Day 1 :
The Happiness Center, USA
Time : 9:00-9:45
Elia Gourgouris is the President of The Happiness Center, an organization dedicated to creating personal success and happiness. Over the last 25-plus years, as a passionate promoter of optimism and deeply meaningful relationships, he has helped thousands of people achieve happiness and fulfillment, both in their careers and in their personal lives. He has recently authored the #1 Amazon Best-Selling book, 7 Paths to Lasting Happiness. In it, he helps readers identify and work through principles such as gratitude, personal branding and forgiveness which everyone can apply to their lives for deeper, more meaningful and lasting happiness. He has published over 120 articles for various newspapers and magazines, including the Huffington Post. He is a nationally known Keynote Speaker, Executive Coach and a Leadership Consultant. He received his BA in Psychology from UCLA and his MA and PhD in Clinical Psychology from the California Graduate Institute.
London South Bank University, UK
Keynote: Improving the physical health of people with mental health problems: Actions for mental health nurses-a new resource
Time : 9:45-10:30
Ben Thomas is the Professor of Mental Health and Learning Disabilities at London South Bank University, England. He is also the Expert Adviser for Mental Health and Patient Safety at NHS Improvement, England and Chairs the Independent Advisory Group for the Confidential Inquiry into Homicides and Suicides. He is a member of the UK Expert Committee on Mental Health Nursing and a Trustee and Director for a number of third sector organizations including Together for Mental Health Wellbeing. His current research activities include improving the physical health of people with mental health problems and reducing suicide both within mental health inpatient facilities and Acute General Hospitals. thomas13
University of Pretoria, South Africa
Keynote: The masked reason for criminal or illogical behaviour often overlooked in criminal and civil high profile cases
Time : 10:50-11:35
Louise Olivier completed her PhD at the University of Pretoria after qualifying as a Clinical and Counselling Psychologist at the University of Johannesburg and North-West University. Her expertise lies in forensic psychology, neuropsychology, sex and couple’s therapy, clinical psychology and human-animal interaction. She is trained in Ericksonian- and Ego-State therapy and Medical Hypnoanalysis. She trained internationally in the USA, United Kingdom, Germany and Italy. She is presently on the Board of the Psychological Society of South Africa and has been President of the Society twice. She is also a member of the committees of the Health Professions Council of South Africa for Neuropsychology and Forensic Psychology. In 2009 she was awarded the prestigious Alumni award from the University of Pretoria for her contribution nationally and internationally in Forensic Psychology and Neuropsychology. She is the author of several books and many research papers.