Friday, 15 April 2016

2016 - V Malvinas Memorial Day Meeting at the John Fitzgerald Kennedy University


V Malvinas Memorial Day Meeting at the
John Fitzgerald Kennedy University

EDUARDO C. GERDING

On 1 April 2016 the V Malvinas Memorial Day Meeting took place at the Pringles College, John Fitzgerald Kennedy University organized by Dr. Hector Fischer, Director of the Specialization in Clinical Psychology and Director of the Academic Assistance Unit .


The University


The John F. Kennedy University is a private university of the so-called first generation. The project started in 1960 and began its activities in 1964, achieving the ultimate recognition in 1981 by Decree No. 543 of the National Executi

Its emblem: "Trinus et unus. Vita, spiritus et societas" is the manifestation of an institution that dynamically seeks to maintain a balance of efforts in the formation of the student´s spiritual and vital life fulfilling the three essential missions: Research, Teaching and serving the Community.

More than 110,000 students passed through its classrooms, of which 30,000 graduated and 20,000 received economical support.

The Special Undergraduate School stimulates the formation of true college students. There are 29 careers, 2 PhDs, 1 Master and three specialities accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation (CONEAU) .

The Professorship forms different disciplinary branches, with strong teaching vocation. 1,100 teachers work in the teaching and learning of knowledge and attitudes. The University owns 26 buildings in the city of Buenos Aires, Lanus and San Isidro.


The agreement for the free assistance of Veterans

On 1 December 2004 Dr. Hector Fischer and I signed saw our dream materialized with the signing of an agreement (Resol 947/04) between the National Institute of Social Services for Retirees (INSSJP) and Pensioners and the University. The University undertook to provide, through the Office of Welfare Department of Clinical Psychology psychotherapeutic care, the assistance of the Malvinas War Veterans and primary family . This meant psicodiagnosis, individual and family psychotherapy and implementation of psycho-educational workshops. All these features are free and represent no cost for the INSJJP.
Lectures

The lectures began after an introduction made by Dr. Hector Fischer Director of the Specialization in Clinical Psychology and Director of the Academic Assistance Unit and Dr. Amelia Imbriano Dean School of Psychological Sciences .

The first speaker was Dr. Alberto Deluchi Levene, a surgeon who in 1982 as a Lieutenant was embarked in the cruiser ARA General Belgrano. He retired from active duty in 2004 as Commander. He was followed by the author Chief of the War Veterans Assistance in INSSJP (PAMI) and Founder of the Nottingham-Malvinas Group (composed by Argentine and British veterans of war).

Dr. Héctor Fischer

                                       
Commander Medicine Doctor (Ret) Alberto Deluchi Levene giving
his lecture on the cruiser ARA General Belgrano. He is the author
of the book From the Raft (Dunken Printing House)



The author´s lecture on Malvinas Aftermath


The second lecture wass coordinated by Dr. Hector Fischer and by Mr. Claudio Edelstein Psychologist, specialist in Clinical Psychology and Associate Professor of the School of Psychological Sciences and member of the Academic Assistance Unit.

The speakers were Gastón Giunta, Psychologist Health Center of the Armed Forces Malvinas veterans, Department Peacekeeping Operations, psychological approach among military forces in peacekeeping missions, Haiti, United Nations.

Eugenio Romero Lic Psychologist, Health Center of the Armed Forces Malvinas Veterans gave a presentation on the profile of the War Veterans and their experience with the Hospital de Día (Medical facilities where procedures do not require an overnight stay).

Lic Mónica Gramajo, psychologist with postgraduate training in Contemporary Cognitive psychotherapies . She is part of the care team at the Health Center of the Armed Forces Malvinas Veterans. Gramajo is a psychotherapist, teacher and Academic Coordinator of the Forum Foundation for Mental Health. She gave a lecture on the approach to the Veterans through the Positive Psychology, presenting a case and their type of work.

From left to right: Lic. Claudio Edelstein, Lic Mónica Gramajo, Lic. Eugenio Romero and Lic. Gastón Giunta.


Lic. Mónica Gramajo

Lic. Gastón Giunta




The third lecture was given by War Veteran Oscar Mendoza. Member of the Ituzaingo Veterans Center during 18 years, holding different positions. Mendoza was Vice president of the War Veteran´s commission in Telefónica de Argentina during 4 years and member of the same commission in Entel for 5 years.


Moving lecture of War Veteran Oscar Mendoza
Member of the Ituzaingo Veterans Center during 18 years.


The final lecture was given by Lic. Claudio Edelstein, Ms. Cristina Rubio Psychologist. Specialist in Clinical Psychology. PhD in Social Psychology. Doctoral Thesis about War Veterans. Staff Member of the Academic Assistance Unit , Ms. Cecilia Rodriguez. Psychologist. Specialist in Clinical Psychology Staff Member of the Academic Assistance Unit. Research Project on War Veterans specialty in Clinical Psychology and Academic Assistance Unit and Dr. Amelia Imbriano Dean School of Psychological Sciences.



Image projected by the author during his speech. 
This is the work of Alfredo Sabat 
Malvinas War 30 years later
Homage to Pablo Picasso's Guernica-La Nacion 2012.