Professor Vincenzo DI NICOLA is a psychologist, child psychiatrist, family psychotherapist, and philosopher. Prof. Di Nicola is based in Montreal, Quebec where he practices and teaches, and consults internationally as a visiting professor, educator, and specialist in the areas of child and family psychiatry, trauma, and social and cultural psychiatry.
Prof. Di Nicola holds several academic, clinical, and honorary appointments: Tenured Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry & Addictions Medicine, University of Montreal in Montreal, QC; Clinical Professor in the Dept. of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, The George Washington University in Washington, DC; Honorary Chair & Professor of Social Psychiatry, Milan School of Medicine at Ambrosiana University, Milan, Italy; and partner of the Collaborating Centre for Values-based Practice in Health & Social Services, St. Catherine’s College, Oxford University, UK.
He is Founder & President of the Canadian Association of Social Psychiatry (CASP) and President of the World Association of Social Psychiatry (WASP). Dr. Di Nicola is Co-Founder & Past Chair of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) Caucus on Global Mental Health & Psychiatry, Co-Founder & Co-Chair of the new Caucus on Medical Humanities in Psychiatry, and twice Past President of the APA Quebec & Eastern Canada District Branch. Dr. Di Nicola has received numerous fellowships and awards in learned societies, including: Distinguished Life Fellow of the APA (DLFAPA) and the APA Distinguished Service Award; Distinguished International Member of the Bulgarian Association of Sciences & Arts (BASA); Distinguished Fellow of the Canadian Psychiatric Association (DFCPA); and he was elected Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (FCAHS), Canada’s highest honour for scholars in the health sciences.
Prof. Di Nicola’s publications include: A Stranger in the Family: Culture, Families, and Therapy (W.W. Norton, 1997), Letters to a Young Therapist (Atropos, 2011, winner of Quebec’s Camille Laurin Prize), and with D. Stoyanov, Psychiatry in Crisis: At the Crossroads of Social Sciences, the Humanities, and Neuroscience (Springer, 2021). He is a Director or Board member of numerous professional societies, including the Canadian Psychiatric Association (CPA), the Society for the Study of Psychiatry and Culture (SSPC), and the World Association of Cultural Psychiatry (WACP).