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2011 Advanced Study Institute

Division of Social & Transcultural Psychiatry, McGill University
Advanced Study Institute in Cultural Psychiatry

Cultures of the Internet: Identity, Community and Mental Health

April 26 - 29, 2011
Montreal, Québec

2011 Advanced Study Institute Poster 

The 2011 Advanced Study Institute Program [.pdf] is now available.

Advanced Study Institute Workshop (April 26 - 29, 2011)
To register for the ASI, please use the following form.

2011 Registration [.pdf]

The Internet and World Wide Web have woven together humanity in new ways creating global communities, new possibilities of exchange, new forms of pathology and new modes of intervention. This workshop and conference will explore the implications of the internet for cultural psychiatry. Sessions will address four broad areas: (i) how the internet is transforming human functioning, personhood and identity, e,g, blogging and autobiographical narration, virtual identities, new functional organizations of memory, cognition, sensorial worlds, and relatedness to others, shifting notions of public and private; (ii) how the new forms of electronic networking give rise to new types of groups and forms of community, e.g. social networking, transnational connections of migrants, communities of interest and common concern; (iii) pathologies of the internet, e,g, internet addiction, internet suicide, sexual exploitation, cyberbullying, social isolation, and the amplification of psychopathology; and (iv) the uses of the internet in mental health care, e.g. delivery of health information, web-based consultation, treatment intervention and mental health promotion. Particular attention will be given to these issues as they apply to indigenous peoples in rural and remote communities, to migrant populations and in global mental health.

The format will be a 2-day workshop for researchers in these areas (April 26 & 27), followed by a 2-day conference oriented toward clinical or public health practitioners and policy makers (April 28 & 29).

Guest Faculty
Naomi Adelson, Kamaldeep Bhui, Stéphane Bouchard, Suparna Choudhury, Gabriella Coleman, Mauricio Delfen, Ilana Gershon, Frederick Hickling, Thomas Malaby, Kelly McKinney, Sadeq Rahimi, Eugene Raikhel, Radhika Santhanam-Martin, Kemal Sayar, Justin E.H. Smith

McGill Faculty
Ellen Corin, G. Eric Jarvis, Laurence J. Kirmayer, Ronald Niezen, Duncan Pedersen, Amir Raz, Cécile Rousseau, Alberto Sanchez-Allred, Shaheen Shariff, Rob Whitley

The 2011 Advanced Study Institute Program [.pdf] is now available.

There will be a poster session, reception and special event April 28 from 6 to 9 PM.

To submit a poster, please complete the 2011 poster presentation [.pdf] form and send it with your application for the ASI Conference.

The full Summer School Program is available in PDF.

2011 Summer Program Brochure [.pdf]