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09:30 – 10:00 Registration and refreshments10:00 – 10:05 Welcome and Introductory CommentsDr Ali GrayChair of SPSIGMorning SessionChair: Dr Gloria Dura-Vila10:05 – 10:50 The Medicalization of Grief: The Transformation of Spiritual Distress intoMental DisorderProfessor Allan Horwitz – introduced by Dr Gloria Dura-Vila10:50 – 11:00 Questions11:00 – 11:25 The Dark Night of the Soul. Transcending the Medicalisation of SadnessDr Gloria Dura-Vila – introduced by Dr Nick Hallett11:25 – 11:30 Questions11:30 – 11:45 Refreshments11:45 – 12:30 Moral, Spiritual and Cultural Perspectives on the Medicalisation of SadnessProfessor Arthur Kleinman – introduced by Dr Gloria Dura-Vila12:30 – 12:40 Questions12:40 – 13:30 LunchAfternoon SessionChair: Dr Nick Hallett13:30 – 13:55 Judaism and DepressionProfessor Simon Dein – introduced by Dr Nick Hallett13:55 – 14:00 QuestionsChoice of 4 Concurrent Workshops14:05 – 15:00 Workshop 1 – Vedic psychology: the spectrum of distressDr Chetna KangWorkshop 2 – Expressing and managing sadness in Islamic communitiesDr Hashim RezaWorkshop 3 TBC2Workshop 4 TBC15:00 – 15:30 Refreshments15:35 – 16:15 Plenary discussion with speakers: How might what we have learned during theday can be translated into our clinical practice?Chair: Dr Nick Hallett16:15 – 16:30 Closing remarksDr Ali Gray, Chair SPSIG