Psychosocial Academy

The 2016 Psychosocial Academy Workshops will be held Tuesday-Wednesday, 17-21 October 2016 in Dublin, Ireland, in conjunction with the 2016 World Congress of Psycho-Oncology.

The Psychosocial Academy Workshops offers two full days of training conducted by leaders in the field. Several workshops are given each year addressing top issues in research and practice.

For example, in the past, the Academy has offered workshops such as the following:

    • Research Methods in Psychosocial Oncology (two-day)
    • Integrating Hypnotic Approaches in Cancer and Palliative Care
    • Communication Skills: Concepts and Teaching
    • Screening for Distress: The 6th Vital Sign
    • Managing Cancer Living Meaningfully (CALM)
    • Art Therapy Interventions for Relieving Emotional and Physical Suffering in Cancer Patients
    • Model of Spiritual Assessment and Integration into Care Provision
    • Pediatric Oncology: Going from Clinician to Clinical Researcher (and Back)
    • Accompagner l’expérience de l’espoir selon l’école de pensée de l’humaindevenant
    • Approche psychodynamique en psycho-oncologie
    • L’intervention auprès des couples en contexte du cancer: Aspects théoriques et pratiques
    • La relation, Outil de bien-être
    • Biobehavioral Intervention for Cancer Stress
    • Couples Therapy in Advanced Cancer: Using Relational Intimacy and Meaning to Reduce Existential Distress
    • Supportive Psychotherapy and Mindfulness Meditation Techniques
    • Teaching Communication about Palliative Care and End-of-Life Issues
    • Employment and Work-Related Aspects in Cancer Survivorship
    • Habiletés en Communication: Concepts et Enseignements
    • Pour une meilleure utilisation des ressources en psycho-oncologie, modalités d’organisations selon divers pays


Special Psychosocial Academies


IPOS Academy at AORTIC 2015
Psychosocial and Behavioral Aspects of Cancer Care in Africa: Special issues for Children, Adolescents and Young Adults
Marrakech, Morocco
19 November 2015
Coordinator: Dr. Maggie Watson


Ibadan, Nigeria – University College Hospital
19 – 23 November 2014
Coordinator: Dr. Chioma Asuzu

Durban, South Africa – Medical Research Council
20 November 2013
Coordinator: Dr. Jimmie Holland

Cairo, Egypt
30 November – 2 December 2011
Coordinator: Dr. Jimmie Holland


Hyderabad, India- IIT Hyderabad
11 February 2015
Coordinator: Dr. Mahati Chittem

Mumbai, India – Tata Memorial Hospital
29 November – 1 December 2013
Coordinator: Dr. Jayita Deodhar


Moscow, Russia – Renaissance Moscow Olympic Hotel
8 – 10 April 2013
Coordinator: Natalia Rivkina