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Report of Activities 2017-2020

See the Report of Activities 2017-2020

Newsletter’s Update: New 2020 Special Editions

Newsletter of the Section on Religion, Spirituality & Psychiatry Special Issue April 2020 / Special Edition May 2020   See more in… Newsletter

Spirituality/Religion & Mental Health:Translating knowledge to practice – Building bridges and not Walls

Spirituality/Religion (S/R) is relevant to most of human beings, 84% of world’s population reports a religious affiliation. Systematic reviews of the academic literature have identified

WPA releases a Position Statement on Spirituality and Religion in Psychiatry

          The WPA (World Psychiatric Association) has just approved the Position Statement on Spirituality and Religion in Psychiatry that was proposed by the WPA Section

The purpose of this section shall be:

  • To encourage and accelerate research, theory, and practice in the area of religion, spirituality and psychiatry, and related areas.
  • To facilitate the dissemination of data on religious and spiritual issues, in relation to psychiatry and allied domains.
  • To develop and to stimulate educational and training programs and courses in order to improve knowledge, skills and professional attitude regarding religion and spirituality in psychiatric practice.