The 7th International Psychological Trauma Symposium will be held at Bilgi University in Istanbul, Turkey from November 30- December 2, 2012. The theme of this year’s symposium is Social Trauma: Consequences and Coping Methods. Some general topics that will be discussed at the symposium include immigration/forced internal migration, social trauma and a conceptual framework, forensic report processes and mental state in traumatic cases, as well as many others.
This conference connects to the themes of health and human rights as torture, social discrimination, and trauma cause not only physical harm but also psychological. Assessing psychological trauma is just as important as understanding the physical symptoms of trauma or torture. A unique aspect of this symposium is that it brings together both professionals and people affected by trauma and human rights abuses.
The symposium is held once every couple of year and described as an “International Capacity Building Workshops and Conference on Health and Human Rights is a four day distinctive event created by ISHHR to bring together health specialists, human rights advocates, social workers and other professionals that work to eliminate gross human rights violations and assist affected people all around the world. Participants share knowledge on how to combat the effects of trauma, torture and human rights abuses on mental health and gain new skills.”
Click here for more information about the conference and how to register.