Entries by HansRo

Videos of Travel Award Winners

The videos of our Travel Award Winners of the 2022 WACP conference in Rotterdam, the Netherlands are available on YouTube. Have a look, and have a preview of the lectures they will give on the conference:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZrawaGUzsEe9kzHSRA-51g  Registration at the conference, from the 14th till the 17th of September, 2022,  is still possible: https://www.wacp2022.org/

Culture and Prevention of Sexual Violence

WACP FREE WEBINAR FRIDAY, 29TH JULY 20227:30 PM IST – 2 PM UTC – 10 AM EDT  Organized by Special Interest Group on Culture and SexualityChair: Dr. Vasudeo Paralikar Topics and Presenters: Introduction to sexuality in Indian context – Dr Ujjwal Nene, Clinical Psychologist; Sexual Health Consultant Role of Socio-cultural Assessments in Prevention of Sexual […]

Videos from Webinar on Care for Refugees

The videos of the webinar on the Care for Refugees, specially from Ukraine have been published. This webinar, which was held on the 19th of May, was called: Lessons learned from hosting and helping war refegees: from Bosnians to Ukrainians. Stevan Weine and Julia Bala were the lecturers, and in the discussion also Ewa Dobiala, […]


The early bird registration for the 6th World Congress of Cultural Psychiatry of the World Association of Cultural Psychiatry (WACP2022) in Rotterdam has been extended to July 15th. WACP2022 will be held from the 15th to the 17th of September at the Postillion World Convention Center, preconference workshops are on September 14th. Opportunities for registration, […]

Registration to Rotterdam

To all members and friends of the WACP The registration to the Rotterdam conference from 15 till 17 september, 2022, is open from today, the 19th of May, 2022. The Early Bird registration will only last till the 16th of June, 2022! Registration to the Pre Conference Workshops on the 14th of Sepember will open […]

Virtual Work Meeting on Family and Culture

Open Invitation Family & Culture Special Interest Group (SIG) SIG Co-chairs: Vincenzo Di Nicola & Riyadh Al-Baldawi World Association of Cultural Psychiatry (WACP) WACP President: Roberto Lewis-Fernández   Dear Colleague and Friend, The Family & Culture Special Interest Group (SIG) of the World Association of Cultural Psychiatry (WACP) would like to invite you to a […]

Lessons learned from hosting and helping war refugees: From Bosnians to Ukrainians

  The Local Organizing Committee of the 6th World Congress of the World Association of Cultural Psychiatry (WACP2022) presents a free webinar on Thursday, May 19th, 7 PM CET. This is the third webinar in the preparation of the World Conference of Cultural Psychiatry in Rotterdam, 14-17 September 2022. See: www.wacp2022.org The webinar will simultaneously […]

Video of webinar of 4/2/22 on Family, Culture & Psychosis

On the 2nd of April, 2022, a Townhall Discussion took place organised by the Special Interest Group on Family and Culture. Co-Chairs: Vincenzo Di Nicola and Riyadh Al-Baldawi  “Culture, Families & Psychosis: Should the involvement of the person’s family in the treatment of psychosis be adapted to their cultural background?  And if so, how?” Introduction: […]

Statement about Ukraine

(Russian and Ukrainian version see below) The World Association of Cultural Psychiatry (WACP) condemns all non-defensive military actions and has a longstanding concern for the mental health and wellbeing of migrants and refugees, including those fleeing conflict areas. In the last decades, many military conflicts have resulted in terrible loss of life and dislocations among […]

Stigma of mental illness and COVID-19

Stigma of mental illness and COVID-19 – Cultural perspectives: Webinar Report Tian-Ming Zhang, Yu-Rong Ma, Mao-Sheng Ran, Hans Rohlof, Jie Li, Albert Persaud, Roberto Lewis-Fernández Stigma of mental illness, a significant public health concern, has long been recognized as a major barrier to the successful treatment and recovery of persons living with mental disorders. Over […]