Canis Majoris Foundation celebrated its III Technical Seminar

Last Friday, January 19, 2018 the Canis Majoris Foundation celebrated its III Technical Seminar aimed at exposing and analyzing the rationale and impact of training, research and clinical activity in Mental Health.

Several experts in the field of Mental Health participated at the Third Technical Conference, coordinated by Dr. Angeles Moliner Roig (Doctor of Psychiatry). The conference was opened by Don Gonzalo Casas Pessino (President of the Canis Majoris Foundation ), this private act, was held at the premises of the Foundation at the Elena Pessino Center for Cultural Diffusion.

Speakers at the III Technical Seminar:

– Dr. Raúl Alelú Paz (Doctor of Medicine and Surgery)

– Dr. Valentín Corcés Pando (Doctor of Medicine and Surgery)

– Dr. Ana Sánchez Torres (Vice President of AMIT Valencia-Murcia)

– Doctor Federico Menéndez Osorio (Doctor of Psychiatry)

– Dr. Begoña Olabarría González (Doctor of Psychology)

– Don Fernando Colina Pérez (Psychiatrist)

– Doctor Antonio Espino Granado (Doctor in Psychiatry)

– Dr. Carmen Jiménez Casado (Doctor of Psychiatry)

– Doctor Gregorio Ángel Gómez-Jarabo García ( Psychiatrist and Professor of Psychobiology)

– Doctor Ramón Area Carracedo (Psychiatrist at the Conxo Psychiatric Hospital).

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After opening of the Third Technical Conference the President of the Foundation, Don Gonzalo Casas Pessino, gave the floor to coordinator, Dr. Angeles Roig,  who thanked the participants and the staff of the Canis Majoris Foundation and proposed that this conference serve as a tribute to the memory of Doctor Casco, who died recently.

Dr. Angeles Roig, began describing the significance of the conference as part of the transverse orientation of the Foundation working in different yet interrelated areas: assistance with animal assisted therapy, neurophysiological research with the Elena Pessino Laboratory of Neurosciences and reflection on the theory on which our discipline is based, being the  reflection on which this conference is based. Dr Ángeles also spent a few minutes explaining  why this conference is dedicated to the subject of mental health foundations.

The first speaker, Dr. Federico Menéndez, focused his speech on the importance of language for understanding psychopathology and how the narrative produces narrative identity in the subject, defining this part as the first record. The second record centered on subjectivity and, therefore, the psychological aspect contained within the historical subject, the social subject and linguistic subject given that life is biological and biographical.

The second speaker, Dr. Ramón Area, addressed insanity and insane asylums from three perspectives:: the first being that of knowledge focused on specialization, nowadays super specialization, which compels the lack of need to know about fields other than their own, the second being, the network where he noted at times the continuity of care is a displacement of the ailment from one node to another and thirdly, the linguistic study of the texts of the PIR (Individual Rehabilitation Program) as as an access to multidisciplinarity.

The third speaker, Dr. Fernando Colina, spoke of defending psychiatry with psychopathology as a suitable classification because of the natural order, but not the diagnosis because it tells us “what a patient has” but will never tell us  “what  is happening to the patient.” He expressed concern that identification with a diagnosis can strengthen a fragile or misshapen identity.

The fourth speaker, Dr. Valentín Corces, based his speech on a distinction between subjective knowledge and expertise added. The first is linked to the evolution of the individual to achieve discursivity of the subject linked to desire. And the added knowledge stressed its relationship with the simulacrum. He later spoke of the importance for the therapist-patient relationship to be a listening experience given that subjectivity is only linguistic.

The fourth speaker, Dr. Ana Sanchez, focused the new paradigm of knowledge that is based on uncertainty, the union of opposites, the dialogic and the inseparability S / O, which leads to a complex thought where  the priority would  be transdisciplinarity and the influence of these concepts in the approach and understanding of reality.

The fifth speaker, Dr. Antonio Espino, developed the evolution of the teaching of psychiatry in our country and the vicissitudes of the emergence of the MIR system (internal medical resident) as a way of institutionalizing formal training, equivalent to that of neighboring countries and as egalitarian. He stressed the importance of these events and their implications.

The sixth speaker, Mrs. Begoña Olabarría, framed  the PIR (resident intern psychologist) teaching in the category of complexity including the disorder, ambiguity and uncertainty and all that this implies in training. She also questioned whether patients should collaborate in the training of specialists as there would be therapeutic interventions that increase damage.

The seventh speaker, Doctor Raúl Alelú, explained the difference between induction and deduction for access to scientific knowledge explaining other options that allow access to such knowledge. The problems that are being raised with research grants because the current overvaluation of publications of each research group and some irregularities of scientific journals of greater impact.

The eighth speaker, Dr. Carmen Jiménez, addressed the current teaching of psychiatry; the mandatory and optional courses and influence of  the adoption of Bologna system in our country. She analyzed the results of some satisfaction surveys of among the MIR staff and their tutors and the consequences for the future.

Finally, the ninth speaker, Doctor Gregorio Jarabo, gave an overview of  the institutionalization of education in Spain with the formation of the University and the increased number of students from inception to the present day. The significance of the establishment of the LAU (University Autonomy Act) and the current crisis of the university that he considers as having three fundamental problems: endogamy, overcrowding and funding.

All of these presentations and interventions were followed by lively and fruitful discussion with very interesting contributions that enriched the view of those present. Of course this summary only provides few strokes of the course of the conference and although it does not delve into the wealth of interventions, ideas, nuances and abundance of arguments, it does reflect a sample that can arouse the same interest that was aroused in those present.

The participants came away with a very positive impression, regretting that today there are not more acts of theorising and concluded that these discussions should take place much more frequently in all areas of our country.

In short, the work of each speaker will be published in the Annals of the Canis Majoris  Foundation Magazine which will permit an appreciation of the exactly depth and breadth of thought of each exponent.

Written by Doctor in Psychiatry Ángeles Roig Moliner

“Cronograma III Jornada Técnica”

The Canis Majoris Foundation's 2nd Annual Technical Seminar in pictures

Different experts in the field of mental health took part in the Canis Majoris Foundation’s 2nd Annual Technical Seminar coordinated by Doctor Ángeles Roig Moliner (Doctor in Psychiatry). The seminar was held at the Club Financiero Génova before a a closed audience.

The Canis Majoris Foundation celebrated the 2nd Technical Seminar to analyze the validity and reliability of the DSM-5 Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders on 27th January 2017. Diverse experts in the field of Mental Health participated in this second edition of the Canis Majoris Foundation’s annual Technical Seminar, which was coordinated by Doctor Ángeles Roig Moliner (Doctor in Psychiatry) and officially opened by Don Gonzalo Casas Pessino (President of the Canis Majoris Foundation). The seminar was held at the Club Financiero Génova before a closed audience.

Speakers participating in the 2nd Technical Seminar were: Doctor Valentín Corcés Pando (Doctor in Medicine and Surgery), Doctor Raúl Alelú Paz (Doctor in Medicine and Surgery), Doctor Ariel Ernesto Cariaga Martínez (Doctor in Biomedicine), Doctor Manuel Gómez Beneyto (Doctor in Psychiatry), Doctor Rosa Molina Ruiz (Specialist Psychiatrist in the field of Clinical Investigation), Doctor Ricardo Ruiz (Doctor and Psychiatrist), Doctor Ana Sánchez Torres (Department of  Lógic y Philosophy at the  University of Valencia).