Summer Program in Social and Cultural Psychiatry
April 28 to May 30, 2005
Note: You can also download the 2005 Summer Program in PDF format: 2005 Summer Brochure [.pdf]
- Cultural Psychiatry
- Psychiatric Epidemiology
- Working with Culture
- Qualitative Research Methods
- Quantitative Research Methods in Cultural Psychiatry
- Community-Based Participatory Research
Also see Advanced Summer 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 other 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.
Director: Laurence J. Kirmayer, MD
Division of Social and Transcultural Psychiatry,
Department of Psychiatry
1033 Pine Avenue West
Email: tcpsych [at] mcgill.ca
All courses take place in the Research & 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, 2005 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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- Click here for a list of Required and Recommended readings for these courses.
Offered in the:
L. Kirmayer, A. Young & Faculty (3 academic credits)
This seminar surveys recent theory and research on the interaction of culture and psychiatric disorders. Topics to be covered include: 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. [Prerequisites: Courses in psychiatry and anthropology.] Text: Course reading packs are available at the McGill bookstore. Begins: May 3, 2005 (4 weeks) TTh ? 13h30-18h00.
Offered in the:
G. Galbaud du Fort, N. Frasure-Smith (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; evaluation of treatments, interventions, needs for care and research on quality of life. [Prerequisites: Courses in psychiatry and/or basic epidemiology.] Text: Course reading packs are available at the McGill bookstore. Begins: May 2, 2005 (4 weeks) MWF ? 13h30- 16h45.
Working with Culture: Clinical Methods in Cultural Psychiatry
C. Rousseau, J. Guzder and 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. Begins: May 3, 2005 (24 hours/4 weeks) T*Th; 09h00-12h00.
This workshop provides an introduction to 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. Students will get a chance to practice ethnographic interviewing. Particular emphasis will be given to ethnographic and participatory research methods using illustrative examples. May 09 to 27, 2005 (32 hours) M*W*F; 08h30-12h30.
This workshop will provide an overview of the statistical bases and limitations of methods to assess the transcultural validity of mental health scales (including: coefficients of reliability and factorial invariance, and patterns of factor loadings and symptom endorsement) and diagnostic interviews used in epidemiological research. These methods will be illustrated with validation studies from recent literature and with practical exercises. Other topics selected from: Research design (univariate vs. multivariate statistical approaches, culture comparison vs. acculturation strategies, quasi-experimental designs). IRT methods for scale construction, and for separating item-bias from true-score differences. Programmatic integration of quantitative and qualitative approaches. May 2, 4, and 6, 2005 (12 hours) M*W*F, 08:30-12:30
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 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. May 30, 2005 (8 hours) M, 9h00-18h00.
Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola, M.D., Ph.D., Professor, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Medicine, California State University, USA.
Gilles Bibeau, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Anthropology, Université de Montréal; Co-chair, International Network for Cultural Epidemiology and Community Mental Health.
Sylvaine de Plaen, M.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Université de Montréal; Consultant, Out-Patient and Consultation-Liaison Services, Hopital Ste-Justine.
Aline Drapeau, Ph.D., Post-doctoral Fellow, Department of Psychiatry, Université de Montréal and Social Psychiatry Unit, Centre de recherche Fernand-Sguin de l'Hopital L-H Lafontaine.
Suman Fernando, M.D., Hon. Senior Lecturer in Mental Health at European Centre for the Study of Migration & Social Care, University of Kent (UK); Honorary Professor, Department of Applied Social Sciences, London Metropolitan University, London (UK)
Byron Good, Ph.D., Professor of Medical Anthropology & Chair, Department of Social Medicine, Harvard University.
Frederick Hickling, M.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, University of West Indies. Jamaica.
Sushrut Jadhav, M.D., Ph.D., Senior Lecturer in Cross-cultural Psychiatry, University College London; Hon. Consultant Psychiatrist, Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit, St. Pancras Hospital, London.
Janis Jenkins, Ph.D., Professor, Departments of Anthropology and Psychiatry, Case Western Reserve University.
Miguel Jorge, M.D., Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo, Brazil.
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., Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Université de Montréal, Centre de recherche Fernand Séguin de l'Hôpital L-H Lafontaine.
Roland Littlewood, M.B., D.Phil., D.Lit., Professor of Anthropology in Psychiatry, University College London, UK.
Guido Mazzotti, M.D., Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine & Associate Researcher, Faculty of Science and Philosophy, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru.
Samuel Noh, Ph.D., Crombie Professor and Head, Culture, Community and Health Studies, University of Toronto.
Andrew Ryder, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Concordia University, Montreal.
Marian Shermarke, M.S.W., M.Sc., M.A., Social Worker, C.L.S.C.-Cote des Neiges (Service d'aide aux réfugies et immigrants Montréal métropolitain, SARIMM).
Carlo Sterlin, M.D., Director, Transcultural Psychiatry Service, Hopital Jean Talon; Consultant, C.L.S.C.-Cote des Neiges.
Michel Tousignant, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Psychology, Université du Québec à Montréal.
Please see our Faculty web page for more information.
Lawrence Annable, Dip. Stat., Professor, Division of Psychopharmacology, Department of Psychiatry.
Margaret Cargo, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, 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.
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; 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.
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 Childrens Hospital.
Céline Mercier, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry; Researcher, Psychosocial Research Division, Douglas Hospital Research Centre.
Ashok Malla, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry & Canada Research Chair in Early Psychosis, McGill University; Director, Clinical Research Division, Douglas Hospital Research Centre.
Lucie Nadeau, M.D., Faculty Lecturer, Department of Psychiatry; Transcultural Psychiatry Team, Montreal Childrens 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.-Cote des Neiges.
Ccile 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 Childrens Hospital.
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, Montral, Qc H3H 1K6.
Toll-free: 1-800-361-7191; Tel.: 514-931-8861; Fax: 514-931-7726;
Email: info [at] clarionmontreal.com
- Residence Inn by Marriott.
2170 Lincoln Avenue, Montreal (Quebec) H3H 2N5.
Toll free: 1-800-678-6323; Tel: (514) 935-9224; Fax: (514) 935-5049;
Email: info [at] residencemontreal.com
- Chateau Versailles / Le Meridien Versaille Montreal
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:
Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3C 2W3
Toll-free: 1-800-BONJOUR (Canada and US)
Tel.: 514-873-2015; Fax: 514-864-3838
Application deadline: April 15 (early application is advised because enrollment is limited). Application must be accompanied by an up-to-date curriculum vitaeand a $50.00 (CDN) nonrefundable application fee, payable to McGill University (applied towards total fee). The balance of fees must be paid by the first day of classes. The department reserves the right to cancel under-subscribed courses in the Summer Program. In such cases, fees will be returned to the applicant.
Return this completed form by mail to:
Division of Social & Transcultural Psychiatry
Department of PsychiatryMcGill University
1033 Pine Avenue West
|Family Name:||Given Name:|
|City:||State or Province:|
|Courses & Workshops||Fee||Amount Due|
|Cultural Psychiatry (May 3 - 26)||$550|
|Psychiatric Epidemiology (May 2 - 27)||$550|
|Working with Culture (May 3 - 26)||$550|
|Qualitative Methods (May 9-28)||$350|
|Quantitative Methods (May 2, 4 &6)||$150|
|Community-based Participatory Research (May 30)||$100|
|Advanced Study Institute|
|Stigma & the Dynamics of Social Integration (April 28 & 29)||$200|
|Less Non-Refundable Application Fee||-$50|
|Balance Due (payable on or before first class)|
|Fees to be remitted in Canadian funds|
|Signature of Applicant:||Date:|
*For CME and Academic Credit application instructions, see the section on Academic Credit.