Jaswant Guzder, MD

Jaswant Guzder, MD

Dr. Jaswant Guzder is a Professor in the McGill Department of Psychiatry, Head of Child Psychiatry and Director of Childhood Disorders Day Hospital at the Jewish General Hospital, Senior Consultant and Former Co-Director of Jewish General Hospital Cultural Consultation Service and Associate to McGill Faculty of Social Work. She is also a psychoanalyst and supervisor for the Art Therapy Masters Program at Concordia University. Dr. Guzder worked in Mumbai, India form 1980 to 1984. Her child and family practice in Montreal is multicultural. She has projects in Mumbai India and in Jamaica with graduate students working with South Asian and Caribbean populations. Her current research projects are collaborations with:

  • Dr. Zelkowitz, P., and Rosemary Short: Bell Transitional Team: Follow-up of Day Hospital Children post-discharge.
  • Dr. Fred Hickling, Dr. Hilary Hickling and Dr. Duncan Pederson: Grand Challenges Grant (October 2013): Dream a World Child Intervention and Community Engagement Project in high risk Jamaican populations
  • The Culture and Mental Health Research Unit: consultation role

Selected Articles

Kirmayer, K., Rousseau, C., Jarvis, E., Guzder, J., (2013) The Cultural Context Of Clinical Assessment In: A. Tasman, M. Majim M.B. First, J. Kay & J. Lieberman (Eds.), Psychiatry. 4th Edition. New York: John Wiley & Sons.

Monica Ruiz-Casares, Guzder, J., Rousseau, C., Kirmayer, K. (2013). Resilience, Culture and Child Mental Health and Wellbeing In: Handbook of Child Wellbeing. Asher Ben-Arieh, Ferran Casas, Ivar Frones, Jill E. Korbin (editors), New York: Springer Publishing

Guzder, J., V. Paisley, Hickling, F., Robertson-Hickling, H. (2013). Promoting Resilience in High Risk Children in Jamaica In: J. of Canadian Academy of Child and adolescent Psychiatry, Vol:22, Issue 2, pp:125-130 

Guzder, J., Rousseau, C. (2013).A Diversity of Voices: The McGill "Working with Culture" Seminars Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry Journal, Vol. 37, pp. 347-364

Kirmayer, K., Guzder, J., Rousseau, C., Editors (2013). Cultural Consultation: Encountering the Other in Mental Health Care. New York: Springer

Measham, T., Guzder, J., Cécile Rousseau, Lucie Nadeau (2011). Taking culture Into Account When Assessing a Young Patient. Psychiatric Times, Tip Sheet. http://www.psychiatrictimes.com/child-adolescent-psych/content/article/1...

Kirmayer, K., Fung, K., Rousseau, C., Tat Lo, H.,  Menzies, P., Guzder, J., Ganesan, S., Andermann, L., McKenzie, K. (2011). Guidelines for Training in Cultural Psychiatry. The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, Vol 57, No 3

Guzder, J.(2011). Women Who Jump into Wells: Reflections on Suicidality in Women from Conflict Regions of the Indian Subcontinent (SAGE) Transcultural Psychiatry, V 48, Issue 5, pp. 586-604

Kirmayer, K., Narasiah, L., Munoz, M., Rashid, M., Ryder, A., Guzder, J., Hassan, G., Rousseau, C., Pottie, K. (2011). Common Mental Health Problems in Immigrants and Refugees: General Approach in Primary Care Canadian Medical Association Journal Vol 183 No. 12  pp. E959-E967

Guzder, J.(2011). Second Skins: Family Therapy Agendas of Migration, Identity and Cultural Change Fokus: Norwegian Family Therapy Journal, 3-2011 (160-179)

Guzder, J., Bond, S., Rabiau, M., Zelkowitz, P., &Rohar, S. (2011). The relationship between alliance, attachment and outcome in a child multi-modal treatment population: Pilot study Journal of the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 20:3 (pg.196-202)

Guzder, J., Rousseau, C. (2010). Child and Community Mental Health in Cultural Perspective. Transcultural Psychiatry, Vol 47(5): (pg. 683-685)

Kirmayer, L,. Narasiah L., Munoz, M., Rashid, M., Ryder, A., Guzder, J.,  Hassan, G., Rousseau, C., Pottie, K. (2010). Common Mental Health Problems In Immigrants and Refugees: General Approach To The Patient In Primary Care. Canadian Medical Association Journal (2010) Review (pg. 1-9)

Hickling, F., Guzder, J., Robertson-Hickling, H., Snow, S., Kirmayer, K.. (2010). Psychic Centrality: Reflections on Two Psychohistoriographic Cultural  Therapy Workshops in Montreal. (SAGE) Transcultural Psychiatry Vol 47(1): 136-158

Measham, T., Guzder, J., Rousseau, C., Nadeau, L. (2010). Cultural Considerations in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Understanding Cultural Difference for a Better Therapeutic Alliance. Psychiatric Times. Vol. 27 No. 2

Robertson-Hickling, H., Guzder, J.(2009). Fostering Resilience in Children at Risk through a Cultural Therapy Intervention in Kingston, Jamaica. Journal of Healthcare for the Poor and Underserved 20 (4 Suppl):31-5

Kirmayer, L.J., Rousseau, C., Jarvis, G.E.,  Guzder, J.. (2008). The cultural context of clinical assessment in A. Tasman, M. Majim M.B. First, J. Kay & J. Lieberman (Eds.), Psychiatry 3rd Edition, New York: John Wiley & Sons.

Laurence J. Kirmayer, Rousseau, C., Guzder, J., Jarvis, E. (2008). Training Clinicians in Cultural Psychiatry: A Canadian Perspective. Academic Psychiatry, 32:(4) 313-319

Kirmayer, L., Thombs, B., Jurcik, T.,  Jarvis, E., Guzder, J.. (2008). Use of an Expanded Version of The DSM-IV Outline for Cultural Formulation on a Cultural Consultation Service. Psychiatric Services 59:(6) 683-686

Zelkowitz, P., Paris, J., Guzder, J., Feldman, R., Roy, C., Rosval, L. (2007). A Five Year Follow-Up of Patients with Borderline Pathology of  Childhood. Journal of Personality Disorders, 21:(6) 664-674

Guzder, J., Krishna, M. (2005). Mind the Gap: Diaspora Indian Women in Psychotherapy. Journal of Psychology and Developing Societies: A Journal. 17:(2) 121-138 New Delhi.

Zelkowitz, P., Guzder, J., Paris, J., Feldman, R., Roy, C. (2004). Borderline Pathology of Childhood Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 13: 58-61.

Kirmayer, L., Groleau, D., Guzder, J., Blake, C., Jarvis, E. (2003). Cultural Consultation: A Model of Mental Health Service for Multicultural Societies. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. 48: 145-153

Zelkowitz, P., Paris, J., Guzder, J., Feldman, R. (2001). Diatheses and Stressors In Borderline Pathology Of Childhood: The Role Neuropsychological Risk And Trauma.  Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 40:100-105.

Paris, J., Zelkowitz, P., Guzder, J., Joseph, S., Feldman, R. (1999). Neuropsychological Factors Associated With Borderline Pathology In Children. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 38:770-774.

Guzder, J., Paris, J., Zelkowitz, P., Marchessault, K. (1996). Risk Factors For Borderline Pathology In Children. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 35:26-33.

Paris, J., Zweig-Frank, H., Bond, M., Guzder, J. (1996). Defense Styles, Hostility, And Psychological Risk Factors In Male Patients With Personality Disorders. 

Selected Book Chapter

Kirmayer, L. J., Guzder, J., & Rousseau, C. (Eds.). (2014). Cultural Consultation: Encountering the Other in Mental Health Care. New York: Springer.

Guzder, J. (1992). South Asian women: Psychological issues related to assimilation. In R. Ghosh, & R. Kanungo (Eds.), South Asian Canadians: Current issues in the politics of culture (pp. 105-113)New Delhi, India: Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute.

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