First International Conference on Transcultural Psychiatry in Central European Countries

April 24, 2015 – April 26, 2015


In a rapidly changing world, psychiatry faces numerous challenges. In response to these rapid societal changes, psychiatry needs to be prepared to meet the challenges of migration, acculturative change and acculturative stressors. Transcultural psychiatry focuses on the study of all these phenomena. In a rapidly changing world, the culture of psychiatry itself is also changing, from a more medically constricted perspective to a more inclusive scientific approach integrating the perspectives of the social sciences and public policy along with medicine and its related clinical disciplines.

That is why we invite you to learn about these developments and to discuss their implications in this conference – the First International Conference on Transcultural Psychiatry in Central European Countries. We will discuss the characteristics of rapid culture change over the past two decades, theoretical and practical issues related to the mental health care for migrants, intercultural marriage and its implications, culture change within psychiatry, and a number of other related subjects.

The conference objective is to enable presentations by experienced researchers, clinicians and policymakers from a number of European countries, as well as those from countries around the world.

The long-range goal of the conference is the greater cultural integration of immigrants and refugees in all countries, along with the reduction of stigma related to migration and minority status in all countries.

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Artur Broclawski, Solmaz Golsabahi-Broclawski, Marianne Kastrup, Hans Rohlof, Ron Wintrob.