WASP Scientific Section on Family Intervention Programs
Description of the Section
The creation of the WASP scientific Section on Family Intervention Programs was approved by the WASP Executive Committee during the WASP Jubilee in London on 11th November 2014.
We have received encouragement and support of colleagues over the world, involved in the field of psycho-education in family caregivers of patients suffering from psychiatric disorders.
The task is difficult cause even though many methods of psycho-education were validated to improve the condition of people with the mental health problems and their families; despite the economic efficiency and gain, psycho-education has not been widely available to patients and their family members. Effort should be made to overcome some barriers to family psycho-education implementation, to make clinicians trust the positive results of psycho-education and to make them more confident to implement such efficient programs with success
The focus on family caregivers should be an important and preliminary stage project to develop; the eventuality to expand the approach to cover psycho-education more widely remains possible.
STRUCTURE of the WASP Section on Family Intervention Programs:
Chair : Dr Saïd FATTAH (France): firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-Chair: Pr Mathew Varghese: email@example.com
Co-Chair: Dr Yasser Khazaal (Switzerland) : firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-Chair: Pr Pierre Lalonde (Canada): email@example.com
General Secretary: Dr Yann Hodé (France): firstname.lastname@example.org
We have prepared an open list of an international members of this section, sharing with us the same objectives. The list of participants remains of course open to all colleagues over the world aiming the same objectives.
WASP Section on Family Intervention Program
-Pr Mathew Varghese: email@example.com
-Yasser Khazaal: firstname.lastname@example.org
-Ali Nader Perroud: email@example.com
-Béatrice Weber: firstname.lastname@example.org
-Pierre Lalonde: email@example.com
-Heba Habib: firstname.lastname@example.org
–Grainne Fadden: email@example.com
-Saïd Fattah: firstname.lastname@example.org
-Yann Hodé: email@example.com
-Marc Grohens: firstname.lastname@example.org
-Denis Leguay: email@example.com
-Dominique Willard: firstname.lastname@example.org
-Dr Marc Willard : email@example.com
-Dr Ksénia Proudnikova: firstname.lastname@example.org
-Driss Moussaoui: email@example.com
-Nadia Kadri: Nadia.firstname.lastname@example.org
-Jalal Toufiq: email@example.com
-Hachem Tyal: firstname.lastname@example.org
-Fatima Asri: email@example.com
-Naïma Trachen (NGO president): firstname.lastname@example.org
-Mohamed Agoub: email@example.com
-Youssef Mohi: firstname.lastname@example.org
-Amina BENCHERKI (NGO member): email@example.com
-Dr Wydad Hikmat: firstname.lastname@example.org
-Mrs. Ilham Ibrahimi : email@example.com
-Mrs. Aicha Bellarbi : firstname.lastname@example.org
WASP Section on Family Intervention Programs:
-The promotion of psycho-education in family caregivers of patients suffering from psychiatric disorders.
-The promotion of the generalization of family intervention programs in routine practice.
-The development of new tools not only in schizophrenia but also in bipolar disorders and other related disorders.
-The development of innovative tools to make more visible the work of teams in such field and to facilitate the sharing of ideas, practice, training, data and research over the world
-The promotion of collaboration among professionals, scientific associations, NGOs and user organizations working in the field of psycho-education programs.
-The organization of and participation to national and international meetings and congresses
WASP Section on Family Intervention Programs: Realizations (2014-2016):
-The WASP Executive Committee gives approval to the creation of our Scientific Section on Family Intervention Programs during the WASP Jubilee in London on 11th November 2014
-The WASP Section on Family Intervention Programs organized a symposium on psychoeducation during the 2nd ECSP (European Congress for Social Psychiatry) on July 1 – 3, 2015 in Geneva, Switzerland. The 2nd ECSP was organized and chaired by Dr Yasser Khazaal, a member of our EC
-Doctor Yann Hodé, The General Secretary of the EC of our Section, coordinate the organisation of the annual meeting of the International French Speaking Profamille Network on 12-13 November 2015 in Paris, France
-Coordination and organisation of the annual meeting of the International French Speaking Profamille Network on 17-18 November 2016 in Rennes, France
-Organization of a Symposium chaired by Dr Yasser Khazaal and Dr Adarsh Kohli, called “Family Intervention Programs in Schizophrenia: Models, Realisations and Issues” with the participation of 4 speakers: Mathew Varghese, Yann Hode, Said Fattah and Wydad Hikmat during the 22nd World Congress for Social Psychiatry in New Delhi, India from 30th November to 4th December, 2016.
-As Chair of the WASP Section on family Intervention Program, I co-chaired with Pr Murthy, a Symposium on Farmer’s Suicide across the Culture from Social Psychiatrist Prospective during the 22nd WASP Congress on 2016 in New Delhi, India.
WASP Section on Family Intervention Programs: Realizations & Projects (2017-2019):
-Coordination and organisation of the annual meeting of the International French Speaking Profamille Network
on 16th -17th November 2017, in Poitier, France.
– Coordination and organisation of the annual meeting of the International French Speaking Profamille Network which will be held on 22nd-23rd November 2018, in Dijon, France
-Translation and validation of an Arabic version of Profamille Program (model of family intervention program in French version) to train and implement teams among the Arab world but also among Arabic speaking people over the world.
-Development of networks between French & English-speaking teams working in the field of family intervention programs
-Enhancing the involvement of section members in national and international associations for social psychiatry
-Organization of 1 symposium during the 23rd WASP Congress in Bucharest, Romania on October 2019. The family and users’ members will be actively involved in the organization of these symposium
– Coordination and organisation of the annual meeting of the International French Speaking Profamille Network which will be held on November 2019, in Marrakesh, Morocco