Welcome to SSPC

The Society for the Study of Psychiatry and Culture (SSPC) is a nonprofit, interdisciplinary organization devoted to furthering research, clinical care & education in cultural aspects of mental health & illness.

Global Mental Health Assessment Database (GMhAD)

A database of culturally appropriate assessment tools for use in low- and middle-income countries.

Become a Member

Advance your career in cultural psychiatry. And network and collaborate with cultural psychiatry experts in research, education, and clinical care.

Mentorship for Trainees

Gain belonging. Enrich interests. Develop professionally.

Contribute to the President's Fund

Support the activities of SSPC in the study of mental health, global health, and culture.
Your donation will help trainees, early-career professionals, and speakers from low-income countries.


Dr. Ronald Wintrob’s Passing

August 18, 2020

Dear Friends and Colleagues:

It is with great sadness to inform you that Dr. Ronald Wintrob had passed away. Dr. Wintrob had been a seminal pioneer in cultural psychiatry and the founder of SSPC, serving as president for many years. We were all delighted that he presented at our conference last year, sharing the historical background of SSPC, celebrating the SSPC’s 40th anniversary with us, while inspiring us all about our future directions. He had mentored generations of cultural psychiatrists and founded many key international organizations on cultural psychiatry. His leadership, passion, and generosity had touched and inspired us all. He will be greatly missed. Deepest condolences to his family and friends on behalf of the board and the members of SSPC.

Dr. Kenneth Fung

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SSPC Champions Social Justice

June 10, 2020

In recognition of the urgent and critical need to address racism and its impact on health, the SSPC is endorsing and supporting the following statements:

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) statement on police brutality and racism in America and their impact on health:

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A Call to Action on Racism and Social Justice in Mental Health, joining 388 Organizations and Individuals:

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SSPC members receive a free subscription to the journal Transcultural Psychiatry and a discount on our annual meeting registration. SSPC members also enjoy free access to recorded versions of our webinars. Please visit our webinar page to see what’s available.