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    Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Culture &

    Advanced Study Institute in Cultural Psychiatry

    Division of Social & Transcultural Psychiatry, McGill University

    Rethinking Cultural Competence from International Perspectives

    Holiday Inn Midtown, Montreal, April 29-May 1, 2010

    The Society for the Study of Psychiatry and Culture (SSPC) and the Division of Social and Transcultural Psychiatry of McGill University welcome you to a joint meeting.

The theme of the conference is “Rethinking Cultural Competence from International

    Perspectives.” Scientific and clinical papers on the following topics will be presented:

     Approaches to Cultural Competence in Psychiatry ;

    ; Responding to Cultural Diversity in Health Care

    ; Cultural Adaptation of Clinical Methods and Programs

    ; Innovations in Education and Training

    ; International Perspectives on Cultural Consultation

    ; Innovative Approaches to Cultural Competence, Safety and Responsiveness

    ; Trauma and Global Health

    ; New Developments/Research in Cultural Psychiatry

Goals and Objectives

    1. To review and discuss the relevance of culture in global mental health.

    2. To examine strategies for addressing cultural diversity in mental health care.

    3. To analyze and critique cultural competence in individual countries and from a global


    4. To critically assess notions of culture and cultural adaptation in education and clinical


Participants will gain knowledge of:

    1. Meanings and interpretations of cultural competence;

    2. How cultural competence is incorporated into clinical care in various countries;

    3. How to identify the differences among various countries and the factors that influence


    4. To know how to assess what works best and what doesn‟t work at all in different settings,

    and to be able to develop and implement plans that have potential for success.

     2 Program

April 29, Thursday

    7:15-8:30 am Program Committee Meeting

    8:30 9:00

    Welcome remarks: Jim Boehnlein and Laurence Kirmayer

Session 1. 9:00 12:30

    Critiquing the Concepts of Cultural Competence

9:00 9:30

    Introduction: Rethinking cultural competence Laurence Kirmayer

9:30 10:00

    Revisioning the concept of culture in psychiatry: A critique

    Joan Koss-Chioino

10:00-10:30 Break


    Rethinking cultural competence in indigenous community treatment settings: Inflections of tradition,

    reclamation, and post-coloniality

    Joseph P. Gone

11:00 11:30

    Reframing cultural competence as a multi-level health equity intervention

    Kwame McKenzie


    Discussants: Sushrut Jadhav, Cécile Rousseau

    Panel Discussion: (Kirmayer, Chair)

12:30 2:00 Lunch

    Charles Hughes Award Presentation

    Unpacking Cultural Differences in Alexithymia: The Role of Cultural Values Among Euro-Canadian and

    Chinese-Canadian Students

    Jessica Dere


    April 29, Thursday PM

Session 2. 2 :00 5:30 PM

    International Perspectives on Cultural Competence Chair: Mitchell Weiss

2:00 2:20

    Psychotherapy and migration: Cultural competence as the new paradigm in mental health care in France

    Rachid Bennegadi

2:20 2:40

    Operationalization of cultural competence in Geneva, Switzerland: Research, training, intervention

    Patricia Hudelson

2:40 3:00

    Clinical application of cultural formulation in Stockholm Marco Scarpinatti Rosso & Sofie Baarnhielm

3:00 3:30 Break

3:30 3:50

    Why is „cultural competency‟ not a popular term in psychiatry in India?

    Sumeet Jain & Sushrut Jadhav

3:50 4:10

    Clinical subcultures and competent treatment of neurasthenia spectrum disorders in four clinics of Pune,


    Mitchell Weiss, Vasudeo Paralikar & Mohan Agashe

4:10 4:30

    Cultural competence in the context of evidence-based medicine Rob Whitley

4:30 5:30

    Discussants: Edvard Hauff, Frederick Hickling

    Panel Discussion (Chair: Mitchell Weiss)


    April 29, Thursday Evening

5:30- 7:30 Reception for SSPC/ASI

Poster Session

The multicultural mental health resource centre

    Abdelhamid Afana, Aidan Jeffery, Eugene Raikhel & Laurence J. Kirmayer

Integrative health in psychiatry

    Lorin Boynton

Roots of resilience

    Stéphane Dandeneau, Elizabeth Marshall, Morgan Phillips, Karla Jessen Williamson, & Laurence Kirmayer

The National Network for Aboriginal Mental Health Research

    Colette Isaac & Laurence J. Kirmayer

Psychiatric subjectivity and cultural resistance: Experience and explanations of schizophrenia in China

    Zhiying Ma

The treatment of first episode psychosis in Chennai and Montreal

    Alesandra Miklavcic, Srividya Iyer, Elsje van der Ven, Ramamurti Mangala & Ashik Mala

    Assessing emotional and behavioral symptoms in relation to school absenteeism in refugee and immigrant youth

    Tonje Persson, Marie-Pier Dumas & Naomi Grenier

    Needs assessment and development of cultural competency resources in an academic medical center department of psychiatry

    Felicia Wong

7:30 9:00 Film

Shadows and Illuminations

    Robert Lemelson

    Chair: Doug Hollan

    Discussant: Janis Jenkins

     5 April 30, Friday AM

    7:15-8:30 Education/Training Committee

Session 3. 8:30 - 10:30 / Concurrent Sessions

    3A. Cultural Competence in Global Health 3B. Culturally Competent Interventions Chair: Duncan Pedersen Chair: Jaswant Guzder

8:30 8:50 8:30 8:50

    Proposed ethical guidelines for research during Mutual Creative Space: A translation of cultural

    complex humanitarian emergencies competence into an action-model in mental health Kathleen Allden Gadi BenEzer

8:50 9:10 8:50 9:10

    Searching for the evidence: Emerging dilemmas of Adapting and transforming services and interventions

    humanitarian interventions in complex emergencies across cultures: Identifying cultural services

    preferences Hanna Kienzler & 错误;未找到引用源。

    Les Whitbeck & Melissa Walls Duncan Pedersen 9:10 9:30 9:10 9:30 Cultural competence in medicine Enforcing Cultural Competence: Domestic Abuse Jon Streltzer in a South India Village Helen Ullrich 9:30 9:50 The cultural context of methods, practices and 9:30 9:50 policies Cultural psychiatry and intractable conflicts Luis Vargas Steven Wolin 9:50 10:10 Discussion 9:50 10:10 Discussion

    10:10 10:40 Break

    Session 4. 10:40 12:30

    The Future of Cultural Competence I: Training

    Chair: Cécile Rousseau

10:40 11:00

    Accreditation and Training in Cultural Competence

    Francis Lu

11:00 11:45

    The resident perspective: Pros and cons of cultural linguistic matching patient to provider Felicia Wong, Farha Abassi, Daniel Fallon, Jacqueline Smith

11:45 12:30

    Transcultural psychiatry discussion groups: A space for reflection, inquiry, and sharing food Michaela Beder, Layla Dabby, Rachel Kronick, Alpna Munshi, Priya Raju, Lori Wasserman

    12:30 2 PM Lunch: Resident Roundtable


    April 30, Friday PM

Session 5. 2:00 5:00 PM

    The Future of Cultural Competence II: Policy and Practice

Chair: James Boehnlein

2:00 2:30

    Cultural Formulation Scale: A tool for the improvement of cultural competence. Renato Alarcon

2:30 3:00

    The cultural formulation in DSM-V

    Roberto Lewis-Fernandez

3:00 3:30

    Incorporating diverse needs and strengths into the development of a mental health strategy for Canada

    Farah Mawani

3:30 4:30

    Roundtable Discussion

    Chair: Laurence Kirmayer

4:30 6:00 PM

     Workshop: (Chair: Kenneth Fung)

    Developing a cultural competence plan for health care organizations. Kenneth Fung, Ted Lo, Lisa Andermann, Rani Srivastaya, Janice Dusel

4:30-6:30 pm SSPC Board meeting

7:30 PM

    Dinner at the Alep Restaurant (not included in registration fee. The cost is $45.00 per person,

    including service charges and tax but not alcoholic beverages)


    May 1. Saturday AM

7:15-8:30 Communications/Public Relations and Membership Committee meetings

8:30 9:00 SSPC Business Meeting

     9:00 10:30 / Concurrent Sessions

    6A. Free Paper Session: Dilemmas of Diagnosis 6B. Symposium: Cultural competence in Clinical Chair: S. Fernando Practice: Pitfalls and Drifts

    Chair: C. Rousseau

    9:00 9:20

    Use of cultural consultation to resolve uncertainty in 9:00 9:20

    the diagnosis of psychosis in African immigrant Cultural expertise in the service of racism: A

    patients reflection on the counter-therapeutic risks of the Ademole Adeponle, Laurence J. Kirmayer, Brett D. cultural competence model

    Thombs & Danielle Groleau Marie-Even Cotton

9:20 9:40 9:20 9:40

    Redefining personality disorder: A Jamaican Language as a journey in clinical space: Moving perspective towards cultural sensitivity in transcultural Federick Hickling & Vanessa Paisley psychiatry

     Sylvaine de Plaen

    9:40 10:00

    Racism, depression and cultural competence in the 9:40 10:00

    diagnosis of African Americans Blinded by one‟s own expertise: Ethic matching Larry Merkel and transitional spaces

     Constantin Tranulis


    Differential diagnosis between spiritual experiences 10:00-10:20

    and mental disorders Discussant: C. Rousseau

    Alexander Moreira-Almeida & Adair De Menezes Jr.

    10:20 10:30 Discussion 10:20 10:30 Discussion

    10:30 11:00 Break

     11 12:30 / Concurrent Sessions

    7A. Free Paper Session: Clinical Practice 7B. Free Paper Session

    (Chair: Frances Lu) (Chair: S. Jadhav)

11:00 11:20 11:00 11:20

    The meaning of physical symptoms for patients and Cultural distance and treatment negotiation: Study

    mental health clinicians from Sundarban Delta, India

    Nicholas Carson Arabinda Chowdury

11:20 11:40 11:20-11:40

    Impact of the use the DSM-IV outline for cultural Evolving understanding of cultural sensitivity in the

    formulation on the dynamics of multidisciplinary Christianization of India

    case conferences in mental health John M. de Figueiredo

     8 Nathalie Dinh

11:40 12:00 11:40 12:00

    A checklist for the clinical practice of cultural Gobalization and substance use and abuse among

    psychiatry? Samoan adolescents

    Terry Dugan, Helena Hansen Harold Odden

12:00 12:20

    The application of cultural psychiatry to office 12:00-12:30

    practice Discussion

    Houshang Hamadani

12:20 12:30 Discussion

12:30 2:00 PM

    Lunch: John Spiegel Award Presentation Fetishism, Inalienability, and Material Culture: A Case Study in Compulsive Hoarding

    Yavar Moghimi

     9 May 1, Saturday PM

    2 5 PM / Concurrent Sessions

    8A. Symposium: Culture & PTSD 8B. Free Papers

    Chair: D. Hinton Chair: G. Eric Jarvis

2:00 2:20 2:00 2:20

    Endurance is to be shown at the first blow: social ABCDE‟s of working with traumatized refugees representations and reactions to traumatic experience Mark Kinzie & Amela Blekic Abdelhamid Afana

     2:20 2:40

    2:20 2:40 What acculturation teaches about culture Sociocultural implications of diagnosis in mild Helgi Eyford

    traumatic brain injury and posttraumatic stress

    disorder among veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan 2:40 3:00

    James Boehnlein Common psychotic symptoms, trauma and khat:

     Findings from a Somali population from a non-2:40 3:00 conflict zone

    Cultural influences on trauma-related disorder and Kamaldeep Bhui

    PTSD: An analytic framework

    Devon Hinton 3:00 3:20

     Cultural perspectives on mental health literacy

    3:00 3:20 among immigrants to the United States State of enchantment? Narrative contours of trauma Nora Mulvaney-Day

    in New Mexico

    Janis Jenkins

3:20 3:50 Break

    3:50 4:10 3:50 4:10

    Effects of trauma on many ethnic groups A report on refugees from Burma David Kinzie Anthony Cull

4:10 4:30 4:10 4:30

    The paradoxical triumph of trauma theories in the Cultural consultation services for African

    selection of “good” and “false” asylum seekers in immigrants with mental illness France Lonzozou Kpanake

    Richard Rechtman

     4:30 4:50

    4:30 4:50 The limits of cultural competence in the

    Trauma, the stressor criterion, and the culture of assessment of migrants with psychosis psychiatry Eric Jarvis

    Allan Young

     4:50 5:30

    4:50 5:30 Discussion


    D. Hollan & L. Kirmayer

5 7 PM Closing Reception Cash Bar

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