Michael von Cranach

Michael von Cranach

Expert of Psycho-Social Model of Psychiatry (Germany)

Professor Michael von Cranach, most prominent expert of psychiatry from Germany, Director of the district hospitals in Kaufbeuren, will discuss about his areas of expertise in Pre Congress Forum and Congress Symposiums.

Michael von Cranach is professor at the Munich University of Applied Sciences. He gained his education in Bonn, Germany, at the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry in Munich, Germany, and Maudsley Hospital in London, UK.

He has had a major role in coming to terms with psychiatric methods in Germany during the World War 2. He was a director of Kaufbeuren hospital, managing to significantly improve its war-period reputation. He has held the In Memoriam exhibition for the victims of psychiatric hospitals during the Nazi rule. Most importantly, he contributed to the reform of psychiatry in Germany, moving it from large institutions to small establishments and integrating patients in the work life. His main interest is the psycho-social model of psychiatry.

SYMPOZIUM ST13: CATASTROPHIC EVENTS & MENTAL HEALTH THROUGH GENERATIONS

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CHAIR Thomas Wenzel (Austria) CO-CHAIR Eugenijus Laurinaitis (Lithuania) SPEAKER THEMES Eugenijus Laurinaitis (Lithuania): A Treshold under God’s Feet: Lithuanians on the Mill of History. Sirros Mirzaei (Iran/Austria): Persecution and Trauma. Thomas Wenzel (Austria): Catastrophic Events and Mental Health Through Generations. Michael von Cranach (Germany): The “Euthanasia” Program in Nazi Psychiatry – Reflections on Why Psychiatrists Murdered Their Patients. […]

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SYMPOSIUM SZ8: PSYCHIATRY IN A CHANGING WORLD: ETHICAL CHALLENGES

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CHAIR Marianne Kastrup (Denmark) CO-CHAIR Wolfgang Rutz (Sweden) SPEAKER THEMES Michael von Cranach (Germany): The Role of Historical Arguments in Present Ethical Discussions in Germany. Andres Lehtmets (Estonia): CPT on Ethical Challenges in Mental Health Care. Marianne Kastrup (Denmark): Ethical Challenges in the Use of Coercion in Psychiatry. Wolfgang Rutz (Sweden): Most Urgent Ethical Problems in […]

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