MD, PhD. Head of the Postgraduate Program on Phenomenological Psychopathology - Santa Casa de São Paulo School of Medical Sciences – Brazil
Chair of the Psychiatry Technical Chamber of the Regional Council of Medicine – São Paulo, Brazil
Main area of expertise: Phenomenological psychopathology and psychiatry, especially of drug addiction and related psychopathologies including
The aim of this network is to bring together stakeholders (from any country) interested in applying values-based practice in the context of the challenges presented by the large and culturally diverse population of Brazil. The network will have a particular concern with vulnerable populations.
Values-based practice offers an appropriate instrument for bringing together cultural diversity in Brazil, and therefore for improving the effectiveness and global impact of mental health in the country.
The initial focus of the Network will be on bringing values-based practice to bear on alcohol and drug use in Brazil. This is an area of healthcare where the challenges for policy and practice presented by Brazil’s culturally diverse population are particularly acute. Public, private, philanthropic, lay, and religious institutions all work in this field, each bringing unique perspectives, values, and goals for clinical care and policy.
Consequently, preserving the features of each stakeholder´s culture is key to developing a successful alcohol and drug misuse policy in Brazil.
The launch activity of the network was a visit by Lucy Webb (who co-leads the Co-Production Addictive Behaviour Research Network) and her colleague Samantha Baron to Sao Paulo.
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The network is open to both Brazilian and non-Brazilian stakeholders willing to be part of a comprehensive and pluralistic Project for Alcohol and Drug Policies in Brazil and other areas of mental health policy and practice.
Please see below for the announcements from the network for the last 12 months. To see older announcements, please visit the VBP Archive.
The wikiVBP Reference Library aims to provide a focused resource of literature and other materials supporting training, research and policy developments in values-based practice.
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Core activities of the Centre are based around three inter-linked areas, Education, Regulation and Integration, together with crosscutting themes of Theory and Practice