EViPRG, WPA & ENTMA08
The 11th European Congress on Violence in Clinical Psychiatry is co-organized by the European Violence in Psychiatry Research Group (EViPRG) & the European Network for Training in the Management of Aggression (ENTMA08), and is a World Psychiatric Association (WPA) co-sponsored meeting.
The European Violence in Psychiatry Research Group (EViPRG)
The European Violence in Psychiatry Research Group (EViPRG) is an active network of mental health researchers, educators and practitioners with over 70 members in Europe and beyond.
The group aims to enhance the understanding, prevention and management of violence in psychiatric settings by conducting research and disseminating good practice. EViPRG works by drawing on it's members' multidisciplinary expertise in clinical psychology, education, mental health nursing, pharmacology, psychiatry and sociology to examine the problem of violence from a wide range of perspectives.
EViPRG was founded in 1997 and is an active and productive network which meets twice a year to exchange and update ideas and to disseminate research to mental health practitioners in participating countries.
The European Network for Training in the Management of Aggression (ENTMA08)
The European Network for Training in the Management of Aggression (ENTMA08) addresses issues related to training in the management of aggression and violence having evolved from a European collaboration of trainers which had existed since 1998. The network involves a broad range of disciplines across health, social care, education and related sectors who are engaged in or associated with, designing, delivering, regulating, evaluating, researching or commissioning training.
The World Psychiatric Association (WPA)
The World Psychiatric Association (WPA) is an association of national psychiatric societies aimed to increase knowledge and skills necessary for work in the field of mental health and the care for the mentally ill. Its member societies are presently 135, spanning 117 different countries and representing more than 200,000 psychiatrists.
WPA Section on Art and Psychiatry is supporting the congress and presents an Art Exhibition at the congress