

How does it come about that sometimes after a good conversation another view on difficult problems emerges, another cognition results from this talk? Conversation Analysts and Psychotherapists are invited to present papers in panels, to come together to discuss subtle problems, to present stimulating material, to examine methods of study, and to compare theoretically diverging approaches. Looking at what cures from the interactional and from the psychotherapeutic perspectives will help us to take home a binocular view of the therapeutic endeavour.

Information for psychological psychotherapists:

6 training points of the Psychotherapeutenkammer Berlin are approved per event day.


International Psychoanalytic University Berlin
Stromstraße 2
3rd floor
10555 Berlin
Tel.: +49 30 300 117-500
E-Mail: info@ipu-berlin.de