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2007 Summer Program

13th Annual Summer Program
May 7 – June 4, 2007

2007 McGill Summer Program

You can download the 2007 Summer Program in PDF format ( brochure2007 [.pdf] ) and the ASI 2007 Flyer [.pdf] .

General information

Registration information

Courses and workshops

Guest faculty

McGill faculty

2007 Application for professional interest*

Also see Advanced Summer Study Institute.


In 1995, the Division of Social and Transcultural Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, McGill University inaugurated an annual summer school in social and cultural psychiatry and psychiatric epidemiology. The program provides the conceptual background for research and clinical work in social and cultural psychiatry and will be of interest to:

  • postdoctoral trainees, researchers, and clinicians in psychiatry and other mental health disciplines
  • residents and graduate students in health and social sciences
  • physicians, psychologists, social workers and health professionals

The summer program forms part of the training activities of the Montreal WHO Collaborating Centre and is endorsed by the Canadian Academy of Psychiatric Epidemiology.

General information

Director: Laurence J. Kirmayer, MD

Administrator: Dianne Goudreau

Administrative Office:
Division of Social and Transcultural Psychiatry,
Department of Psychiatry
McGill University
1033 Pine Avenue West
Montreal, Quebec
H3A 1A1

Tel.: 514-398-7302
Fax: 514-398-4370
Email: tcpsych [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Courses may be taken for academic credit or professional interest, or CME. Workshops may be taken only for professional interest or CME. Transfer of academic credits should be arranged with the applicant's own university.

Academic Credit

Cultural Psychiatry (PSYT711) and Psychiatric Epidemiology (PSYT713) may be taken for academic credit. Students enrolled in a graduate program at McGill must register for these courses through Minerva. Non-McGill Quebec university students may request an interuniversity transfer of credits (www.crepuq.qc.ca). Students not enrolled in a program at McGill (including visiting non-professionals, McGill medical residents not in the MSc Program and students from other universities in Canada or the US) must apply for "Special Student" status to register for the courses. Applicants are urged to use the McGill web application at www.mcgill.ca/applying/graduate. Those who are unable to access the Internet may request an application package from our office. All applications for "Special Student" status must be received by 15 February 2007 and must include a $60.00 (Cdn) application fee and official transcripts of undergraduate studies (and graduate studies if applicable). Official notification of acceptance as a "Special Student" is issued by the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Students must obtain their McGill student identity number in order to register for the courses on Minerva.

Students wishing to apply for the MSc program in Social and Transcultural Psychiatry should direct inquiries to the Graduate Program Coordinator, Department of Psychiatry, McGill University, 1033 Pine Avenue West, Room 111, Montréal, Québec, Canada H3A 1A1. Tel: (514) 398-4176; e-mail: msc [dot] psychiatry [at] mcgill [dot] ca; website: http://www.med.mcgill.ca/psychiatry/teaching.htm.

CME and Professional Interest

Physicians and other health professionals not seeking academic credits may enroll for professional interest or CME in the Summer Program. Applications are accepted as long as room is available in a course or workshop. These students will receive a certificate from the Department of Psychiatry certifying they attended the course or workshop. No formal university transcript is issued. Courses taken for Professional Interest cannot subsequently be applied to an academic program.

Continuing Medical Education study credits are available from McGill University, Division of Continuing Medical Education ("CME") which sponsors continuing medical education for physicians and is fully accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools (CACMS), the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) for MAINPRO-M1 credits, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education of the United States (ACCME). Daily sign-in registration is required in order to receive attestation certificates.

Courses and workshops

COURSES

PSYT711 Cultural Psychiatry
L. Kirmayer, A. Young, & Faculty (3 academic credits)

This seminar surveys recent theory and research on the interaction of culture and psychiatric disorders. Topics to be covered include: cross-national epidemiological and ethnographic research on major and minor psychiatric disorders; culture-bound syndromes and idioms of distress; culture, emotion and social interaction; ritual and symbolic healing; mental health of indigenous peoples; mental health of immigrants and refugees; psychiatric theory and practice as cultural constructions; methods of cross-cultural research. [Prerequisites: Courses in psychiatry and anthropology.] Text: Course readings are available at the McGill bookstore. Begins: May 8, 2007 (4 weeks) T•Th  13h30-18h00.

PSYT713 Psychiatric Epidemiology
G. Galbaud du Fort, N. Frasure-Smith (3 academic credits)

This course offers an overview of the application of epidemiology in the field of psychiatry. Topics include: epidemiologic research methods in psychiatry; instruments and methods used in community studies; study of treatment-seeking, pathways to care and use of services; interaction between psychological distress and physical health; methods used in specific populations and for specific disorders; evaluation of treatments, interventions, needs for care and research on quality of life. [Prerequisites: Courses in psychiatry and/or epidemiology.] Text: Course readings are available at the McGill bookstore. Begins: May 7, 2007 (4 weeks) M•W•F  13h30-16h45.

WORKSHOPS

Working with Culture: Clinical Methods in Cultural Psychiatry
C. Rousseau, J. Guzder, & Faculty

This workshop for mental health practitioners provides an overview of clinical models and methods in cultural psychiatry. Topics include: working with translators and culture brokers; attending to culture, ethnicity, racism and power in individual and family interventions with migrants and ethnocultural minorities; how cultural work transforms the therapist; ethical issues in intercultural work; strategies for working in different settings including schools, community organizations and refugee immigration boards. Invited lectures will frame the basic issues of clinical intervention through the paradigms of cultural voices and languages of symptoms, art, and play. The clinical intersection of healer, culture, diagnosis, and therapy will be approached by a review of developmental theories, identity and life cycle variations in migrant or minority experience. Text: Course readings are available at the McGill bookstore. Begins: May 8, 2007 (24 hours/4 weeks) T•Th  09h00-12h00.

Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods
D. Groleau, C. Rodriguez, & Faculty

This workshop provides an introduction to qualitative research methods and data analysis in social science. It begins with an introduction to research as a "problem-solving process," and proceeds to articulate relevant questions for qualitative research, and processes for gathering, analyzing and interpreting data. Topics include: positivist versus constructivist paradigms; validity and reliability as applied to qualitative and quantitative methods; conceptual framework and bias issues; overview of different qualitative methodologies and their relevance for cultural psychiatry; advantages of software for qualitative analysis. Students will get a chance to practice ethnographic interviewing. Particular emphasis will be given to ethnographic and participatory research methods using illustrative examples. Begins: May 7, 2007 (4 weeks) M•W•F  09:00-12:00.

Quantitative Methods for Cross-Cultural Research
A. Ryder, B. Thombs, A. Drapeau, & V. Kovess

This workshop will provide an overview of the statistical bases and limitations of quantitative methods in the cross-cultural study of mental health and illness. Topics include scale construction and validation, research design, data analysis, and practical considerations in the design of quantitative studies. Relative advantages of correlational vs. quasi-experimental designs, univariate vs. multivariate approaches, and cross-cultural vs. acculturation strategies will be discussed. Special topics include treatment of complex multicultural datasets, methods for evaluating scale invariance, and programmatic integration of quantitative and qualitative methods. [Prerequisites: Courses in introductory statistics.] Begins: May 8, 2007 (24 hours/4 weeks) T•Th  09h00-12h00.

Community-Based Participatory Research
A. C. Macaulay & Kahnawake Community-Researcher Team

This workshop, facilitated by Kahnawake Schools Diabetes Prevention Project researchers and community members, will address participatory research based on their experiences. Topics will include: participatory research theory; building and maintaining healthy respectful partnerships; developing collaborative project strategies from design through dissemination; ownership of research data; maximizing benefits and minimizing community risks; capacity building and sustainability. The development and application of the Kahnawake Schools Diabetes Prevention Project Code of Research Ethics will be highlighted. Obligations of researchers and community partners will be discussed in the context of the new ethic of respecting community. June 4, 2007 (8 hours) M  09h00-18h00.

GUEST FACULTY

Kalman Applbaum, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Gilles Bibeau, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Anthropology, Université de Montréal; Co-chair, International Network for Cultural Epidemiology and Community Mental Health.

Françoise Baylis, Ph.D., Professor and Canada Research Chair in Bioethics, Dalhousie University, Halifax.

Joel Braslow, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor in Residence, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences; Associate Professor, Department of History, University of California, Los Angeles.

Johanne Collin, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacy, Université de Montréal; Director of MEOS.

François Crépeau, Ph.D., L.L.B., D.E.A., Professor of International Law, Canada Research Chair in International Migration Law, and Director, Centre for International Research, University of Montreal.

Sylvaine de Plaen, M.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Université de Montréal; Consultant, Out-Patient and Consultation-Liaison Services, Hôpital Ste-Justine.

Stefan Ecks, Ph.D., Lecturer, Social Anthropology, School of Social and Political Studies, University of Edinburgh, UK.

David Healy, M.D., North Wales Department of Psychological Medicine, University of Wales College of Medicine, Bangor, UK.

Sushrut Jadhav, M.D., Ph.D., Senior Lecturer in Cross-cultural Psychiatry, University College London; Hon. Consultant Psychiatrist, Mornington Psychiatric Instensive Care Unit, Camden, and Islington Community Health Services NHS Trust, London.

Myrna Lashley, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, John Abbott College; Research Associate, Culture and Mental Health Research Unit, Institute of Community and Family Psychiatry, Jewish General Hospital.

Annette Leibing, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Medical Anthropology, Faculty of Nursing, Université de Montréal.

Alain Lesage, M.D., M.Phil., Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Université de Montréal, Centre de recherche Fernand-Séguin de l'Hôpital L-H Lafontaine.

Tanya Luhrmann, Ph.D., Max Palevsky Professor, Committee on Human Development, University of Chicago.

Jonathan Metzl, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Women's Studies; Program Director, Culture, Health, and Medicine; Assistant Research Scientist, Institute for Research on Women and Gender, University of Michigan.

Michael J. Oldani, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Medical Anthropology, Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice, University of Wisconsin.

Andrew G. Ryder, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Concordia University, Montreal.

Marian Shermarke, M.S.W., M.Sc., M.A., Social Worker, C.L.S.C.-Côte des Neiges (Service d'aide aux réfugiés immigrants Montréal métropolitain, SARIMM).

Carlo Sterlin, M.D., Director, Transcultural Psychiatry Service, Hôpital Jean Talon; Consultant, C.L.S.C.-Côte des Neiges.

Robert Whitley, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Dartmouth University, New Hampshire.

MCGILL FACULTY

Lawrence Annable, Dip. Stat., Professor, Division of Psychopharmacology, Department of Psychiatry.

Alain Brunet, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry; Researcher, Psychosocial Research Division, Douglas Hospital Research Centre.

Margaret Cargo, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry; Researcher, Psychosocial Research Division, Douglas Hospital Research Centre.

Ellen Corin, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Departments of Anthropology and Psychiatry; Researcher, Psychosocial Research Division, Douglas Hospital Research Centre.

Nancy Frasure-Smith, Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry; Senior Research Associate, Montreal Heart Institute; Invited Researcher, Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal, Research Centre.

Guillaume Galbaud du Fort, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Epidemiology & Biostatistics; Researcher, Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Community Studies, Sir Mortimer B. Davis—Jewish General Hospital; Educational Coordinator, Canadian Academy of Psychiatric Epidemiology.

Ian Gold, Ph.D., Associate Professor & Canada Research Chair in Philosophy and Psychiatry.

Danielle Groleau, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Division of Social and Transcultural Psychiatry; Research Associate, Culture and Mental Health Research Unit, Sir Mortimer B. Davis—Jewish General Hospital.

Jaswant Guzder, M.D., Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry; Head of Child Psychiatry, Sir Mortimer B. Davis—Jewish General Hospital; Director, Day Treatment Program in Child Psychiatry; Staff Consultant (former Co-Director), Cultural Consultation Service.

Norman Hoffman, M.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry; Director, Student Mental Health Services, McGill University.

G. Eric Jarvis, M.D., M.Sc., Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry; Director, Cultural Consultation Service, Sir Mortimer B. Davis—Jewish General Hospital.

Suzanne King, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry; Researcher, Psychosocial Research Division, Douglas Hospital Research Centre.

Laurence J. Kirmayer, M.D., James McGill Professor; Director, Division of Social and Transcultural Psychiatry; Editor-in-Chief of Transcultural Psychiatry; Director, Culture and Mental Health Research Unit, Institute of Community and Family Psychiatry, Sir Mortimer B. Davis—Jewish General Hospital.

Viviane Kovess, MD., PhD., Professor, Department of Psychiatry, McGill (part-time) & Director, Fondation MGEN pour la santé publique, Paris, France.

Eric Latimer, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry; Researcher, Psychosocial Research Division, Douglas Hospital Research Centre.

Margaret Lock, Ph.D., Marjorie Bronfman Professor, Departments of Social Studies of Medicine and Anthropology.

Karl Looper, M.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry; Research Associate, Department of Psychiatry, Sir Mortimer B. Davis—Jewish General Hospital.

Ann C. Macaulay, M.D., Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine; Scientific Director, Kahnawake Centre for Research and Training in Diabetes Prevention.

Ashok Malla, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry & Canada Research Chair in Early Psychosis, McGill University; Director, Clinical Research Division, Douglas Hospital Research Centre.

Toby Measham, M.D., M.Sc., Faculty Lecturer, Department of Psychiatry; Transcultural Psychiatry Team, Montreal Children's Hospital.

Céline Mercier, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Director of New Information Technologies and Research, Centre de réadaptation Lisette-Dupras.

Lucie Nadeau, M.D., Faculty Lecturer, Department of Psychiatry; Transcultural Psychiatry Team, Montreal Children's Hospital.

Duncan Pedersen, M.D., Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry; Associate Scientific Director, International Programs, Douglas Hospital Research Centre; Scientific Director, WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Mental Health.

Michel Perreault, M.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry; Researcher, Psychosocial Research Division, Douglas Hospital Research Centre.

Charo Rodriguez, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine.

Ellen Rosenberg, M.D., Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, Research Associate, C.L.S.C.-Côte des Neiges.

Cécile Rousseau, M.D., M.Sc., Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry; Director, Transcultural Child Psychiatry Clinic, Montreal Children's Hospital.

Norbert Schmitz, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry; Researcher, Psychosocial Research Division, Douglas Hospital Research Centre.

Raymond Tempier, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry (retired).

Brett Thombs, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Division of Social and Transcultural Psychiatry; Research Associate, Culture and Mental Health Research Unit, Sir Mortimer B. Davis—Jewish General Hospital.

Andrea Tone, Ph.D., Professor & Canada Research Chair in the Social History of Medicine.

Allan Young, Ph.D., Professor, Departments of Social Studies of Medicine, Anthropology, and Psychiatry.

2007 Application for professional interest*

Application deadline: April 15 (early application is advised because enrollment is limited). Application must be accompanied by an up-to-date curriculum vitae and a $50.00 (CDN) nonrefundable application fee, payable to McGill University (applied towards total fee). The balance of fees must be paid by the first day of classes. The department reserves the right to cancel under-subscribed courses in the Summer Program. In such cases, fees will be returned to the applicant.

Return this completed form to:
Division of Social & Transcultural Psychiatry
Department of Psychiatry
McGill University
1033 Pine Avenue West
Montreal, Quebec
Canada H3A 1A1

Courses & Workshops Fee Amount Due
Cultural Psychiatry (May 8 - 31)
$550
Psychiatric Epidemiology (May 7 - June 1)
$550
Working with Culture (May 8 - 31) $550
Qualitative Research (May 7 - June 1) $550
Quantitative Methods (May 8 - 31) $350
Community-based Participatory Research (June 4) $100
Advanced Study Institute
Workshop: Social Lives of Psychiatric Medication (June 12 - 13)
$150
Conference: Psychopharmacology and Globalization (June 14 - 15) $150
Total Due
Less Non-Refundable Application Fee -$50
Balance Due (payable on or before first class)
Fees to be remitted in Canadian funds
Signature of Applicant: Date:

*For CME and Academic Credit application instructions, see the section on Academic Credit.

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