Early 2020, we will be organizing an international symposium (2 days) about ‘Cultural Aspects of Mental Health Treatments’ in The Netherlands. It will be the first in a range international symposiums about this topic across Europe and UK.

We're happy to already have welcomed em. prof. dr. Joop de Jong, prof dr. Philomena Essed, Indra Boedjarath (psychotherapist), Ronald May (Psychiatrist), Glenn Helberg (Psychiatrist), Kitty Riedewald (Psychiatrist), Nel Jessurun (Systemic Psychotherapist), Kitlyn Tjin a Djie (Systemic Therapist), Karen Carberry (Family Therapist), Wedell Lionarons (psychiatrist), Annet Spijker (PsyQ), Cristina Vellinga (NIP) and Audrey van Schaik (Kennemerhart) to the committee of ambassadors. We are keen to also partner with international experts and organizations. Involvement of a number of international researchers from UK, France, Germany and USA is pending.

Potential topics that we are planning to discuss are:

Diversity (general)
2nd/3rd generation migrants
Problem Management Plus
Religion vs Mainstream
Trans diagnostic psychotherapy and psychiatry
Organization of cultural mental health on community level
Cultural diagnostics and cultural interview
Expats Mental Health
Foreign Students mental health
Inter-European differences of mental health treatments
Transcultural systemic interventions
Family Mental Health
Succes stories
Positive Psychology
Positive Health
eMental Health
eHeath Lifestyle Interventions
Child and Adolescent Mental Health
Trans Cultural Palliative Care

The event will include a combination of lectures, round tables, workshops, masterclasses and poster sessions. The international audience will include and policy makers, researchers, professional, experts and clinicians.

More information will be available soon