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2012 Summer Program

18th Annual Summer Program
April 30 to June 1, 2012

You can download the 2012 Summer Program in PDF format.

2012_Summer_Program_Brochure.pdf

General information

Registration information

Courses and workshops

Guest faculty

McGill faculty

Accommodations

2012 Registration for CME Credits & Professional Interest*

Also see Advanced 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: Virginia Fauras

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: 514-375-1459
Email: tcpsych [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Registration Information

Courses may be taken for academic credit, Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit, or for professional interest. Workshops may be taken only for professional interest or CME.

Enrolment for courses and workshops is limited and early application is strongly advised. Please note the application deadlines in order to submit your application on time.

 

Professional Interest and Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit


Students and professionals applying to the summer program for professional interest can do so through the Division of Social and Transcultural Psychiatry. On successful completion of the course or workshop a certificate of attendance will be provided by the Division. This does not confer formal academic credit, for which a separate application is required (see below). Registrations for professional interest are accepted as long as room is available in a course or workshop. Medical practitioners may take courses and workshops for CME credit. Psychiatrists and general practitioners from North America, who are not seeking academic credits, may enrol for Continuing Medical Education (CME) study credits available from McGill University, Division of Continuing Health and Professional Education. The CHPE grants continuing medical education credits 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). Those interested in obtaining CME credits must indicate this clearly on the registration form at the end of this brochure. Participants must sign in daily in order to receive CME credits and attestation certificates.

 

Registration for Professional Interest or CME credit can only be completed through the Division of Social & Transcultural Psychiatry. Please fill out the 2012_registration_form.pdf.

 

To register for Professional Interest and CME credit please contact: Summer Program Coordinator, tc [dot] psych [at] mcgill [dot] ca, Tel: 514-398-5780 or 514-398-7302, Fax: 514-375-1459.

 

Academic credit

The Cultural Psychiatry (PSYT711) and Psychiatric Epidemiology (PSYT713) courses may be taken for academic credit by students enrolled in a graduate program at McGill or another university. All applicants for academic credit must submit their CV to the summer program coordinator at tc [dot] psych [at] mcgill [dot] ca to obtain permission to attend the course(s). Be sure to include your current contact information (mailing address, telephone, fax, and e-mail) and specify which course(s) you would like to attend. After this initial step, all further correspondence regarding the registration process for academic credit will be with Miriam Staudt, the Department of Psychiatry Graduate Program Coordinator, by e-mail at: graduate [dot] psychiatry [at] mcgill [dot] ca, Tel: 514-398-4176 or Fax: 514-398-4370.

McGill Graduate Students

After receiving permission to attend the course(s), students may register on Minerva once the summer registration period for graduate students begins. Students are billed by McGill Student Accounts.

 

McGill Double Program Students and McGill Psychiatry Residents

After receiving permission to attend the course(s), students need to apply for “Special Student” status at www.mcgill.ca/gradapplicants/apply/ by February 15, 2012. A $100.00 (CAD) application fee is required. (This amount cannot be applied towards course/workshop fees). Official notification of acceptance as a “Special Student” is issued by the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Students must use the paper Minerva forms to register for course(s), not the online Minerva registration process. McGill double program students and McGill psychiatry residents are billed by McGill Student Accounts.

 

Non-McGill, Québec University Students

After receiving permission to attend the course(s), students need to request an interuniversity transfer of credits (www.crepuq.qc.ca). Fees are paid to your home university.

 

Students from University of Toronto and University of British Columbia

After receiving permission to attend the course(s), students need to submit a registration exchange form to their home university and to the graduate program coordinator at McGill. Fees are paid to your home university.

 

Students from other Universities in Canada

Students must first receive permission to attend the course(s) as described earlier. If you are registered in a graduate program at a Canadian university (different from those mentioned above) and would like to take courses at McGill, you can apply as a visiting student. If you would like to take graduate-level courses, without the intention of obtaining a degree or diploma, you may apply as a special student. Applicants must apply by February 15, 2012 at www.mcgill.ca/gradapplicants/apply/. A $100.00 (CAD) application fee is required. (This amount cannot be applied towards course/workshop fees). Official notification of acceptance as a “Visiting Student” or a “Special Student” is issued by the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Students obtain a McGill student identity number when applying and use this to register for the course(s) on Minerva. Transfer of academic credits should be arranged with the applicant’s own university. Fees are paid to your home university.

 

International Students

After receiving permission to attend the course(s), students need to apply for “Special Student” status at www.mcgill.ca/gradapplicants/apply/ by January 15, 2012. A $100.00 (CAD) application fee is required. (This amount cannot be applied towards course/workshop fees). Official notification of acceptance as a “Special Student” is issued by the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Students obtain a McGill student identity number when applying and use this to register for the course(s) on Minerva. Transfer of academic credits should be arranged with the applicant’s own university. Students are billed by McGill Student Accounts.

 

M.Sc. Program in Psychiatry

 

Students wishing to apply for the MSc program in Psychiatry (with concentration in Social and Transcultural Psychiatry) should direct inquiries to:

Graduate Program Coordinator
Department of Psychiatry
McGill University
1033 Pine Avenue West, Room 105
Montreal, Quebec   H3A 1A1

Tel.: 514-398-4176
Email: graduate [dot] psychiatry [at] mcgill [dot] ca
Website: http://www.med.mcgill.ca/psychiatry/

The deadlines for applications and documents from International and Canadian students for the MSc and PhD programs are:

September 15 for entry in January.

January 15 for entry in May for international applicants for MSc and PhD and part time International applicants for summer courses.

February 15 for entry in May for Canadian degree program applicants and for part time in the Transcultural courses.

March 15 for Canadian and international applicants for entry in September.

For more information please visit: http://www.medicine.mcgill.ca/psychiatry/graduate.htm

CME and Professional Interest

Psychiatrists and general practitioners from North America, who are not seeking academic credits, may enroll for Continuing Medical Education (CME) study credits available from McGill University, Division of Continuing Medical Education, 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). Those interested in obtaining CME credits must indicate this clearly on the registration form at the end of this brochure. Daily sign-in registration is required in order to receive attestation certificates.

Registrations for professional interest are accepted as long as room is available in a course or workshop. These students will receive a certificate from the Department of Psychiatry attesting that they attended the course or workshop.

Courses and workshops

Courses

PSYT 711 Cultural Psychiatry 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

L. Kirmayer, & Faculty (3 academic credits)

This seminar surveys recent theory and research on the interaction of culture and psychiatric disorders. Topics to be covered include: history of cultural psychiatry; 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; globalization and the future of cultural psychiatry.

Prerequisites: Courses in abnormal psychology and medical anthropology.
Text: Course readings will be available at the McGill Bookstore.
Begins: May 1, 2012 (4 weeks) T•Th 13h30-18h00 & F 09h00-12h00
Location: Room 138, Irving Ludmer Building, 1033 Pine Avenue West.

PSYT 713 Psychiatric Epidemiology 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

G. Galbaud du Fort, N. Frasure-Smith, & Guest Faculty (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; introduction to clinical trials, needs for care and evaluation research.

Text: Course readings will be available at the McGill Bookstore.
Begins: April 30, 2012 (4 weeks) M•W•F 13h30-16h45
Location: Room 138, Irving Ludmer Building, 1033 Pine Avenue West

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 will be available at the McGill Bookstore.
Begins: May 1, 2012 (4 weeks) T•Th 09h00-12h00
Location: Room 138, Irving Ludmer Building, 1033 Pine Avenue West

Violence, Trauma and Recovery
D. Pedersen, L. Kirmayer, A. Young, & Guest Faculty

This workshop presents a critical introduction to current issues in psychological trauma aimed at reviewing research advances and reassessing clinical and public health interventions in response to organized violence, massive traumatic experiences and environmental adversities. Topics include: social and political issues shaping traumatic experience; traumatic memory; the role of culture in shaping individual and collective responses to trauma; critical perspectives in trauma theory and practice; gender issues; intervention models at individual (clinical), community-based and population (public health) levels; policy implications for managing complex emergencies and humanitarian interventions. Participants are expected to review the literature, present summaries of selected readings, and discuss the reviewed materials as required. Case-studies (Guatemala, the occupied Palestinian Territories and/or Nepal) will be presented.

Texts: Kirmayer, L. J., Lemelson, R., & Barad, M. (Eds.). (2007). Understanding trauma: Integrating biological, clinical, and cultural perspectives. New York: Cambridge University Press; Shalev, A., Yehuda, R., & McFarlane, A. (Eds.). (2000). International Handbook of Human Response to Trauma. New York: Kluwer Academic/ Plenum Publishers.
Begins: May 4, 2011 (4 weeks) W•F  13h30-16h45
Location: Room 102, Social Studies of Medicine Building, 3647 Peel Street

Qualitative Research Methods in Social and Cultural Psychiatry
D. Groleau

This course provides an overview of selected topics while focusing on a practicum approach to qualitative research relevant to social and cultural psychiatric research. A particular focus will be given to practicing methods for generating and analyzing qualitative empirical material. Role-playing methods will be used to introduce methods including individual interviews, focus groups, and participant observation. Participants will also gain familiarity with ethnographic interviewing with the McGill Illness Narrative Interview. In-class work will also provide the opportunity to practice qualitative coding using thematic analysis and grounded theory. Finally, the course will address how to write a fundable qualitative research grant and a qualitative research paper for publication.

Begins: May 2, 2011 (4 weeks) M•W 09h00-12h00, Room 138, Irving Ludmer Building, 1033 Pine Avenue West.

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

This workshop, facilitated by members of the centre 'Participatory Research at McGill' (pram.mcgill.ca) together with Kahnawake Schools Diabetes Prevention Project researchers and community members (www.ksdpp.org), 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 and increased knowledge translation. The development and application of the CIHR Guidelines for Research Involving Aboriginal People and the Kahnawake Schools Diabetes Prevention Project Code of Research Ethics will be included. Obligations of researchers and community partners will be discussed in the context of the ethics of respecting individuals and community.

Date: May 28, 2012 (6 hours) M 09h00-16h00.
Location: This workshop takes place in the Mohawk community of Kahnawake, but students are required to present themselves to Conference Room in Hugessen House (3666 McTavish St.), by 7:45 a.m. in order to be transported as a group to Kahnawake.

There will be a summer institute on Indigenous Mental Health Research offered in cooperation with the CIHR – Network for Aboriginal Mental Health Research, June 25-27. For more information and registration visit the website: www.namhr.ca

 

Critical Neuroscience
S. Choudhury, I. Gold, & Faculty

This course provides an overview of recent controversies surrounding cognitive neuroscience and the implications of recent advancements for psychiatry, industry, policy and other areas of social life. It will present key studies in social and cultural neuroscience from the last two decades and examine the potentials and limitations of predominant methodologies, particularly neuroimaging. The course will present the interdisciplinary project of critical neuroscience as a framework and set of tools with which to critically analyze interpretations of neuroscience data in the academic literature, their representation in popular domains and more broadly, the growth of neurocultures since the Decade of the Brain. The course will provide a forum to problematize, and consider alternatives to, neurobiological reductionism in psychiatry, areas of neuroethics, cultural neuroscience and neuropolicy, attending to the models, metaphors and political contexts of mainstream brain research. It will also explore various avenues for engagement between neuroscience, social science and humanities.

 

Text: Choudhury, S. & Slaby, J. (Eds). (2012). Critical Neuroscience: A Handbook of the Social and Cultural Contexts of Neuroscience, New York: Wiley.

Begins: May 29, 2012 (28 hours) T, W, Th, F  09:00-17:00

Location: Room 138, Irving Ludmer Building, 1033 Pine Avenue West

 

Introduction to Global Mental Health Research
D. Pedersen, L. Kirmayer, & Guest Faculty

The seminar will provide an introduction to key issues in global mental health research in low and middle-income countries (LMIC). Current health system responses to mental health needs will be presented, using WHO Atlas data, regional summaries, and more detailed narratives of case studies from sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Global mental health research requires cross- disciplinary skills and a solid knowledge of the social determinants of mental health, use of research methodologies (both qualitative and quantitative) adapted to resource-poor countries, cross-cultural sensitivity and competency in negotiating roles and expectations with collaborating partners in LMICs. This course will survey: a) the global burden of mental illness; b) poverty, social inequalities and health outcomes; c) connections between macro- and micro-social determinants of mental illness; d) innovative policies and interventions for decentralization of health resources and implementation of community-based care, including packages of care for specific disorders and comprehensive programmes of mental-health care for groups at risk; e) adaptations of research methods across different cultures, regions and levels of development; and f) scaling up the coverage of mental health interventions, financing and related issues. The seminar will include lectures, presentation and discussion of readings by faculty and students, and case study presentations, supplemented by video documentaries and films.

 

Date: July 3-4, 2012 (14 hours) T, W  09h00-17h00.
Location: TBD.

 

Guest faculty

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

Suparna Choudhury, Ph.D., Minerva Junior Professor, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science & Berlin School of Mind & Brain.

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

Suman Fernando, M.D., Honorary Senior Lecturer in Mental Health at European Centre for Migration & Social Care, University of Kent.

Byron Good, Ph.D., Professor of Medical Anthropology, Department of Social Medicine, Harvard University.

Ghayda Hassan, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Psychology, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM).

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.

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

François Lespérance, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry, University of Montreal; Chief of Psychiatry, Centre Hospitalier de l'Université de Montreal.

Kwame McKenzie, M.D., Senior Scientist, Social Equity and Health Research Section, and Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto.

Vikram Patel, M.Sc., MRCPsych, Ph.D., FMedSci., Professor of International Mental Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London.

Sadeq Rahimi, M.Sc., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Medical Anthropology, University of Saskatchewan.

Eugene Raikhel, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Comparative Human Development, University of Chicago.

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).

Jan Slaby, Ph.D., Junior Professor in Philosophy, Free University Berlin, Germany.

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

Derek Summerfield, Honorary Senior Lecturer, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London.

McGill faculty

Please see our Faculty web page for more information.

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.

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.

Kia Faridi, M.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry.

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; Psychiatrist, Department of Psychiatry, McGill University Health Centre.

Ian Gold, Ph.D., Canada Research Chair in Philosophy & 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.

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.

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

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

Nancy Low, M.D., M.Sc., Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry.

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

Ashok Malla, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry, Canada Research Chair in Early Psychosis, Douglas Institute.

Toby Measham, M.D., M.Sc., Assistant Professor, Division of Social & Transcultural Psychiatry. Department of Psychiatry.

Lucie Nadeau, M.D., Assistant Professor, Division of Social & Transcultural Psychiatry Department of Psychiatry.

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

Amir Raz, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Division of Social and Transcultural Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry.

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, Division of Social & Transcultural Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry; Director, Transcultural Child Psychiatry Clinic.

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

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.

Ashley Wazana, M.D., Department of Psychiatry, Montreal Children's Hospital.

Robert Whitley, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Researcher, Douglas Mental Health University Institute.

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