1. the WPA Sections

The Sections are the scientific backbone of the WPA. They cover practically every aspect of psychiatry and enjoy a great degree of independence within the framework of the WPA Statutes and By-Laws under the supervision and guidance of the Secretary for Sections.

2. the WPA section on Religion, Spirituality and Psychiatry

The name of this WPA section shall be Section on Religion, Spirituality and Psychiatry, section of the World Psychiatric Association.

The purpose of this section shall be:

a) to encourage and accelerate research, theory, and practice in the area of religion, spirituality and psychiatry, and related areas.

b) to facilitate the dissemination of data on religious and spiritual issues, in relation to psychiatry and allied domains.

c) to develop and to stimulate educational and training programs and courses in order to improve knowledge, skills and professional attitude regarding religion and spirituality in psychiatric practice.