Erika Okazaki, is hematologist in our multidisciplinary team at the hemophilia center. She is very sensitive and  is fond of psychosocial matters! She had a course about Project’s Management at Vanzolini Foundation in São Paulo and had the great idea of applying her studies to promote with a group of other professionals, A PROJECT FOR A GROUP OF TEENAGERS ABOUT PROFESSIONAL ORIENTATION.

She comments:” the most beautiful moment was when they were face to face, the big guys talking about their job experiences / careers and the teens asking questions, listening with so much admiration”. An arquitect, a administrator, a  dentist surgeon, a lawyer, a gym teacher…. 🙂


A Hematologista  Erica Okazaki da nossa equipe multidisciplinar cursou a disciplina Gestão de Projetos  na Fundação Vanzolini e direcionou seu trabalho para a área de Orientação Profissional! um dos momentos altos do encerramento do projeto foi segundo  Erica quando os proprios adultos hemofílicos falaram para o grupo de adolescentes . De igual para igual, eles contaram o que eles fazem. Os meninos receberam os comentários de um advogado, um dentista, um arquiteto, um professor de educação física e de um administrador.!! Amaram…

About frederica cassis

My name is Frederica Dillen CASSIS, born of a Belgium mother and an Egyptian father, on the 3rd of January 1966 in Brussels, Belgium. I´ve travelled a lot, lived in many countries. Brazil is my seventh country and i live in Sao Paulo for 19 years now. Graduated in Clinical Psychology in 1991, I specialized in Junguian Psychology and in Hemophilia since then. LATEST PROJECTS: 1) Launching IN-HEMOACTION flash cards, where I added new topics like Inhibitors and their different treatments, physiotherapy and a some playful activities like video games! 2) HERO (Hemophilia Experiences Results and Opportunities) sponsored by Novo Nordisk since 2009, exploring through qualitative and quantitative analysis the psychosocial issues involving People with hemophilia, their carers and the health professionals in the treatment process. check this project in my blog Now, HERO is in Brazil! soon the results will be available. 2) P-TET (Pediatric Thrombosis Educational Tool) flash cards in evolution stage, for kids on anti-coagulant treatment...inspired on IN-HEMOACTION flashcards success. 3) I am a co-author along with psychologist Irene Fuchs and Edward Kuebler of a booklet called "Communication, love and sexuality for people with hemophilia, carriers and family" 4) an on going process of a systematic review for the Cochrane Collaboration about "psychological interventions for people with hemophilia and their families" On a more personal level i have 3 three great not anymore children :) Danaê 24, Rubi 18 and Iggy 15) and i love to jogg, dance and read. To walk and look for shells on a beach too and I discover that i love deserts...:)

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