International Congress in Spirituality and Psychiatry 4th Global Meeting in Spirituality and Mental Health


International Congress in Spirituality and Psychiatry
4th Global Meeting in Spirituality and Mental Health
Organized by the WPA Section on Religion, Spirituality and Psychiatryhttps://www.rsp2019.org/
WPA Co-sponsored Congress
Spirituality/Religion & Mental Health: Translating knowledge to practice – Building bridges
 
Spirituality/Religion is relevant to most of human beings, 84% of world’s population
reports a religious affiliation. Systematic reviews of the academic literature have identified
literally thousands of empirical studies showing the relationship (usually positive but also
negative) between Spirituality/Religion and health. However, there has been world wide a huge gap between
knowledge available about the impact of Spirituality/Religion to health and the translation of this knowledge to the actual clinical practice and public health policies. Given this, the WPA recently published a
Position Statement on Spirituality and Religion in Psychiatry emphasizing the importance of
integrating Spirituality/Religion in clinical practice, research and education in Psychiatry. This Congress will
focus on practical implications, on how to sensibly and effectively integrate Spirituality/Religion in mental
health care and public policies.
WE LOOK FORWARD TO WELCOMING YOU TO JERUSALEM!