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Register now in the Summer School: Physiotherapy in Anxiety, Depression and Pain

Note: To pay the fee for the summer school: here

🌟 Dive into the World of Mental Health Physiotherapy at Summer School 2024! 🌟

Are you a physiotherapist eager to expand your knowledge and expertise in treating prevalent mental health disorders? Look no further! The International Organization of Physiotherapy in Mental Health, in collaboration with Universidad Simón Bolivar, cordially invites you to register your interest for our upcoming Summer School 2024.

Event Details:

📅 Date: Summer 2024

📍 Venue: Online (with hybrid option)

🌐 Theme: "Physiotherapy in Anxiety, Depression, and Pain"

This immersive summer school will deep into the fascinating field of mental health physiotherapy, focusing on the treatment of anxiety, depression, and pain – three critical areas in our current society.

Why Attend?

  1. Cutting-Edge Insights: Gain invaluable insights into the latest advancements and best practices in mental health physiotherapy from leading experts in the field.

  2. Interactive Learning: Engage in interactive sessions, workshops, and discussions designed to enhance your understanding and practical skills.

  3. Networking Opportunities: Connect with like-minded professionals and expand your professional network on a global scale.

  4. Flexible Options: Choose between our fully online program or opt for a hybrid experience, with the opportunity to attend a one-day workshop on September 17, 2024, at the location of the 10th International Conference on Mental Health Physiotherapy in Barranquilla, Colombia.

Who Should Attend? This event is tailor-made for physiotherapists ready to embark on a journey into the important field of mental health physiotherapy. Whether you're a senior practitioner or just starting your career, our Summer School 2024 offers something for everyone keen on making a difference in mental health care.

Don't miss this opportunity to deepen your understanding and expertise in mental health physiotherapy. Register your interest today to secure your spot and take the first step towards transforming lives through effective treatment approaches.

Join us at Summer School 2024 – where innovation meets impact in mental health physiotherapy! 🌟

How to apply?

  • Look to the program, dates, teachers, and make sure you can attend and which modality (online or hybrid). Find all this information below.

  • Please look at the program and the teachers below!

  • Register here and follow the guidelines to make the payment according to your country of residence and World Bank classification.

  • To pay the fee for the summer school: here

  • You will receive a confirmation from your registration afterwards!

Some important information (added 5 May 2024):

Welcome to Summer School 2024! If you've completed your registration, we're confident you'll enjoy and gain additional skills to enhance your treatments. To address any queries from participants, we've prepared this information.

The Summer School will commence on May 8th, hosted on the Simon Bolívar University platform. Upon registration, you will receive an email containing instructions on how to get started. If you haven't registered yet, there's still time. Registration will remain open until May 30th. However, late registrants will have less time to prepare for the webinars.

The platform features a series of ten videos covering various topics. These videos will remain accessible throughout the course duration, from May 8th to July 30th. You may watch the videos at your convenience, but ensure you've viewed them before the first webinar.

Given the participation of physiotherapists from numerous countries across different continents, we've endeavored to schedule webinar times suitable for most participants. However, we understand that this may not always be convenient. Not to worry, as the webinars will be recorded and made available for viewing at your convenience.

The webinars are scheduled to commence on June 5th. The dates are as follows:

Wednesday June 5th 

12:00 (UTC)

Mindfulness in practice

Delivered by: Linda Slootweg

Thursday June 13th

06:00 (UTC)

Practical application with clinical-take-home tools in pain.

Delivered by: Tracey Pons

Monday June 17th 

13:00 (UTC)


Basic Body Awareness Therapy

Delivered by: Jonna Jensen

Friday June 21st

12:00 (UTC)

Exercise for pain and depression/anxiety group discussions

Delivered by: Brendon Stubbs, Laura Hemmings, Sandy Lord

Tuesday June 25th 

17:00 (UTC)

Different ways of accepting mental and physical pain drastically impact outcomes

Delivered by: Graciela Rovner

We'll be delighted to welcome you and meet new physiotherapists interested in this topic!

Yours sincerely,

Education Committee of World Physiotherapy in Mental Health


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