Dr. Joseba Achotegui

Dr. Joseba Achotegui, Ph.D is a professor of the University of Barcelona, Director of SAPPIR (Psychopathological and Psychosocial Support Service for Immigrants and Refugees) at the Hospital of Saint Peter Claver in Barcelona.

 

Since 1997, he has been the Director of the Postgraduate Course “Mental health and psychological support for immigrants, refugees and minority group members” at the University de Barcelona. He was awarded the Solidarity Award by the Catalan Parliament in 1997 for his work with immigrants groups.

 

He is also Coordinator of the international task force on “The Ulysses Syndrome” sponsored by the European Parliament Committee on Citizens' Freedoms and Rights. Dr. Achotegui is also Secretary General of the Transcultural Psychiatry Section of the World Psychiatric Association, and author of the online blog “Salud mental en tiempos difíciles".​