Entries by HansRo

Newsletter January 2024

Dear members of the WACP,Dear colleagues interested in Cultural Psychiatry,This is the first of its kind: A newsletter of the World Association of Cultural Psychiatry.A lot happens within our community, we are thriving (1), and it is about time that we inform each other about what is going on. With this new initiative, a newsletter, […]


SAVE THE DATE – SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2022 FAMILY & CULTURE SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP Co-Chairs: Vincenzo Di Nicola and Riyadh Al-Baldawi   “Insider/Outsider Perspectives on Religious/Spiritual Beliefs on Therapeutic Process” Exploring therapeutic intersections with families whose spiritual/religious lived experiences are at odds with professional formulations   Presenter: Anjali Joseph Family Therapist, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Discussant: […]

WACP Awards Ceremony

Saturday, September 17, 2022 @15:00, Rotterdam, World Trade Center Roberto Lewis-Fernández received the Wen-Shing Tseng Lifetime Award, in recognition of outstanding leadership and professional achievement in cultural psychiatry (introduced and awarded by Mario Braakman) Meryam Schouler-Ocak received the Pioneering Working in Cultural Psychiatry Award, in recognition of ground-breaking contributions to cultural psychiatry (introduced and awarded […]

New Board of Directors

Recently, a new Board of Directors of the WACP was chosen. We will therefore soon change the website. As preliminary news, here are already the names: Officers: Mario Braakman, The Netherlands, President. https://waculturalpsy.org/portfolio-item/mario-braakman/.. Byamah Mutamba, Uganda, Secretary. https://waculturalpsy.org/portfolio-item/byamah-brian-mutamba/ Pablo Farias, Mexico, Treasurer. https://waculturalpsy.org/portfolio-item/pablo-j-farias/ Muhammad Irfan, Pakistan, President-Elect. https://waculturalpsy.org/portfolio-item/muhammad-irfan/ Roberto Lewis-Fernández, USA,  Past President. https://waculturalpsy.org/portfolio-item/roberto-lewis-fernandez/ Rest […]

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, […]