Professor Vincenzo Di Nicola

Professor Vincenzo Di Nicola

Individual Partner: Prof. Vincenzo Di Nicola, MPhil, MD, PhD, FRCPC, DFAPA

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Brief Description of Work:

I am a psychologist (McGill U, U London), psychiatrist (McGill U, U Ottawa), family therapist (Fellowship, McGill U; Milan Centre for the Study of the Family, Milan, Italy; Institute of Family Therapy, Rome, Italy, now Accademia di Psicoterapia della Famiglia), and philosopher (European Graduate School) specializing in eating disorders, trauma, migration and mental health, and philosophical, values-based critiques of all these models and practices.

My main orientation is as a child and family specialist, as a social and cultural psychiatrist, and as a global mental health specialist.

I am the founder & President of the Canadian Association of Social Psychiatry (CASP) and President-Elect of the World Association for Social Psychiatry (WASP).

Key Words: Resident in: Montreal, Quebec, CANADA]; Working in: Practice & Teaching: University of Montreal, Canada; Teaching: The George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA, Haiti; Consultations: Brazil, Haiti Area(s) of Interest in VBP: Communications/website, Education,Meeting/ASS (Advanced Studies Seminar),Meeting/other/webinars, e-mail and video-conferencing mentoring,Publications/CUP series, Publications/other/journals, columns, blogs, etc., Research/philosophy,Research/other/[please specify],Services/person-centered,Services/teamwork

Related Area(s) of Interest:

Evidence-based practice/Critique of;  Ethics, both practitioner of medical ethics and critic of;

Medical humanities/I reach a postgraduate course on Psychiatry and the Humanities at the University of Montreal; Philosophy of psychiatry, psychology and the human/social sciences

Area(s) of healthcare expertise:

Child Health/Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist, trained in paediatrics and child & adolescent psychiatry

Global health,Mental health/General,Mental health/I am an early contributor to Global Mental Health and the Co-Founder of the Global Mental Health & Psychiatry Caucus of the American Psychiatric Association

Other: family therapy/relational theory and therapy, relational psychology

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