Summer Program in Social and Cultural Psychiatry
May 5 to June 9, 2003
- Cultural Psychiatry
- Psychiatric Epidemiology
- Working with Culture
- Economic Evaluation in Social Psychiatry
- Qualitative Research Methods
- Ethics and Practice of Participatory Community Research
Also see Advanced Summer Study Institute.
Director: Laurence J. Kirmayer, MD
Division of Social and Transcultural Psychiatry,
Department of Psychiatry
1033 Pine Avenue West
Email: tc.psych [at] mcgill.ca
All courses take place in the Research and Training Building of the Department of Psychiatry, 1033 Pine Avenue West, Room 138, unless otherwise specified.
Courses may be taken for academic credit or professional interest and CME. Workshops may be taken only for professional interest and CME. Transfer of academic credits should be arranged with the applicants own university.
Cultural Psychiatry (PSYT711) and Psychiatric Epidemiology (PSYT713) may be taken for academic credit. Students already enrolled in a graduate program at McGill must register for these courses through Minerva and complete the application form found on the last page of our brochure. Non-McGill Quebec university students may request an interuniversity transfer of credits. Students not enrolled in a program at McGill (including visiting non-professionals, McGill residents not in the MSc Program and students from other Canadian universities 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 obtain access to the Internet may request an application package from our office. All applications for Special Student status must be received by February 15, 2003 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:
Department of Psychiatry
1033 Pine Avenue West, Room 106
Email: msc.psychiatry [at] mcgill.ca
Professional interest and CME
Physicians and other health professionals not seeking academic credits are considered for enrolment for professional interest and CME in the Summer Program by the Program Director. 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. Students are expected to participate fully in course work, and results are posted for information, but not officially recorded by the university. 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 will be required in order to receive attestation certificates.
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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. Begins: May 6, 2003 (24 hours/4 weeks) T*Th; 09h00-12h00.
This workshop provides a brief overview of 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. Particular emphasis will be given to ethnographic and participatory research methods using illustrative examples. May 12, 14, and 16, 2003 (12 hours) M*W*F; 08h30-12h30.
Economic evaluation plays an increasingly important role in research on mental health interventions, services, and policy. The purpose of this workshop is twofold: (i) to enable students to read economic evaluations of interventions in social psychiatry as well as burden-of-illness studies with critical understanding; and (ii) to provide them with some insight into how to carry out such studies. Topics covered include: the four main types of economic evaluation - cost-effectiveness analysis, cost-benefit analysis, cost-utility analysis, and cost-minimization analysis; measuring outcomes in psychiatry for integration into economic analyses; calculating unit costs; the distinction between marginal cost and average cost; methods for valuing non-monetized resources such as volunteer time; discounting costs and benefits; and burden-of-illness studies. The workshop will involve a mixture of theoretical exposition, illustrations from published studies and from the instructors own work, and group exercises. May 26, 28, and 30, 2003 (12 hours) M*W*F; 08h30-12h30.
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 ethical basis of community health promotion research will be examined and milestone ethics documents from research, government and Aboriginal communities will be reviewed. 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 9, 2003 (8 hours) F; 09h00-18h00.
Please see our Faculty web page for more information.
Lawrence Annable, Dip. Stat., Professor, Division of Psychopharmacology, Department of Psychiatry.
Margaret Cargo, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, Division of Social and Transcultural Psychiatry.
Ellen Corin, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Departments of Anthropology and Psychiatry; Researcher, Psychosocial Research Division, Douglas Hospital Research Centre.
Patricia Dobkin, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Medicine; Associate Member, Joint Departments of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and of Occupational Health; Medical Scientist, Division of Clinical Epidemiology, Montreal General Hospital.
Nancy Frasure-Smith, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychiatry; Senior Research Associate, Montreal Heart Institute.
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 Psychiatic Epidemiology.
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; Director, Day Treatment Program in Child Psychiatry; Co-Director, Cultural Consultation Service, Sir Mortimer B. Davis'Jewish General Hospital.
Eric Jarvis, M.D., M.Sc., Faculty Lecturer, Department of Psychiatry; Director, Cultural Consultation Service, Sir Mortimer B. Davis'Jewish General Hospital.
Suzanne King, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry; Research, Psychosocial Research Division, Douglas Hospital Research Centre.
Laurence J. Kirmayer, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry; 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.
Vivianne Kovess, M.D., Adjunct Professor, Department of Psychiatry; Researcher, Psychosocial Research Division, Douglas Hospital Research Centre.
Eric Latimer, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry; Researcher, Psychosocial Research Division, Douglas Hospital Research Centre.
Margaret Lock, Ph.D., Professor, Departments of Social Studies of Medicine and Anthropology.
Ann C. Macaulay, M.D., Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine; Scientific Director, Kahnawake Centre for Research and Training in Diabetes Prevention.
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; Researcher, Psychosocial Research Division, Douglas Hospital Research Centre.
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; Director, Psychosocial Research Division, Douglas Hospital Research Centre.
Michel Perreault, M.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry; Researcher, Psychosocial Research Division, Douglas Hospital Research Centre.
Ellen Rosenberg, M.D., Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine; 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.
Raymond Tempier, M.D., Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry; Researcher, Psychosocial Research Division, Douglas Hospital Research Centre.
Leigh Turner, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Biomedical Ethics Unit and Department of Social Studies of Medicine.
Allan Young, Ph.D., Professor, Departments of Social Studies of Medicine, Anthropology, and Psychiatry.
Mark Zoccolillo, M.D., Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Montreal Children's Hospital.
Morton Beiser, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry, University of Toronto and Director, Join Centre of Excellence for Research on Immigration and Settlement.
Gilles Bibeau, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Anthropology, Université de Montréal; Co-chair, International Network for Cultural Epidemiology and Community Mental Health.
Alice Bullard, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Intellectual History at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia.
Sylvaine de Plaen, M.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Université de Montréal; Consultant, Out-Patient and Consultation-Liaison Services, Hôpital Ste-Justine.
Soma Ganesan, M.D., Professor & Director, Program in Cross-Cultural Psychiatry, University of British Columbia and Medical Director, Clinical Practice Unit Psychiatry, Vancouver Hospital and Health Sciences Center.
Joop de Jong, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Mental Health and Culture at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam; Director of Transcultural Psychosocial Organization (TPO), a World Health Organization Collaborating Center for Refugees and Ethnic Minorities.
Ravi Kapur, M.D., Ph.D., J.R.D. Tata Visiting Professor, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore, India.
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.
Steven Lopez, Ph.D., Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Psychology, UCLA.
Marie-Thérèse Lussier, M.D., M.Sc., Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine, Université de Montréal; Director, Équipe de recherche en soins de première ligne, Hôpital Cité de la Santé.
Harry Minas, M.D., Associate Professor & Director, Centre for International Mental Health, University of Melbourne & Director, Victorian Transcultural Psychiatry Unit, St. Vincent's Hospital.
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.
Michel Tousignant, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Psychology, Université du Québec à Montréal.
Charles Watters, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer in Mental Health, University of Kent and Director, European Centre for the Study of Migration and Social Care.
For out-of-town students, housing will be available at the Royal Victoria College Residence, only a ten-minute walk through the University campus from the Department of Psychiatry. Accommodations consist of a single room, modestly equipped for study purposes, and shared bathrooms. Linen and a small refrigerator are provided. For information, please contact:
Summer Business Coordinator
McGill Summer Accommodations Office Royal Victoria College
3425 University Street
Email: reserve.residences [at] mcgill.ca
Visitors might also explore the possibility of staying at one of the downtown hotels that offer daily, weekly or monthly rates. Some of these hotels include:
- Clarion Hotel & Suites.
2100 de Maisonneuve Boulevard West, Montréal, Qc H3H 1K6.
Toll-free: 1-800-361-7191; Tel.: 514-931-8861; Fax: 514-931-7726;
Email: info [at] clarionmontreal.com
- Comfort Inn & Suites. < br>2170 Lincoln Avenue, Montreal, Quebec H3H 2N5.
Toll free: 1-800-678-6323; Tel.: 514-935-9224; Fax: 514-935-5049;
Email: info [at] comfortmontreal.com
- Hotel Versailles / Chateau Versailles.
1659 / 1808 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, Quebec H3H 1E5.
Toll free: 1-888-933-8111; Tel.: 514-933-8111; Fax: 514-933-6867;
Email: reservations [at] versailleshotels.com ( )
We encourage you to make your inquiries as soon as possible.
For further information on accommodations and activities scheduled to take place during your visit, please contact the tourism office at:
Montréal, Québec, Canada H3C 2W3
Toll-free: 1-800-BONJOUR (Canada and US)
Tel.: 514-873-2015; Fax: 514-864-3838