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February 13, 2019 | 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Category: Grand Rounds
Location: VA Medical Center | Map
4646 John R
Detroit, MI 48201
Cost: Free

Wayne State University School of Medicine

Dept. of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neurosciences


Date: Wednesday,  Feb. 13, 2019

Time: 1-2pm

Venue: John D. Dingell VAMC Auditorium (Lower Level)

 4646 John R, Detroit, MI  48201



Sunday Ilechukwu, M.B., B.S.; Dip Psych FMCPsych (Nigeria); FACLP; FAPA

Chief Psychiatrist

Psychiatry Consultation-Liaison Services

John D. Dingell VAMC; Detroit, MI 



“Construction of Effective Ritual for Community

Integration after Trauma-African Experience”



  1. Increase awareness of medical/psychiatric consequences of conflict and Human Rights Violations (HRV) in sub-Saharan Africa.
  2. Increase familiarity with ritual in general and specific African conflict resolution rituals in particular.
  3. Experience ritual and how ritual may be used to model community narratives and facilitate healing of broken relationships.



For more information about this event, please contact Michelle Trevithick at 313.577.5283 or