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“Today, for millions of people, the levels of stress associated with emigrating have reached such levels that they inhibit the ability of humans to adapt to the process. These people suffer the risk of Chronic and Multiple Stress Immigrant Syndrome or Ulysses Syndrome, the latter refers to the Greek hero who suffered innumerable adversities and dangers far from his loved ones.”

“Psychological help should not seek to normalise the person, but to free them from everything that makes it difficult for them to find their own way, as well as from the impediments that mental disorders cause.”

Dr Joseba Achotegui is a Professor of Psychotherapy techniques at the University of Barcelona and he is a psychiatrist. Specialist in psychotherapy, mental health and migration, community mental health and evolutionary psychology. He has been secretary of the Transcultural Section of the World Psychiatric Association. Author of several books and habitual writer of a blog in the newspaper Público. He described the Ulysses Syndrome in 2002.

“Psychological help should not seek to normalise the person, but to free them from everything that makes it difficult for them to find their own way, as well as from the impediments that mental disorders cause.”

Today, for millions of people, the levels of stress associated with emigrating have reached such levels that they inhibit the ability of humans to adapt to the process. These people suffer the risk of Chronic and Multiple Stress Immigrant Syndrome or Ulysses Syndrome, the latter which refers to the Greek hero who suffered innumerable adversities and dangers far from his loved ones.

Dr Joseba Achotegui is Professor of Psychotherapy techniques at the University of Barcelona and he is a psychiatrist.

Specialist in psychotherapy, mental health and migration, community mental health and evolutionary psychology. He has been secretary of the Transcultural Section of the World Psychiatric Association. Author of several books and habitual writer of a blog in the newspaper Público. He described the Ulysses Syndrome in 2002.

Highlights

Highlights

Migración y salud mental en un mundo globalizado | Joseba Achotegui
During October 23, 2020, the Conference “Migration and mental health in a globalized world” will be held, sponsored by the Athenea Network, through the online platform Zoom. This year’s theme is “Spain-Japan”.
Diplomado en Primeros Auxilios Psicológicos para Migrantes _ Joseba Achotegui

Online Certificate in Psychological First Aid for Migrants, Refugees, and Displaced Persons. The 6th edition of this online certificate focuses on Psychosocial Challenges in Times of Pandemic and provides theoretical and practical tools to better serve populations in vulnerable situations, particularly in mobility.

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Mental health is not reassurance, it is active adaptation. Covid-19 Biopolitics.
The great crisis of the Covid-19 pandemic is placing biopolitical approaches more than ever at the centre of the social debate. And mental health is a relevant aspect of this debate.
Diplomado en Primeros Auxilios Psicológicos para Migrantes _ Joseba Achotegui

Lecture by Dr Achotegui on Ulysses Syndrome at the XV Summer School of the University of Berkeley 2020. Protecting Migrants and Refugees during pandemics.

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Dr Joseba Achotegui participated in a session at the UN in New York on the family reunification of immigrants and Ulysses Syndrome.

Joseba Achotegui Books

(In Spanish)

Joseba Achotegui Books

(In Spanish)

Test de evaluación del estrés y el duelo migratorio. Test del Kayak - Joseba Achotegui

Original Title: Test de evaluación del estrés y el duelo migratorio. Test del Kayak.

La inteligencia migratoria. Manual para inmigrantes en dificultades - Joseba Achotegui

Original Title: La inteligencia migratoria. Manual para inmigrantes en dificultades

Intervención psicológica y psicosocial con inmigrantes minorías y excluidos sociales - Joseba Achotegui

Original Title: La inteligencia migratoria. Manual para inmigrantes en dificultades

Como evaluar el estres y el duelo migratorio - Joseba Achotegui

Original Title: Cómo evaluar el estrés y el duelo migratorio. Escalas de evaluación de factores de riesgo en salud mental.

Los trastornos mentales. Un enigmático legado de la evolución - Joseba Achotegui

Original Title: Los trastornos mentales. Un enigmático legado de la evolución

12 características específicas del estrés y el duelo migratorio - Joseba Achotegui

Original Title: Los trastornos mentales. Un enigmático legado de la evolución

Síndrome de Ulises | Joseba Achotegui

Original Title: Emigrar en el siglo XXI: estrés y duelo migratorio en el mundo de hoy – Síndrome de Ulises.