M. Schouler-Ocak, Germany

Psychiatric University Clinic of Charité at St. Hedwig Hospital Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
Meryam Schouler-Ocak is Professor for Intercultural Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, additionally, she is specialist for neurology, psychotherapy, particularly in trauma focused psychotherapy and in EMDR – therapy. Her dissertation was titled “Exploring of Transport Function of Alveolary Macrophages Following Chronic TiO2-PVC Inhalation and Iron Particles in Animal Models” conducted at Institute of Experimental Pathology of Medical School and Fraunhofer Institute of Toxicology and Aerosol Research in Hannover, Germany; Magna cum laude. Her professorial thesis was titled “The care of patients with a migration background within the psychiatric and psychotherapeutic sector of the healthcare system“. She did her professioral thesis under the chairmanship of Prof. Dr. Dr. A. Heinz, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Charité –Universitätsmedizin Berlin. She is chair of Research Area on Intercultural Migration and Mental Healthcare, Social Psychiatry at Charité - University Medical School in Berlin, which has six working groups. 2014 Prof. Schouler-Ocak received the Order of Merit by the Federal Republic of Germany. Prof. Schouler-Ocak is board member of European Psychiatric Association (EPA), chair of Section on Transcultural Psychiatry of the World Psychiatric Association (WPA-TPS) and coopted board member of the World Association of Cultural Psychiatry (WACP). She is also chair on Section of Intercultural Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Migration of the German Association for Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics (DGPPN) and President of the German-Turkish Association for Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosocial Health (DTGPP). Since 2017, she is Honorary Member of the World Psychiatric Association (WPA). Since 2020, she is chair of the working group on “Providing mental health care for migrants and refugees” (Working Group for the Action Plan 2020—2023 of WPA). Her research interests focus on intercultural psychiatry and psychotherapy, trauma and trauma-related disorders, mental health and healthcare of immigrants, refugees, asylum seekers and ethnic minorities, suicidality and gender.

Moderator Of 4 Sessions

Mental Health Policy
Date
Tue, 13.04.2021
Session Time
10:00 - 11:30
Room
Channel 3
Session Description
The Live Q&A of this session will take place in the Live Sessions auditorium. Please refer to the interactive programme for the exact time and channel.

Forcibly displaced people across the world face social, psychological and economical challenges linked to their unsecure status, often involving racial discrimination. The cycle of racial discrimination, stigmatization and exclusion starts with the labeling of people with displacement background as a group and individually as `the Other` causing alienation and mobilizing mental stereotypes including ignorance and prejudices. Stigmatisation is a mixture of ignorance and stereotypes, prejudice and discrimination. While ignorance could be defined as the lack of knowledge and interest, and stereotypes reflect the cognitive aspect of social categorization of members of ‘ingroups’ and ‘outgroups’. Prejudices or negative attitudes towards outgroups reflect the emotional aspect of differentiation, and discrimination refers to the behavioral patterns directed to the well-being of outgroups, and harming them. Thus, stigmatization and discrimination is very close and negative related to the poor living conditions of these groups and their psychosocial status in the society. There is a large and growing body of evidence indicates that experiences of racial discrimination are an important type of stressor that can alter the health status and lead to behavioural patterns, which increase health risks. Furthermore, several studies has focused on the relationship between racial discrimination and poor health outcomes in these vulnerable groups. We will focus on the impact of racism and discrimination on mental health of forceíbly displaced people and discuss how to deal with growing racism and discrimination including recommendations. All presentations will be discussed with the plenum.

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Pre-Recorded with Live Q&A
Date
Tue, 13.04.2021
Session Time
08:00 - 09:30
Room
Channel 5
Session Description
The Live Q&A of this session will take place in the Live Sessions auditorium. Please refer to the interactive programme for the exact time and channel.

Depression, anxiety, mental suffering, sexual violence, domestic violence and escalating substance use affect women more than men worldwide. The high prevalence of sexual violence suffered by women and the correspondingly high rate of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) makes women the largest single group of people affected by this disorder. Thus, gender-specific risk factors for common mental disorders that disproportionately affect women include socio-economic disadvantage, low or subordinate social status and rank, dependence on men and hugh responsibility for caring for others. e.g. children. The effects of long-term, cumulative psychosocial adversity on mental health have still not been sufficiently taken into account and studied. Despite clinical guidance on the role of mental health professionals in identifying violence against women and responding appropriately, poor identification persists and can lead to non-engagement with services and poor response to treatment. Knowledge should be gathered on the prevalence and causes of mental health problems in women and on the factors that mediate and protect them. The symposium aims to contribute to improving the mental health of women. The first speaker will talk on „Mental health and human rights of women“, the second speaker will focus on „Mentally ill mothers: How to improve their mental health“. The third speaker´s presentation will be on „Mental health of women with immigrant, refugee and asylum seeker background - how can they be engaged and supported?", while the last speaker will highlight "Gender Inequity in Health: How can it be changed?". All presentations will be discussed with the plenum.

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Clinical/Therapeutic
Date
Mon, 12.04.2021
Session Time
08:00 - 09:30
Room
Channel 1
Session Description
The symposium will summarize the perspectives of mental health service innovations aiming to reduce coercive measures in psychiatry. A balanced overview of acquisitions and challenges in the pathway to coercion reduction in psychiatry will be provided together with an in‐depth discussion among all stakeholders to identify the best procedures and validate them in different cultural contexts.
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Live
Oral Communication QA

Women, Gender and Mental Health

Date
Sun, 11.04.2021
Session Time
17:30 - 18:00
Room
Chatroom

Presenter Of 8 Presentations

LIVE - EPA Forum: Benchmarking Mental Health in Europe: Quality Indicators for Better Services and Care (ID 1109) No Topic Needed

European Psychiatry Indicators: EPA Projects with EPA National Societies

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Live
Date
Sat, 10.04.2021
Session Time
09:00 - 11:30
Room
Plenary
Lecture Time
09:55 - 10:10
How to Fight Against Violence Towards Women (ID 1134) No Topic Needed

How to Fight Against Violence Towards Woman

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Live, Ask the Expert
Date
Mon, 12.04.2021
Session Time
10:30 - 11:30
Room
Ask the Expert A
Lecture Time
10:30 - 11:30
Symposium: Racism and Discrimination in Mental Health Care of Forcibly Displaced People over the Globe (ID 203) No Topic Needed

Live Q&A

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Pre-Recorded with Live Q&A
Date
Tue, 13.04.2021
Session Time
10:00 - 11:30
Room
Channel 3
Lecture Time
10:51 - 11:28
LIVE - EPA Forum: Benchmarking Mental Health in Europe: Quality Indicators for Better Services and Care (ID 1109) No Topic Needed
Symposium with the European Institute for Women's Health: Mental Health of Women: What Can we do to Improve it? (ID 217) No Topic Needed

Live Q&A

LIVE - Symposium: Implementing Alternatives to Coercion in Mental Health Care (ID 635) No Topic Needed
Symposium with the European Institute for Women's Health: Mental Health of Women: What Can we do to Improve it? (ID 217) No Topic Needed

JS0003 - Mental Health of Women with Immigrant, Refugee and Asylum Seeker Background: How Can They Be Engaged and Supported?

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Pre-Recorded with Live Q&A
Date
Tue, 13.04.2021
Session Time
08:00 - 09:30
Room
Channel 5
Lecture Time
08:17 - 08:34
Symposium: Racism and Discrimination in Mental Health Care of Forcibly Displaced People over the Globe (ID 203) No Topic Needed

S0154 - Overview of Current Research on Racism and Discrimination and Mental Health of Forcibly Displaced People

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Pre-Recorded with Live Q&A
Date
Tue, 13.04.2021
Session Time
10:00 - 11:30
Room
Channel 3
Lecture Time
10:17 - 10:34