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February 21, 2013
Why psychiatry needs more anthropology: Cultural phenomenology, critical neuroscience and global mental health
Critical Medical Humanities, University of Washington

Laurence J. Kirmayer, MD, FRCPC
James McGill Professor and Director, Division of Social and Transcultural Psychiatry,
Department of Psychiatry, McGill University.

He is Editor-in-Chief of Transcultural Psychiatry, and Director of the Culture & Mental Health Research Unit at the Institute of Community and Family Psychiatry, Jewish General Hospital in Montreal, where he conducts research on mental health services for immigrants and refugees, psychiatry in primary care, the mental health of indigenous peoples (First Nations, Inuit and Metis), and the anthropology of psychiatry.

He co-edited the volumes: Current Concepts of Somatization (American Psychiatric Press), Understanding Trauma: Integrating Biological, Clinical, and Cultural Perspectives (Cambridge University Press), and Healing Traditions: The Mental Health of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada (University of British Columbia Press).

3:30 pm
Denny 401