Welcome to the Congress
I am honored with this distinction and I will do all the reasonable efforts so that my share of contribution enrich the proposal of the event - meet the needs of the 21 century in the issue of Mental Health.
As a proposal of discussion, I believe that a highly related matter to Mental Health, in terms of prevention and primary care, is the psychological support to premature infants and the mother-infant relationship in prematurity.
These themes have followed my performance as a professional psychotherapist, mainly from the data pointed in the study "Prematurity and its possible causes", promoted by the Secretariat of Health Surveillance, Ministry of Health (SVS/MS) in 2013, which reveals the prevalence of births of premature infants in the level of 11.7% over all deliveries made in Brazil. This percentage places the country at the same level of low-income countries, where the prevalence is 11.8%. In middle income countries, the percentage is 9.4%, according to the report "Born too soon", published by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2012.
The birth of a child is a moment of great biological, mental and social demand for the parents. Any change in the natural progress of this process deeply affects all the people involved-parents, the child and their relational groups.
The birth of a premature child is, therefore, and commonly, a complicating factor, of rupture of this process, which can generate vital and existential situations outside the normal standards.
Therefore, the strengthening of the psyche instrumentation is fundamental to the people involved, who suffer from human insecurities caused by prematurity in a mental space where uncertainties prevail.
The expertise gained in this theme emanates from the use of psychotherapeutic intervention models that have favored positive results in apprehending the emotions and processing the anxiety-anguish -grief that may be present in the life of all the people involved in the situation of prematurity.
The proposal of attending and monitoring comprises the participation and the involvement of professionals from different areas – doctors, neonatologists, physiotherapists, psychologists, psychotherapists, audiologists, nutritionists, social workers and other professionals who have their performance linked to issues involving the health in general – all gathered around postures and actions that tend to the most appropriate to meet the needs.
I also consider presenting several other actions performed on the constituency of the field of Psychotherapy, as well as the analysis of relevant Case Studies, wishing to promote the enrichment on the topic of prematurity.
Hoping to meet you very soon to begin the work in favor of the success of this important Conference, from now on, I am at your disposal.
I believe that we will benefit from unique opportunities for professional enrichment and fraternal coexistence while we will be together.
Heartily farewell. See you soon!
President of Brazilian Association of Psychotherapy – ABRAP, President of Latin-American Federation of Psychotherapy - FLAPSI
Dr. Oleg P. Chestnov
Assistant Director–General on Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health of the World Health Organization
Prof. Roy Abraham Kallivayalil
Secretary General of the World Psychiatric Association (2014-2020), President Elect of the World Association of Social Psychiatry
Mr. Hans-Horst Konkolewsky
The Secretary General of the International Social Security Association (ISSA)
Vitaliy V. Rubtsov
Rector of the Moscow State University of Psychology and Education (MSUPE), President of the Federation of Russian Educational Psychologists, Ph.D. in Psychology
Zurab I. Kekelidze
Director General of the V. Serbsky Federal Medical Research Centre for Psychiatry and Narcology, psychiatrist, psychotherapist, anesthesiologist, psychologist, Doctor of Medicine, Professor, Honored Doctor
Dr. Bonnie Kirsh
Associate Professor in the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy (University of Toronto)
Dr. Judy Kuriansky
Clinical Psychologist, Professor at Columbia University Teachers College, United Nations Representative of the World Council of Psychologists (WCP), author and journalist
Nikita S. Mikhalkov
President of the Russian Cultural Fund, Chairman of the Union of Cinematographers of Russia, People's Artist of RSFSR, Honorary Member of Russian Academy of Arts
Russian rapper, composer, TV and radio presenter, actor, scriptwriter, film director and producer
Dr. Gordana Milavic
MD., F.R.C.Psych., Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Co-Chair of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Section of the WPA
Natalia V. Parshikova
State Secretary-Deputy Minister of Sports of the Russian Federation, Doctor of Education, Professor
Alexey S. Akindinov
Regional General Manager of AZIMUT Hotel Olympic Moscow & AZIMUT Hotel Tulskaya Moscow
Vladimir D. Mendelevich
Director of Institute for Research of Problems of Mental Health, WHO-expert, MD, Professor
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Gaebel
President of the European Psychiatric Association (EPA), M.D., Professor of Psychiatry
Nikolay G. Neznanov
President of the Russian Society of Psychiatrists, Director St.Petersburg V.M. Bekhterev Psychoneurological Research Institute, President World Association for Dynamic Psychiatry (WADP), MD, Professor
Dr. Mohammad Khodayarifard., Ph. D.
Vice-president of the World Council for Psychotherapy, Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Psychology and Education, The University of Tehran
Dr. Edward Chan
President of the Asian Federation of Psychotherapy (AFP), President of the Malaysian Association of Psychotherapy (MAP)
Darlyne G. Nemeth
Co-Secretary General of the World Council for Psychotherapy, Member of the American Psychological Association’s Council of Representatives, Ph.D., M.P., M.P.A.P.
Prof. Dr. Ganesh Shankar
President of the World Council for psychotherapy (Asian Chapter), Founder President of the Asian Federation for Psychotherapy (AFP), Hon. Gen. Secretary of Yoga&Psychotherapy Association of India, Ph.D , D.Litt. (Yoga Psychotherapy)
Prof. Alfred Pritz
President of the World Council for Psychotherapy, General secretary of the European Association for Psychotherapy, Ph.D in Psychopathology and Pedagogics, Rector of the Sigmund Freud University, Vienna
Professor psychoanalyst, Rector of the Sigmund Freud University Paris, Executive member of the World Council for Psychotherapy and the European Association for Psychotherapy, Vice President of European Confederation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
Yuri P. Zinchenko
President of the Russian Psychological Society, Dean of the Department of Psychology at Moscow State University, Psy.D., Professor
Viktor V. Makarov
President of the Russian professional psychotherapeutic league of Russia, Vice-President of the World Council for Psychotherapy, MD, Professor