2000 Advanced Study Institute

McGill Summer Program in Social & Cultural Psychiatry

Advanced Study Institute

The Mental Health of Indigenous Peoples


Monday, May 29 – Social Origins of Distress

9:00-9:30 Opening Address – Paul Tekarontakeh Delaronde

9:30-10:00 Colonization, Marginalization & Technocratic Control – Laurence J. Kirmayer

10:00-10:45 "…the deep sleep of forgetfulness": Reflecting on Disremembering – Ernest Hunter

10:45-11:00 Break

11:00-11:30 Effects of Organized Violence on the Quechua of the Peruvian Andes — Duncan Pedersen

11:30-12:15 The Legacy of the 'Stolen Generations' – Jane McKendrick

12:15-1:00 Discussion – T. Kue Young, Gail Valaskakis

Tuesday, May 30 – Individual and Collective Responses to Suffering

9:00-9:45 Suicide among Australian Aboriginals – Ernest Hunter

9:45-10:15 Aboriginal Identity & the Construction of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Caroline Tait

10:15-10:30 Break

10:30-11:15 Lakota Psychology in Colonial Context – Theresa O'Nell

11:15-12:00 Discussion – Laurence Kirmayer, Allan Young

Transformations of Identity & Community

1:30-2:00 Healing the "Aboriginal" Offender: Identity Construction Through Therapeutic Practice – Gregory Brass

2:00-2:45 "Culture" in Cross-cultural Counselling – James Waldram

2:45-3:00 Break

3:00-3:30 Towards a Recuperation of Souls & Bodies: Community Healing & the Interplay of Faith & History – Naomi Adelson

3:30-4:00 Negotiating Health: Meanings of "Building a Healthy Community" in Igloolik – Kristiann Allen

4:00-5:00 Discussion – Louis-Jacques Dorais, Kristin Norget

Wednesday, May 31 – Models for Collaborative Research & Mental Health Services

9:00-9:45 Working in Partnership: Innovative Collaborative Research Between Aboriginal Communities and an Academic Unit – Jane McKendrick

9:45-10:15 Ethical Issues in Language Interpretation for Aboriginal People in Mental Health Care – Joseph Kaufert

10:15-10:30 Break

10:30-11:15 A First Nations Mental Health Clinic – Cornelia Wieman

11:15-12:00 Discussion: John O'Neil, Joseph Couture

12:00-12:30 Closing –Paul Tekarontakeh Delaronde

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