Scientific Program

Conference Series Ltd invites all the participants across the globe to attend 35th International Conference on Psychiatry & Psychosomatic Medicine Brussels, Belgium (Thon Hotel Bristol Stephanie).

Day 1 :

Keynote Forum

Ivete Contieri Ferraz

Veritas Clinic, Brazil

Keynote: The influence of environmental aesthetics in the dignity of psychiatric patient

Time : 10:00-10:40

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Ferraz I C is a Medical Psychiatrist, with expertise in clinical practice, passion to improve the health and well-being of her patients. Her model of care, with an important technical foundation but open and contextual basis is quite divergent from the biomedical model. Based on the absolute protagonism of the human being, her model of care is a source of encouragement to understand the influence of multidisciplinary factors in the response to the patient's treatment, converging to a model similar to the Holistic of Health. She sediment this model in her clinical practice after 15 years of experience in hospital institutions, being currently in research, builds its theoretical foundation, seeking increasingly to understand pluralism in health and the purification of the physician-patient relationship and its therapeutic function.


Spatial aesthetics in health settings remain a challenge due to the difficulty in balancing disease prevention, such as the aseptic and ergometric protective needs of clinical hospital design, with health promotion through exposure to beauty. The objective of this work is to identify the importance of the aesthetics of the environment in the treatment of mental health, through bibliographic research of qualitative character using PubMed and SciELO databases, between the years 1996 to 2018, with the key words: Design, architecture, art, mental health, humanization, psychiatry and aesthetics. The indications of this work being that the aspects making up the design were extremely important as attributes of humanization because they produce a sense of belonging, respect and dignity in the patient, as well as the sense of control of the environment. The main variables influencing the aesthetic environment highlighted in this article are: light, sound, color, aroma, texture and shape. The design belongs to the aesthetic-artistic perspective, reinforces the protagonism of the sick human being in detriment of the disease, reinforces the expansion of the concept of care and enhances the patient's response to treatment. The conclusion reiterates that the multiaxial aspects brought about by the design of environments within hospitals, is in line with the holistic model of health, producing health promotion and positive responses to patients.


Keynote Forum

Lissa C Ramsepaul

The Catholic University of America, USA

Keynote: The changing face of youth homelessness

Time : 10:40-11:20

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Lissa Ramsepaul obtained her MSW from The Catholic University of America in 2009, after completing a course of study where she received dual training in both direct practice and program development & evaluation. She holds a clinical social work license. Her PhD thesis on Risk and Resilience in formerly homeless youth, reflects her lifelong interest in working with individuals, communities, and larger systems, alleviating the impact of multifarious social issues and suffering among marginalized populations. She is passionate about blending best practices of working with underserved populations with management, advocacy, and larger systemic change. She has 22 years of hands-on experience working in the non-profit sector. Her service to vulnerable populations began with direct service delivery as a crisis counselor in the early 1990s. Today, she works as an independent consultant and has served in leadership positions for non-profit organizations to ensure that the most vulnerable clients received the highest level of care and service.



Statement of the Problem: This study seeks to examine the life experiences of homeless adults whose relationship with their parents or their children were impacted by the family’s experience of homelessness while raising children. Family systems theory identifies families as a central “system” in each society which exist for the purpose of creating and maintaining the structure and balance inside of the family system while socializing children to the norms, expectations, and internal and external factors that shape life and society (Hearn 1969). Contemporary study of family relationships improved our understanding of the long-lasting impact of the parent-child relationship as well as the role of the larger family system in creating the context in which child development occurs. A variety of individual and environmental factors impact the quality, consistency, and depth of these relationships with varying effects upon the developing child. These effects continue well into adulthood, and can provide resilience against ongoing social issues or predispose children towards risks.

Methodology & Theoretical Orientation: This is an exploratory, qualitative study that uses a grounded theory approach to understanding the lived experiences of families experiencing homelessness, and the specific impact on the relationship between parent and child.

Conclusion & Significance: The results of this study suggest the primary reason that the family become homeless is significant in contextualizing any disruption to the parent-child relationship and any impact on family cohesion. Issues of substance abuse by a parent, parental incarceration, child abuse, and domestic violence were all factors that both impacted the family’s housing stability and the parent-child relationship. This presentation will discuss the specific impact of these factors on child development and life trajectory in early adulthood, as well as potential treatment interventions.