http://vimeo.com/86726372 Jaswant Guzder, head of Child Psychiatry at the Jewish General Hospital, talks about Cultural Consultation sessions with children. What are the principles of child cultural competence, what are some typical agendas during child cultural consultations, and what are some themes of concern?http://vimeo.com/86726372 Veuillez noter que la vidéo est disponible uniquement en anglais. Dre Jaswant […]
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 – […]
For many illegal immigrants who have children, one of their main concerns is access to schooling. Without valid documentation, the parents are often forced to pay school fees for their children, which is not always possible. Some parents decide not to send their children to school, out of fear of being identified. In the cases […]
Ontario steps in to fund health care for refugees. OTTAWA — A year and a half after the federal government cut health funding for many refugees, Ontario has begun to pick up the slack, something that comes as a relief to members of Ottawa’s refugee community. Ontario steps in to fund health care for refugees.
François Crépeau, Rapporteur spécial de l’ONU sur les migrants : « les migrants ont aussi des droits » | Radio des Nations Unies. François Crépeau cite notamment le paiement d’une caution ou un système d’assignation à résidence ou la présentation périodique de ces migrants aux autorités judiciaires. « Il y a d’autres moyens de traiter ces […]
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 […]
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 […]
The CBC speaks with Dr. Cécile Rousseau about psychiatry’s move toward integrating culture in training and psychiatric practices. Listen here for a fascinating dialogue about how this important aspect of identity is impacting the Canadian mental health context. Dr. Rousseau is a professor in the Division of Social and Transcultural Psychiatry at McGill University in Montreal where she directs the Transcultural Child […]