The World Psychiatric Association (WPA) organized its fourth global meeting on spirituality and mental health this spring. The WPA is psychiatry’s global association representing 140 psychiatric societies in 120 countries and bringing together more than 250,000 Psychiatrists.
The conference took place in Jerusalem and was attended by 350 people from over 30 countries. Conference goers had the opportunity to hear from several leaders in the spiritual-psychiatry field.
Bridges project member, Dr. Ofra Mayseless, was among the lecturers. Mayseless is professor at the University of Haifa, Israel and is the CO-PI of the Jewish Spirituality Integrated Psychotherapies grant project. She presented on “Spiritual Pathways: An Integrative Model for Spiritual Development”.
Other speakers included Gabriel Strenger, Michael Binyamin Aboulafia, Yael Shafir Garibi, Ziva Bracha Gidron, Marianna Ruah-Midbar Shapiro and Liat Zucker.