ICCAP 2019 – 9th Conference on Conversation Analysis and Psychotherapy

Talking & Cure – A Binocular View on Psychotherapeutic Interaction

Since many years researchers meet at ICCAP to discuss results of conversation analytic research with the focus on psychotherapy. This is the first conference with a special invitation for practicing psychoanalysts and psychotherapists of all orientations.

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, Germany.

“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, it is talking that 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.

Contributions to panels and organization of full panels are invited, Call for Papers until February 28th 2019:

Preliminary Programme: https://www.iccap-2019-ipu-berlin.de/preliminary-program/


20-23 June 2019


International Psychoanalytic University Berlin
Stromstr. 2, 10555 Berlin, 3rd Floor (Hörsaal 1)


Please register on the Website of ICCAP.


  • Four-day-participation EARLY BIRD until February 28th 2019 310 € (after: 350 €)
  • Student (first 10 free) 90 €
  • Sunday ticket 50 €

Fees in case of cancellation

  • Until March 31st 2019 we may charge you 20€.
  • From April 1st 2019 we charge 50% of the ticket prize.
  • From May 1st 2019 no refund is possible.

Please make sure you register to the conference until beginning of June 2019.