Training Programs

McGill Summer Program in Social & Cultural Psychiatry
The Division of Social and Transcultural Psychiatry at McGill University offers  annual courses in Cultural Psychiatry and Working with Culture.

Online Educational Programs in Cultural Competence
The U.S. Office of Minority health provides a set of training courses in cultural competence. The set of courses is designed to integrate knowledge, attitudes and skills related to cultural competence in order to lessen racial and ethnic care disparities.

Refugees and Global Health e-Learning Program
Developed by the Canadian Collaboration for Immigrant and Refugee Health, this e-learning program addresses professionals from various backgrounds: clinicians, advocates, scholars, administrators, and others. 8 learning modules provide essential information on health issues in immigrants and refugees in slides, videos, references, and links to external resources.

A Physician’s Practical Guide to Culturally Competent Care
Information compiled by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, on the delivery of culturally competent care with links to self-directed training courses for health-care professionals interested in cultural competency in the provision of care; with CME/CE credits.

Indigenous Cultural Competency Training Program
This website provides information about the Indigenous Cultural Competency (ICC) Online Training Program delivered by the Provincial Health Services Authority of British Columbia. Core ICC Mental Health Training builds on the foundation provided in Core ICC with a specific focus on mental health issues for professionals working with Indigenous people in British Columbia. The Core ICC Mental Health is specific to those who work in the mental health field and the goal is to improve access to mental health services and mental health outcomes for Aboriginal people. The training is designed for non-Aboriginal mental health professionals working in PHSA, Regional Health Authorities, Ministry of Health and their partner agencies. The curriculum is intended as introductory training and is supplemented by the Nation and region specific training provided by regional health authorities or Indigenous groups. The training takes approximately nine hours (depending on prior knowledge and learning style) to complete over an eight week period of time. At the end of the training you will receive a certificate. Cultural Competence Training Programs in the U.S. Online courses developed by the US Office of Minority Health provide cultural competence training for physicians, nurses, social workers, and others.

The Cross-Cultural Health Care Program (US)
The Cross Cultural Health Care Program (CCHCP) is a nonprofit training and consulting organization in Seattle, Washington. Their mission is to serve as a bridge between communities and health care institutions to advance access to quality health care that is culturally and linguistically appropriate. The program offers a medical interpreter training program, Bridging the Gap, and trains professionals internationally. The program’s goal is to train healthcare and other professionals to be more culturally competent in their approach to service delivery.

 Training in Cultural Psychiatry
This bibliography resource is from the Nathan Kline Institute (NKI) Center of Excellence in Culturally Competent Mental Health. The website includes other relevant resources such as detailed cultural group mental health literature reviews that identify the specific concerns and issues for different cultural groups living in the US, as well as  maps and data tables of cultural and religious groups in NYS, organized by county.