I warmly welcome all those who wish to attend and contribute to the International Federation for Psychotherapy (IFP) Marrakech conference from 20 to 22 April 2017.
Psychotherapy is becoming more and more important in the care of persons with mental distress and disorders in low and middle income countries, and North Africa and the Middle East are no exception in this respect. The variety of psychotherapies that are taught and offered to patients with mental disorders is increasing year after year. The number of associations working in this field to promote various kinds of psychotherapy is also increasing. It is timely for psychotherapists of the region to exchange with colleagues from other parts of the world, through the network of the IFP. With this in mind, the scientific committee will produce an excellent scientific programme.
Marrakech has been designated by Tripadvisor in March 2016 as the third most attractive city in the world. It is hence the perfect environment for such conference. The organising committee will make sure that it will stay as a memorable moment for all participants.
I look forward to your presence and participation to IFP Marrakech 2017.
Prof. Driss Moussaoui