The list of symposia is as follows:

Feared Possible Selves in Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders

Chair: Frederick Aardema (Canada)

Frederick Aardema (Canada): Development and validation of the multidimensional version of the fear of self questionnaire: Corrupted, culpable and malformed feared possible selves in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Shiu F. Wong (Canada): Feared self and obsessive-compulsive symptoms: An experimental manipulation using virtual reality

Jean-Sebastien Audet (Canada): Not all intrusions are created equal: The role of context, feared-self perceptions and inferential confusion in the occurrence of abnormal intrusions

Louis-Philippe Baraby (Canada): Dysfunctional reasoning processes and their relationship with feared self-perceptions and obsessive-compulsive symptoms: An investigation with a new task-based measure of inferential confusion

Martha Giraldo-O’Meara (Canada): Exploring the role of fear of self in body dysmorphic disorder symptomatology


New Developments in VR/AR Exposure-Based Applications to Treat Phobic Disorders

Chair: Dorothée Bentz (Switzerland)

Philip Lindner (Sweden): Virtual Reality exposure therapy for public speaking anxiety in routine care: A single-subject effectiveness trial

Javier Fernández Alvarez (Spain): Imagery rescripting plus one session Virtual Reality Therapy for the treatment of Social Anxiety Disorder: A non-concurrent multiple baseline design

Tara Donker (Germany): Effectiveness of self-guided app-based Virtual Reality Cognitive Behavior Therapy for acrophobia – A Randomized Clinical Trial

Dorothée Bentz (Switzerland): Effectiveness of a stand-alone, smartphone-based virtual reality exposure app to reduce fear of heights in real-life: A randomized controlled trial

Anja Zimmer (Switzerland): Effectiveness of a stand-alone, smartphone-based gamified augmented reality exposure app to reduce fear of spiders in real-life: A randomized controlled trial


The Secure Base Script: Introducing Attachment Theory to CBT and Evidence Based Treatment

Chair: Guy Bosmans (Belgium)

Melisse Houbrechts (Belgium): Cumulative family risk and externalizing problems: Secure base script knowledge as a protective factor/ buffer

Bien Cuyvers (Belgium): Attachment Disorder symptoms and prosocial behavior in middle childhood: The Role of Secure Base Script Knowledge

Chloe Finet (Belgium): Development of attachment in children adopted internationally from China: The role of pre-adoption experiences and sensitive parenting

Leen Van Vlierberghe (Belgium): Middle Childhood Attachment Therapy: An intervention to stimulate secure base script development in children with emotional and behavioral problems

Discussant: Guy Bosmans (Belgium)


Is CBT a Good Match for Coaching? Current State-Of-The-Art and Future Directions in Cognitive-Behavioral Coaching

Chair: Oana A. David (Romania)

Oana A. David (Romania): From CBT to CBC

Cristina T. Lorint & Oana A. David (Romania): A meta-analysis to investigate the effectiveness of cognitive-behavioral coaching

Loana Comșa (Romania): Models and general factors as mechanisms in CBC. Is solution-CBC better than classic CBC?

Cristina T. Lorint & Oana A. David (Romania): The efficacy of different types of CBC delivery methods


CBT for Insomnia (CBT-I): Use in Sleep Disorders and Other Mental Illnesses

Chair: Dimitris Dikeos, Ioannis Michopoulos (Greece)

Dimitris Dikeos (Greece): Sleep Disorders and their treatment approaches

Μary Νtafouli (Greece): CBT-I protocol in insomnia and other sleep disorders

Rodanthi-Agapi Kourtzi (Greece): CBT-I: efficacy beyond sleep-related symptoms


The World Confederation of Cognitive And Behavioural Therapies: An Idea Whose Time Has Come

Keith Dobson (Canada), Lata McGinn (USA), Rod Holland (UK), Mehmet Sungur (Turkey)


The Utility of CBT in Depressive and Neurodevelopmental Disorders Throughout the Life Span

Chair: Markella Fiste (Greece)

Erifilli Tsirempolou (Greece): Using CBΤ techniques in children with autism spectrum disorder

Evangelia Karra (Greece): CBT’s contribution to adolescents with mild depressive symptoms as a result of bullying behavior

Markella Fiste (Greece): CBT in menopausal depression

Aristotelis Koinis (Greece): The effectiveness of the cognitive-behavioral approach in the treatment of depression in elderly


CBT Applications with Unaccompanied Refugee Minors

Chair: Ioanna Giannopoulou (Greece)

Kirsi Peltonen (Finland): Treating children and adolescents with multiple traumas: A randomized clinical trial of narrative exposure therapy

William Yule (UK): Teaching recovery techniques to unaccompanied refugee minors: An evidence-based CBT group approach

Discussant: Panos Vostanis (UK)


A Multidimensional Approach to Eating Disorders, Obesity and Body Image Distortions: A Combination of CBT with Schema Therapy and Body Image Techniques

Chair: Elena Heinz (Greece)

Elena Heinz (Greece): A multidimensional approach to eating disorders, obesity and body image distortions: A combination of CBT with schema therapy and body image techniques

Christi Passalidou (Greece): Eating disorders and schema therapy

Maria Evangelopoulou (Greece): Working with the overweight patient. A schema therapy approach

Fani Siamouli (Greece): Eating disorders and family issues in treating children and adolescents


Children of our Country who Come from Foreign Countries: The Actions of Traumatherapy-Group of the Institute of Behavior Research and Therapy in Athens, Greece

Chair: Anastasia Kalantzi-Azizi (Greece)

Christina Varveri (Greece): The child and the liberation from the shadow of the terrible big fear

Roza Laious (Greece): A guide for refugee parents: How can I help my traumatised child

Katerina Sofianopoulou (Greece): The little I am me

Theodora Anastasiou (Greece): Trauma-focused CBT training program applied to unaccompanied refugee minors (URMs) with PTSD

Discussant: Diana Charila (Greece)


Emotion Regulation in Childhood Anxiety Disorders: New Insights from Psychophysiological and Clinical Research

Chair: Michael W. Lippert (Germany)
Co-Chair: Tabea Flasinski (Germany)

Tabea Flasinski (Germany): The development and evaluation of emotion inducing film scenes in children and adolescents

Michael W. Lippert (Germany): Differences in avoidance as an emotion regulation strategy in children and adolescents with separation anxiety, specific phobia and social anxiety disorder

Marie-Lotte van Beveren (Belgium): Emotion dysregulation, Temperamental vulnerability, and parental depression in adolescents: Correspondence between physiological and informant-report measures

Leonie Lidle (Germany): Alterations in gaze behaviour of socially anxious children in a real-life social interaction – An eye-tracking analysis

Sara Jakobsson Månsson (The Netherlands): Using blended care to treat social anxiety complaints in adolescents: A feasibility study


Treatment Without Borders: Feasibility and Acceptability of Psychological Interventions Across Different Cultures

Chair: Miriam Lommen (The Netherlands)

Marit Sijbrandij (The Netherlands): Problem Management Plus (PM+) for Syrian refugees in the Netherlands

Naser Morina (Switzerland): Feasibility and acceptability of a scalable psychological intervention in Syrian refugees in Switzerland – Results from the pilot RCT

Ceren Acarturk (Turkey): Prevention of mental health disorders among Syrian refugees in Turkey: Self Help Plus (SH+)

Miriam Lommen (The Netherlands): The acceptability of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy in Indonesian community health care

Discussant: Theo Bouman (The Netherlands)


Cognitive Behavioural Therapies in Medical Conditions

Chair: Ioannis Michopoulos, Stefanos Koulis (Greece)

Christina Golemati (Greece): Psychological factors in rheumatic autoimmune diseases

Evgenia Daskalopoulou (Greece): The efficacy of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in fibromyalgia – review and description of a case study

Ion Beratis (Greece): Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Parkinson’s disease

Marina Chrysoula Papada (Greece): Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in chronic headaches


Cognitive Flexibility in Emotional Disorders

Chair: Nilly Mor (Israel)

Baruch Perlman (Israel): Cognitive bias modification for inferential flexibility

Malvika Godara (Belgium): A context-dependent approach towards training affective attention flexibility

Reut Zabag (Israel): Social Anxiety is associated with a specific deficit in cognitive flexibility as measured by a novel reversal learning task

Tobias Kube (Germany): Why negative expectations in depression persist – Experimental findings and implications for clinical practice

Discussant: Eva Gilboa-Schechtman (Israel)


Breach of Couple Relationships

Chair: Evaggelos Papadakis (Greece)

Elena Heinz (Greece): About jealousy

Evaggelos Papadakis (Greece): Infidelity: What do we (couple and therapist) do now?

Loukas Athanasiadis (Greece): Hypoactive (Low) sexual desire disorder

Christina Hionidou (Greece): “Unfinished business” and complicated grief following the death of a spouse


Transformation and Innovation in the Prevention and Treatment of Alcohol Use and Mental Health Disorders: The Use of Emerging Technologies

Chair: Katrina Prior (Australia)

Edwin Schenkel (Germany): Long-term results of inhibition training for currently abstinent alcohol-dependent patients to prevent relapse

Elske Salemink (The Netherlands): Affective comorbidity moderates the relapse-preventive effect of alcohol-related Approach Bias Modification

Katrina Prior (Australia): Feasibility and acceptability of an internet-delivered, comorbidity-focussed cognitive bias modification program for young people with anxiety and hazardous alcohol use

Lexine Stapinski (Australia): Are we making inroads? Results of an RCT of early intervention for co-occurring anxiety and alcohol use problems


Cognitive Behavioral Therapies for Obsessive-compulsive Disorder: Mechanisms of Change and New Intervention Strategies

Chair: Benedikt Reuter (Germany)

Jana Hansmeier (Germany): The relevance of behavior-related changes for the treatment outcome in obsessive-compulsive disorder – a pilot study

Björn Elsner (Germany): Short-term outcome of CBT for OCD can be predicted by habituation and expectancy violation during exposure

Jakob Fink-Lamotte (Germany): Disgust reduction through imagery strategies in patients with contamination-related obsessive-compulsive disorder

Lena Jelinek (Germany): Exposure and response prevention in virtual reality for obsessive-compulsive disorder: The role of disgust

Discussant: Benedikt Reuter (Germany)


Positive Sustainable CBT

Chair: Tammie Ronen (Israel)

Merav Barkavi-Shani (Israel): The power of positive psychology during CBT Training on trainees

Yael Sharon (Israel): Positive sustainable CBT arts

Tammie Ronen (Israel): Positive CBT as a main tool for sustainability in developing countries


New Approaches to Psychodiagnostic Assessment In CBT

Chair: Aristide Saggino (Italy)

Aristide Saggino (Italy): Intelligent and open-source testing platform: An alternative future for psychological tests and assessment

Anca Dobrean (Romania): Factor structure and measurement invariance across age, gender and clinical status of the screen for children anxiety related emotional disorders, in a Romanian sample of 9–16-year-olds

Sjoerd Ebisch (Italy): Measuring intersubjective understanding: Empathic Experience Scale


Mechanisms of Change in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Chair: Mareike Samaan (Germany)

Maria Karekla (Cyprus): Mechanism of action in ACT: Findings from two randomized clinical trials

Mareike Samaan (Germany): Influencing effects of clinical characteristics and ACT specific mechanisms of change during inpatient treatment

Andrew Gloster (Switzerland): Change of psychological flexibility and values during therapy


Emotion Regulation in Distinct Settings: From Schools to Telehealth

Chair: Mariana Sampaio (USA)

Mariana Sampaio (USA): Virtual Reality (VR) enhanced DBT® Mindfulness skills training: Using technology to augment emotion regulation

Michelli Simpson (USA): The effectiveness of iEMDR on emotion regulation

Débora Fava (Brasil): Training teachers of young children for better emotional and behavior regulation in classroom: A transtheoretical model


Self-Compassion as a Predictor and as a Mediator in Various Sets of Relationships (Including Self-Efficacy, Depression, Anxiety, Mindfulness, Emotion Regulation)

Chair: Gregoris Simos (Greece)

Meropi Simou (Greece): Self-compassion and self-efficacy on their way to state anxiety

Susan Evans (USA): The association of self-compassion and emotion regulation on positive mood states through mindfulness training in a non-clinical sample

Anna Delithanasi (Greece): Self-compassion and social anxiety on their way to depression