16-19 NOVEMBER, 2017 

Ricardo Gorayeb
Presidente Asociacion Brasileira de Psicología

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Ricardo Gorayeb has a degree in Psychology and a Master and a PhD by the University of São Paulo. He is an associate professor at the Ribeirão Preto Medical School at the University of São Paulo (FMRPUSP), and he works at the FMRPUSP University Hospital. He is a member of the Editorial Committee of national and international periodic journals, and an ‘ad hoc’ consultant of the FAPESP and of the CNPq. He was a consultant in Geneva in 1995. He completed his post-doctoral training at the University of Johns Hopkins, the University of Duke and the University Jaume I. He has more than 70 articles published in periodic journals, 2 books, and 14 chapters, and he has supervised more than 30 Doctoral and Master theses.
He is the President of the Brazilian Psychological Association, having been five times the President of the Psychological Association of Ribeirão Preto (the predecessor). He has a wide experience in the field of Psychology, mainly in Clinical Psychology, having worked above all in the following themes: Hospital Psychology, Health Promotion, Psychological Intervention, Public Health, and Community Psychology, from the cognitive and behavioral theoretical orientation.

Systematic analysis of clinical cases in health psychology
It will be analyzed the importance of a systematic analysis, using the evidence base of the literature, for the adequate clinical care of patients in the health area, in a hospital environment. Four clinical cases will be presented and systematically analyzed. The first clinical case will describe the impact and psychological changes presented by a patient after a kidney transplant, due to the sensation of having an organ of another person in his own body, the procedures used by the psychologist to adjust his behavior and the final results obtained. In the second case, the relevance of the religious beliefs of a patient with breast cancer and metastasis and their interference in adherence to the treatment will be described. It will show the therapist's strategy to use religious influence in a positive way for treatment. The third case will describe the inadequate behavior pattern of a health team in relation to a patient with low adherence to hemodialysis treatment, as well as the intervention of the psychologist adjusting the actions of the team and increasing adherence to the treatment by the patient. The last case will show the behavior of family members of a high risk pregnancy patient, seeking to interfere in the autonomous decisions to be taken by her and the intervention of the psychologist to promote the autonomy of the patient in relation to her own health, maintaining the family harmony. In all cases it will be shown how evidence-based intervention has helped patients overcome aspects of their physical illness and improve their quality of life.