4th International Mental Health Meeting – From Symptoms to Stories | Lisbon 2021

Romão de Sousa Foundation, in collaboration with ISPA – Instituto Universitário, is delighted to present the Fourth International Mental Health Meeting of Romão de Sousa Foundation on the 5th and 6th of November 2021 and Associated Events:

  • On the 5th of November (Workshops) we will have three Workshops dedicated to Relational Practice, Open Dialogue, Democratic Therapeutic Communities and Power Dynamics in Clinical Practice.
  • On the 6th of November (Mental Health Meeting with online transmission [registration required]) we will start with Professor Dainius Puras, Ex – UN Special Rapporteur on the right to physical and mental health  and prominent figure in the WHO rights based mental health movement. Then we have two Keynote presentations, one from Professor Peter Rober, family therapist and full professor at the Institute for Family and Sexuality Studies at Leuven University, who will speak about use of self of the therapist and the therapist’s inner conversation. Professor Jeremy Howick, philosopher and medical researcher, will present his work on the Oxford Empathy Program. There will also be three panels with new research and a number of cultural, social and artistic activities along the day.

The theme of the Meeting in Lisbon is “From Symptoms to Stories: epistemological revolution(s) in mental health care

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