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How do we address the psychological needs of large populations exposed to severe traumatic stressors?
A public mental health approach is quickly gaining popularity for trauma-exposed populations in international settings. Dr. Joop De Jong, Emertius Professor of Cultural and Global Mental Health at UMC Amsterdam, will address how public mental health may inform prevention and care of populations exposed to traumatic stressors in both high-income and developing countries.
About Dr. Joop De Jong: Joop de Jong, MD, PhD, is Emeritus Professor of Cultural Psychiatry and Global Mental Health at UMC Amsterdam, Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine, and Emeritus Visiting Professor of Psychology at Rhodes University, South Africa. He was the founder and director of the Transcultural Psychosocial Organization (TPO), which provided mental health and psychosocial services in more than 30 countries in Africa, Asia, and Europe. Joop de Jong worked as a psychotherapist and psychiatrist with immigrants and refugees in the Netherlands. He has been integrating insights from public mental health, psychotherapy, psychiatry, anthropology and epidemiology in community interventions in a variety of cultures, on which he co-authored 318 papers, chapters and books.
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