Joseba Achotegui, PhD, is a professor at the University of Barcelona and director of SAPPIR (Psychopathological and Psychosocial Support Service for Immigrants and Refugees) at the Hospital of Saint Peter Claver in Barcelona.
He will discuss his latest research on “Migratory Intelligence: Psychological and Psychosocial Strategies to Face Migratory Stress and the Ulysses Syndrome.”
This event is a great opportunity for social service organizations, mental health service providers and faculty to come together to hear about the European experience and perspectives of serving immigrants on issues related to stress, psychological well-being, as well as physical and mental health.
Since 1997, Achotegui has been the director of the postgraduate course Mental Health and Psychological Support for Immigrants, Refugees and Minority Group Members at the University of Barcelona. He was awarded the Solidarity Award by the Catalan Parliament in 1997 for his work with immigrants groups.
He is coordinator of the international task force on “the Ulysses Syndrome” sponsored by the European Parliament Committee on Citizens’ Freedoms and Rights. Achotegui is also secretary general of the Transcultural Psychiatry Section of the World Psychiatric Association, and author of the blog, Salud mental en tiempos difíciles (Mental Health in Difficult Times).
In addition to his visit to Stanford, Dr. Achotegui will be a keynote speaker at the 13th Annual Summer Institute on Migration and Global Health at UC Berkeley, June 18-21.