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Article: Potential Contributions of Cultural-Clinical Psychology to a Revisioned Psychiatry

Potential Contributions of Cultural-Clinical Psychology to a Revisioned Psychiatry Andrew G. Ryder, Ph.D. Department of Psychology, Concordia University Culture and Mental Health Research Unit, Jewish General Hospital Yulia E. Chentsova-Dutton, Ph.D. Department of Psychology, Georgetown University Cultural psychiatry has long aspired to be more than a subdiscipline of psychiatry, but rather a superordinate perspective that […]

Immigrant students pick up our bad habits: report

BY CATHERINE SOLYOM, GAZETTE EDUCATION REPORTER JANUARY 21, 2014 A report released Tuesday by the Institut de la Statistique du Québec revealed that students born outside of Canada or to parents born abroad were less likely to smoke, drink and have sex. But the longer they lived in Quebec, the more likely they were to adopt […]

Podcast: Post-partum depression and immigrant women

Paola Ardiles, founder and network lead at speaks about postpartum depression (PPD) within the immigrant population in Canada. What are some of the specific challenges immigrant women with PPD face? What services are out there to help and what do caregivers need to know about working with immigrant women with PPD? To read more […]

Working with Vietnamese Americans: Clinical Manual

Working with Vietnamese Americans: A Clinical Training Manual for Mental Health Professionals Thomas T. Nguyen University of St. Thomas, Minnesota Abstract Vietnamese Americans are among the most recent immigrants to the United States (Min, 2006). There is a higher need of mental health services for those who have witnessed traumatic events (i.e., war trauma and […]

Issue: Diversity | Mental Health Commission of Canada

Issue: Diversity | Mental Health Commission of Canada. The Mental Health Commission of Canada has led and supported a number of projects to help develop strategies that will promote strong, healthy, resilient communities across Canada—and improve the services needed by people from diverse backgrounds and cultures who are living with mental health problems or illnesses.Issue: […]

Meet the Somalis | Open Society Foundations (OSF)

Meet the Somalis | Open Society Foundations (OSF). “Meet the Somalis” is a collection of 14 illustrated stories depicting the real life experiences of Somalis in seven cities in Europe: Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Leicester, London, Malmo, and Oslo. The stories allow readers a unique insight into what everyday life is like as a Somali in Europe. Meet […]

New book: Cultural Consultation

The MMHRC is pleased to share news of the release of a new book edited by members of the MMHRC steering comittee. Cultural Consultation: Encountering the Other in Mental Health Care is edited by Laurence Kirmayer, Jaswant Guzder, and Cécile Rousseau and is published by Springer. Cultural diversity is a global challenge for mental health services. [...]

Cécile Rousseau: A Relational Story

VIDEO “It’s not only about the migrants, it’s about the migrants and us as a majority… just like in a couple we’re part of the equation.” Cécile Rousseau, Director of the Transcultural Child Psychiatry Clinic at the Montreal Children’s Hospital proposes a widening of focus when we think of immigrants and mental health to include […]