Tag Archives: Laurence Kirmayer

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. [...]

Refugee Mental Health: Trauma and Resilience

Dr. Laurence Kirmayer was interviewed by Dr. Sofie Bäärnhielm, Director, Transkulturellt Centrum, Stockholms läns landsting, Stockholm February 2012. Background Reading: Adeponle, A. B., Thombs, B. D., Groleau, D., Jarvis, E., & Kirmayer, L. J. (2012). Using the cultural formulation to resolve uncertainty in diagnoses of psychosis among ethnoculturally diverse patients. Psychiatric Services, 63(2), 147-153. doi: 10.1176/appi.ps.201100280 […]

Strengthening research in Aboriginal mental health

The work done by the Network for Aboriginal Mental Health Research was featured in the Fall edition of JGH News, a publication of the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal. Laurence Kirmayer founded the Network 15 years ago. Since then it has grown from a provincial to a national organization with ties to researchers around the [...]

Video: Dr. Laurence Kirmayer introducing the MMHRC

Canada is a highly diverse society, close to 1 out of 5 people were born outside of the country. Every year about 250,000 immigrants are accepted into the country, about 25,000 refugees. The Multicultural Mental Health Resource Centre (MMHRC) is a clearing house for information on cultural diversity relative to providing mental health services to […]