You are invited to join the International Conference on Urban Mental Health 2024 in collaboration with EACLIPT, hosted by the Centre for Urban Mental Health of the University of Amsterdam, on March 21 and 22 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.


Thursday, March 21 & Friday, March 22, 2024

Location + Venue 


Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Registration Link:

(!) Note: deadline for submissions is December 8, 2023

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We hereby invite researchers and practitioners at every level of professional development in the fields of clinical psychology and psychological treatment, as well as interdisciplinary mental health research and complexity science to actively participate in the International Conference on Urban Mental Health 2024!

Please share your recent research and your contribution to the development of evidence-based practice. It's time for your activity! This is an opportunity to show your research results, your projects and solutions that can and should improve the mental health of your patients and/or communities and have an impact on greater availability of preventive measurements or psychological treatment for groups and individuals in need.

The call for abstracts is open for four types of sessions: oral research talks (e.g. paper presentations), rapid presentations, poster presentations and symposia. We invite submissions of original, (un)published research in the fields of clinical psychology and interdisciplinary mental health research spanning from prevention, diagnostics, mechanisms, treatments and pathways including intervention and policy making, to methods, classification, evidence-based recommendations, and means to increase availability of psychological help.

For all sessions a (max) 300 word abstract is required. The suggested structure is: Background, Methods, Results (if applicable), and Conclusions. The abstract title is limited to 200 characters including spaces.

-- Oral research talks: 15-minute oral presentations, including time for questions and discussion. 

-- Rapid presentations: 5-minute oral presentations, including time for questions and discussion. We suggest that presentations in this format should not exceed 5 slides. 

-- Poster presentations: Poster presentations can report on either completed studies or on research in progress or developing ideas. Guidelines for posters: posters should be in portrait format and need to fit the stand of the size 180x120cm (posters can be smaller). We encourage you to keep the message concise and visually stimulating. Consider using a QR code on your poster to link it to either a digital version of the poster, a study protocol, pre-print, or your website.

-- Symposia: Groups of researchers who wish to be allocated into one of the sessions, based on similarity of the presented topics, are encouraged to apply for symposia.

However, please note that the final decision on the allocation of presentations is at the discretion of the Scientific Programme and Organizing Committees. We are very excited to extend this opportunity for research presentations  within varying sessions but request your understanding of the limited space we have allocated within our conference. We will respond to all submissions. 

Deadline for submissions: December 8 , 2023 

Final selections will be made and communicated before Feb 1st.


Prof. dr. Rosa Banos Rivera

Talk: Exploring the Potential of Microinterventions to Boost Mental Health

As Doctor in Psychology, Psychologist Specialist in Clinical Psychology, Rosa Banos is currently Professor of Psychopathology, attached to the department of Personality, Evaluation and Psychological Treatments, and the Polibienestar Institute, University of Valencia.

Prof.  dr. Denny Borsboom 

Talk: Network approaches to psychopathology: An overview and an agenda for future research

Denny Borsboom is Professor in the Psychological Methods Group at the Psychology Department of the University of Amsterdam and director of its Social and Behavioural Data Science Centre. His research focuses on the conceptual analysis of psychometric concepts, the development of new psychometric techniques, and the formation of formalized psychological theory.

Dr.  David Weissman

Talk: Can public policy interventions reduce inequality in neurodevelopment and mental health?

David Weissman is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at California State University, Dominguez Hills. He obtained his PhD in Psychology from the University of California, Davis, and was a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University. His research examines how childhood adversity impacts neurodevelopment in adolescence and how this manifests in risk for psychopathology. Importantly, childhood adversity occurs within the context of broader societal structures that influence who experiences adversity and the resources available to them, and Dr. Weissman has conducted pioneering work examining the role of the macrostructural context in neurodevelopment and mental health.