In the Journals

Special Issue: Transcultural Psychiatry, “Rethinking Cultural Competence”

Transcultural Psychiatry CoverThe April issue of Transcultural Psychiatry is a special issue  that grows out of an event held in April 2010 at the McGill Advanced Study Institute in Cultural Psychiatry, entitled “Rethinking Cultural Competence from International Perspectives.” As editor Laurence J. Kirmayer writes in the introduction:

Despite…attention to culture, models of mental health services, guidelines for clinical practice, and therapeutic interventions

In the Journals

Special Journal Issue: Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry — Anthropologies of Clinical Training in the 21st Century

The June 2011 issue of Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry is a special issue entitled, “Anthropologies of Clinical Training in the 21st Century.” Seth M. Holmes, Angela C. Jenks, and Scott Stonington, in their opening words, introduce the central question with which the issue’s articles grapple:

Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, medical anthropologists increasingly turned their attention to the examination


Cultures of the Internet conference, Montreal, April 28-29, 2011

Back in October I wrote about the upcoming conference on “Cultures of the Internet,” which will be held as part of the Advanced Study Institute in Cultural Psychiatry in Montreal on April 28 and 29, 2011.  Now the final program is available and registration is open.

As you’ll see below, there have been a few changes made to the line-up …


"Cultures of the Internet": the 2011 Advanced Study Institute in Cultural Psychiatry, Montreal, April 26-29, 2011

As I wrote last year about this time, McGill University’s Division of Social and Transcultural Psychiatry holds a Advanced Study Institute in Cultural Psychiatry early every summer, along with a month-long Summer Program in Social and Cultural Psychiatry.  The Advanced Study Institute typically consists of a two-day workshop during which cultural psychiatrists, psychologists, anthropologists and other social scientists and …


Conference announcement: Rethinking Cultural Competence from International Perspectives

Each year for the past ten years or so McGill’s Division of Social and Transcultural Psychiatry has hosted an Advanced Study Institute in Cultural Psychiatry.  The Institute includes a series of month-long courses on cultural psychiatry, methods in health research, culture in clinical contexts, global mental health research and other topics, taught by members of the Division.  The Institute …


Cultural competence: legislation and online resources

This was sent around the other day by Laurence Kirmayer on the Transcultural Psychiatry list-serv: a recent AP story recounts the efforts of several US states (namely, New Mexico, New Jersey and California) to mandate cultural competence training for clinicians.

I haven’t followed this closely, but there is an enormous amount of material available online for those interesting in …

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