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International Association of Ethnopsychologists and Ethnopsychotherapists

  • Year of organization 1998
  • Countries - participants Russia, Germany, Hungary, Mongolia, Hong Kong, Austria, The Netherlands, Kazakhstan, USA
  • President N.A. Bokhan (Russia)
  • Headquarters  Mental Health Research Institute SB RAMSci, Aleutskaya, 4, 634014, Tomsk, Russia
  • Tel.: 382-2-72-43-79
  • Fax: 382-2-72-44-25
  • E-mail: redo@mail.tomsknet.ru; niipzso@gmail.com
  • URL: www.TomskInstitute.mental-health.ru

 INTRODUCTION

The International Association of Ethnopsychologists and Ethnopsychotherapists has been founded in 1998 for coordination of screening-diagnosis of mental disorders in various ethnic populations of Russia, Mongolia, Hungary and Germany.

Aims:

  1. study of interrelations of norm and psychopathology for specialized medical assistance rendering and improvement of health of peoples of the world;
  2. achievement of unity of language through psychiatric classifications by integration of basic scientific investigations in psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy, establishment of statistical compatibility and optimization of diagnostic criteria in various ethnoses.

Preventive rehabilitative programs and psychocorrection will advocate removal of stereotypes of traditional cultures of ethnic minorities, liquidation of latent discrimination of scanty ethnoses and take into account rich experience of self-realization of ethnoses. The concept of the program of rehabilitation of archaic ethnoses will include basic principles not contradicting the idea of national State system and taking into account interests of national-cultural autonomy without violation of ethnoecological basis of scanty nationalities.  

ORGANIZATION

  • President N. Bokhan (Russia)
  • Vice-President V. Mantler (Germany)
  • Vice-President B. Tsygankov (Russia)
  • Secretary I. Kupriyanova (Russia)

STRUCTURE OF ASSOCIATION

Ethical Committee: E. Akerman (Austria); V. Mantler (Germany); I. Kupriyanova (Russia); V. Maerker (Germany)

Educational Committee: B. Tsygankov (Russia); E. Galazhinsky (Russia); S. Altynbekov (Kazakhstan); Siu Wa Tang (Hong Kong)

Research Committee: N. Bokhan (Russia); L. Erdenebayar (Mongolia); S. Ivanova (Russia);A. Semke (Russia); L. Rakhmazova (Russia); A. Mandel (Russia); A. Loonen (The Netherlands); O. Fedorenko (Russia); P. Johnson (USA), V. Prokopieva (Russia)

COMMITTEES

Ethical Committee:

  1. Distinguishing of moral-ethical aspects of psychiatric systematic, acting within DSM IV-V, ICD-10 and Madrid declaration on the ethical standards.
  2. Creation of new rehabilitative programs for population with observance of ethnocultural, ethical norms of psychiatry, psychology and prevention.

Educational Committee:

  1. Inclusion into educational programs of postgraduate practice of discipline of trans-cultural psychiatry - ethnopsychology and ethnopsychotherapy.
  2. Realization of the educational workshop "Transcultural psychiatry, psychology", July 6-8, 1999, Vladivostok

Research Committee:

According to materials of scientific expeditions - Buryatiya (1 month); Krasnyy Yar, Primorye Territory (1 month) the cross-cultural analysis of alcoholism in Mongolian populations in Siberia has been conducted. The variability of biochemical hormonal and morphophyisiogic parameters in Mongolian ethnos of Russia has been revealed. The approaches to study of cross-cultural bases of alcoholism in Germany, Hungary, and Mongolia have been investigated. The distinctions in classification in diagnosis and organization of the specialized assistance have been identified.

Publications:

Siberian Gerald of Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry

Nikolai A. Bokhan, M.D., Prof., Director of Mental Health Research Institute, Head of Addictive States Department, Honored Scientist of Russian Federation, Corresponding Member of RAMSci, Academician of RANSci, Member of the European BioElectromagnetics Association, Member of the World Psychiatric Association (WPA), President of the International Association of Ethnopsychologists and Ethnopsychotherapists. He is a Chairman of the Problem Panel PP 53.13 “Basic Mental Diseases and Addiction Research” of the Interdepartmental Scientific Council for Medical Problems of Siberia, Far East and Far North; Chairman of the Dissertation Council D 001.32.1 at Mental Health Research Institute SB RAMSci, Chief Editor of the journal “Siberian Gerald of Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry”. 


N.A. Bokhan - author of 411 papers. Among them - 21 monographs, 126 articles, 21 publications abroad (including 7 articles in journals: “Alcohol & Alcoholism”, “Addiktologial Kutatasok oroszorszagban”, “Sucht” etc.), 12 patents for invention.
N.A. Bokhan has made a great personal contribution into formation of regional addictological school and training of highly qualified specialists, theoretic basis of the comorbidity concept in addiction research and principles of prevention of alcoholism in general outpatient care, into the development of regional models of prevention of addictive states with introduction of new organizing forms of rehabilitation of drug addicts in Tomsk and Siberian region. He has developed new conceptual approaches to basis of the scientific trend “Comorbidity and clinical heterogeneity of addictive states: pathobiological bases and principles of the regional prevention” with development of new therapeutic strategies in alcoholism and drug addictions on the ground of biophysical and biofeedback factors.

As a Chairman of the Problem Panel PP 53.13 “Basic mental diseases and addiction research” N.A. Bokhan coordinates trends of regional scientific investigations on the problem of addictive states including scientific-organizing aspects of the development of addictological assistance. 

As a President of the IAEE he promotes international authority of Russian science.

As a Chief Editor of the scientific-practical journal “Siberian Gerald of Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry”, member of editorial board of “Siberian Psychological Journal” he coordinates presentation of new scientific-practical information for psychiatrists, addictologists and psychologists of the region. He is also a member of the board of editors of central journals “Addiction Research” (RAMSci, Moscow), “Psychotherapy” (Moscow), foreign journals “Questions of Addiction Research of Kazakhstan”, “Questions of Mental Medicine and Ecology” (Kazakhstan).

Organization’s activity

  • 1998-2000:
    Conferences
    1. Symposium " Transcultural psychology and psychotherapy " (within XIth World Congress of WPA, Hamburg, Germany, August 6-11, 1999)
    2. International conference and Round Table "Relevant problems of trans-cultural psychology and psychotherapy", (Tomsk, Russia, October 7, 1999)
    3. September 12-14, 2001- Conference with international participation “Mental health in the XXIst century: assessment and prognoses” (Tomsk, Russia)
  • Regional meetings of Association
    • 1998 - Novosibirsk
    • 1999 - Barnaul
    • 2000 - Krasnoyarsk
    • 2001 – Kemerovo
  • NGO relations: Member of
    • World Psychiatric Association
    • World Association of Cultural Psychiatry
  • Events: Participation in the First World Congress of the World Association of Cultural Psychiatry (Beijing, China, September 2006)
  • Curriculum vitae:
    • V.Ya. Semke graduating in 1960 from Altay Medical Institute with excellence has passed the way from a postgraduate student to M.D. degree, Professor. In 1986 he has become a Corresponding Member of Academy of Medical Sciences of USSR specialized in “psychiatry”, and in 1994 — Academician of RAMSci.

      In 1982 he has become a Deputy Director for Scientific Research of organized in Tomsk Mental Health Research Institute, up to present time is a Head of the Institute.

      Basic results of study of mental pathology, its prevalence, diagnosis and pathogenetic therapy have been obtained. Influence of ethno-cultural factors on these indices has been defined; regularities of interaction of ecological factors have been identified in formation of borderline mental disorders. Bases of borderline gerontopsychiatry and crisisology, valeopsychology and clinical personology have been established, concepts of hysteric illness, pre-nosological forms, aspects of systematic, diagnosis, targeted therapy have been introduced. Models of addictological and psychiatric service have been developed. Priority investigations are carried out at an international level in the field of ecological psychiatry, ethnopsychiatry and ethnopsychology.
    • Accent in scientific investigations is made on fundamentality and prioritization. Clinical aspects of prevention, valeopsychology, personology, extra-nosological problems are studied. New forms of psychiatric service are introduced. Modern technologies are developed in treatment and rehabilitation (psychological, psychotherapeutic assistance, UHF-therapy, inhalational narco-psychotherapy). Interdepartmental collaborative contacts are strengthened. Of relevance is development and perfection of scientific investigations and strengthening of affiliations in Siberian region. International activity and work is actively continued within International Association of Ethnopsychologists and Ethnopsychotherapists. Clinic is a base for introduction of new methods of the therapy, acupuncture, UHF-therapy, aroma-therapy, biofeedback-therapy, change of resistance toward the therapy with immune modulators and enterosorbents etc. have been introduced. Clinical subdivisions of the Institute are used as a clinical base in the pedagogical process (Chairs of Siberian State Medical University, Tomsk State University).
      V.Ya. Semke has following honorary titles:
      • Academician of Russian Academy of Sciences
      • Academician of the International Academy of Informatics
      • Academician of the International Academy of Medical Anthropology
      • Academician of Kyrgyz Academy of Sciences
      • Academician of Pacific International Academy of Sciences
      • President of the International Association of Ethnopsychologists and Ethnopsychotherapists
      • Member of World Psychiatric Association
      • Member of World Federation for Mental Health
      • Member of the International College of Psychosomatic Medicine
      • Member of Russian Section of German Society of Neuropathologists and Psychiatrists
      • Member of WHO Commission on systematic of borderline states
      • Medal “Developing of New Lands” (1958)
      • Jubilee Medal “For Heroic Labor as a Memory of 100-anniversary since V.I. Lenin’s Birthday” (1970)
      • Sign “Honored Physician” (1970)
      • Medal of the Order of degree II “For Services in Front of Homeland” (1996)
      45 years of practical activity have allowed V.Ya. Semke creating a scientific school which basic trends are devoted to regional problems of mental health and investigation of basic and applied problems of psychiatry and addictology.

      Author of 1065 publications, 33 monographs and 2 issues of basic works “Atlas of basic mental diseases in Siberia and Far East” (1988) and “Mental health of the population of Tomsk District” (1999), for last 5 years has 340 published papers and 18 monographs, including “Psychogenias of the modern world” (2003), “Clinical psychoneuroimmunology” (2003), “Quality of life and mental health” (2004), “Mental crises and overcoming of them” (2005), “Borderline gerontopsychiatry” (2005).

      Field of scientific interests: clinical and evolutionary dynamic of borderline states, theoretic-methodological problems of valeopsychology and prevention of basic mental pathology, study of their pathogenetic mechanisms, consideration of regional and ethnocultural aspects of mental health, development of scientific-organizing bases of medico-psychological, psychiatric and addictological service, creation of new re-adaptive, preventive forms and programs of rendering specialized assistance for the population.

    • Nikolai A. Bokhan, M.D., Prof., Deputy Director of SI Mental Health Research Institute, Head of Addictive States Department, M.D., Honored Scientist of Russian Federation. Academician of RANSci, Member of the European BioElectromagnetics Association, Member of the World Psychiatric Association (WPA), Vice-President of the International Association of Ethnopsychologists and Ethnopsychotherapists. He is a Deputy Chairman of the Problem Panel PP 53.13 “Basic Mental Diseases and Addiction Research” of the Interdepartmental Scientific Council for Medical Problems of Siberia, Far East and Far North; Deputy Chairman of the Dissertation Council D 001.32.1 at Mental Health Research Institute TSC SB RAMSci, expert of The State District Center of licensure and certification of medical, pharmaceutical industry, Deputy Chief Editor of the journal “Siberian Gerald of Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry”, Chief not established Addictologist of Tomsk; Head of the City Center of medical rehabilitation of drug addicts. As a Chief not established Addictologist of Tomsk-City N.A. Bokhan has become an organizer and supervisor of the UHF-Therapy Center and City Center of medical rehabilitation of drug addicts.

      N.A. Bokhan - author of 341 papers, out of them 146 ones for recent 5 years. Among them - 10 monographs (out of them 6 for recent 5 years), 3 chapters in the manual for physicians, 49 articles, 21 publications abroad (including 4 articles in journals: “Alcohol & Alcoholism”, “Addiktologial Kutatasok oroszorszagban”, “Sucht”), 6 methodical recommendations, 7 patents for invention (out of them 4 ones for recent 5 years).
      N.A. Bokhan has made a great personal contribution into formation of regional addictological school and training of highly qualified specialists, theoretic basis of the comorbidity concept in addiction research and principles of prevention of alcoholism in general outpatient care, into the development of regional models of prevention of addictive states with introduction of new organizing forms of rehabilitation of drug addicts in Tomsk and Siberian region. He has developed new conceptual approaches to basis of the scientific trend “Comorbidity and clinical heterogeneity of addictive states: pathobiological bases and principles of the regional prevention” with development of new therapeutic strategies in alcoholism and drug addictions on the ground of biophysical and biofeedback factors.

      Prof. N.A. Bokhan has conducted large work in formation of the personnel potential of Tomsk Addictological School (including 9 M.D., 25 Ph.D., 4 persons working for M.D. degree) and training of highly qualified specialists. Trends of school have been supported: by having a special purpose city Program of urgent measures of counteraction drug abuse in Tomsk, by International Grant of John Hopkins University (USA, Baltimore) “Molecular mechanisms of learning and memory in addictive behavior”. As a Professor of the Genetic and Clinical Psychology Chair of Psychology Faculty of Tomsk State University in 2000 he has prepared original courses of lectures “Bases of prevention of addictive states”, “Coping-model of addictive behavior”, “Comorbidity in addiction research”.

      As a Deputy Chairman of the Problem Panel PP 53.13 “Basic mental diseases and addiction research” N.A. Bokhan coordinates trends of regional scientific investigations on the problem of addictive states including scientific-organizing aspects of the development of addictological assistance.

      In 2000 Prof. N.A. Bokhan was elected for Academician RANSci, confirmed by the World Psychiatric Association as a Vice President of the International Association of Ethnopsychologists and Ethnopsychotherapists. As a Vice-President of the above mentioned Association he promotes international authority of Russian science. He has presented a report in trans-cultural addiction research at the XIth Congress of WPA in Hamburg (August 1999). He participated in World Congresses of WPA in 2002 (Yokohama, Japan), in 2005 (Cairo, Egypt) as well as in World Congress of Cultural Psychiatry in 2006 (Beijing, China).

      As a Deputy Chief Editor of the scientific-practical journal “Siberian Gerald of Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry”, member of editorial board of “Siberian Psychological Journal” he coordinates presentation of new scientific-practical information for psychiatrists, addictologists and psychologists of the region. He is also a member of the board of editors of central journals “Addiction Research” (RAMSci, Moscow), “Psychotherapy” (Moscow), foreign journals “Questions of Addiction Research of Kazakhstan”, “Questions of Mental Medicine and Ecology” (Kazakhstan).

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