American Mental Health Expert,
Professor William Slaughter, visited Gaza Community Mental Health Programme as
part of the organization’s strategic goals of
experience exchange and networking that aim to enhance the capacity of
mental health provision in the Gaza Strip.
During his one-week visit to the
Gaza Strip, Professor slaughter, associate professor at Harvard Medical School,
provided a series of lectures at GCMHP and at the Psychology Department of the
Islamic University of Gaza.
His lectures addressed several
topics including ‘sleep disorders and drug abuse’,’ biological sciences of the
brain and its relationship to the human psychological state’, ‘accurate
diagnosis of clinical cases’, and ‘image rehearsal therapy’.
His lectures provide space for
discussion among students and specialists who attended the lectures, which also
included case studies and clinical examples.
Professor Slaughter also
made a number of visits to GCMHP’s partner organizations, as part of the
networking efforts made to reinforce the work of the mental health sector in the