The 7th European Congress on Violence in Clinical Psychiatry is co-organized by the European Violence in Psychiatry Research Group (EViPRG), and is a World Psychiatric Association (WPA) co-sponsored meeting. In line with earlier editions, the 7th European Congress on Violence will focus strongly on clinically relevant and practically useful interventions aiming at treating and reducing violent behaviour of psychiatric and forensic patients. However this time we would also like to focus on severe problem behaviour in persons with intellectually disability. Hence the overall congress theme “challenges for care and treatment”.
The broad multidisciplinary scope of the European Congress on Violence in Clinical Psychiatry is expressed in the various subthemes that will be addressed in Prague in 2011:
Assessment and treatment of sexual violence
Biological determinants & factors of violence
Service user perspectives on violence
Gender aspects of violence
Impact and effect of coercive measures on patients
Impact and effect of violence on staff and caregivers
Ethical and legal perspectives on violence
Strategies for reducing coercive measures
Nature, epidemiology and cross-cultural aspects of violence
Pharmacological treatments for violent patients
Psychological treatments, therapies & trainings for violent patients
Risk & Strength Assessment: prediction of violence
Specific populations: forensic
Specific populations: intellectually disabled
Specific populations: child & adolescent
Specific populations: elderly
Training and education of staff
As was the case for the previous congresses held in Vienna (2005), Amsterdam (2007), and Stockholm (2009) all contributions to the 7th European Congress on Violence in Clinical Psychiatry will be collected in a publication reflecting the current state of knowledge about, and research on, the prevention and treatment of aggressive behaviour of psychiatric patients & persons with intellectual disability.
The congress is a unique opportunity to learn and to share innovative and best practice, ideas and experiences with colleagues from all over the world. Wherever you work, take this opportunity to break away from your daily routine, in order to discover new approaches and to get acquainted with the lessons learned. But most of all to network and to return home with new knowledge, insight, ideas and newly motivated to your work and colleagues.