International Symposium on Psychiatry & Religious Experience, Ávila, Spain 4th to 6th November 2010

On November 4th to 6th 2010 the López-Ibor Chair on Mystic and Mental Health, University of Mystic, will host its first big academic event: The International Symposium on Psychiatry and Religious Experience in the historic town of Ávila, Spain.

The overall aim of the symposium is to provide a high-quality, comprehensive overview of all topics related to psychiatry and religious experiences.
Based on the fact that there has been an increasing interest in the study of the significance of religious experiences in those suffering from mental illnesses, the aim of the symposium is to study the relationship between religion, spirituality and psychopathology in the interest of helping mental health professionals, patients, carers and religious leaders.

The main topics of the symposium are
– Religious Traditions, Mental Health and Mental Diseases
– Psychiatry and Religion. Beyond Boundaries.
– Religious Experience and Mental disorders (Bipolar, Schizophrenia, Melancholia, OCD).
– The Dignity of Human Beings in Health and Disease. WPA Consensus Statement on Spirituality and Mental Health

The registration fee is 220 € for all professionals (though 450 € for psychiatrists and medical doctors) and includes attendance to the sessions of the symposium, coffee breaks and lunches on November 4th and 5th, symposium documentation and certificate of attendance.

Please note that the deadline for abstract submission has expired.

For further information and online registration, visit the website of the symposium here.

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