Henri-Xavier Vray

Dr. Henri-Xavier Vray, Director
Centre de Psychiatrie Geriatrique, Centre Hospitalier G. Mazurelle (EPSM)
85026 La Roche-sur-Yon, France
Tel: [33] [0] 2-51-05-47-92
Email: tildisrap@wanadoo.fr  or cllenave@ucalgary.ca

Dr. Henri-Xavier Vray, who lives in the beautiful Vendee (#85) region of France, is a medical doctor, psychiatrist, founder and director of the Geriatric Psychiatry Centre-Centre de Court Sejour/Short Stay Unit-at the Centre Hospitalier G. Mazurelle-Hopital Sud (EPSM),  in La Roche-sur-Yon, France. A previous initiative he undertook in the Vendee region was the development of a medical-social centre where older people with depression or dementia could live, and be cared for by nursing staff specially prepared to address the unique needs of this population.

His research interests are in the following areas: the effects of music on people with dementia/narrative analysis; interventions for adults experiencing sexual aggression; and selected areas of psychoanalysis. He would welcome graduate students to do their dementia; understanding the illness narratives of older people experiencing practicuums in Geriatric Psychiatry, particular doctoral students in medicine, nursing, psychology, social work, and students at any level of their music, art, dance, and drama therapy.

He is currently preparing a review of a recent book: LeNavenec, C., & Bridges, L. (Eds.). (2005). Creating connections between nursing care and the creative arts therapies: Expanding the concept of holistic care. Springfield, IL: Charles C Thomas.

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