Prof Alexander Moreira-Almeida – Spirituality and Mental Health Across Cultures

How can we integrate spirituality into clinical practice in an ethical and evidence-based approach?


In this webinar, the editor of the book Spirituality and Mental Health Across Cultures (OUP, 2021) will present and discuss the clinical application of this work written by 38 experts in the fields of spirituality and mental health from 11 countries.

Spirituality and Mental Health Across Cultures explores the implications of religion and spirituality (R/S) for mental health. It provides readers with a succinct and trustworthy review of the latest research, and how this can be applied to clinical care. The first section covers the principles and fundamental questions that relate science, history, philosophy, neuroscience, religion, and spirituality with mental health. The second section discusses the main beliefs and practices related to world religions and their implications for mental health. The third reviews the impact of R/S on specific clinical situations and offers practical guidance on how to handle these appropriately, such as practical suggestions for assessing and integrating R/S in personal history anamnesis or psychotherapy.

About the speaker:


Alexander Moreira-Almeida, MD, PhD is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Research Center in Spirituality and Health (NUPES), School of Medicine, Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora (UFJF), Brazil. Chair of the Section on Spirituality of the Latin American Psychiatric Association (APAL). Former chair of the Sections on Religion, Spirituality and Psychiatry of the World Psychiatric Association (WPA 2014-20) and the Brazilian Psychiatric Association (ABP 2014-21).


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Thu, 30 June 2022
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7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Thu, 30 June 2022
  • Time: 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm


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  • Alexander Moreira-Almeida
    Alexander Moreira-Almeida
    Medical Doctor, Professor of Psychiatry

    Alexander Moreira-Almeida, M.D., Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Psychiatry in the School of Medicine (Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora) and Founder and Director of the Research Center in Spirituality and Health, Brazil. He is Chair of the WPA (World Psychiatric Association) Section on Religion, Spirituality and Psychiatry and Coordinator of the Section on Spirituality of the Brazilian Psychiatric Association. He is the editor of ‘Exploring Frontiers of the Mind-Brain Relationship’, and is also a co-founder of the Campaign for Open Sciences to promote the movement toward a Postmaterialist Science.