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2006 Advanced Study Institute

June 1 & 2, 2006

Refugees and Forced Migration

Recent years have seen profound changes in the situation of refugees and displaced peoples. While the numbers of people enduring forced migration have increased, receiving countries have become less hospitable. Anxieties about security and integration have been used to justify more restrictive policies and harsh treatment of people seeking asylum. This conference will examine mental health issues for asylum seekers, refugees and internally displaced peoples. Presentations will examine: the implications for mental health of international policies and practices on refugees and migration; the impact of different ideologies of citizenship, ethnocultural identity and modes of social integration on individual and collective well-being; models of mental health services for refugees; and clinical strategies in working with refugees, across the lifespan. There will be a poster session for participants who wish to present research studies or intervention programs.

Guest faculty include: Morton Beiser, François Crépeau, Edvard Hauff, Richard Rechtman, Derrick Silove, Charles Watters

McGill faculty: Ellen Corin, Jaswant Guzder, G. Eric Jarvis, Laurence J. Kirmayer, Toby Measham, Lucie Nadeau, Duncan Pedersen, Cécile Rousseau

Dates: June 1 & 2, 2006 (12 hours) Th & F; 08h30-17h00

Reception & Poster Session: June 1, Th; 1800h-19h30

Film: June 1, Th; 1900h-21h30

The ASI 2006 brochure [.pdf] and ASI 2006 flyer [.pdf] are available for download in PDF format.

Location: Institute of Community and Family Psychiatry
4333 Cote Ste-Catherine Road, Montreal (Quebec)

More information on the Summer Program in Social & Cultural Psychiatry can be found here.

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