World Psychiatric Association
WPA Online Educational Webinar Series

WPA Webinar on Spirituality, Religion, Psychiatry and Wellness
Hosted by WPA Section on Religion, Spirituality and Psychiatry

Wednesday 5th July 2023, 2 PM CEST // 12 noon UTC/GMT // 5.30 pm IST : Duration 120 minutes


Organised By

Prof Afzal Javed
World Psychiatric Association
Dr Roger Ng
Interim Secretary General
World Psychiatric Association

Learning objectives:
By the end of this webinar, participants will be expected to be able to:

1) Appreciate the relevance of spirituality/religion (S/R) to psychiatry, psychopathology, mental health and wellness - across diverse setings worldwide

2) Describe some key professional and ethical guidelines on S/R in psychiatric practice

3) Understand some research literatures on the intersections between S/R and mental health - including potential benefits and harms

4) Develop knowledge and skills in addressing S/R issues in clinical psychiatric practice

5) Understand educational/training issues in S/R for psychiatric professionals and trainees

6) Appreciate how collaborations between mental health professionals and S/R communities may enhance mental health care


  • Dr. Alan Fung (Canada; Chair of SRSP)
  • Dr. Christopher Cook (UK; Co-Chair of SRSP)
  • Dr. Bruno Paz Mosqueiro (Brazil; Secretary of SRSP)

Contributions from:

  • Dr Agatha Chong (Hong Kong)
  • Dr Fabricio Oliviera (Brazil)
  • Dr P Kishan (India)


Wednesday 5th July 2023, 2 PM CEST // 12 noon UTC/GMT // 5.30 pm IST

14.00 – 14.05 Welcome and Introductions – - Dr. Rajashree Ray

14.05 – 14.10 Remarks from Chairperson – - Dr. Afzal Javed

14.10 – 15.55 Presentation - Dr. Alan Fung, Dr. Chris Cook and Dr. Bruno Paz Mosqueiro (with video clips from Dr. Agatha Chong, Dr. Fabricio Oliveira and Dr. Kishan Porandla)

15.55 – 15.57 Remarks– Chairperson

15.55 – 16.00 Concluding Remarks – Moderator

For all Enquiries please email

Free access to the webinar. For Registration, please click here: Proceed for Registration

Participants can receive a CPD Certificate on complimentary basis (on request) after attending the Webinar.

This meeting has been supported by an unrestricted educational financial grant, for educational purposes, from Viatris. No influence has been exerted on the Agenda or its materials