GFDD/Funglode to Host Book Presentation and Panel Discussion on “Treating Parkinson’s Disease Psychosis with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy” in Santo Domingo

June 18, 2015

Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) and its sister organization in the Dominican Republic, Fundación Global Democracia y Desarollo (Funglode), through its Health Studies Center, will host an upcoming book presentation and discussion on one of the newest GFDD/Funglode publications. “Treating Parkinson’s Disease Psychosis with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy”, written by Henry A. Montero, helps fill an important
information gap and contributes to the body of research on Parkinson’s in Latin America and the Caribbean.

More than just providing data on the disease, the report presents a treatment plan which increases the positive quality of life of patients suffering from the disease and its related mental condition, psychosis.
In this way, this research makes an important contribution to the GFDD’s vision to bring new perspectives and innovative approaches and solutions to the challenges of contemporary society in the Dominican Republic and the world. Montero was a member of the GFDD Fellows Program in 2014, and this publication is the result of his research during that time.

Natasha Despotovic, Executive Director of GFDD, says “The research of Henry Montero shows how
cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is effective in the treatment of patients diagnosed with psychosis as a result of Parkinson’s disease and, at the same time, contributes to the development of mental health in the Caribbean and Latin America.”

The event will take place on June 25 at 7:00 p.m. at the Auditorio de Funglode in Santo Domingo, D.R. Following the speaker’s remarks, local experts will comment on the presentation, and then
open the floor for a Q&A session. Henry A. Montero will be accompanied by the Director of Health Studies Center, Dr. Gustavo Rojas; Dominican neurologists Dra. Marcia Castillo and Dr. José Silié; and International Affairs and Socio-Economic Development Program Manager for GFDD, Maria Victoria Abreu.

Henry Arquímedes Montero Tapia took part in the GFDD Fellows Program during 2014. He is currently seeking a PhD in Psychology at
Capella University, having obtained a Master’s Degree in Psychology from Manhattan College. He holds a license and certification to practice clinical psychology and counselling for alcohol and substance abuse in the states of New York and New Jersey. He graduated Cum Laude from Monroe College with a degree in business administration and information technology.

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