Vincenzo Di Nicola, MPhil, MD, PhD, FCAHS

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Dr Di Nicola is a child psychiatrist and family psychotherapist in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, where he is Professor of Psychiatry & Addiction Medicine at the University of Montreal and President of the World Association of Social Psychiatry (WASP). He has been recognized with numerous national and international awards, honorary professorships and fellowships, and was recently elected a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences and given the Distinguished Service Award of the American Psychiatric Association. Dr Di Nicola’s work straddles psychiatry and psychotherapy on one side and philosophy and poetry on the other. Dr Di Nicola’s writing includes: Letters to a Young Therapist (Atropos Press, 2011, winner of a prize from the Quebec Psychiatric Association), Psychiatry in Crisis: At the Crossroads of Social Sciences, the Humanities, and Neuroscience (Springer Nature, 2021) and two chapters in Dr Moffic’s forthcoming volume on Eastern Religions, Spirituality and Psychiatry (in press) in psychiatry and, in the arts, his “Slow Thought Manifesto” (Aeon Magazine, 2018) and Two Kinds of People: Poems from Mile End (Delere Press, 2023, nominated for The Pushcart Prize).


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