Autumn 2000 (8.3)
International Workshop on War Trauma will be held October
12-19, 2000 at Western University in Baku. The conference
is being organized by the Azerbaijan Psychologists Association
to train psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers and mental
health specialists who are assisting refugees and victims of
the Karabakh War. Despite the fact that the effects of the war
are nearly 10 years old, this is the first conference on the
Treatment of Psychological Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in
The trauma to those who survive the war is often more devastating
than death itself. Its effects can plague the individual, family
and community for generations to come. The symptoms are often
manifested through despair, insomnia, chronic depression, panic,
social withdrawal and outbursts of anger. Azerbaijan's refugees
are at greatest risk, having suffered ongoing and chronic loss
of personal possessions, sense of belonging to community and
land, identity, source of income as well as their position and
role in society.
The APA has invited four international experts for the conference:
Trauma Psychologist / PTSD specialist Mark Sandman, Psychotherapist
Sayid-Mohsan Jalali-Tehrani and Psychologists Marina Berkovskaya
and Elaine Archambeau.
Dr. Javad Afandi
Tel: (99-412) 93-85-28 or Mobile: (50) 210-82-69
Azerbaijan Psychologists Association at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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