Webinar “Therapeutic assessment of children and adolescents with self-harm”

On April 9, the Center for Public Health of the Ministry of Health in partnership with the Coordinating Center for Mental Health of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine organized a meeting with a British doctor of Ukrainian origin, child and adolescent psychiatrist, Professor Denys Ughryn. The webinar “Therapeutic assessment of children and adolescents with self-harm” was held on the platform of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

More than 130 people took part in the event: specialists of the regional centers for disease control and prevention, who take care of maintaining mental health; pediatricians and family doctors; psychiatrists and psychotherapists; teachers, psychologists and social workers; university specialists, including employees of the department of psychiatry, narcology, medical psychology, and psychotherapy of ONMedU.

The webinar covered the following issues:

– concepts and principles of psychotherapeutic assessment;
– assessment of self-harm (selfharm) from the perspective of a young person;
– general effect of psychological treatment on self-harm;
– risk factors of self-harm;
– expectations of psychotherapists and patients regarding psychotherapeutic assessment;
– prerequisites for the occurrence of self-harm;
– advice and tips on first aid in case of self-harm.
The speaker of the webinar was Denis Ugryn, who received his medical education in Ukraine in 1998. He came to the UK for postgraduate studies and focused on child and adolescent psychiatry. Today, the British doctor of Ukrainian origin works at the Institute of Psychiatry at Queen Mary University of London and heads the Youth Resilience Unit in East London.

The event was prepared as part of the All-Ukrainian mental health program “How are you?” initiated by First Lady Olena Zelenska. A single team works on the professional growth of healthcare professionals. Ms. Iryna Mykychak, Director of Coordination of the Mental Health Coordination Center of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, noted: “Today, the war is not only taking place on the battlefield. Today we are fighting for our future – for the children of Ukraine.”