Marta Helena de Freitas

Marta Helena de Freitas

Individual Partner: Marta Helena de Freitas – Catholic University of Brasília, Brazil

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Brief Description of Work: I am a psychologist, professor and researcher interested in: a) religious values and their role in the mental health (MH) of immigrants; b) health professional’s perceptions and coping on the relationships between religiosity and MH; c) whether and how vocational training courses address or not the theme of religiosity and its relation to MH; d) Criteria used by MH professionals to distinguish between spiritual experience and psychopathology; e) phenomenology of religious value and MH.
Key Words: Resident in: Brasília, Brazil. Working in: Brasília, Brazil. Area(s) of Interest in VBP: Communications/website, Meeting/ASS (Advanced Studies Seminar), Publications/CUP series, Research/philosophy, Research/Psychiatry; Research/ Psychology/psychology of religion; Research/religiosity/religious values, Services/person-centered, Services/teamwork; Related Area(s) of Interest: Communication skills, Decision theory, Evidence-based practice, Ethics, Medical humanities/religiosity/immigration. Area(s) of healthcare expertise: Global health, Mental health/General, Mental health/psychology/psychiatry, Mental health/immigrants, Service user, Social care, Well-being, Immigration and mental health.

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For a paper on religiosity and mental health among immigrants in Brasília please see:>

For the programmes of the III International Seminar “Society, Culture and Mental Health” and III International Seminar on “Social Representations”, session on “Religious (in)tolerance in the contemporary world: Repercussions on health and human relationships,” please see:

For the programmes of the XI International Workshop on “Psychology and Religious Sense”, session on

“Religious, spiritual and anomalous experiences and their challenges to the mental health”, please see:

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