On the 23rd of November 2019 in Bucharest we held the EAMHID Masterclass: ‘Mental well-being and development in persons with an intellectual disability’. The event was organised with the support of our hosts, the Psychology department of the University of Bucharest in collaboration with the Romanian-Finnish School, in the context of the international conference “Psychological implications of occupational therapy in persons with disability”.
200 people attended the event, which saw the morning session dedicated to the EAMHID Masterclass.
Roxandra Folostina from the Psychology department of the University of Bucharest welcomed all the participants and introduced the European Association. Tanja Sappok, EAMHID President, presented an account of the Association and its functioning, as well as notification of the next Congress in Berlin to which all participants were invited.
The introduction was followed by ta presentation by Roger Banks, exploring the concept of Well-being and related good practices for independent living.
Edward Chaplin followed on the subject on Mental well-being and Prevention of self-harm, suicide, depression and anxiety in people with intellectual disability.
Filip Morisse talked about research on the Well-being and responses of professionals in managing challenging and aggressive behaviours.
Finally, Brian Barrett talked about the appropriate use of medication in the management of psychiatric disorder and well-being in people with intellectual disability and autism.
The EAMHID Masterclass was then followed by the international conference “Psychological implications of occupational therapy in persons with disability” that included contributions from Geert Bettinger and Hetty Verzaal from The Nederlands.
The handouts of the interventions are available here