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Board of Directors
Executive Committee, President
Dr. Mario Braakman is psychiatrist, psychotherapist and cultural anthropologist. He is professor of transcultural forensic psychiatry at Tilburg University, the Netherlands. In Pro Persona Mental Health he is director of the psychiatric residency training program and provides a cultural consultation service since 2010. His PhD research focused on the diagnostic validation of ‘posttraumatic stress disorder with secondary psychotic features’ among asylumseekers and refugees. His present research interest is in the area of cultural empathy. He is the immediate past president of the department of transcultural psychiatry of the Dutch Association of Psychiatry. He is the president of the 6th WCCP and president elect of the World Association of Cultural Psychiatry. He is the editor-in-chief of the World Cultural Psychiatry Research Review.
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Australia and New Zealand
Prof Carlos Zubaran Jr is a Consultant Psychiatrist at Sunnyside Clinic. He holds conjoint professorial appointments with the School of Medicine at Western Sydney University and the School of Medicine at The university of Notre Dame in Sydney.
Professor Zubaran graduated at UFRGS Faculty of Medicine, a centenarian and most reputable institution in Southern Brazil. After obtaining his specialty in Psychiatry and a PhD in Biological Sciences, he completed research programs at the Institute of Psychiatry and Maudsley Hospital in London (Behavioural Pharmacology), as well as postdoctoral programs at Columbia University and New York State Psychiatric Institute (Substance Use) and at the International Center for Mental Health, at Elmhurst Hospital and the Mount Sinai School of Medicine (Cultural Psychiatry) in New York City. Prof Zubaran also obtained a Master’s Degree in Health Management from the University of New South Wales.
Professor Zubaran is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists and a member of its Faculty of Addiction Psychiatry and Faculty of Adult Psychiatry. He has authored more than 100 publications including scientific manuscripts, research abstracts and book chapters. He was the recipient of the World Psychiatric Association International Fellowship Award (1996) and the US National Institute on Drug Abuse Distinguished International Scientist Award (2009).
Lisa Andermann, MPhil, M.D., FRCPC is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto and psychiatrist at Mount Sinai Hospital, where she works in the Psychological Trauma Clinic as well as the Ethnocultural Assertive Community Treatment Team. Dr. Andermann is a consultant psychiatrist and former Board Member for the Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture, and continues to be active on their Health Committee. She co-edited, with Laura Simich, a volume entitled Refuge and Resilience: Promoting Resilience and Mental Health among Resettled Refugees and Forced Migrants, International Perspective on Migration Series, Springer, 2014. She is also co-founder of the New Beginnings refugee clinic at CAMH.
Her main areas of interest in research and teaching focus on cultural psychiatry. She has been very involved in an educational initiative to enhance the cultural competence of the postgraduate psychiatry residency curriculum together with colleagues from the Equity, Gender and Populations division (EGP), and led a faculty development initiative on culturally competent supervision and teaching which won the 2008 Ivan L. Silver Award for Excellence in Continuing Mental Health Education. In June 2015, she was the co-recipient of the 2015 Social Responsibility Award from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto for her work with Pillar 4 as part of the Department of Psychiatry’s Strategic Plan. This Pillar focused on issues regarding equity, social justice and social responsibility, cultural psychiatry and global mental health, and promoting dialogue to reduce stigma and increasing public engagement with mental health issues. She has been part of the Toronto-Addis Ababa Psychiatry Program (TAAPP) since its inception in 2003, assisting in the development of the first psychiatry residency training program in Ethiopia. She has an undergraduate degree in Anthropology from McGill University, where she completed her medical studies, and a graduate degree in Social Anthropology from Cambridge University.
- Mario BraakmanApril 4, 2019 - 9:36 pm
- Byamah MutambaMay 10, 2019 - 6:07 pm
- Pablo J. FariasMay 9, 2019 - 9:30 pm
- Muhammad IrfanMay 10, 2019 - 10:10 am
- Roberto Lewis-FernándezMarch 10, 2019 - 9:44 pm
- Itsuo AsaiDecember 11, 2022 - 6:01 pm
- Xudong ZhaoMay 10, 2019 - 11:33 pm
- Carlos ZubaranApril 5, 2019 - 9:21 pm
- Vincenzo Di NicolaDecember 11, 2022 - 7:07 pm
- Kenneth FungMay 9, 2019 - 9:41 pm
- Lisa AndermannApril 3, 2019 - 10:35 pm
- Donato ZupinDecember 16, 2022 - 10:45 am
- Alberto VelascoApril 4, 2019 - 10:20 pm
- Riyadh Al-BaldawiDecember 11, 2022 - 7:15 pm
- Meryam Schouler-OcakMay 19, 2019 - 10:34 pm
- Irina KupriyanovaApril 5, 2019 - 5:42 pm
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Since 2016 General Secretary of the French-Latin-American of psychiatry and mental health Coordination: COFALP
Since 2016 Member of the Board of the World Association of Cultural Psychiatry.
Since 2015 Co-director of the daytime psychiatric Hospital, S3, Sainte Anne Hospital Center.
Since 2013 Head of Department of the Psycho-Pedagogical Adaptation Center, Paris
Since 2009 Co-founder of the Pregnancy and Perinatal consultation for mentally ill parents, Sainte Anne Hospital, Paris.
1998-2008 Consultant of the official exorcist of Paris.
University and Academic experience
Since 2013 Director of Studies at the Paris Diderot University.
Advisor to the Board of Directors
Kupriyanova Irina E. in 1974 graduated from the Medical Faculty of the Tomsk Medical Institute, worked as a doctor resident in the Tomsk Regional Psychiatric Hospital. She has been engaged in scientific work since 1977, worked at the Department of Psychiatry of Tomsk Medical Institute. Since 1982 she works at the Mental Health Research Institute Tomsk NRMC as a Head of the Department of Preventive Psychiatry, since 2014 – lead researcher of the Department of Borderline States.
In 1983 she defended her thesis on clinical psychiatry (Tartu, Estonia), in 2002 – her doctoral dissertation on “Neurotic disorders: clinical and pathophysiological aspects”
The studies conducted by Irina Kupriyanova allowed summarizing the foreign and Russian experience in treatment and prevention of borderline disorders, to develop the main directions for improving the effectiveness of treatment and to determine the main criteria for effectiveness. Scientific research is closely related to the problems of cultural psychiatry: comparative studies of mental health of schoolchildren in Buryatia and the central region of Siberia are conducted, the features of depressive disorders in adolescents in Siberia and China are studied, quality of life and the population of Siberia and the Kingdom of Bhutan are started.
Kupriyanova Irina is the Co-Chair of the International Association of Ethnopsychologists and Ethnopsychotherapists; is a member of the Chinese Society for Study of Depression. She has repeatedly presented research at International congresses: Egypt (2005), China (2006), Sweden (2007), Austria (2007), Czech Republic (2008), France (2009), Turkey (2009), Italy (2009), UK (2012), France (2013), Germany (2014), Spain (2014), Mexico (2015), Germany (2017). In 2008 in Moscow she was the Chairman of WACP conference “Culture, Brain, Body”.
Kupriyanova Irina is a member of the Editorial Board of 3 journals: “Siberian Herald of Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry” (Tomsk), “Mental Medicine and Ecology” (Moscow-Pavlodar), “Journal of Addiction Problems of Kazakhstan” (Kazakhstan). She published more than 500 scientific works and 20 scientific monographs (1 in foreign press). Scientific monographs are devoted to the problems of cultural psychiatry: “Mental health of schoolchildren: transcultural aspect” (2006), “Atlas of mental health of the population of the Republic of Buryatia”. (2007), “Mental health of the indigenous population of the Eastern region of Russia” (2009), ‘Mental health of children with special educational needs” (2011). The last monograph won first place in the international competition of monographs (Varna, Bulgaria, 2012).
Under the leadership of Irina Kupriyanova 4 doctoral and 13 master’s theses were prepared and defended.
In 2007, as part of the team of authors she became the winner of the Tomsk Region competition in the field of education and science, health and culture (fellowship).
Irina Kupriyanova was awarded the Honorary diploma of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences (2001), Honorary diploma of the Governor of the Tomsk Region (2002), diploma of the Tomsk Children’s Fund (2002), the jubilee medal “400 years of the city of Tomsk” (2004), Honorary badge “Honored veteran of the SB RAS” (2015), Medal “For achievements” (2017) “Pioneering work in Cultural Psychiatry Award 2018” awarded in Columbia University (New York, NY) at the 5th World Congress of World Association of Cultural Psychiatry.
She has a good family – husband and son working at Tomsk Polytechnic University.
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