Association Travail Social & Devellopement Humain
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Université Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah Fès :
Faculté des lettres et des Sciences Humaines Sais-Fès
Laboratoire Etudes théologiques, Sciences Cognitives et Sociales
La Filière d’Assistance Sociale
Le laboratoire de la Neurologie Clinique
De La faculté de Médecine 
 Le Master de neuropsychologie cognitive (Faculté Dhar Almahraz Fès)
Organize in collaboration with
Université du Québec à Montréal, Faculté des sciences humaines
With the support of
Association Travail Social et Développement Humain

Association régionale des psychiatres
Association marocaine de psychologie.


From 7 to 9 May 2018: the 5thInternational Spring Institute Meeting:

Caring of People in a Pluralistic Way:
Towards an Interdisciplinary Management of Persons with Mental Disorders

The importance of multidisciplinary components in the therapeutic approach of several somatic affections cannot be denied. Similarly, the management of mental disorders requires the intervention of more than one discipline, from not only a psychiatric or psychological point of view, but alsotaking into account social variables (familial or occupational, among others).
This implies coordination and cooperation between the different disciplines involved in the management of mental illnesses, and, more importantly, it requires that each stakeholder should be very familiar with the objectives and modalities of the work of the other stakeholders.  It is therefore barriers and, sometimes, competition among disciplines and, as such, overcoming these divisions is a real, urgent challenge in order to produce an integrated body of knowledge which is therapeutically effective.
Sometimes political and academic issues as well as the need of a balance among the forces representing the different professional bodies hinder the achievement of a multidisciplinary collaboration. For example, it may be easier to focus on the medical aspects of mental disorders rather than on their social or psychological aspects. For some pharmacological approaches, indeed, medication seems to be the only solution. Others, on the contrary, favor the psychological dimension only to the detriment of the social or biological dimensions of mental illness. This is contrary to international consensus on the need for a real comprehensive understanding and consideration of the determinants of mental health. In reality, no single approach can be self-sufficient and the bio-psycho-social nature of mental illness imposes an integrative approach that takes into full account all these three dimensions, in both theory and practice.
It, therefore, seems important to establish a common contract of collaborative work for the benefit of the patient, integrating the psychiatric, psychological or social dimensions. But what does mean to be collaborative, what are the stakes of this collaborative work aimed at truly helping the others, from the professional point of view as well as from the academic point of view?
The symposium is an opportunity to respond to these questions by encouraging exchanges between national and foreign researchers and practitioners.
This symposium is, indeed, intended to integrate all aspects of mental illness. It will bring together the various stakeholders: psychologists, psychiatrists, neurologists, sociologists, social workers and general practitioners. This dialogue will take place in plenary session with the aim of finding a common and effective platform for the care and rehabilitation of the mentally ill patient.
Moreover, should we not seek another definition of psychotherapy, which involves the patient himself in his own therapy and takes into account his experience and his point of view of his illness? In other words, psychologically speaking,should not therapeutic work be aimed at making the patient reflect on his mental and emotional states and learn to cope with his suffering?
In fact, should we not postulate that a certain autonomy of the patient during his therapeutic course has a significant effect and impact on his recovery?

Axes of the Spring Institute:
1. Limits of unilateral/mono-cultural approaches in psychotherapy when compared with the so-called pluralistic approaches
2- The patient's work on himself as a means or as a therapeutic end? A feasible goal and with which therapy?
3- Online support and new information and communication technologies and devices as a platform for psychotherapeutic support (i.e.: virtual reality therapy, cyber-therapy): overview and evaluation.
4- The pluralistic psycho-pedagogical approach for children with learning disabilities and the individual project question.
Types of contributions:
Two types of papers can be presented to the Scientific Committee:
• Conference sessions are for scientific papers lasting 30 minutes, a standard-size paper,
Times New Roman font, size 14, Editorial Style APA (American Psychological Association: with summary in English and another in French each should be between
150 and 200 words. The maximum number of characters for the entire text should not exceed
35,000 characters (References and footnotes pages are included).
• The posters are of a shorter format and more open to developing scientific contributions
(research topic, preliminary results, arguments, etc..) Case studies, presentations of
experiences, personal reflections or positions, institutional presentations. Posters are therefore
open to a wider audience: PhD students, Master or Bachelor students, practitioners, activists,
etc.. and must be presented in a format not exceeding 100 cm by 200 cm.
- NB Please be aware that the principle for attaching posters is the following: you
should come with the poster- professional quality printing to the International Spring
Institute, slide the two ends of the poster in the plastic strip. On the upper stick, you
should attach a string to suspend all. (String not included)


Participants wishing to present a paper must first provide a summary of their paper of two
pages containing the problematic, keywords, methodology or approach, the main results and a
Participants wishing to present a poster (research topic, preliminary results, starting
arguments, case studies, presentations of experiences, personal reflections, institutional
presentations) must provide a one-page summary
Modes of dispatching your proposal
Individuals wishing to participate should send their abstracts before  3 Mars 2018. Their
proposals should include:
- Title
- Author
- Author address (including Phone, Fax and e-mail)
- A brief biography of the author
These abstracts that will be evaluated by the Scientific Committee members should be sent to
the following address :Khabbache Hicham

Notice of decision of the scientific assessment will be given maximum one week after
reception of the manuscript
Selected papers will be published in the acts of Spring Institute, in the form of a digital CD
and in the form of a hand book as a collective work, the publisher of which is the International
Institute of Sociology, Anthropology and Human Development.
- Relevance (related to the theme of the conference)
- Conceptual Framework and problem setting (theoretical framework, research
questions, objectives, key references)
- Steps (collection, corpus, instruments, analysis)
- Contribution (results, findings, outlook)
- The proposal should contribute to broadening knowledge on one of the themes of the
spring Institute 2018 in connection with notions of Interdisciplinary Management of Persons with Mental Disorders
- The proposal should tackle a subject that will interest a large number of participants
- The research question or problem should be clearly identified and supported by an
updated knowledge in the field
- The method should be rigorous and appropriate to the research. The various elements
that compose it (sample, instruments of data collection, analysis, etc...)
- The results should be presented and related to one of the Summer Institute’s themes.
Other modalities of intervention are possible.
To link theory with practice in a dynamic and interactive way, other forms of contributions
are possible during this summer institute:
Conceptualization session: where the speaker is invited to explain concepts s/he has
developed themselves during his practice or research in the psychoclincal filed.
Presentation of a book session: the author will present their book which is close in its
thematic to that of the summer institute.
Workshops session: where techniques and skills are introduced to facilitate animating a group,
resolving conflicts, managing relationships…along with tips and computing programs that
can be useful in terms of the scope of spring institute.
Video session: the possibility of submitting a DVD of 15 minutes illustrating someexperiences lived by individuals in relation to the thematic of the institute.
Symposium session: individuals are invited to talk about their experiencesin psycho-therapy intervention and accompaniment (brainstorming). The emphasis is on exchanging ideas, reflections and experiences, speaking without constraints on personal experiences related to the thematic of the institute.
Art Exhibition Session: assistants and social actors are invited to present the products of their
Associations that are made by vulnerable and patient populations in which they intervene.

Individuals wishing to participate in the Summer Institute, via one of these modalities of
Presentation,are invited to send copies of their materials plus a descriptive to the email address:
Pr Hicham
Nicola Bragazzi
Web site :           www.ATSDH.NET