It was organized by YSU Faculty of Philosophy and Psychology Student Scientific Society, Armenian Psycho-Oncology Association and Armenian Association of Hematology and Oncology.
Director of the Center for Applied Psychology of YSU, President of the Armenian Psycho-Oncology Association David Gevorgyan stated that this year the aim of the event is to ensure awareness in this field: “This year we chose a seminar-discussion format and this headline to inform the role and function of the psychologist during cancer treatment. We will discuss issues that we will consider both from psychological and medical perspectives, trying to find ways to find mutually beneficial cooperation.”
Susanna Nersisyan, a member of the Armenian Psycho-Oncology Association, presented her observations on psychosocial service, noting that the occurrence of cancer leads to serious changes in the world of the man and his relatives: “The support of mental health professionals is also important in that period. Psychosocial service, with the help of supplementary medical care, will help avoid serious mental illnesses and will contribute to effective healing.”
According to Susanna Nersisyan, psychotherapy is the specialty that considers the psychological, behavioral and social aspects of the disease. The speaker also presented the history of profession development, its domains, as well as international experience.
During the workshop, other field experts made reports and also answered the questions of the participants.