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April 2018

What Does “Culture” Mean? Evolving Definitions in Mental Health Service, Training, and Research

April 19 - April 21
Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice, University of San Diego, 5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110 United States
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The concept of culture has continued to evolve in mental health research and practice, in parallel with critiques of group-based definitions of culture in anthropology and other social sciences. Culture is often reduced to a principal group identity, usually an aspect of the person’s national or racial/ethnic background. In contrast, current definitions of culture in mental health – such as the one presented in the DSM-5 – conceptualize culture as processual, constituting a process of meaning-making that is under the…

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Summer Program in Social & Cultural Psychiatry

April 30 @ 8:00 AM - August 24 @ 5:00 PM
McGill University, 1033 Pine Ave West
Montreal, Quebec H3A1A1 Canada
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Division of Social and Transcultural Psychiatry, McGill University   24th Annual Summer Program in Social and Cultural Psychiatry  May 7 - August 24, 2018  Courses Cultural Psychiatry Psychiatric Epidemiology Research Methods in Social and Cultural Psychiatry  Workshops Working with Culture The McGill Illness Narrative Interview Global Mental Health Indigenous Mental Health Research Critical Neuroscience Social and Cultural Neuroscience

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June 2018

Challenging Migrant Detention: Human Rights, Advocacy and Mental Health

June 19 @ 8:00 AM - June 21 @ 5:00 PM
McGill New Residence Hall, 3625 Avenue du Parc
Montreal, Quebec H2X 3P8 Canada
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Advanced Study Institute  Challenging Migrant Detention: Human Rights, Advocacy and Mental Health June 19 - 21, 2018 The world is facing unprecedented numbers of forcibly displaced persons. Notions of the unwanted “Other”, the “illegal” migrant, and the “bogus” refugee are increasingly prominent in public discourse of destination countries, lending support to stringent border control policies whereby states incarcerate asylum seekers, undocumented migrants and other foreign nationals in immigration detention centres, prisons and camps. This structural violence primarily targets racialized populations…

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October 2018

Achieving Global Health Equity: Making Cultural Psychiatry Count

October 10 - October 13
Columbia University Morningside Campus, 116th Street and Broadway New York 10027 United States + Google Map

The 5th World Congress of Cultural Psychiatry will be held at Columbia University in New York City on October 10-13, 2018. This World Congress is sponsored by the World Association of Cultural Psychiatry (WACP), Columbia University, New York Institute of Technology – College of Osteopathic Medicine, and several partner organizations. With the theme Achieving Global Mental Health Equity: Making Cultural Psychiatry Count, this multi-disciplinary conference will bring together hundreds of psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, nurses, and others in mental health, anthropology, and…

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