Transcultural mental health - masters and doctoral programmes
A lot of university programs in psychology and psychiatry offer separate courses in cross-cultural mental health. But not too many offer separate programs in cross-cultural mental health or psychology. Below is a list of master and doctoral degree programs offered around the world.
- Master of Science in Transcultural Psychiatry, McGill University, Montreal, Canada. The MSc degree in Psychiatry with a focus on transcultural psychiatry is a program to develop research skills in trainees with a background in psychiatry, psychology or other health or social sciences.
- MSc/PG Diploma Mental Health: Transcultural Mental Healthcare/Psychological Therapies, University of London, Great Britain. The Transcultural Mental Healthcare pathway focuses on cultural capability in health and social care, and providing training in health services research. Students will develop a knowledge base derived from anthropological, medical, sociological, epidemiological, pharmacological and cultural understandings of the presentation, expression and management of psychological distress among black and ethnic minorities.
- Masters of Mental Health (General Practice) course, Cross-Cultural Mental Health Care in General Practice, New South Wales, Australia. The program will provide new and experienced GPs with the skills, knowledge and means of building better therapeutic relationships and working more effectively with patients from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities.
- Master in Mental Health Sciences (by Research): Transcultural Mental Health, University of Melbourne, Australia. This two-year full time research degree offers the opportunity for the student to undertake research training in the area of immigrant and refugee mental health or mental health in overseas populations. An important focus of the work is on the relationships between culture and mental health, including culture and psychopathology, attitudes towards mental illness, illness behaviour, pathways to care and adjustments to illness.
- "External PhD" Cross-Cultural Psychology at Tilburg University, the Netherlands. The research group works in the area of cross-cultural psychology. The major themes are: A. The relationship between cultural factors and human behavior and its development (in a broad sense, including experiences, actual behaviors, and inferences about behavior in the domain of personality, intelligence, and emotions); B. The methodological aspects of cross-cultural comparisons. It is the mission of the research group to enlarge our insight in the intricate bi-directional relationships between individuals and the cultural context in which they function and to disseminate available scientific knowledge, especially to the majority world.
- Ph.D. in Psychology (Community and Cultural Concentration), University of Hawaii at Manoa. The CCC is a graduate specialization leading to the Ph.D. in psychology. The importance of multi-disciplinary education is recognized and, therefore, the core CCC curriculum is combined with offerings from other departments at the University of Hawai‘i. This multi-disciplinary curriculum is designed to provide systematic coverage of the major theoretical and empirical work in the field with sufficient flexibility to meet student interests, enthusiasms, and career goals.
- Doctor of Psychology: Cross Cultural Psychology, Widener University, Chester, Pennsylvania. The objective of this curricular cluster is to promote cultural competence and expertise in students so that they are able to provide mental health services that are sensitive and responsive to the client's world view and its cultural determinants. The cluster fosters such competence in students through exposure to cross-cultural information, theory, and research, as well as experiential learning.
- Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.), Multi-cultural / Diversity concentration, Nova Southeastern University, Florida. This concentration is designed to provide coursework, research, and practicum experiences to better enable students to work effectively in a demographically changing society. Students will complete all existing core requirements as well as participation in pre-practicum research, research, and clinical practica with core faculty. Students will also complete 12 hours of specified coursework. In addition, research practica, major paper, and dissertation will be completed on a topic in multiculturalism with a track faculty member.