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Konstanz 2013: Location of next year’s Annual Conference

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Konstanz 2013: Location of next year’s Annual Conference

For next year’s annual conference we will be returning to the University of Konstanz. The event is being organised by Tilman Kluttig, past President and current Board member of the IAFP. Tilman is a Clinical Psychologist in the Department for Forensic Psychiatry and Psychotherapy at the Reichenau Psychiatric Centre.

Reichenau is an island in Lake Konstanz in southern Germany, and was declared a World Heritage Site in 2000 because of its monastery, the Abbey of Reichenau. The abbey is dedicated to the Virgin Mary and Saint Mark. The famous artworks of Reichenau include the Ottonian murals of miracles of Christ in St Georg, unique survivals from the 10th century.

The Reichenau Psychiatric Centre was founded in 1913 as the Baden Clinic for Cure and Nursing Care in Konstanz. Its directors championed a very progressive combination of psychotherapy and social psychiatry, and the Centre benefited from close links with well-known psychiatrists such as Eugen Bleuler, as well as to the psychoanalyst and philosopher Ludwig Binswanger.

During the 1960s and 70s, social psychiatry came to the fore and specialist services for addicted woman and for those with schizophrenia were developed. Psychotherapy services were also established, and – as in so many countries – long inpatient admissions gave way to community care. Since 2000, the Reichenau Psychiatric Centre has been an academic teaching hospital of the University of Konstanz. It has five main departments: General Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Psychosomatic Medicine, Addictions, Old Age and Neuropsychiatry, and Forensic Psychiatry and Psychotherapy.

We will update you with more details of the conference and its theme over the next few months.

You can download a flyer for the event by clicking here.

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