Training and MSc program

The main training programs are offered by the Division of Social and Transcultural Psychiatry at McGill University:

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  • Summer Program in Social and Cultural Psychiatry
    The annual summer program provides conceptual background for research and clinical work in social and cultural psychiatry. The program was inaugurated over 25 years ago, and each summer it welcomes a diversity of researchers, clinicians and students from around the world.
  • Advanced Study Institute in Cultural Psychiatry
    The ASI is an annual workshop and conference for the advanced study of current issues in cultural psychiatry. Typically, it consists of an intensive two-day workshop for researchers followed by a public conference attended by mental health practitioners, educators and policy makers.
    Register for the ASI by downloading the PDF icon 2018 registration form fillable
    To pay by credit card, please use the PDF icon credit card authorization form
  • MSc in Psychiatry (Social and Transcultural Psychiatry)
    The MSc in Social and Transcultural Psychiatry is a specialization within the graduate program in McGill's Department of Psychiatry. Students take courses in Cultural Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, in addition to conducting thesis work in a relevant field. Admissions are handled by the Department of Psychiatry.
  • Clinical Training in Cultural Psychiatry (See the Cultural Consultation Service (CCS) website)
    The Cultural Consultation Service provides comprehensive assessment and evaluation of patients from diverse cultural backgrounds. The CCS offers opportunities for research and/or clinical internships and fellowships for graduate students in psychology, psychiatry, medicine, nursing, social work and anthropology.
  • Information on Undergraduate Medical Student Electives
    Both McGill and non-McGill undergraduate students may follow this link for information on the logistics surrounding training opportunities within the division of social and transcultural psychiatry.