Thank you for attending our annual conference.

This year our theme was ‘Strengthening cultural psychiatry through community engagement, social connection, and interprofessional collaboration’.

About Us

The Society for the Study of Psychiatry and Culture (SSPC) is a nonprofit, interdisciplinary organization devoted to furthering research, clinical care and education in cultural aspects of mental health and illness. We aim to promote cultural psychiatry in North American professional groups and to collaborate with national and international organizations in the development of policy and practice. Primarily rooted in North America, we provide an interface for domestic and international interests of cultural psychiatry and mental health.

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Advance your career in cultural psychiatry. Network and collaborate with cultural psychiatry experts in research, education, and clinical care. Members receive discounts on our annual meeting registration and free access to recorded versions of our webinars.

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Apply for the new SSPC Annual Meeting Scholarship

Apply for the new SSPC Annual Meeting Scholarship

We are looking for candidates who are in need of financial support in order to attend the SSPC Annual Meeting and are enthusiastic about the intersections of culture and mental health. Scholarship recipients will receive financial support in the following ways: Waived...

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Call for Contributions

Call for Contributions

Collection of Mental Health Narratives – History, Concepts, Education, Practice Edited by Ronja Bodola, PhD; Michelle B. Moore, PsyD; Cody Roi, D.O. Submit an abstract for a book chapter to be included in the upcoming edited volume Collection of Mental Health...

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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.

Mentorship for Trainees

The purpose of the Society for the Study of Psychiatry and Culture (SSPC) Mentorship Program is to foster professional relationships between physician/professional members and trainee-members

Gain Belonging

Create and strengthen a sense of belonging for professional members and trainee-members within the Society.

Enrich Interests

Enrich trainee-members’ interest in cultural psychiatry.

Develop Professionally

Provide access to resources and opportunities for scholarship, supervision and networking in order to enhance the professional development of mentees and their mentors.