Welcome to the Congress
As the President of the International Association of Applied Psychology, IAAP, as we are celebrating our Centennial Anniversary (1920-2020), it is my pleasure to congratulate the organizers of the III Congress on Mental Health: Meeting the Needs of the XXI Century, which aims to create favorable conditions for preserving and enhancing child and adolescent personal Mental Health, necessary for the healthy development of families, society and the future of human civilization.
The very stimulating program is organized around eight critical components of prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of children and adolescents. It includes: (i) prevention of mental disorders (different age groups will be discussed including early stages of conception, pregnancy and the postnatal period); (ii) treatment and rehabilitation for children and adolescents with mental health problems; (iii) the Mental Health of gifted children; (iv) Mental Health of children and adolescents in difficult life situations; (v) the impact of sports on Mental Health of children and adolescents; (vi) the impact of culture and art on Mental Health of children and adolescents; (vii) the role of education in Mental Health of children and adolescents; and (viii) legal, economic and policy frameworks concerning Mental Health.
I wish us all the best for this promising Congress on Mental Health!
President of the International Association of Applied Psychology (IAAP)
President of the Association for the Improvement of Mental Health Programmes, Honorable Chairman of the International Organizing Committee (Germany)
Past-President of International Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions (IACAPAP)
Juan E. Mezzich MD PhD
Professor of Psychiatry, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York Hipolito Unanue Professor of Person Centered Medicine, San Marcos National University, Lima Founding President and current Secretary General, International College of Person Centered Medicine Former President, World Psychiatric Association