Team Members Will Present at European Psychiatric Association (EPA) Conference

The Columbia-WHO Center for Global Mental Health is pleased to share that Dr. Geoffrey Reed and Dr. Tahilia Rebello will be presenting at the European Psychiatric Association’s 29th European Congress of Psychiatry conference.

During their symposium on April 12, 2021, at 9:30am-11am Eastern Time (New York), Dr. Reed and Dr. Rebello, along with collaborators Dr. Min Zhao from China, Dr. Maya Kulygina from Russia, and Dr. Jose Ayuso-Mateos from Spain, will report findings from two large, multilingual studies that examine the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on psychiatrists and other mental health professionals worldwide.

These studies were conducted within the World Health Organization’s Global Clinical Practice Network (GCPN), comprising 15,500 clinicians from 159 countries. Various factors, including predictors of distress, occupational burnout, use of telehealth services for evaluation and treatment, as well as practitioners’ mental health over the course of the pandemic, will be discussed. The results from these studies has the potential to inform future policies and programs that protect wellbeing and reduce occupational burnout among mental health practitioners.

The full schedule for the 2021 Virtual EPA conference can be found here and this symposium: “The Impact of COVID-19 on Mental Health and Mental Health Professionals: Two Large Longitudinal Studies” will be available for those registered to attend the conference.