Management Team: Collaborating Centre lead, for VBP in Brazil

Individual Partner: Guilherme Messas, 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

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Brief Description of Work: Main area of expertise: Phenomenological psychopathology and psychiatry, especially of drug addiction and related psychopathologies. This area includes i. the development of a phenomenologically-based therapeutics, which considers the individual as a whole; ii. the formation of new generations of psychopathologists, psychologists and psychiatrists (through theoretical and practical teaching); iii. the development of a phenomenological psychopatho-sociology of drug abusers; iv. the development of strategies for social reinsertion of vulnerable populations in Brazil (aiming at reduction of criminality); iv. the chief-edition of the journal “Psicopatologia Fenomenológica Contemporânea”; v. writing and publishing papers and books on the topic
Key Words: Resident in: Brazil; Working in: Brazil; Related Area(s) of Interest: Clinical care; Phenomenological psychopathology; Drug abuse; Drug abuse policies; Interventions in vulnerable populations; Regulation of psychiatric activity; Education and formation of psychologists, psychiatrists and other mental health professionals;  History of psychiatry and psychopathology; Area(s) of healthcare expertise: Mental health/Psychiatry, Mental health/ Drug addiction
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