Prof. Wiers is full professor of developmental psychopathology at the University of Amsterdam. He is internationally known for his work on assessing and changing implicit cognitive processes in addiction. He published over 250 international papers and many books and book-chapters. He received the prestigious VIDI (2002) and VICI (2008) research grants from the Dutch National Science Foundation (N.W.O.) for research on implicit cognition and addiction. With Alan Stacy, he edited the Handbook of Implicit Cognition and Addiction (SAGE, 2006). He is senior editor of the no 1 ranked journal in the field of substance abuse (Addiction) and on the editorial board of several other Addiction journals.
There is much to gain from urban mental health research. Urban living is on the rise: more than 50 percent of the world’s population currently lives in urban areas, a proportion that is expected to rise to 66 percent by 2050. Urban environments are characterized by features that make city life not only economically attractive and exciting, but also more challenging and stressful than rural environments (‘urban stress’), which influences mental health. Therefore, the research area benefits society with joint approaches to new interventions and policy making towards the promotion of mental health.
Key note: Prof. Dr. Reinout Wiers
Lecture by: Dr Rianne Klaassen, Child and Youth Psychiatrist and projectleader, @ease Amsterdam
Mark Spaargaren (Salvation Army)
Lidwien Schweitzer (Arkin & Samen Beter Westerpark)
19:00 - 19:10: Opening
19:10 - 19:30: Keynote lecture by Prof. Dr. Reinout Wiers
19:30 - 19:50: Panel discussion and Q&A
19:50 - 20:00: Break
20:00 - 20:20: Lecture by Dr. Rianne Klaassen
20:20 - 20:40: Panel discussion and Q&A
20:40 - 20:50: Closing
Moderators: Fatima Gargouri & Laura Bijkerk