G. Eric Jarvis, MD

Dr. G. Eric JarvisG. Eric Jarvis, MD, MSc, is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at McGill University and Director of the Cultural Consultation Service, the First Episode Psychosis Program, and the Culture and Psychosis Working Group at the Jewish General Hospital. He is Editor-in-Chief of Transcultural Psychiatry. His research interests include the cultural adaptation of services for early psychosis, cultural consultation, linguistic barriers in mental health care, and religion and mental health.

Dr. Jarvis is open to the supervision of students (residents or medical students, graduate students, visiting scholars and volunteer researchers) with interest in cultural consultation, culture and psychosis, and cultural adaptation of services.

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Recent Articles

M Mezzatesta, L Miquel, GE Jarvis. (2022). Gender-based violence among refugee women referred to a Cultural Consultation Service in Montreal. Transcultural Psychiatry. 59(2): 202-213.

Knight, S, Jarvis, GE, Ryder, AG, Lashley, M, & Rousseau, C. (2022). Ethnoracial Differences in Coercive Referral and Intervention Among Patients with First-Episode Psychosis. Psychiatric Services. 73(1): 2-8.

Kirmayer, LJ, Andermann, L, Fung, K, Guzder, J, & Jarvis, GE. (2022). The Importance of Religion and Spirituality in Cultural Psychiatry: Reply to Drs. Persad and Oyuwemi. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 67(8): 661.

Mustafa, SS, Malla, A, Joober, R, Abadi, S, Latimer, E, Schmitz, N, Jarvis, GE, Margolese, HC,

Casacalenda, N, Abdel-Baki, A, & Iyer, SN. (2022). Unfinished business: Functional outcomes in a randomized controlled trial of a three-year extension of early intervention versus regular care following two years of early intervention for psychosis. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 145:86-99.

G.E. Jarvis, M.D. (2021). Raspail, Racism, and Migration: Implications for Radicalization in a Polarizing World. Transcultural Psychiatry, 58(5):616-631.

R Kronick, GE Jarvis, LJ Kirmayer. (2021). Refugee mental health and human rights: A challenge for global mental health. Transcultural Psychiatry, 58(2):147-156.

Salomé M Xavier, G Eric Jarvis, Clairélaine Ouellet-Plamondon, Geneviève Gagné, Amal Abdel-Baki, Srividya N Iyer. (2021). Comment les services d’intervention précoce pour la psychose peuvent-ils mieux servir les migrants, les minorités ethniques et les populations autochtones? Santé Mentale au Québec, 46(2): 331-364.

LJ Kirmayer, S Fernando, J Guzder, M Lashley, C Rousseau, M Schouler-Ocak, R Lewis-Fernández, K Fung, GE Jarvis. (2021). A Call to Action on Racism and Social Justice in Mental Health. Can J Psychiatry, 66(6):590-593.

SN Iyer, SS Mustafa, L Moro, GE Jarvis, R Joober, S Abadi, N Casacalenda, HC Margolese, A Abdel-Baki, M Lepage, A Malla. (2021). Suicidality Over the First 5 Years of Psychosis: Does Extending EarlyIntervention Have Benefits? The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 66(5):468-476.

SN Iyer, SS Mustafa, S Abadi, R Joober, A Abdel-Baki, GE Jarvis, E Latimer, HC Margolese, N

Casacalenda, N Schmitz, T Brown, A Malla. (2021). Patient satisfaction with random assignment to extended early intervention for psychosis vs regular care: Relationship with service engagement. Early Intervention in Psychiatry, 15(3):746-750.

Jarvis GE, Kirmayer LJ, Gomez-Carillo A, Aggarwal NA, Lewis-Fernandez R. (2020). Update on the Cultural Formulation Interview. Focus. 18(1): 40-46.

M. Groff, E. Latimer, R. Joober, SN Iyer, N Schmitz, S. Abadi, A Abdel-Baki, N Casacalenda, HC Margolese, GE Jarvis, A Malla. (2020). Economic Evaluation of Extended Early Intervention Service vs Regular Care Following 2 Years of Early Intervention: Secondary Analysis of a Randomized Controlled Trial. Schizophrenia Bulletin. 47(2): 465-73.

Vacaflor BE, Beauchet O, Jarvis GE, Schiavetto A, Rej S. (2020). Mental Health and Cognition in Older Cannabis Users: A Review. The Canadian Geriatrics Journal. 23(3): 242-49.

A Accogli, GE Jarvis, A Schiavetto, L Lai, EL Amirali, DA Jiminez Cruz, J-B Rivière, Y Trakadis. (2020). Psychiatric features and variable neurodevelopment outcome in four females with IQSEC2 spectrum disorder. Journal of Genetics, 99:47.

Jarvis GE, Larchanche S, Bennegadi R, Ascoli M, Bhui KS, Kirmayer LJ. (2020). Cultural Consultation in Context: A Comparison of the Framing of Identity During Intake at Services in Montreal, London, and Paris. Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry. 44(3): 433-455.

T. Jurcik, GE Jarvis, J.Z. Doric, Y. Krasavtseva, A. Yaltonskaya, K. Ogiwara, J. Sasaki, S. Dubois, K. Grigoryan. (2020). Adapting mental health services to the COVID-19 pandemic: reflections from professionals in four countries. Counselling Psychology Quarterly. 34: 649-675.

NK Aggarwal, GE Jarvis, A Gómez-Carrillo, LJ Kirmayer, R Lewis-Fernández. (2020). The Cultural Formulation Interview since DSM-5: Prospects for training, research, and clinical practice. Transcultural Psychiatry. 57(4): 496-514.

Tran, D., Ryder, A.G., & Jarvis, G.E. (2019). Reported Immigration and Medical Coercion in Immigrants Referred to a Cultural Consultation Service. Transcultural Psychiatry, 56(5): 807-826.

Kirmayer LJ, Jarvis GE. (2019). Culturally Responsive Services as a Path to Equity in Mental Healthcare. Healthcare Papers. 18(2): 11-23.

Nikolitch K, Ryder A, & Jarvis GE. (2018). Adherence to Follow-Up in First-Episode Psychosis: Ethnicity Factors and Case Manager Perceptions. Prim Care Companion CNS Disord. 20(3): 1-9.

Potes A, Souza G, Nikolitch K, Penheiro R, Moussa Y, Jarvis GE, Looper K & Rej S. (2018). Mindfulness in severe and persistent mental illness: a systematic review. International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice. 22(4): 253-261.

Prete RA, Jarvis GE, Jarvis JA. (2017). The Linguistic and Ethnic Transformation of the Church in Quebec since the Mid-1960s. Journal of Mormon History, 43(4):155-184.

Malla A, Joober R, Iyer S, Norman R, Schmitz N, Brown T, Lutgens D, Jarvis GE, Margolese HC, Casacalenda N, Abdel-Baki A, Latimer E, Mustafa S, Abadi S. (2017). Comparing Three Years Extension of Early Intervention Service (EIS) to Regular Care (RC) Following Two Years of EIS for First-Episode Psychosis (FEP): A Randomized Single Blinded Clinical Trial. World Psychiatry, 16(3):278-286.

Jarvis GE. (2017). Negotiating differences of culture and language in the hospital setting. Annales Médico-Psychologiques, 175: 567-572.

Publications in collective works and book chapters

LJ Kirmayer, GE Jarvis, A Gómez-Carrillo. (2022). Depression Across Cultures: An Ecosocial Approach. CB Nemeroff, AF Schatzberg, N Rasgon, SM Strakowksi. Textbook of Mood Disorders. Second Edition. American Psychiatric Association Publishing, United States.

GE Jarvis, R Whitley, MN LeBlanc. (2021). Cultures of Wellness and Recovery: Exploring Religion and Chronicity in Relation to Severe Mental Illness. AR Hatala, K Roger. Wellness amidst experiences of chronicity: A spiritual and faith-based exploration. Routledge, United Kingdom.

GE Jarvis, LJ Kirmayer. (2021). Situating Mental Disorders in Cultural Frames. Oxford Research Encyclopedias Editorial Team. Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Psychology: 1-32.

Oxford University Press, United Kingdom.

Jarvis, G.E. & Whitley, R. (2021). Atheism and Healing. Moodley R, Lee E. Race, Ethnicity, and Culture in Mental Health. Routledge, United Kingdom.

Jarvis GE, Iyer S, Andermann L, Fung K. (2020). Culture and Psychosis in Clinical Practice. Badcock J, Paulik G.A Clinical Introduction to Psychosis. Elsevier, United Kingdom.

Measham T, Guzder J, Jarvis GE, Elias R, Rousseau C, Nadeau L, Hassan G. (2019). Transcultural Mental Health Services for Refugees: Two Service Models from Montreal, Canada. Berthohld SM, Libal KR. Refugees and Asylum-Seekers: Interdisciplinary and Comparative Perspectives. Praeger, United States.

Jarvis GE, Jarvis CAJ. (2017). Quebec. RA Prete, CT Prete. Canadian Mormons: History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Canada. Deseret Book, United States.

Guest Speaker Presentations

Jarvis, GE. The Turner Diaries, white lies, and a genealogy of hate. Advanced Study Institute Workshop, Montreal, Canada. Conference Date: 2022/06

Jarvis, GE. (2021 & 2022). The history of psychiatry. McGill University Diploma Course, Feb 1 22.

Jarvis, GE. (2021 & 2022). Social and transcultural psychiatry. McGill University Diploma Course, Feb 8 22.

Jarvis, GE. (2021&2022). Religion and Mental Health. McGill University Diploma Course.

Jarvis, GE. (2021& 2022). Cultural Formulation. McGill University Diploma Course.

Jarvis, GE. (2022). CFI origins and implementation: A discussion. A lecture delivered to the Cultural Consultation team at Duke University on January 12, 2022.

Jarvis, G.E. (2021). Exposure to war, violence and shootings and the impact of migration. Podcast, Finding Our Voice: Fresh Perspectives in Psychiatry, on December 21, 2021.

Jarvis, G.E. (2021). Countering racism in psychiatry. Annual Departmental Day, Department of Psychiatry, McGill University, Nov 18 21.

Jarvis, G.E. (2021). Prone to schizophrenia? Evolving British concepts of Blacks with psychosis. Jewish General Hospital Department of Psychiatry Academic Grand Rounds, Oct 2 21.

Jarvis, GE. (2021). Overview of first episode psychosis (FEP). McGill University Diploma Course, Oct 12 21.

Jarvis, GE & Miklavcic A. (2022). La Clinique PPEP Hôpital Général Juif de Montreal. Lecture given at the AQPEP workshop on March 17, 2022 called Pluralités identitaires et culturelles : enjeux et défis pour les PEP.

Jarvis, GE. (2021 & 2022). A very brief history of psychiatry. McGill University Diploma Course, Aug 11 21.

Jarvis, GE. (2021 & 2022). Working with diversity. McGill University Diploma Course, Aug 11 21.

Jarvis GE. Polarization of migration discourse in Europe and North America. ERSA, Online, Conference Date: 2021/8

Jarvis, G.E. (2021 & 2022). Culture, Mental Health and Psychotherapy. Psychology Teaching Seminar Series, McGill University Health Center.

Jarvis, GE. (2021). Changing British psychiatric perception of Africans with psychosis, 1862-2021. ASI workshop, Montreal, Canada. Conference Date: Jun 14 21.

Jarvis, G.E. (2021 & 2022). Psychoses in the context of culture. Annual Summer Program of the Division of Social and Transcultural Psychiatry, McGill University, Canada, May 13, 2021

Jarvis, GE. (2021). Racism in medicine and mental health practice. CIME conference, Montreal, Canada. Conference Date March 20, 2021.

Jarvis, GE. (2021). Historical Racism in American Psychiatry and Medicine. Lecture given to the Jefferson Psychiatry Society on January 26, 2021.

Jarvis, G.E. (2021). Coercion in Black Psychiatry Patients. Jewish General Hospital Research Rounds on January 13, 2021.

Jarvis, GE. (2020). Cultural psychiatry. Podcast. PsychEd, September 8, 2020.

Jarvis, GE. Mental Health Disparities in Psychiatry and what to do about them. Lecture given at the Jewish General Hospital Academic Grand Rounds on September 5, 2019.

2019, Jarvis, GE. Cultural consultation with refugees. Jewish General Hospital Department of Psychiatry Research Day, Montreal, Canada.

2019, Jarvis, GE. Racism and Radicalization in an Age of Mass Migration. CMHRU, Montreal, Canada.

2018, Jarvis, GE. Cultural Competency/Safety. McGill Medical School, Montreal, Canada.

2018, Jarvis, GE, Matlin, A, & Castro A. Parents with First Episode Psychosis. Jewish General Hospital Clinical Grand Rounds, Montreal, Canada.

2018, Jarvis, GE. Cultural Competency in Psychiatric Care. Friends for Mental Health, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

2018, Kirmayer LJ, Jarvis GE & Gomez-Carillo A. Cultural Safety and Competence in Mental Health. AMI Quebec, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Jarvis GE. Mental Health of Immigrants and Refugees: A General Approach in Primary Care. ISTM International Conference on Migration Health, Rome, Italy. Conference Date: 2018/10

Jarvis GE & Young A. (2018). The Context and Discourse of Ethnopsychiatry in British Africa. Global Mental Health Program Speaker Series, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Jarvis, G.E. Raspail and Racism in Europe. Advanced Study Institute Conference, Montreal, Canada. Conference Date: 2017/06

Jarvis GE. (2017). Mental Health Disparities in Psychiatric Patients of Diverse Backgrounds. Douglas Institute Seminar Series, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Oral or Poster Presentations

Miklavcic A, Elguezebal ME, Tran SS, Jarvis GE. Clinician Responses to Language Barriers in an Emergency Psychiatry Department. SSPC, Conference Date: 2022/4

Virani S, Pereira-Sanchez V, Mdawar B, El-Halabi S, Jarvis GE. Our identities as psychiatrists: subspecialty and role diversity in cultural contexts. SSPC, Conference Date: 2022/4

Jarvis GE, Andermann L, Feng K. Kassam A, Guzder, J. Resolving Challenging Cases in Transcultural Psychiatry. Canadian Psychiatric Association, Conference Date: 2021/10

GE Jarvis, Stéphanie Larchanché, Gabriela Nagy, Laurence J Kirmayer. Bridging Differences: A Three-site Comparison of Cultural Consultation. SSPC, Conference Date: 2021/4

GE Jarvis, Laurence J Kirmayer. Situating Mental Disorders in Cultural Frames. SSPC, Conference Date: 2020/10

G.E. Jarvis, MD. Family Dilemmas in Cross Cultural Assessment. Canadian Psychiatric Association, Conference Date: 2020/10

GE Jarvis, Lisa Andermann, Kenneth Fung, Azaad Kassam, Jaswant Guzder. Clinical Application of the CFI. SSPC, Conference Date: 2020/9

Jarvis GE, Leblanc, M-N. Spiritual/religious representations in transcultural psychiatric consultation. World Psychiatric Association: International Congress in Spirituality and Psychiatry, Jerusalem, Israel, Conference Date: 2019/12

Jarvis GE. The Cultural Formulation Interview (CFI). CPA, Quebec City, Canada, Conference Date: 2019/9

Pastorini J, Jarvis GE. The First Episode Psychosis Experience of Filipino-Canadians in Montreal: Preliminary Findings. Collaborative Mental Health, Vancouver, Canada, Conference Date: 2019/5, Poster

Jarvis GE, Jarvis CAJ, Chan, WYA, Taj N. Addressing Religious Intolerance in Daily Life. Our Whole Society, Toronto, Canada, Conference Date: 2019/5

Jarvis GE, Whitely R. Cultures of Atheism: Implications for Mental Health. SSPC, Toronto, Canada, Conference Date: 2019/4, Abstract

Gomez-Carrillo A, Jarvis GE. Locating Culture in Cultural Consultation. SSPC, Toronto, Canada, Conference Date: 2019/4

Pastorini J, Jarvis GE. The First Episode Psychosis Experience of Filipino-Canadians in Montreal: Psychosis Not “Crazy.”. SSPC, Toronto, Canada, Conference Date: 2019/4

Miklavcic A, Jarvis GE, Estebanez M. Clinician Responses to Language Barrier in Hospital Mental Health Settings. HCALM International Conference, Montreal, Canada, Conference Date: 2018/9

Jarvis GE, Kirmayer LJ, Larchanche S, Bennegadi R, Ascoli M, & Bhui K. Cultural consultation in context: A comparison of intake and triage in Montreal, London and Paris. SSPC, Conference Date: 2018/4

Gomez-Carillo A, Johnson-Lafleur J, Morgan Bachop C, Rousseau C, Jarvis GE & Kirmayer LJ. The Cultures of Competence in Multicultural Societies. SSPC, San Diego, United States, Conference Date: 2018/4

Jarvis GE. (2018). Negotiating space for institutional empathy toward detained asylum seekers with mental health problems. Challenging migrant detention: human rights, advocacy and mental health (Advanced Study Institute Conference), Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Jarvis, GE. (2018). Bringing Cultural Psychiatry Training into Focus. WACP, NYC.

McGroarty E & Jarvis GE. (2018). Evolving Concepts of Culture Brokers in Mental Health Care Settings. SSPC, San Diego, California, USA.

Jarvis GE. (2018). Culture and Curriculum: 60 years of Transcultural Psychiatry at McGill. SSPC, San Diego, California, USA.

Jarvis, G.E. (2017). A Canada-US Comparison of Refugee Issues, International Academy of Law and Mental Health, Prague, Czech Republic.

Miklavcic A & Jarvis GE. (2017). Double Jeopardy: Obtaining consent from minority patients with mental illness. HCALM-Network International Conference, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Jarvis GE, Fung K, Andermann L, & Gomez-Carillo A. (2017). Developing Transcultural Psychiatry in Hospital, University and Residency Training Programs: A Tale of Three Cities, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Jarvis, G.E. & Leblanc, M.N. (2017). Religious Representations as Tools for Transcultural Intervention. World Congress for Psychotherapy, Paris, France.

Jarvis, G.E. & Young, A. (2017). British Psychiatric Perception of Africans with Psychosis, 1862-1972. Annual Integrative Psychiatry Conference (AIPC). McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Jarvis, G.E., Imoli, M., & Miklavcic, A. (2017). Practical Mental Health Communication in a Montreal Hospital: French and English in Action. Presented at the Second Science Colloquium on the Health of Canada’s Official Language Minority Communities, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

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