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The International Society of Autogenic Training & Psychotherapy was founded September 20, 2014 in Madrid, Spain.

The project started at the meeting of the International Committee for the Coordination of Clinical Application and Teaching of Autogenic Therapy (ICAT) held in Madrid in May 12 2012. As decided by the Declaration of Limoges (2011), and in order to further potentiate the work of ICAT, the International Society of Autogenic Training and Psychotherapy (ISATAP) was created, in order to open the autogenic approach to a wider membership. The Founding Meeting of ISATAP took place the 20th September 2014 in Madrid, hosted by the Spanish Association of Psychotherapy.

ICAT, the promoter of ISATAP, was founded in Montreal in 1961 during the third World Congress of Psychiatry. The first president of ICAT was Wolfgang Luthe (1961) followed by Yuji Sasaki (1994) and Luis de Rivera (2011)

Some of the accomplishments of ICAT have been the list of Indications, contraindications and non-indications of Autogenic Training and the setting of the teaching standards for the basic level of Autogenic Training, followed by all the recognized training centers in the World. 

ICAT does continue active and serves as the Scientific Council of ISATAP, setting the standards of teaching and clinical application of autogenic training, autogenic therapy and autogenic psychotherapy.

At the 2011 meeting of ICAT in Limoges (hence the Declaration of Limoges) it was unanimously agreed that a new international organization was needed, in order to:

  1. further develop the presence of the autogenic approach and the autogenic methods in the world
  2. potentiate the synergy among the local initiatives and groups working with autogenic methods
  3. reinforce the reality of autogenic psychotherapy in the general scope of current psychotherapies

 

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The International Society for Autogenic Training & Psychotherapy was founded on September 20, 2014 in Madrid, in order to open the autogenic approach to a wider membership.