Cultural Psychiatry: A Critical Introduction
Cultural Psychiatry: A Critical Introduction (McGill Univ.). This course presents a critical introduction to theory and research in cultural psychiatry - the study of cultural influences on, and responses to, mental health problems. Topics include: an overview of the history of cultural psychiatry; conceptual problems and research methods for studying culture and context in mental health; somatization and bodily idioms of distress; dissociation of memory and identity; cultural variations in emotional experience; trauma and the social construction of diagnostic entities; culture and psychosis; the mental health of immigrants and refugees; the mental health of Indigenous peoples; systems of ritual and symbolic healing; models of mental health care for culturally diverse populations; globalization and the future of cultural psychiatry.
|Lecture 11 - Models of Mental Health Services in Multicultural Societies|
Given the role culture plays in the illness experience, what are the implications for mental health services? Dr. Kirmayer looks at some approaches and models, and investigates the rationales behind them.
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