Mental Health: Global Challenges of XXI Century
Conference Agenda

October 31 – November 02 2019

Venue: Bucharest University of Economic Studies (Romania)

PLENARY SESSIONS

The official Opening Ceremony

• Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Dr…., Dr. Daniela Dumitru

• International Platform on Mental Health “Mental Health: global challenges”, Dr. Viktor Vus, Dr. Evgenia Kolomiets-Ludwig

• NDSAN, Dr. Valentina Vitale


Keynote Speakers Forum

Dr. Mircea Dumitru, Rector of The University of Bucharest, President of Balkan Universities Association

Ana de Sousa Baptista, Director of the Board and Chair of the Mental Health Policy Section of the World Federation of Mental Health, “World Federation of Mental Health: experience and the expectations for a desirable future”

Dr. Evangelos Fradelos, University of Thessaly, Greece, “Art and psychosis: Elements of psychopathology in the work of Edgar Allan Poe. The case of tale tell heart”

Dr. Elena Syurina, Athena Institute, Vrije University, Netherlands, “Inter- and transdisciplinarity issues in Global Mental Health”

Dr. Daniela Dumitru, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania, “”

Dr. Valentina Vitale, NDSAN, ”Innovative approaches for Mental Health: the Italian experience”

Galina Itskovich, Interdisciplinary Council on Development and Learning, USA, “DIR®-informed approach to anxiety and trauma in school age children”

Dr. Pádraig Ó Féich, Mental Health Reform, National Coalition for Mental Health in Ireland – “Towards a Recovery Orientated Mental Health Service: Findings from a National Consultation with Mental Health Service Users”

Prof. Diana Dias, Universidade Europeia (Portugal), “Promoting Mental Health in Higher Education context”

Maryya Dean, a writer, artist, blogger, fashion designer, futurist, speaker, investment Consultant, Great Britain, “”

Dr. Eduard Moțoescu (Alexandru Obregia Psychiatry Hospital, Romania), “”

Dr. Dan Angelo Gesmundo - NDSAN - “Innovative approaches for Autism: Sport and PCP approach”

ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION

Different approaches in work with autism spectrum disorders

SEMINAR-WORKSHOP SESSIONS

Dr. Beverly Ann Dexter, USA. Seminar “No more nightmares. How to use planned dream intervention® to end nightmares”

• International ARTNESS System, Berlin, Lisbon, NYC. Seminar “Symbiotic youth exchange”

Claudia Dictus, (Head of Research and Development), Our Bodies Our Voice (OBOV), Netherlands, Workshop “Our Bodies Our Voice: grassroots intervention for sexual violence prevention in Dutch Universities”

Dr. Camelia Staiculescu, Dr. Elena Ramona Richiteanu-Nastase, Dr. Maria Liana Lacatus Romania, Dr. Monica Elisabeta Paduraru, Romania. Workshop “Students counselling for a better mental health. Dealing with choices and decisions making. Stress management in the educational environment”

Dr. Daniela Dumitru, Dr, Robert Alexandru Mihalia, Romania, Workshop “A good start for a healthy mental life: critical thinking and reasoning”

Dr. Marin Aurel Dramnescu, Dr. Vladimir Aurelian Enachescu, Romania, Workshop “The dream – between desire and interpretation”


ART of MENTAL HEALTH SESSION

presentations of artists, bloggers, writers … who are experienced in successful fighting of Mental Health disorders and became an active participants of Mental Health Care system developing

Research Contributions

Galina Itskovich, LCSW-R, Interdisciplinary Council on Development and Learning, New York, USA, “DIR®-informed approach to anxiety and trauma in school age children”

Dr. Pádraig Ó Féich, Mental Health Reform, National Coalition for Mental Health in Ireland – “Towards a Recovery Orientated Mental Health Service: Findings from a National Consultation with Mental Health Service Users”

Alina Costin, Liliana Renate Bran, “What do teenagers’ parents know about drug use and how do they understand preventing it?”

Evangelos Fradelos, “Art and psychosis: Elements of psychopathology in the work of Edgar Allan Poe. The case of tale tell heart”

Fradelos C. Evangelos, Kapsiocha Eirini, Anna Neroliatsiou, Kastanidou Sofia, Tsaras Konstantinos, Papagiannis Dimitrios, Papathanasiou V. Ioanna, “Assessment of psychological distress in university students: A Quantitative study”

Konstantinos Tsaras, Evangelia Christopoulou, Maria Malliarou, Evangelos C. Fradelos, Stiliani Kotrotsiou, Ioanna V. Papathanasiou, “Impact of job burnout on mental health among social workers in public and private sector in Greece”

Tezkratt Abdenacer, Mental Health Levels among University Students - Bordj Bou Arreridj University as a Model

Christos Iliadis, Aikaterini Frantzana, Aikaterini Kourkouta, Petros Ouzounakis, “Human rights of mentally ill patients”

Viktor Vus, “What is “good”, what is “bad”? Experience of Institutional (medical) system of MHC. The staff and patients of MHC medical Institutions as a small social groups. Interpersonal and intergroup relations”

Ioanna V. Papathanasiou, Anna Rammogianni, Dimitrios Papagiannis, Konstantinos Tsaras, Foteini Kaberi, Lamprini Kontopoulou, Anna Neroliatsiou, Evangelos C. Fradelos, Quality of life among elderly population

Ioanna V. Papathanasiou, Anna Rammogianni, Dimitrios Papagiannis, Konstantinos Tsaras, Foteini Kaberi, Lamprini Kontopoulou, Anna Neroliatsiou, Evangelos C. Fradelos, Quality of life among elderly population

Thomas Ch. Weber, Traumafokus (ТF) – Psychotherapy for Chronic Pain Regulation and Pain Syndromes

Areti Tsaloglidou, Konstantinos Koukourikos, Alexios Savvidis, Lambrini Kourkouta, Heart failure, depression and exercise

Lambrini Kourkouta, Konstantinos Koukourikos, Ioanna V. Papathanasiou, Areti Tsaloglidou, Immigration and mental disrders

Konstantinos Koukourikos, Lambrini Kourkouta, Christos Iliadis, Areti Tsaloglidou, Child suicide: familie’s reactions

Alina Maria Breaz, New methods for insuring psychic health in adolescents in the residential environment

MAIN OBJECTIVES:

• to attract attention of researchers and policy-makers to urgent problems of MHC

• to provide a platform for exchange of ideas and development of academic and non-academic network of MHC researchers, practitioners and policy-makers

• to investigate solutions of specific issues of MHC in transdisciplinary and multicultural aspects

RESULTS:

We are broadening of our horizon: geographically, quantitatively and qualitatively

Geography:

1. This III-rd Conference had 2 geographical locations:

• 26-27 October – Lviv, Ukraine

• 31 October – 02 November, Bucharest, Romania

2. This III-rd Conference gained researchers and professionals from USA, Canada, Ireland, Israel, Greece, Germany, Italy, Romania, Portugal, Spain, Netherlands, UK, Ukraine, Zanzibar …

Quality Content:

3. This III-rd Conference had Organizers and Partner\Co-organizers from different Sectors:

• INTERNATIONAL: International Medical Corps; Interdisciplinary Council on Development and Learning (USA), NDSAN (Italy); Canadian Centre on Disabilities Studies; EMDR Europe Association, EMDR Institute of Austria

• GOVERNMENTAL\PUBLIC: Ministry of Health of Ukraine (Public Health Centre)

• CIVIL: Zanzibar Psychiartry Association; NGO International Platform on Mental Health “Mental Health: global challenges”; Artness System International;

• RESEARCH AND EDUCATION: Wurzburg University (Germany); Universidade Europeia (Portugal); Athena Institute, Vrije University (Netherlands); Bucharest University of Economic Studies (Romania); Institute for Social and Political Psychology (Ukraine); Management and Business Academy (UK); National University Lviv Polytechnic (Ukraine); University of Manitoba (Canada); University of Thessaly (Greece); Zaporizhzhiya National University (Ukraine)

• INDUSTRY and INNOVATIONS: Chamber of Industry and Innovation (Israel-Ukraine)

4. Among our Honorable Guests and Keynote Speakers were:

• World Federation of Mental Health (Ana de Sousa Baptista, Director of the Board and Chair of the Mental Health Policy Section of the World Federation of Mental Health)

• Balkan Universities Association (Dr. Mircea Dumitru, President of Balkan Universities Association)

• EMDR Europe Association, EMDR Institute Austria – Eva Munker-Kramer

• Mental Health Reform, National Coalition for Mental Health in Ireland (Dr. Padraig O Feich)

• Galina Itskovich, Interdisciplinary Council on Development and Learning, USA

• Dr. Evangelos Fradelos, University of Thessaly, Greece,

• Dr. Elena Syurina, Athena Institute, Vrije University, Netherlands

• Dr. Daniela Dumitru, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania,

• Dr. Valentina Vitale, NDSAN

• …

5. The International Journal “Mental Health: global challenges” (ISSN 2612-2138) (www.mhgcj.org ) is already indexed in DOAJI, Crossref, ResearchBib, CiteFactor, Scilit, SIS, … and available on Publons. The Journal considers with special attention the manuscripts which can be of interest for policy makers and practioners

Quantity and Research Contributions:

• The MHGC Proceedings – 2019 contains more than 30 selected publications.

• The Journal “Mental Health: global challenges” (ISSN 2612-2138) published (in 2019) the best papers (from different regions of the world) in 2 Issues;

• The Journal “Mental Health: global challenges” (ISSN 2612-2138) is requested for Special Issues by HEIs and Civil Institutions

This will allow high quality of academic contributions to progress. This will ensure multiplier effect on academic and non-academic network of Mental Health Care researchers, practitioners and policy-makers; this will ensure to promote high quality research on Mental Health in developing countries and countries in transition

Partnership building:

We are open to develop common research in order to improve multidisciplinary aspects of Mental Health Care system globally


Looking forward to see you within our wide community

Best regards, Viktor Vus

PhD in psychology, Associate Professor,

Editor-in-chief of the journal “Mental Health: global challenges”

Coordinator of the International Conference on Mental Health Care

“Mental Health: global challenges of XXI century”

R&D Laboratory for Community Health (LPNU)

NDSAN Network (sector of partnership building) (Italy)

e-mail: viktor.vus@mhgcj.org

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