Joint training by German and Iranian Teachers

The 1st International Web-based Course on Psycho-Oncology in Iran

Certificated by Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg & Isfahan University of Medical Sciences

The Institutes in Charge

  • Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy Department, Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg
  • Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
  • Iranian Cancer Control Charity Institute (MACSA)
دانشگاه علوم پزشکی اصفهان

Course Director

  • Dr. Med. Mohammad Reza Sharbafchi, Depaetment of Psychiatry, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
  • Dr. Alexander Wunsch, Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy Department, Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg

220-hour course including

  • 158 hours/8 modules Web-based theoretical course
  • 62 hours Practice program
    • Home Visits
    • Case Discussions

Course Objectives

There is a high population of cancer patients, and many interested psychologists are working with them. Therefore, establishing a culture based and adaptive psycho-oncology care with the supervision of skilled and experienced experts is in high demand. The overall goal of this course is the improvement of the ability of psychosocial care of cancer patients in the oncological context and gaining or improving skills in psycho-oncology, especially in communication. By the end of this course, participants will be able to know:

  • Basic oncological knowledge of the most common cancers and treatments
  • Care and Management of the Patient at the End of Life
  • Principles in Psycho-oncology (Theories & Models)
  • Spiritual Issues in cancer care
  • Principles of Palliative care
  • Ethical Issues and Social law
  • Psychiatric Complications of Cancer & Mental Comorbidity
  • Rehabilitation, Self-help (Management)
  • Physical Symptom Management
  • Relaxation methods
  • Communication skills in Cancer care
  • Burnout and burnout prophylaxis
  • Systemic and family interventions
  • Self -awareness

Initiation and End Date

October 2020 – June 2021

Registration Deadline September 2020

Eligible Participants

International Eligible Candidates who can speak in Farsi and English and hold one of the following degrees:
(Chosen by CV and Interview)

  • Psychiatrists
  • Fellowships in Psychosomatic Medicine
  • Psychologists with a Ph.D./M.A. Degree
  • Psychiatry Residents
  • Oncologists
  • Oncology Subspeciality Residents

The Instructors of the course

DR. ALEXANDER WÜNSCH

Clinic for Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, Medical Center Freiburg, Germany

Dr. Med. Mohammad Reza Sharbafchi

Department of Psychiatry, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences

Prof. Dr. Carl Eduard Scheidt

Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, Faculty of Medicine, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg

PROF. DR. MED. HAMID AFSHAR

Department of Psychiatry, Psychosomatic Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences

PROF. DR. PHIL. JOACHIM WEIS

Department of Rehabilitation Psychology and Psychotherapy, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg

DR. MED. FARZAD GOLI

Department of Bioenergy economy, Energy Medicine University, Mill Valley, United States

DIPL.-PSYCH. ANNE-MARIA MÜLLER

Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, Faculty of Medicine, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg

With Valuable Educational Sessions By

  • Dr. med. Ph.D. Darius Razavi, Institut Jules Bordet and Université Libre de Bruxelles
  • Prof. Dr. med. Ali Talaee, Dean of the School of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences
  • Psychologist, Hedwig Wolf, Hospital of Schwabing, Munich
  • Dr. med. Azadeh Malekian, Isfahn University of Medical Sciences
  • Dr. phil. Reza Bagherian, Department of Health Psychology, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences