Joseba Achotegui’s Blog

The psychological situation of refugees and undocumented immigrants who find themselves with no way out is analysed. There is a point where they remain as if they are blocked, confused, not knowing where to turn, but at the same time as if waiting for something......

In an extensive report, the BBC explains what Ulysses Syndrome consists of and offers immigrants a series of valuable strategies to deal with and overcome it.  ...

Course in Paris on the Kayak Test, an evolutionary test for the evaluation of the elaboration of stress and grief, took place on June 22 at the Embassy of Mexico in Paris....

Intervention by Dr Achotegui at the Summer School of the Ulysses Syndrome Institute in London on June 17 and 18 with a conference on the Ulysses Syndrome and a workshop on the Kayak Test, an evolutionary test for the study of stress elaboration and the......

Commemoration in London of Ulysses Syndrome Day to make society aware of the challenging conditions in which millions of people live migration today: loneliness, fear, lack of opportunities, and helplessness. This psychic suffering gives rise to the Immigrant Syndrome with chronic and multiple stress or......

In the imagination of many Spaniards, Morocco is an exotic, distant country. Especially far away. Now with the crisis in Ceuta, Morocco has entered the living rooms of Spanish homes, but I am afraid that for a short time. It had been so long since......

The discomfort and psychological suffering generated by the Covid-19 pandemic is being very significant: the impoverishment of broad sections of the population, high unemployment figures, difficulties in the emancipation of young people, anxiety about the future, fear, mourning for the loss of loved ones such......

Dr Joseba Achotegui collaborates, in the article “The political formula of happiness.” Dr Joseba Achotegui shares his opinion on “what obligations does the Government have regarding citizens’ welfare” in the article “The political formula of happiness”, written by Silvia Hinojosa for La Vanguardia. “We are......

Conference “Migration and mental health in a globalised world” JAPAN-SPAIN DAY OF THE ATENEA NETWORK Friday, October 23, 2020   9:15 a.m. Presentation of the conference Francesc Vilurbina, General Director of the Vidal i Barraquer Foundation Josep Ballester, Secretary of GASIR (Group for Assistance to......

The purpose of the IX International Congress on Migration and Mental Health, sponsored by the Athena Network, is to share knowledge and experiences in the management and support of the mental health of the migrants living in an extreme situation. This year’s theme, “Building resilient......

Interview on Cadena SER Dr. Joseba Achotegui has been interviewed by Lourdes Lancho from the radio program “A Vivir que son dos dias” on Cadena SER. During the interview, Dr Achotegui talks about the Ulises Syndrome and its validity at the time of the COVID-19......

El Dr. Joseba Achotegui moderará el debate “El sistema sanitario en tiempos de pandemia“, organizado por el diario Público y que tendrá lugar el próximo martes 23 de junio en publico.es y en sus redes sociales....

Conference “Migration and mental health in a globalised world” 27th March 2020 Postponed until further notice Auditori CosmoCaixa c/ d’Isaac Newton, 26, 08022 Barcelona Programme  9.00h Accreditations 9.15h Opening Valentí Farràs, Director of CosmoCaixa Francesc Vilurbina, Director of Fundació Vidal i Barraquer Josep Ballester, Secretary......

The recognised North American journal “Psychoanalytic Dialogues – The International Journal of Relational Perspectives” has published the last article from Joseba Achotegui: Migrants Living in Very Hard Situations: Extreme Migratory Mourning (The Ulysses Syndrome). Abstract The article addresses the study of the specific characteristics of......

On Wednesday, December 4th, Dr Joseba Achotegui will present the Italian version of his successful book Migratory Intelligence, which has been published by the publishing house “Aracne editrice”. The presentation will be moderated by the psychologist and psychotherapist Sofía Ibarra; Leticia Marin (transcultural and migration......

On September 16, Dr Joseba Achotegui was interviewed by the national newspaper El País. In the interview, Dr Achotegui talks about how after years of direct contact with immigrants in situations of great stress, he described the concept of Ulises syndrome: it is a picture......

Dr Joseba Achotegui has published the article “Migrants Living in Very Hard Situations: Extreme Migratory Mourning (The Ulysses Syndrome)” by “Psychoanalytic Dialogues. The International Journal of Relational Perspectives“. The article addresses the study of the specific characteristics of a particular type of mourning, migratory mourning.......

Next May 30, at 5:00 pm, Dr. Joseba Achotegui will give a talk at the University of Oxford, where he will talk about “Immigrants who live in extreme situations: Immigrant syndrome with stress and migratory grief – Ulysses syndrome “   DATA Venue: COMPAS –......