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G. Eric Jarvis, MD

G. Eric Jarvis, MD

G. Eric Jarvis, M.D., M.Sc., studied medicine at the University of Alberta and pursued specialty training in transcultural psychiatry at McGill University. He is director of the Cultural Consultation Service, Team Leader of the First-Episode Psychosis Program, assistant professor of psychiatry at McGill University, and a research associate of the Jewish General Hospital. His clinical and administrative work is closely tied to his research interests: 1) the relationship between psychosis and culture and 2) the process of cultural consultation. Dr. Jarvis is also interested in cross-national comparison of psychiatric theory and practice.

eric [dot] jarvis1 [at] mcgill [dot] ca (email) website


Selected Articles

Jarvis, G. E., Toniolo, I., Ryder, A. G., Sessa, F., & Cremonese, C. (2011). High rates of psychosis for Black inpatients in Padua and Montreal: Different contexts, similar findings. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 46, 247-253.

Kirmayer, L. J., Rousseau, C., Jarvis, G. E., & Guzder, J. (2008). The cultural context of clinical assessment. In A. Tasman, M. Maj, M. B. First, J. Kay, & J. Lieberman (Eds.), Psychiatry (3 ed., pp. 54-66). New York: John Wiley & Sons.

Kirmayer, L. J., Rousseau, C., Guzder, J., & Jarvis, G. E. (2008). Training clinicians in cultural psychiatry: A Canadian perspective. Academic Psychiatry, 32, 313-319.

Kirmayer, L. J., Thombs, B., Jurcik, T., Jarvis, G. E., & Guzder, J. (2008). Use of an expanded version of the DSM-IV outline for cultural formulation on a cultural consultation service. Psychiatric Services, 59(6), 683-686.

Jarvis, G. E. (2008). Changing psychiatric perception of African Americans with psychosis. European Journal of American Culture, 27(3), 227-252.

Jarvis, G. E. (2007). The social causes of psychosis in North American psychiatry: A review of a disappearing literature. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 52(5), 287-294.


Selected Abstracts and Conferences

Jarvis, G. E. (2010). The limits of cultural competence in the assessment of migrants with psychosis: Results of a case series. SSPC Annual Meeting, Montreal, QC, Canada.

Jarvis, G. E., & Heidenreich, F. (2010). Reported rates of psychosis in the African minorities of the UK, US and France. International Conference on Transcultural Psychiatry, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Jarvis, G. E., Toniolo, I., Ryder, A. G., Sessa, F., & Cremonese, C. (2010). High rates of psychosis for Black inpatients in Padua and Montreal: Different contexts, similar findings. International Conference on Transcultural Psychiatry, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Jarvis, G. E., Toniolo, I., Ryder, A. G., Sessa, F., & Cremonese, C. (2010). High rates of assigned psychosis in hospitalized African immigrants in Padua and Montreal. The 15th EPA Section Symposium for Epidemiology and Social Psychiatry, Bergen, Norway.

Jarvis, G. E. (2010). 10 years of cultural consultation in Montreal: A review of successes and concerns. Cultural Consultation and Competency, London, UK.

Jarvis, G. E. (2007). Changing psychiatric perception of African Americans with psychosis: 1842-2007. Paper presentation at Race, Memory and Reclamation: “There are years that ask questions and years that answer,” University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK.

Kirmayer, L. J., Rousseau, C., Guzder, J., Corin, E., Jarvis, G. E., & Groleau, D. (2007). rethinking culture in psychiatric training: The McGill Program in Cultural Psychiatry. Paper presentation at the Canadian Psychiatric Association 57th Annual Meeting, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Jarvis, G. E. (2006).  Emergency medication use in a multiethnic population. Paper presentation at the Society for the Study of Psychiatry and Culture Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.


Other Publications

Jarvis, G.E. (2004). Cultural consultation: A model for understanding immigrants and refugees. Parkhurst Exchange, May, p.27.

Whitley, R., Kirmayer, L.J. & Jarvis, G.E. (2004). Cultural consultation in psychiatric practice [Letter to the editor]. The British Journal of Psychiatry, 185, 76.

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