Program of the Congress

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Opening Ceremony

8:15 - 9:00

8:15 - 8:20

Reading Some Verses Of The Holy Quran

8:20 - 8:25

Welcome Speech by the President of the Congress:

 Anxiety as a Global Problem

 Ali Gorji

8:25 - 8:40

Welcome Speech by the President of the Foundation of Martyrs and Veterans Affairs

Colonel Ansari

8:40 - 9:00

Welcome Speech by the Head of the Psychology and Counseling Organization of Iran

Reviewing the opportunities and threats to psychology and counseling in Iran

Abbasali Allahyari


First Session: Anxiety, a global problem

9:00 - 10:00


Ahmad Jalili, Shokouh Navabinejad, Serge Brand, Per Carlbring

9:00 - 9:30

Anxiety Psychopathology - Epidemiology and Burden of  Disease: Problems and Solutions

 Brad Schmidt

9:30 - 10:00

Trans - Diagnostic CBT and Comorbidity in the Anxiety Disorders

 Peter J. Norton

10:00 - 10:30



Second Session: Anxiety, Pathobiology

10:30 - 12:35


Abbasali Allahyari, Brad Schmidt, Peter J. Norton, Andrew Gloster

10:30 - 10:55

Stigma in Psychiatric Disorders

 Ahmad Jalili

10:55 - 11:20

Pathophysiology of Anxiety Disorders

 Gregor Hasler

11:20 - 11:45

Limbic System Associated with Anxiety

 Majid Ghafarpour

11:45 - 12:10

A Prevention Program for Postpartum OCD

 Kiara R. Timpano

12:10 - 12:35

Activating Spiritual (Religiosity) Dimension and Control of Anxiety

Masoud Janbozorgi

12:35 – 14:00

Pray and Lunch



Third Session: Treatment of Different Anxiety Disorder

14:00 – 17:00


Gregor Hasler, Mohammad Hatami,  Brad Schmidt, Peter J. Norton

14:00 - 14:30

Deep Brain Stimulation and Psychiatry

Damiaan Denys

14:30 - 15:00

Internet and Smartphone Based Treatments Including a New PTSD-Study

 Per Carlbring

15:00 - 15:30

Off the Couch and Out the Door: Improving Treatment Through a Refined Understanding of Psychotherapeutic Change

 Andrew Gloster

15:30 – 16:00

Comparing the Effect of Prazosin and Hydroxyzine on Sleep Quality in Patients Suffering from PTSD

 Serge Brand

16:00 - 16:15

Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy on Anxiety of Children Survivors of Earthquake in Eastern Azerbaijan

Amir Askari

16:15 - 17:00




 Workshops Program


Wednesday , October 1, 2014



14:00 – 16:00

The Role of Art Therapy (Music and Painting) on Reduction of Anxiety in Children & Adults

Workshop Presenter: Kaveh  Moghaddam, Ali Zadeh Mohammadi

Shefa Congress Hall, First Floor



Thursday, October 2, 2014


Friday, October 3, 2014





Clinical Training: Trans-diagnostic Group CBT for Anxiety Disorders

Workshop Presenter: Peter J. Norton


Main Congress Hall, Second floor


Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Workshop Presenter: Andrew Gloster


Main Congress Hall, Second Floor






11:00 – 13:00


PTSD and War

Workshop Presenter: Brad Schmidt


Case Presentations

Main Congress Hall, Second Floor

PTSD and Disasters

Workshop PresenterPer Carlbring


Case Presentations

Main Congress Hall, Second Floor


The Neuro-feedback and Treatment of Attention Problems and Anxiety

Workshop Presenter: Ashkan Irani


Shefa Congress Hall, First Floor



Forum on therapeutic theatre with emphasis on helping children cope with stress and mental pressures

Workshop Presenter: Davood Kianian, Hossein Fadaei  Hossein, Manouchehr Akbarlou


Shefa Congress Hall, First Floor


13:00 – 14:00

Pray and Lunch


14:00 – 16:00



 Children and Anxiety

Workshop Presenter: Peter J. Norton


Case Presentations

Main Congress Hall, Second Floor


 Art and Anxiety

Workshop Presenter: Mahmoud  Pakniat, Mahvash Sabr Kon, Katayoon Riahi,  Amir Askari, Hossein Fadaeehossein, Davoud Kianian, Saeed Soltani, Rahim Norouzi, Manouchehr Akbarlou, Iraj Rad, Kaveh Moghaddam


Main Congress Hall, Second Floor






Thursday, 8:30 - 16:00


Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation Workshop


Workshop Presenter: Hossein Sepasi Moghaddam 




Shefa Congress Hall, First Floor