2013 Summer Program

19th Annual Summer Program
May 6 to June 28, 2013

You can download the 2013 Summer Program in PDF format.

2013_Summer_School_Program.pdf

General information

Registration information

Courses and workshops

Guest faculty

McGill faculty

 

2013 Registration for CME Credits & Professional Interest*

 


 

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 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.

General information

Director: Laurence J. Kirmayer, MD

Administrator: Virginia Fauras

Administrative Office:
Division of Social and Transcultural Psychiatry,
Department of Psychiatry
McGill University
1033 Pine Avenue West
Montreal, Quebec   H3A 1A1

Tel.: 514-398-5780
Fax: 514-375-1459
Email: tcpsych [at] mcgill.ca

 

Registration Information

Courses may be taken for academic credit, Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit, or for professional interest. Workshops may be taken only for professional interest or CME.

Enrolment for courses and workshops is limited and early application is strongly advised. Please note the application deadlines in order to submit your application on time.

 

Professional Interest and Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit

Students and professionals applying to the summer program for professional interest can do so through the Division of Social and Transcultural Psychiatry. On successful completion of the course or workshop a certificate of attendance will be provided by the Division. This does not confer formal academic credit, for which a separate application is required (see below). Registrations for professional interest are accepted as long as room is available in a course or workshop. 

Medical practitioners may take courses and workshops for CME credit. Psychiatrists and general practitioners from North America, who are not seeking academic credits, may enrol for Continuing Medical Education (CME) study credits available from McGill University, Division of Continuing Health and Professional Education. The CHPE grants continuing medical education credits 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). Those interested in obtaining CME credits must indicate this clearly on the registration form at the end of this brochure. Participants must sign in daily in order to receive CME credits and attestation certificates.

Registration for Professional Interest or CME credit can only be completed through the Division of Social & Transcultural Psychiatry.

 

Academic credit

The Cultural Psychiatry (PSYT711) and Psychiatric Epidemiology (PSYT713) courses may be taken for academic credit by students enrolled in a graduate program at McGill or another university. All applicants for academic credit must submit their CV to the summer program coordinator at tc.psych [at] mcgill.ca to obtain permission to attend the course(s). Be sure to include your current contact information (mailing address, telephone, fax, and e-mail) and specify which course(s) you would like to attend. After this initial step, all further correspondence regarding the registration process for academic credit will be with Miriam Staudt, the Department of Psychiatry Graduate Program Coordinator, by e-mail at: graduate.psychiatry [at] mcgill.ca, Tel: 514-398-4176 or Fax: 514-398-4370.

McGill Graduate Students

After receiving permission to attend the course(s), students may register on Minerva once the summer registration period for graduate students begins. Students are billed by McGill Student Accounts.

 

McGill Double Program Students and McGill Psychiatry Residents

After receiving permission to attend the course(s), students need to apply for “Special Student” status at www.mcgill.ca/gradapplicants/apply/ by February 15, 2013. A $100.00 (CAD) application fee is required. (This amount cannot be applied towards course/workshop fees). Official notification of acceptance as a “Special Student” is issued by the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Double program students must use the paper Minerva forms to register for course(s), not the online Minerva registration process. McGill double program students and McGill psychiatry residents are billed by McGill Student Accounts: https://mcgill.ca/student-accounts/tuition-fees/general-information/exchange-senior-citizens-part-time-and-double-program

 

Non-McGill, Québec University Students

After receiving permission to attend the course(s), students need to request an interuniversity transfer of credits (www.crepuq.qc.ca). Fees are paid to your home university.

 

Students from University of Toronto and University of British Columbia

After receiving permission to attend the course(s), students need to submit a registration exchange form to their home university and to the graduate program coordinator at McGill. Fees are paid to your home university.

 

Students from other Universities in Canada

Students must first receive permission to attend the course(s) as described earlier. If you are registered in a graduate program at a Canadian university (different from those mentioned above) and would like to take courses at McGill, you can apply as a visiting student. If you would like to take graduate-level courses, without the intention of obtaining a degree or diploma, you may apply as a special student. Applicants must apply by February 15, 2013 at www.mcgill.ca/gradapplicants/apply/. A $100.00 (CAD) application fee is required. (This amount cannot be applied towards course/workshop fees). Official notification of acceptance as a “Visiting Student” or a “Special Student” is issued by the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Students obtain a McGill student identity number when applying and use this to register for the course(s) on Minerva. Transfer of academic credits should be arranged with the applicant’s own university. Fees are paid to your home university.

 

International Students

After receiving permission to attend the course(s), students need to apply for “Special Student” status at www.mcgill.ca/gradapplicants/apply/ by January 15, 2013. A $100.00 (CAD) application fee is required. (This amount cannot be applied towards course/workshop fees). Official notification of acceptance as a “Special Student” is issued by the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Students obtain a McGill student identity number when applying and use this to register for the course(s) on Minerva. Transfer of academic credits should be arranged with the applicant’s own university. Students are billed by McGill Student Accounts.

 

M.Sc. Program in Psychiatry

Students wishing to apply for the MSc program in Psychiatry (with concentration in Social and Transcultural Psychiatry) should direct inquiries to:

Graduate Program Coordinator
Department of Psychiatry
McGill University
1033 Pine Avenue West, Room 105
Montreal, Quebec   H3A 1A1

Tel.: 514-398-4176
Email: graduate.psychiatry [at] mcgill.ca
Website: https://mcgill.ca/psychiatry/

The deadlines for applications and documents from International and Canadian students for the MSc and PhD programs are:

September 15 for entry in January.

January 15 for entry in May for international applicants for MSc and PhD and part time International applicants for summer courses.

February 15 for entry in May for Canadian degree program applicants and for part time in the Transcultural courses.

March 15 for Canadian and international applicants for entry in September.

For more information please visit: https://mcgill.ca/psychiatry/education/graduate-program

2013 Registration for CME Credits & Professional Interest*

Enrolment is limited. Early registration is advised to ensure a place. Registration must be accompanied by an up-to-date curriculum vitae and a $50.00 (CDN) non-refundable registration fee, by cheque payable to McGill University or credit card (authorization form included in brochure). 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.

Courses and workshop

Courses

PSYT 711 Cultural Psychiatry 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

L. Kirmayer, & Faculty (3 academic credits)

This seminar surveys recent theory and research on the interaction of culture and psychiatric disorders. Topics to be covered include: history of cultural psychiatry; 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; globalization and the future of cultural psychiatry.

Prerequisites: Courses in abnormal psychology and medical anthropology.
Text: Course readings will be available at the McGill Bookstore.
Begins: May 7, 2013 (4 weeks) T•Th 13:30-18:00 & F 09:00-12:00
Location: Room 624, Education Building, 3700 McTavish Street

PSYT 713 Psychiatric Epidemiology 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

G. Galbaud du Fort, N. Frasure-Smith, & Guest Faculty (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; introduction to clinical trials, needs for care and evaluation research.

Text: Course readings will be available at the McGill Bookstore.
Begins: May 6, 2013 (4 weeks) M•W•F 13:30-16:45
Location: Room 624, Education Building, 3700 McTavish Street

Workshops

Working with Culture: Clinical Methods in Cultural Psychiatry
C. Rousseau, J. Guzder, & 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.

Text: Course readings will be available at the McGill Bookstore.
Begins: May 7, 2013 (4 weeks) T•Th 09:00-12:00
Location: Room 624, Education Building, 3700 McTavish Street

Qualitative Research Methods in Social and Cultural Psychiatry
R. Whitley

This course will introduce participants to qualitative research in cultural and social psychiatry. Students will learn how to design and execute a small-scale qualitative study. They will also learn about the various qualitative analytical techniques as well as strategies of dissemination. Role-playing methods will be used to generate qualitative data and participants will engage in group work to code the generated data. Topics include in-depth interviewing, focus groups, participant observation, analytical techniques, criteria of rigour, computer-assisted qualitative data analytical software, dealing with Research Ethics Boards, finding and utilizing funding, and writing-up for publication. Ample time will be given for questions and discussion of individual projects.

Begins: May 6, 2013 (4 weeks) M•W 09:00-12:30
Location: Room 624, Education Building, 3700 McTavish Street

Global Mental Health Research
D. Pedersen, L. Kirmayer, Jaswant Guzder & Allan Young

The seminar provides an introduction to key issues in global mental health (GMH) research with special reference to low and middle-income countries (LMICs). We will explore the tensions between a vertical public health approach, grounded in a biomedical frame and current evidence-based practices, and a horizontal community-based approach, that emphasizes local taxonomies and priorities, empowerment of local resources and endogenous solutions. The seminar will build a cultural critique of GMH and raise basic issues for discussion: (a) current priorities in GMH research have been largely framed by mental health professionals and their institutional partners based in Northern countries, reflecting the dominant interests of psychiatry and paying insufficient attention to Southern partners and local priorities; (b) the assumption in GMH that major psychiatric disorders are biologically determined and therefore universal; (c) the focus on existing evidence-based treatments, and the assumption that Western standard treatments can be readily applied across cultures with minimal adaptation; and (d) the emphasis on GMH interventions that may marginalize indigenous forms of healing and coping which may contribute to positive outcomes and recovery. The ultimate goal of this seminar is to outline a balanced critical perspective on GMH as a new field of enquiry and practice that acknowledges the importance of the social determinants of mental health and the interplay between the social and the cultural with the biological dimensions of mental health. The seminar will include lectures, panel presentations, case studies and plenary discussions of readings by faculty and students, supplemented by video documentaries and films.

 

Date: June 17-19, 2013 (18 hours) M, T, W  09:00-17:00.
Location: To be determined.

 

Community-Based Participatory Research
A. C. Macaulay, Jon Salsberg & Kahnawake Community-Researcher Team

This workshop, facilitated by members of the centre 'Participatory Research at McGill' (pram.mcgill.ca) together with Kahnawake Schools Diabetes Prevention Project researchers and community members (www.ksdpp.org), 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 and increased knowledge translation. The development and application of the CIHR Guidelines for Research Involving Aboriginal People and the Kahnawake Schools Diabetes Prevention Project Code of Research Ethics will be included. Obligations of researchers and community partners will be discussed in the context of the ethics of respecting individuals and community.

Date: June 20, 2013 (6 hours) M 09:00-16:00.
Location: This workshop takes place in the Mohawk community of Kahnawake, but students are required to present themselves to Classroom 1, Irving Ludmer Building, 1033 Pine Avenue West, by 7:45 a.m. in order to be transported as a group to Kahnawake.

Critical Neuroscience
S. Choudhury, I. Gold, & Faculty

This course provides an overview of recent controversies surrounding cognitive neuroscience and the implications of recent advancements for psychiatry, industry, policy and other areas of social life. It will present key studies in social and cultural neuroscience from the last two decades and examine the potentials and limitations of predominant methodologies, particularly neuroimaging. The course will present the interdisciplinary project of critical neuroscience as a framework and set of tools with which to critically analyze interpretations of neuroscience data in the academic literature, their representation in popular domains and more broadly, the growth of neurocultures since the Decade of the Brain. The course will provide a forum to problematize, and consider alternatives to, neurobiological reductionism in psychiatry, areas of neuroethics, cultural neuroscience and neuropolicy, attending to the models, metaphors and political contexts of mainstream brain research. It will also explore various avenues for engagement between neuroscience, social science and humanities.

 

Text: Choudhury, S. & Slaby, J. (Eds). (2012). Critical Neuroscience: A Handbook of the Social and Cultural Contexts of Neuroscience, New York: Wiley.

Begins: June 25-27, 2013 (18 hours) T, W, Th  09:00-17:00

Location: Room 624, Education Building, 3700 McTavish Street

 

Guest faculty

Gilles Bibeau, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Anthropology, Université de Montréal

Sylvaine de Plaen, M.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Université de Montréal; Consultant, Out-Patient and Consultation-Liaison Services, Hôpital Ste-Justine

 Suman Fernando, M.D., Honorary Senior Lecturer in Mental Health, European Centre for Migration & Social Care, University of Kent

Ghayda Hassan, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Psychology, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)

Sushrut Jadhav, M.D., Ph.D., Department of Mental Health Sciences, University College London

François Lespérance, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry, Université de Montréal; Associate CEO, Medical and Academic Affairs, University of Montreal Medical Centre

Daniel Margulies, Ph.D., Junior Professor, Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig

Brendan Ozawa-De Silva, Ph.D., Candler School of Theology, Emory University

Chikako Ozawa-De Silva, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, Emory University

Marian Shermarke, M.S.W., M.Sc., M.A., Social Worker, PRAIDA, C.L.S.C.-Côte des Neiges

Geoffrey Samuel, Ph.D., Professor, School of History, Archaeology and Religion, Cardiff University

Jan Slaby, Ph.D., Junior Professor in Philosophy, Free University Berlin, Germany

Carlo Sterlin, M.D., Director, Transcultural Psychiatry Service, Hôpital Jean Talon; Consultant, C.L.S.C.-Côte des Neiges.

Evan Thompson, Ph.D., Professor of Philosophy, University of Toronto


 

McGill faculty

Please see our Faculty web page for more information.

Lawrence Annable, Dip. Stat., Professor, Division of Psychopharmacology, Department of Psychiatry

Alain Brunet, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Researcher, Psychosocial Research Division, Douglas Mental Health University Institute

Suparna Choudhury, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Division of Social and Transcultural Psychiatry, McGill University

Nancy Frasure-Smith, Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry; Senior Research Associate, Montreal Heart Institute; Invited Researcher, Centre Hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal, Research Centre

Kia Faridi, M.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, McGill University

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; Psychiatrist, Department of Psychiatry, McGill University Health Centre

Ian Gold, Ph.D., Canada Research Chair in Philosophy & Psychiatry, Departments of Philosophy and Psychiatry

Danielle Groleau, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Division of Social and Transcultural Psychiatry; Research Associate, Culture and Mental Health Research Unit, Jewish General Hospital

Jaswant Guzder, M.D., Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry; Head of Child Psychiatry, Jewish General Hospital

G. Eric Jarvis, M.D., M.Sc., Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry; Director, Cultural Consultation Service, Jewish General Hospital

Thubten Jinpa, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Religious Studies

Suzanne King, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry; Researcher, Psychosocial Research Division, Douglas Mental Health University Institute

Laurence J. Kirmayer, M.D., James McGill Professor; Director, Division of Social and Transcultural Psychiatry; Director, Culture and Mental Health Research Unit, Jewish General Hospital

Myrna Lashley, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, McGill University

Eric Latimer, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry; Researcher, Psychosocial Research Division, Douglas Mental Health University Institute

Marc Laporta, M.D., Director, Montreal WHO-PAHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Mental Health, Douglas University Institute and McGill University Health Center 

Karl Looper, M.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry; Research Associate, Department of Psychiatry, Jewish General Hospital

Nancy Low, M.D., M.Sc., Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry

Ann C. Macaulay, CM, M.D., Professor, Department of Family Medicine; Director of Participatory Research at McGill, and previous Scientific Director Kahnawake Centre for Research and Training in Diabetes Prevention

Ashok Malla, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry, Canada Research Chair in Early Psychosis, Douglas Institute

Toby Measham, M.D., M.Sc., Assistant Professor, Division of Social & Transcultural Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry

Lucie Nadeau, M.D., Assistant Professor, Division of Social & Transcultural Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry

Duncan Pedersen, M.D., Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry; Associate Scientific Director, International Programs, Douglas Mental Health University Institute

Michel Perreault, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry; Researcher, Psychosocial Research Division, Douglas Hospital Research Centre

Amir Raz, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Division of Social and Transcultural Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry

Ellen Rosenberg, M.D., Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, McGill University

Cécile Rousseau, M.D., M.Sc., Associate Professor, Division of Social & Transcultural Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry; Director, Transcultural Child Psychiatry Clinic

Monica Ruiz-Casares, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Division of Social & Transcultural Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry 

Norbert Schmitz, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry; Researcher, Psychosocial Research Division, Douglas Hospital Research Centre

Brett Thombs, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Division of Social and Transcultural Psychiatry; Research Associate, Culture and Mental Health Research Unit, Jewish General Hospital

Ashley Wazana, M.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Jewish General Hospital 

Robert Whitley, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Researcher, Douglas Mental Health University Institute

Allan Young, Ph.D., Marjorie Bronfman Professor, Departments of Social Studies of Medicine, Anthropology, and Psychiatry