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G. Eric Jarvis, MD

G. Eric Jarvis, MD

G. Eric Jarvis, M.D., M.Sc. is Associate Professor of psychiatry at McGill University & Director of the Cultural Consultation Service and the First Episode Psychosis Program at the Jewish General Hospital. His clinical work involves the psychiatric evaluation and treatment of immigrants and refugees in addition to patients with early psychosis. His current research interests include the relation between psychosis and culture, the process of cultural consultation, and language barrier to mental health services. Dr. Jarvis also writes about the history of psychiatry.

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


Selected Articles

Jarvis, G.E. (2013). Cultural Consultation in General Hospital Psychiatry. In LJ Kirmayer, C. Rousseau & J. Guzder (Eds.) Encountering the Other: The Practice of Cultural Consultation (pp. 293-314).

Kirmayer, L.J, Jarvis, G.E., & Guzder, J.G. (2013). The Process of Cultural Consultation. In LJ Kirmayer, C. Rousseau & J. Guzder (Eds.) Encountering the Other: The Practice of Cultural Consultation (pp. 47-70).

Kirmayer, LJ, Rousseau, C., Jarvis, G.E., & Guzder, J. (2013). The Cultural Context of Clinical Assessment. In A. Tasman, J. Kay & Robert J. Ursano (Eds.) The Psychiatric Interview: Evaluation and Diagnosis (pp. 47-62). Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons.

Adeponle, A., Thombs, B., Groleau, D., Jarvis, G.E., & Kirmayer, L.J. (2012). Using the Cultural Formulation to Resolve Uncertainty in Diagnoses of Psychosis Among Ethnoculturally Diverse Patients. Psychiatric Services, 63 (2); 147-153. doi:10.1176/appi.ps.201100280

Jarvis, G.E. (2012). Changing psychiatric perception of African Americans with affective disorders. The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 200:1031-1040.

Jarvis, G.E. (2011). Fragmentation et réintégration: Diversités culturelles et politiques de santé mentale au Canada depuis 1982. TranSfaire & Culture, 4 (December): 31-48.

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., 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 Conference Presentations

Jarvis, G.E., Ahmed. R., Ryder, A., & Kirmayer, L.J. (2013). Assessing Language Barriers to Mental Health Services in a Multiethnic Population: Preliminary Findings. Presentation at Health Care Access for Linguistic Minorities: Breaking the barriers, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Jarvis, G.E. (2013). Realities and Myths of Linguistic Barriers in Health Care. Presentation at Health Care Access for Linguistic Minorities: Breaking the barriers, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Nikolitch, K., & Jarvis, G.E. (2013). Ethnicity and Adherence to Follow-Up in a First Episode Psychosis Clinic: Preliminary Findings. Poster for the Lady Davis Institute retreat, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Nikolitch, K., & Jarvis, G.E. (2013). Follow Up in First Episode Psychosis: Ethnicity Factors and Case Manager Perceptions. Poster presentation for Early Intervention in Psychosis: Current Knowledge and Future Directions, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Jarvis, G.E. (2013). Changing Psychiatric Perception of African-Americans with Mood Disorders, 1788-2012. Presented at the XXI World Congress of Social Psychiatry, Lisbon, Portugal.

Falgas-Bague, I. & Jarvis, G.E. (2013). Neglected research of psychosis in immigrants: a critical review of the Spanish literature. Poster for the XXI World Congress of Social Psychiatry, Lisbon, Portugal.

Kirmayer, L.J., Guzder, J., Jarvis, G.E., Lashley, M., & Dinh, N. (2012). The Practice of Cultural Consultation. The Canadian Psychiatric Association annual meeting, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Jarvis, G.E. (2012). Cultural interventions for refugees with PTSD on a cultural consultation service. The Canadian Psychiatric Association annual meeting, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Dominicé Dao, M, Jarvis, G.E., & Larchanché, S. (2012). Dilemmas in cultural consultation: managing culturally doubtful consultation requests. Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Psychiatry and Culture, New York City, New York, USA.

Jarvis, G.E. (2012). Culture, Migration and History: Implications for the Etiology, Diagnosis and Outcome of Psychotic Disorders. Presented at Cultural Psychiatry in Mediterranean Countries, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Jarvis, G.E. (2011). Internet Inputs to the Cultural Formulation on a Cultural Consultation Service, Advanced Study Institute, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Jarvis, G.E. (2011). Best Practices in Cultural Consultation and Training: An Overview of the Montreal Experience, First International Conference on Transcultural Psychiatry in the French-speaking World, Paris, France.

Bhat, V., Spigonardo, V., Jurcik, T., Whitley, R., & Jarvis, G.E. (2011). Variations in the Attribution of   the Etiology of Psychosis in the Abstracts of Articles from Three National Psychiatric Journals. Presented at the 15th World Congress of Psychiatry, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Jarvis, G.E., Kirmayer, LJ, Jarvis, GK, & Whitley, R. (2011). Police or Ambulance Referral of Afro-Canadians to Emergency Psychiatric Services, IALMH Berlin Congress, Berlin, Germany.

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.

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