The first EACLIPT conference, 2-3 November 2018, Linköping, Sweden


On behalf of the Organizing Committee, it is our great pleasure to announce The 1st EACLIPT Inagural Conference. The meeting will be held at the department of Psychology at Linköping University on November 3, 2017. We are inviting researchers from all over Europe to share their knowledge and experiences on empirical and theoretical research in applications of clinical psychology and psychological treatment. 

Participation is only by invitation and there is no conference fee.

The aim of our conference is to contribute to the development and dissemination of best possible psychological interventions to help people in need. We have a maximum of 120 attendees. This will ensure a warm and friendly atmosphere with lots of opportunities for valuable intellectual exchanges among the delegates. Since this will be a low cost scientific meeting we will use our facilities at Linköping University Campus Valla (3 km from the city centre).



The preliminary agenda of the conference is now available. You may find it below or download it here.

2nd November 2018
13:00 - 13:30 Opening address:
Gerhard Andersson, President of EACLIPT
13:30 - 14:00
  1. Winfried Rief: Profile of Clinical Psychology in Europe (CPE): The official journal of EACLIPT
  2. Key presentation 1: Winfried Rief: From traditions-oriented to concept-oriented psychotherapy
14:00 - 14:30 Key presentation 2: Chantal Martin Soelch (CH): Functioning of the reward system between vulnerability and resilience: Experimental psychopathology, neuroimaging and treatment implications
14:30 - 15:30 Panel discussion 1:
“How to improve research in clinical psychology in Europe?” (chair: Gerhard Andersson) Panelists: Chantal Martin Soelch (Switzerland), Philipp Kanske (Dresden), Carmelo Vazquez (Spain)
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee break
16:00 - 16:30 Key presentation 3: Cristina Botella (Spain): International Cooperation in European Research Projects: Challenges and Opportunities
16:30 - 17:00 Key presentation 4: Arnoud Arntz
17:00 - 17:45 Panel discussion 2:
“Diversity in psychotherapy: how to integrate traditional, third wave, and future developments in EACLIPT? “ (chair : Svenja Taubner, Germany) Panelists: Arnoud Arntz (The Netherlands); Andrew Gloster (UK/Switzerland); Viktor Kaldo (Sweden)
18:00 - 19:00 Membership meeting
3rd November 2018
09:00 - 09:30 Key presentation 5: Jürgen Margraf (Germany): Positive Mental Health
09:30 - 10:15 Panel discussion 3:
“How clinical psychologists from Eastern Europe integrate her agendas with Europe’s other regions?” (chair: Andreas Maercker) Panelists: Brigitte Lueger-Schuster (Austria); Natasa Jokic-Begic (Croatia); Evaldas Kazlauskas (Lithuania)
10:15 - 10:45 Coffee break
11:00 - 11:30 Key presentation 6: Thomas Ehring (Germany): the promise of transdiagnostic approaches to understanding and treating mental disorders
11:30 - 12:00 Key presentation 7: Claudi Bockting (Netherlands): On sustainability of psychological interventions
12:00 - 12:45 Panel discussion 4:
“How to build an interaction with European and international organizations?” (chair: Winfried Rief) Panelists: Rosa Banos (Spain) ; Claudi Bockting, Andreas Maercker (or somebody else ad-hoc)
12:45 - 13:00 Closing remarks; next steps of action: Gerhard
13:15 - 15:00 Board meeting (including lunch)


Linköping is easy to reach via Linköping City Airport, with daily flights to/from Amsterdam (KLM). The alternative is traveling to Stockholm, Arlanda International Airport and further on with direct train to Linköping central station (about 2 hours).

Bus in Linköping

Linköping has a public bus network. The closest bus stops to building Vallfarten (where the meeting is taking place), Campus Valla, Linköping University are named “Vallfarten” and “Mäster Mattias väg”. Please note that it is not possible to buy tickets on board the buses. For further information about bus timetables, prices and how to buy tickets, see Östgötatrafiken. A journey planner in English is also available.


Tel +46-(0)13-146000. There are several taxi stands in the city centre and next to the central station. For a taxi ride from Linköping City Airport to the city centre or the University you may expect a fare between 200-300 SEK.

Accommodation & Weather

Linköping offers a variety nice accommodations. Recommended hotels:

Weather in Linköping

The weather in November can be variable, 0 to 10°C, sunny, cloudy or rainy. Visit the website of the Swedish Meteorological Institute for updated news on the weather.