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Longueuil, Quebec, Canada
Posted:
December 23, 2015

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Michel Okitapoy ON’OKOKO, MD, Msc, psychiatrist

****, *** ****** 450-***-**** Longueuil (Québec) J4K 4T1

French - English

Swahili – Lingala – Luba – Tetela

Email: acswdx@r.postjobfree.com

Canadian Citizen

Academic Background

Specialisation course (Resident) in neuropsychiatry with psychiatry as major 1984

University of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo;

Degree of Medical Doctor (MD) 1976 National University of Zaire;

Master (Msc) in psychiatry (social and transcultural psychiatry) 2011

Mc Gill University, Montréal, Canada;

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Rational Emotive Therapy) 2010

Centre d’aide et de formation en gestion des émotions, Ste Thérèse, Québec, Canada;

Employment History

Psychiatrist, Head of Mental Health and Social Welfare 2002-2008

United Nations Detention Facilities, International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda Arusha, Tanzania; Responsible of mental health and social welfare of the accused of 1994 Rwandan genocide;

Psychiatrist, Head of Psychiatry Department 1999-2001

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Chake-Chake Hospital Pemba, Zanzibar, Tanzania;

Consultant Psychiatrist, Head of Psychiatry Department I and 1993-1999

Forensic Psychiatric Annex I

Chainama Hills College Hospital Board of Management, Lusaka, Zambia;

Psychiatrist, Head of Psychiatry Department 1990-1993

Gécamines Hospital (Générales des Carrières et des Mines), Sendwe, Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo;

Psychiatrist, Head of biological Psychiatry Unit 1990

Neuro-Psycho-Pathologic Center, School of Medicine, University of Kinshasa Democratic Republic of Congo;

Psychiatrist, Head of Out-Patient Department 1989

Neuro-Psycho-Pathologic Center, School of Medicine, University of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo;

Psychiatrist, Head of Neuropsychiatric Emergencies 1987-1988

Neuro-Psycho-Pathologic Center, School of Medicine, University of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo;

Psychiatrist, Head of Acute Psychiatry Unit (pavillon III) 1985-1986

Neuro-Psycho-Pathologic Center, School of Medicine, University of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo;

Executive Director 1978-1980

Banalia Hospital, Democratic Republic of Congo;

Executive Director 1977-1978

Yahuma Hospital, Democratic Republic of Congo;

Academic Career Evolution

Honorary Lecturer 1993-1999

University of Zambia, Lusaka, Zambia (Acting Head of Psychiatry Department: several times); In Charge of Psychiatry Examination Council of Zambia; Member of Academic Council, Chainama College of Health Sciences, Lusaka, Zambia;

Guest Lecturer 1990-1993

Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of Lubumbashi, D.R.C.;

Guest Lecturer 1988

Neurology, School of Medicine, University of Kisangani, D.R.C.;

Head of Neuropsychiatry and African Psychopathology Unit 1988-1990

Institute for Research in Health Sciences, Kinshasa, DRC;

Senior Lecturer 1987 to date

Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of Kinshasa, D.R.C.;

Publications

-Okitapoy, O.M., Mirza, I. & Jenkins, R. (2010). Community mental health provision in Pemba Island, Zanzibar: A cross-sectional survey of different stakeholder groups. International psychiatry, Volume 7, No 2, pp. 43 – 45.

Okitapoy, O.M., Jenkins, R., Mampunza, MM., Okitundu, D., & Muteba, M. (2010). Mental health in the Democratic Republic of Congo: A post-crisis country challenge. International psychiatry, Volume 7, No 2, pp. 41 – 43.

Mirza, I., Okitapoy, O.M. & Jenkins, R. (2006). Knowledge and Practice of Help-Seeking for Treatment of Mental Disorders in Pemba Island, Zanzibar (Tanzania), Trop. Doct., 36 (3): 140 - 144

Okitapoy, O.M. (1999). Cultural, Traditional Beliefs and Psychiatric Emergencies in Lusaka, Zambia. Emergency Psychiatry in a Changing World. Excerpta Medica, International Congress Series 1179, first ed., Amsterdam, Netherlands, ISBN: 0 - 444 – 50017 – 0, pp. 303 - 306.

Okitapoy, O., Malanda, S., Penge, O., Dikete, ND. & Mpoyi, K. (1996). Ethno – Psychiatric Approach to Adultery and Mental Health in Kinshasa, Psychotherapy in Africa. World Council of Psychotherapy, Vienna (Austria), ISBN 3 – 901, pp. 178 -182.

Okitapoy, O., Malanda, S., Dikete, ND. & Mpoyi, K. (1996). The Conception of Headache by the Zairian Traditional Healer in Kinshasa; Psychotherapy in Africa, World Council of Psychotherapy, Vienna (Austria), ISBN 3–901, pp. 174 - 176.

Okitapoy, O. (1993). Communauté thérapeutique: L’expérience du Service de psychiatrie (salle7), Hôpital Gécamines Sendwe de Lubumbashi, Zaïre, Médecine d’Afrique Noire. Pp. 331- 340.

M’Pania, PM., Mampunza, MM., Lombe, ND., Okitapoy, O., Muteba, M., & On’okoko, B. (1993). Essai clinique du centrum (R) en consultation externe au centre neuropsychiatrique de l’université de Kinshasa au Zaïre, Afrique médicale, no 32 (303).

N’Galy, B., Mann, JM., Colebunders, RL., Membele, MP., Nzila, N., Mahamudi, M., Okitapoy, O., Mashidi, M., Francis, H. & Piot, P. (1987). Serologie HIV au sein d’une population de patients neuropsychiatriques à Kinshasa, Zaïre. Ann. Soc. Belge, Med. Trop, 67, pp. 91 – 294.

Okitapoy, O., Dechef, G., Ngoma, NG., Lombe, ND., Kabenga, M. & Mutombo, L. (1987). Approche psychosociologique de la notion de famille “ unie “ et “ désunie “, Annales de la Faculté de médecine et de Pharmacie, UNIKIN, Vol II, 1, pp. 153 – 157.

Mutombo, L., Kazadi, K., Kabenga, M., Lombe., ND. & Okitapoy, O. Tumeurs cérébrales. Une étude encéphalographique, à propos de 70 cas. Médicine d’Afrique Noire, Tome XXIV, 6, 1987, pp. 501 – 517.

Okitapoy, O. (1986). Epilepsie et trouble du comportement chez l’enfant zaïrois à Kinshasa, à propos 8o cas reçus au CNPP– UNIKIN, Kisangani Médical.

Okitapoy, O., Dechef, G. & Ingwa, M. (1985). Etude de six cas d’homicide reçus au CNPP de l’université de Kinshasa de 1973 à 1974. Journal de Médecins, Pharmaciens, Vétérinaires d’Afrique, Bruxelles, 5, pp. 20 – 22.

Okitapoy, O. (1985). De l’autisme de Kanner à la panencéphalite sclérosante subaigu de Van Bogaert, Janjan Médical, Lubumbashi, Vol 1, 2, pp. 17 – 18.

Okitapoy, O. (1984). L’influence de la structure d’une famille sur la santé mentale de l’enfant et de l’adolescent. Aspects cliniques et psychosociologiques. Travail de fin de spécialisation en Neuropsychiatrie, Faculté de Médecine de l’Université de Kinshasa.

International Conference Presentations

Okitapoy, O. (2008). The United Nations Detention Facilities (UNDF), International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), Arusha, Tanzania. “Siege and Mental Health: Bridges vs. Walls”, Gaza, Palestine.

Okitapoy, O. (2006). Providing mental health care to the Accused of Atrocities of Rwandan 1994 Genocide: Challenges While Maintaining Human Rights and Dignity, Society of Correctional Physicians, Public Health and Correctional Medicine, Responding to community concerns, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Okitapoy, O., Malanda, S. & Haworth, A. (1994). Le duo Epilepsie – troubles du comportement chez l’enfant, Son vécu par la famille et ses répercussions thérapeutiques en milieu tropical. IIe Congres de Neurologie tropicale, Limoges, France.

Haworth, A., Okitapoy, O. & Malanda, S. (1994). Attitudes towards Epilepsy in Lusaka, Zambia, Second Congress of Tropical Neurology, Limoges, France.

Haworth, A., Malanda, S. & Okitapoy, O. (1994). The Difference between Epilepsy and Spirit Possession as Conceptualized in Zambia. IIe Congrès de Neurologie Tropicale, Limoges, France.

Okitapoy, O. & Dechef, G. (1989). Méningo – encéphalite filarienne et infection HIV à propos d’un cas. VIe Congrès international de Parasitologie, Paris, France.

Okitapoy, O. (1988). Place du Neuropaludisme dans les facteurs étiologiques des encéphalopathies infantiles observées au CNPP de l’Université de Kinshasa, Premier Congrès International de Neurologie Tropicale, Paris, France.

Okitapoy, O. (1988). La place de la famille et du tradipraticien dans la prise en charge de malades mentaux à Kinshasa. Premières journées de réflexion sur la psychiatrie en Afrique Noire Francophone, Libreville, Gabon.

NB: 2008-2011: Master degree in psychiatry (social and transcultural psychiatry), McGill University;

2012-2013: I stopped training because of health problem and I was admitted at Pierre Boucher hospital in 2014 after the death of my son found dead in his bed in November 2013. I start to study in 2014 up to date (PhD in Cultural psychology);

In 2014, I worked as psychotherapist at Pickerel lake recovery centre, Muskoka, Ontario from March to April 2014. I have also succeeded to the exam of Council of Psychologist of Quebec.



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