Badaro Talks, public lecture 23.10. “What Do Psychologists in Finland Discuss About?”

23.10.2023 - 23.10.2023

Event description

The Finnish Institute in the Middle East (FIME) organizes the next Badaro Talks lecture Monday 23rd of October at 18.00.  

Nina Lyytinen and Vera Gergov will talk about “What Do Psychologists in Finland Discuss About?”. 

The lecture takes place at the FIME premises at 30 Badaro Street, Chaoui Building, 5th floor meeting room.

We kindly request that you RSVP at latest on Friday 20th of October. 


The aim of the presentation is to provide a brief introduction to Finnish psychology, including an overview of the training and current state of the field and discussion on the mental health challenges faced in Finland. In addition, we will reflect some Finnish psychological working models that have been introduced and taken into the Lebanese practice while working together with local professionals for several years.

Speaker bios:

Nina Lyytinen is a licensed psychologist (MA, Licentiate of Psychology). She works as an entrepreneur through her own company as a work and organizational psychologist, trainer, coach, columnist and podcast host. Nina was chosen as the Psychologist of the Year 2023 in Finland by the Finnish Psychologist Association. Nina’s interests are in the fields of crisis and trauma psychology and work and organizational psychology, in which she has 20 years of working experience and specialized training beyond her degrees.  

Vera Gergov is a Ph.D., clinical psychologist (with a specialist degree in psychotherapy) and psychotherapist. She works as the Chief of Professional and Public Affairs in the Finnish Psychological Association and as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Helsinki. Her research focuses on different aspects of psychotherapeutic interventions for adolescents and young adults. She also has her own company providing training and supervision for mental health professionals. Previously, she has over 10 years of work experience in adolescent psychiatry and in development of mental health services. Vera is the Vice Chair of the European Network on Individualized Psychotherapy Treatment of Young People with Mental Disorders (TREATme) and a member of The Finnish National Advisory Board on Social Welfare and Health Care Ethics ETENE. 

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