Cultural Psychiatry: Critical Introduction
Lecture 1: Critical Introduction to Concepts and Practice of Cultural Psychiatry, Part 1. To understand what is built into our mental health practice in order to look at it critically, Dr. Laurence Kirmayer examines the culture of psychiatry and psychology. Part of the Summer Program in Social and Cultural Psychiatry from the Division of Transcultural Psychiatry.

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Cultural Psychiatry: a Critical Introduction

This course presents a critical introduction to theory and research in cultural psychiatry—the study of cultural influences on, and responses to, mental health problems. Topics include: an overview of the history of cultural psychiatry; conceptual problems…


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This course presents a critical introduction to theory and research in cultural psychiatry—the study of cultural influences on, and responses to, mental health problems. Topics include: an overview of the history of cultural psychiatry; conceptual problems and research methods for studying culture and context in mental health; somatization and bodily idioms of distress; dissociation of memory and identity; cultural variations in emotional experience; trauma and the social construction of diagnostic entities; culture and psychosis; the mental health of immigrants and refugees; the mental health of Indigenous peoples; systems of ritual and symbolic healing; models of mental health care for culturally diverse populations; globalization and the future of cultural psychiatry. This is a graduate level course that assumes basic knowledge of psychiatry, psychology and anthropology. Part of the Summer Program in Social and Cultural Psychiatry from the Division of Transcultural Psychiatry.

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