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To Study the Nature of Man & His Cultures
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Promoting Collaboration, Knowledge & Practices of Social Psychiatry
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Advancing Physical, Social & Philosophic Well-being of Mankind
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Promote National & International Collaboration in Social Psychiatry
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To Make the Knowledge & Practice of Social Psychiatry Available to Other Sciences
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WASP World Congress 2023, London,
16-18 January 2023

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Andrew Molodynski

Secretary General,
World Association of Social Psychiatry


It is a huge honour to be Secretary General of WASP. After a very difficult period for us all during Covid, it is more important than ever that we reach out to all our friends and colleagues in member countries to rebuild our collaborations and friendships, while also encouraging new people to join us in our journey to make social psychiatry greater than ever! We are developing the newsletter to include much more material from each country so we can all hear from each other about events, achievements, and challenges across the huge variety of countries we represent. Wea er also planning to start regular online learning and networking events for people from member countries to join in. My door is always open so please do get in touch at any time if you would like to.


  • To study the nature of man and his cultures and the prevention and treatment of his vicissitudes and behavioral disorders.
  • To promote national and international collaboration among professionals and societies in fields related to Social Psychiatry.
  • To make the knowledge and practice of Social Psychiatry available to other sciences and to the public, and
  • To advance the whole health and wellbeing of humankind.

WASP History

WASP Statutes

WASP Declarations

WASP Executive Committee (2020-2021)


Vincenzo Di Nicola

President Elect

Rakesh K Chadda

Secretary General


Professor Yasser Khazaal


Rachid Bennegadi


Eliot Sorel

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The Journal: World Social Psychiatry (WSP)

The WASP, under President Roy Abraham Kallivayalil (2016-2019), started its official scientific journal in 2019, with the inaugural issue released at the 23rd World Congress of Social Psychiatry, Romania, 2019.

The journal is peer-reviewed, publishes three issues a year, and encourages high-quality work in the realms of social, and cultural aspects of psychiatry and related areas. The journal is registered with Baidu Scholar, CNKI, EBSCO Databases, Ex Libris – Primo Central, Google Scholar, Hinari, Infotrieve, ProQuest, TdNet, & Wanfang Data.

FAST (Fight Against STigma)

In 2008, the World Association of Social Psychiatry joined forces with Sanofi Global Health and the Institute of Epidemiology and Tropical Neurology to promote access to healthcare for patients with mental disorders or epilepsy in LMICs. The FAST (Fight Against STigma) Program aims at tackling the challenges of access & insufficient specialized human resources & focusses on inadequate training of primary care workers, reducion in stigma and discrimination… more