european psychiatric association

Cultural Psychiatry

Section committee

SCHOULER OCAK Meryam , Chair

GRAEF-CALLIESS Iris Tatjana, Co-Chair

TARRICONE Ilaria, Secretary


Aims & Objectives

Section mission

The mission of the Section on Cultural Psychiatry is to promote the improvement of mental health services to immigrant and ethnic minority patients via the creation of a forum in which research, training, diagnosis, and treatment can be explored in a specifically European context.

Section objectives

  1. To create a forum which brings together professionals and others with an interest in the field to explore and develop the field of cultural psychiatry in a European context
  2. To promote, initiate, and carry out culturally competent research concerning the relationship between migration and mental health, ethnopsychopharmacology, psychotherapy, psychometrics, and other rela
  3. To promote the broad notion of cultural competence, particularly in the context of pre-graduate, graduate, and continuing education
  4. To stimulate recruitment into the field of cultural psychiatry and the cultural competence orientation
  5. To contribute to the quality of psychiatric research and mental health treatment by the promotion of the cultural psychiatry into all facets of psychiatry and psychology in Europe
  6. To forge alliances and partnerships with other sections and national and international associations dedicated to cultural psychiatry

Activities

Meetings/events

26th EPA Congress at 3 – 6 March 2018 in Nice, France

26th EPA Congress at 3 – 6 March 2018 in Nice, France
Description :
  1. Core Symposium

Organized by the “EPA Task Force on Needs of Refugee and Asylum Seeker Patients in Europe”

(with participation of section members)

 

Title: Forcibly displaced people and mental health in Europe: challenges and needs

 

Chair: Levent Küey, Turkey

Co-Chair: Marianne C. Kastrup

 

Speakers

 

  • Levent Küey, Turkey

Dimensions of the problem and the psychosocial context

  • Meryam Schouler-Ocak, Germany

Mental health consequences of forced displacement

  • Iris Tatjana Graef-Calliess, Germany

Traumas faced on the way

  • Marianne C. Kastrup, Denmark

Mental health services for asylum seekers and refugees

 

Date :
March 2018

26th EPA Congress at 3 – 6 March 2018 in Nice, France

26th EPA Congress at 3 – 6 March 2018 in Nice, France
Description :
  1. Symposium

Title: Resource-oriented approaches in the treatment of refugees

 

Chairs: Iris Tatjana Graef-Calliess, Germany

Meryam Schouler-Ocak, Germany

 

Speakers:

 

  • Cultural adaptation of minimally guided interventions for refugees: Chances and challenges

Eva Heim, Switzerland

  • Implementing scalable interventions for common mental disorders in response to the Syrian refugee crisis: first results regarding Problem Management Plus (PM+) programs

Marit Sijbrandij, The Netherlands

  • Implementing scalable interventions for common mental disorders in response to the Syrian refugee crisis: first results regarding Problem Management Plus (PM+) programs

Inge Missmahl, Germany

 

 

Date :
March 2018

26th EPA Congress at 3 – 6 March 2018 in Nice, France

26th EPA Congress at 3 – 6 March 2018 in Nice, France
Description :

Title: Suicidal behavior in the vulnerable populations: focus on migrants

Intersection symposium, organized by Section of Suicidology and Suicide Prevention, Section of Cultural Psychiatry

 

Chair and co-Chair:

Marco Sarchiapone, Italy

Meryam Schouler-Ocak, Germany

 

Speaker

  • Carla Gramaglia, Italy

Migrant’s suicidal behaviors: a transcultural perspective

  • Meryam Schouler-Ocak, Germany

Suicide attempt rates and intervention effects in women of Turkish origin in Berlin

  • Boris Polozhy, Russia

Ethnocultural peculiarities of suicidal behavior in multinational Russia.

  • Dinesh Bhugra, UK

Attempted suicide in west London, rates across ethnic communities

Date :
March 2018

26th EPA Congress at 3 – 6 March 2018 in Nice, France

26th EPA Congress at 3 – 6 March 2018 in Nice, France
Description :
  1. Organized by the “EPA Task Force on Needs of Refugee and Asylum Seeker Patients in Europe”

Title: ‘Mental health situation of forcibly displaced people in Europe: how do health/mental health organizations respond?’

(with members of the section)

 

Chair: MC Kastrup, Denmark

Co-chair: O Andlauer, UK

 

Presentations

 

  • Activities and initiatives of EPA - Levent Küey,Turkey
  • Activities and initiatives of WPA - Helen Herrman, Australia
  • Activities and initiatives of WHO - Domenico Giacco, UK
Date :
March 2018

26th EPA Congress at 3 – 6 March 2018 in Nice, France

26th EPA Congress at 3 – 6 March 2018 in Nice, France
Description :
  1. Organized by EFPT and Section on Cultural Psychiatry

Title: Asylum seeker and refugee mental health: training needs of psychiatrists

 

Chairs:

Ekin Sonmez, Turkey

Meryam Schouler-Ocak, Germany

 

Speakers:

  • Introduction

Meryam Schouler-Ocak, Germany

  • Developing training for psychiatrists treating refugees: Some reflections

Marc Hermans, Belgium

  • Developing training for psychiatrists treating refugees: Some reflections

Levant Kuey, Turkey

  • Psychiatry Across Borders: Insights from EFPT's survey on training needs

Iryna Frankova, Ukraine

  • Mental health needs in Immigration Removal Centres

Hugh Grant-Peterkin, United Kingdom

  • Reflections from the UK's Global Health Curriculum Group
Date :
March 2018

World Association of Cultural Psychiatry 5th World Congress 10 – 13 th October, 2018, New York

World Association of Cultural Psychiatry 5th World Congress 10 – 13 th October, 2018, New York
Description :

Symposium organized by WPA-TPS and Section on Cultural Psychiatry of EPA

 

Title: Dimensions and consequences of forced displacement

 

Chair: M. Schouler-Ocak, Germany

Co-Chair: L. Küey, Turkey

 

  •  
  • Simon Dein, UK

Migration, globalisation, forcibly displaced people and mental health

  • M. Schouler-Ocak, Germany

Gender- specific needs and expectations of refugees and asylum seekers

  • H.-J. Assion, Germany

Trauma - and stressor related disorders in refugees and asylum seekers

  • L. Küey, Turkey

Growing racism and discrimination against refugees and asylum seekers: What can be done?

 

Date :
October 2018

World Association of Cultural Psychiatry 5th World Congress 10 – 13 th October, 2018, New York

World Association of Cultural Psychiatry 5th World Congress 10 – 13 th October, 2018, New York
Description :

Migration & Dementia in Intercultural Contexts

Chair: Iris Graef-Calliess, Germany

 

Speaker

  • Iris Graef-Calliess, Germany

Migration and dementia: a challenge for mental health care systems in the future

  • Umut Altunoz, Germany

Caregiver burden of Turkish women giving care to their demented relatives – data fraom a qualitative study in Germany

  • Ilaria Tarricone, Italy

Care giving work and worsening of work conditions affecting migrants in 5 years before onset of psychosis – data from the EUGEI project

Date :
October 2018

DGPPN Congress 28th November – 1st December 2018

DGPPN Congress 28th November – 1st December 2018
Description :

Symposium organized by Section on Cultural Psychiatry of EPA and Section on Intercultural Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Migration of DGPPN

Title: Forcibly displaced people over Europe: challenges or excessive demands

 

Chairs: Meryam Schouler-Ocak, Germany

Co-Chair: Iris Graef-Calliess, Germany

 

Speaker

  • Meryam Schouler-Ocak, Germany

Dimensions of the problem and the psychosocial context

  • Levent Küey, Turkey

Mental health consequences of forced displacement: an update

  • Iris Tatjana Graef-Calliess, Germany

Traumas faced on the way

  • Marianne C. Kastrup, Denmark

Mental health services for asylum seekers and refugees

Date :
December 2018

30th July 2018, BolognaConference on gambling, sport and migration_ thinking 40 years after the Basaglia's law

30th July 2018, BolognaConference on gambling, sport and migration_ thinking 40 years after the Basaglia's law
Description :

Chair :

Ilaria Tarricone, Italy

Speaker

  • Brendon Stubbs, UK

Exercise-Based Interventions for People with Mental Illness: A Clinical Guide to Physical Activity as Part of Treatment

  • Joe Taylor, UK

I risultati di the wave project per la promozione a lungo termine di comportamenti di salute

  • Andrea Morri

Applicazione del progetto di promozione di attività motoria e comportamenti di salute nella realtà italiana

  • Meryam Schouler-Ocak, Germany

The needs of migrant, refugee and asylum seeker patients around the globe

Date :
30/07/2018

26th EPA Congress at 3 – 6 March 2018 in Nice, France

26th EPA Congress at 3 – 6 March 2018 in Nice, France
Description :

 

Section meeting at 5th March 2018;

10 members took part.

Topics were

Introduction of the members

Section report 2017 of the board of the section

Individual reports of section members

Key issues of importance/interest in the field of cultural psychiatry in the upcoming years

Activities for 2018

Planning of the next EPA congress 2019

Miscellaneous (e.g.Me too)

Survey: Attitudes about cultural psychiatry and psychotherapy - in process

Date :
05/03/2018

Other Section activities


Desciption :

EPA Task Force on Needs of Refugee and Asylum Seeker Patients in Europe

(with members of the section)

  • Organization of scientific sessions
  • Collaboration with other international organizations and other EPA bodies
  • Collaboration with other national / international organizations and other EPA bodies
  • Activities in process:
  • TF Position Paper
  • A critical review and a list of the current practice of e-mental health initiatives in Europe
  • In collaboration with the EPA-NPAs, a research on the relevant activities and needs of NPAs

 

Activities in EPA Task Force on Mass Violence

(with members of the section)


Desciption :

Cooperation and collaboration with:

Section of Transcultural Psychiatry of WPA
Section of Intercultural Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Migration of  DGPPN (German Association for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy)
German-Turkish Association for Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosocial Health
German-Russian Association of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
German-Polish Association of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
Italian Psychiatric Association (Migration’s Psychiatry group)
Section of Cultural Psychiatry of Turkish Psychiatric Association
Cultural CLP –SIG Group of the EPAM society
European Federation of Psychiatric Trainees (EFPT)

 

Calendar of Future Activities

Calender of Activities for Future Years27th European Congress of Psychiatry in Warsaw, Poland on 6-9th April 2019

Calender of Activities for Future Years27th European Congress of Psychiatry in Warsaw, Poland on 6-9th April 2019
Desciption :

1.Symposium:

Title: Suicidal Behaviour in Immigrants, Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Ethnic

Minorities

Intersection symposium, organized by Section of Suicidology and Suicide Prevention, Section of Cultural Psychiatry

 

Chairs

Marco Sarchiapone, Italy

Meryam Schouler-Ocak, Germany

 

Speakers

  • Migrant’s Suicidal Behaviours: a Transcultural Perspective

Carla Gramaglia, Italy

  • Suicidal Ideation - Are Displaced People More at Risk?

Meryam Schouler-Ocak, Germany

  • Effects of Gender and Generation on Suicidal Ideation and Suicidal Risk in Migrants and Non-Migrants in Germany: Findings from a Household Survey

Marion Aichberger, Germany

  • Suicidal Behaviour Among Black and Minority Ethnic Groups in London

Dinesh Bhugra, United Kingdom

 

2. Symposium:

Title: A Humanitarian Disaster: Mental Health Needs of Forcibly Displaced People in

Europe

Organized by the “EPA Task Force on Needs of Refugee and Asylum Seeker Patients in Europe”

 

Chairs

Levent Küey, Turkey

Marianne C. Kastrup, Denmark

 

  • A Humanitarian Disaster: Forcibly Displaced People in Europe

Levent Küey, Turkey

  • Displacement Process: Traumas Faced on the Way

Iris Tatjana Graef-Calliess, Germany

  • Mental Health Consequences of Forced Displacement

Meryam Schouler-Ocak, Germany

  • Mental Health Services for Asylum Seekers and Refugees

Marianne C. Kastrup, Denmark