Category Archives: English

The Migration and Mental Health Database

[:en] Compiled by a scientific committee of international academics in collaboration with the Documentation Center of the Swiss Forum for Migration and Population Studies / National Center of Competence in Research –The Migration-Mobility Nexus (NCCR) at the University of Neuchâtel (Switzerland), the ‘Migration and Mental Health’ database is a comprehensive collection of academic resources which […]

What’s So Special about Canada? Understanding the Resilience of Immigration and Multiculturalism |

[:en] Canada has in recent decades occupied a privileged place among the world’s top immigrant-receiving countries. Despite weathering many of the same economic and political challenges that have buffeted support for immigration in other countries—from recession to threats of terrorism—Canada has managed to maintain a consistently positive public consensus around its immigration system. While Canada […]

Health considerations in the Syrian refugee resettlement process in Canada

[:en] Abstract Canada has responded to the humanitarian emergency in Syria by committing to welcome 25,000 Syrian refugees by early 2016. This has been a complex undertaking which required coordination between international organizations, such as the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and federal government departments, including Immigration, […]

Working Together: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental and Health and Wellbeing

Telethon Kids Institute – Working Together 2nd Edition. We are pleased to announce that the 2nd Edition of Working Together: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental and Health and Wellbeing Principles and Practice 2014 is now available online. The editors are Pat Dudgeon, Helen Milroy and Roz Walker. The book is intended for staff and students and all health practitioners […]

What kind of science for psychiatry?

What kind of science for psychiatry? | Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. A multilevel, ecosocial approach to biobehavioral systems is needed both to guide relevant neuroscience research in psychiatry and ensure the inclusion of social processes that may be fundamental contributors to psychopathology and recovery. Frontiers | What kind of science for psychiatry? | Frontiers in […]

Joseph P. Gone on Cultural Competence “We are all embedded in cultural processes and practices… we have a lot of assumptions and orientations that are cultural themselves these are not always shared with the people we work with.” Joseph P. Gone, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychology (Clinical Area) and American Culture (Native American Studies) at the University of Michigan in […]

Lost in Translation: Mental Health of Newcomers

Lost in Translation: Mental Health of Newcomers – New Canadian Media An interview with Dr. Jaswant Guzder on issues of access to mental health care for immigrants and refugees and the importance of interpreters. Includes discussion of suicide, psychosis, depression, and cultural consultation. Lost in Translation: Mental Health of Newcomers – New Canadian Media – […]

Equal Benefit for Minorities From Psychotherapy, Study Finds

Members of racial or ethnic minority groups benefit just as much from psychotherapy as do members of the white majority in Western countries, according to a report in Psychiatric Services in Advance. Researchers from Vrije Universiteit (VU), University Amsterdam, and the EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research looked at 56 randomized, controlled trials among adults […]

Diversity in the U.S. Mental Health Workforce

A Diverse Mental Health Workforce: Are We There Yet? Has the field made progress in creating a more diverse workforce—a major recommendation of the 2001 Surgeon General’s report on culture and race-ethnicity? This literature review found scant evidence of progress: “Racial-ethnic minority populations are vastly underrepresented among clinically trained mental health practitioners in the United States,” the […]