Program Draft *

SSPC 41st Annual Meeting


Partnership, Translation, Integration

April 16-18, 2020


*This program is preliminary; presentations can change day/time until a final program is set.

Day 1: Thursday, April 16, 2020
TimeSession Speaker/Facilitator
7:30 – 8:30Registration and Breakfast
8:30 – 9:00Welcome Remarks & Housekeeping Details
9:00 – 10:30Hughes and Spiegel Fellowship Award Panel
“They are coming to hurt me,” Cries for Structurally Competent Psychiatric Care from Central American Migrants in the United StatesJonathan Gomez
Cultural Formulation in a Case of Spiritual Possession: Religion, Dissociation, and CultureAndrea Mendiola
Traditional healers’ explanatory models of intellectual disability in Cape TownSiyabulela Mkabile
10:30 – 11:00Break
11:00 – 12:30Symposium 1: Weaving Collaborations and Negotiating Firewalls in Polarized Times
Collective Case Formulation on Violent RadicalizationYann Zoldan
What variables do we have in common? Transnational collaborations on violent radicalizationRochelle Frounfelker, Diana Miconi
The Fireman in the Bedroom: Collaborations between Clinicians and Security Agencies in the Field of Violent RadicalizationCecile Rousseau
Workshop 1 : Strategies for Engaging & Collaborating with Refugee Communities to Deliver Mental Health ServicesEmma Cardeli, Osob Issa
Works-in-Progress 1: Trauma, Language, and Culturally Competent Care
Socio-Culturally, Linguistically- Responsive, and Trauma-Informed Approach to Mental Health InterpretationAlisa Miller, Carmen Rosa Norona, Seetha Davis, Emily Hahn
Promoting Cultural Competency at a Mental Health Clinic in Queens, New YorkKartik Sreepada
Introducing a trauma based care curriculum to child caregivers in the island nation of Grenada: A work in progressAbishek Bala, Mahela Ashraf
Paper session 1: Cultural Concepts of Distress
Social Withdrawal in Major Depressive Disorder: A Case-Control Study of Hikikomori in JapanAlan Teo
Traumatic loss influences somatisation via avoidance symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder among internally displaced personsJohnBosco Chika Chukwuorji
Cross-cultural, trans-cultural, and global perspectives on mindfulness: Lessons and future directions from comparing Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy and Morita Psychotherapy from JapanHiroe Hu
12:30 – 1:45Lunch
1:45 – 3:15Symposium 2 : Promoting Mental Wellness in a Haitian Immigrant Community: Evolution of an Academic-Community PartnershipModerator: Joanne McGriff
A GLOCAL Perspective – Understanding the Impacts of Migration on Mental HealthGilberte Bastien
Engaging Community Partners in Promoting Mental Wellness in Immigrant PopulationsEmmanuela Alce
Assessing Organizational Readiness for Implementing a Trauma Resilience Intervention at 3 Atlanta Haitian ChurchesVictoria Scott
Workshop 2 : An Experiential Workshop on Cross-Cultural CollaborationSeetha Davis, Alisa Miller, Kenneth Fung, Ted Lo, Lisa Andermann
Workshop 3 : Family and Culture: Navigating Immigrant Family Dynamics Crystal Han, Amanpreet Mashiana, Anique Forrester, Suzanne Monsivais, Elida Benitez, Jana Bhuiyan, Alison Heru
Paper session 2 : Global Mental Health
The study of the non-practice of female genital mutilation in Guinea: Collaborative and inter-disciplinary research project between Canadian and Guinean researchers & Translation to Guinean policy-makersDanielle Groleau
Incómodo: A Mixed-Methods Examination of Primary Care Nurses’ Experiences Managing Depression in Rural GuatemalaShanna Stryker
Mental health of conflict-affected internally displaced persons in Northern Sri Lanka: The COMGAP-S studyShannon Doherty, Giselle Dass
3:15 – 3:30Break
3:30 – 5:00Symposium 3 : Working Separate and Together: Lessons Learned in Global and Local Academic-Community Research Partnerships
On Field Methods and Stigma: Conducting Research on Illness Categories that Do Not Exist LocallyJonathan Yahalom
Integrating a community-partnered participatory research model with the practical limitations of a small research team: A pilot study collecting biomarkers from hard-to-reach populationsSylvanna Vargas
Synergizing Health Disparities Efforts across Settings in the SER Hispano Project: Facilitators and Barriers of an Interdisciplinary Academic-Community PartnershipGabriela Nagy
Utilizing community-based research to test and refine interventions in global mental health: A pilot evaluation of an emotion-focused intervention for school-going youth in post-earthquake NepalMegan Ramaiya
Workshop 4 : “A Person Is A Person Through Other Persons” – How Culture & Identity Are Constructed Through Relationships & BelongingVincenzo Di Nicola, Anjali Joseph
Paper session 3 : Serving Indigenous Communities
Developing a Meaningful and Culturally Safe Collaborative Space for First-Line Workers in Youth Mental Health and Wellness in Nunavik: The Atautsikut Community of Practice (CoP) ExperienceJanique Johnson-Lafleur
Moving Indigenous Mental Wellness Knowledge to Action in a Manitoba First Nation CommunityGrace Kyoon-Achan
Mental Health Care and the Mundane Determinants of Health: Balancing the Universal Applications and Local ContextsGerald McKinley
5:00 – 6:00Poster session 1 (see next page for list of topics and presenters)
6:00 – 8:00 Reception (dinner served)
Poster Session 1: Thursday, April 16, 5:00 – 6:00pm
Poster TitlePresenter
Refugee Mental Health Upon Arrival to Kentucky: Correlation of Refugee Health Screener 15 (RHS-15) score to Social and Ethnographic VariablesBarbara Ekeh
A Collaborative Effort: Overcoming Challenges to Implementing the CFIDhruv Gupta
Challenges and lessons learned in re-filming the WHO mhGAP training videos for Sri Lankan context - a qualitative studyGergana Manolova
Baksbat, Nelumbo nucifera and Robam Kbach Boran: Exploring perspectives and experiences of a Cambodian idiom of distress through the filmic imageIngrid Norrmen-Smith
Participatory evaluation of a co-designed group psychosocial intervention to promote wellbeing in GuatemalaKatherine Pizarro
Collaborative Care and Culturally Competent Assessment and Treatment for Refugees: The New Beginnings ClinicLisa Andermann
Sustainability of a Multicultural Consultation Service within an Academic Medical CenterMacey Arnold
The Role of Primary Care in the Use of Specialty Mental Health ServicesNina Jhaveri
Improving Clinical Practice of Non-Specialist Nurses treating Neuropsychiatric Disorders in Rural Rwanda: a Quality Improvement InitiativeNina Sreshta
Barbadian Perspectives on What Makes a Quality Life: A Bi-Fold Population Qualitative StudyOhemaa Poku
The effect of multiple cultural environments on divergent thinking: Does your culture impact your cognitive flexibility and problem-solving abilities?Pascale Bockelmann
Promoting Wellness in Women of Color Trainees through an Original, Resident-led Seminar Series.Patrice Mann
Self-stigma among individuals with psychosis and their caregivers in Yogyakarta, IndonesiaRia Dwi Agustina
Etno-clinic psychotherapyRita Finco, Fulgenzio Rossi, Pietro Barbetta
Slow Thought, Slow Psychiatry: A Social Psychiatry ManifestoVincenzo Di Nicola
DAY 2: Friday, April 17, 2020
TimeSession Speaker/Facilitator
8:00 – 8:30Registration
8:30 – 8:45Welcome
8:45 – 10:15Plenary : Community Partnered Participatory Research: Overview and Example of DepressionFelica Jones, Kenneth Wells
10:15 – 10:45Break
10:45 – 12:15Symposium 4 : Insights and Lessons Learned in International Mental Health PromotionModerator: Nina Ning, Discussant: Josephine P. Wong
Applying the RE-AIM Framework in International Mental Health Implementation ResearchKenneth P. Fung, Josephine P. Wong
Facilitators and Barriers to Interdisciplinary and International Collaborations in Mental Health PromotionJinguo Gao, Weijia Tan
What Constitutes “Culture” in International Cross-Cultural CollaborationsJenny JW Liu
Workshop 5 : When Life Depends on a Piece of Paper: The Role of Mental Health Workers in Completing Government Paperwork for RefugeesKyle Baird, Jana Bhuiyan, Daniella Schlander, Greg Moore, Daniel Savin
Workshop 6: Applications of Community Engagement Principles to Projects and Research[1]Felica Jones, Kenneth Wells
Paper session 4 : Theorizing Culture
Co-constructing Culture, Mind and Brain: Prospects for InterdisciplinarityLaurence Kirmayer
Understanding the Experience of Latin American Female Asylum Seekers in Quebec: An Intersectional and Narrative ApproachLaura Gallo Tapias
Situating Disorder in Cultural FramesGeorge Eric Jarvis
12:15 – 1:45Lunch & Business Meeting
1:45 – 3:15Symposium 5 : The Role of Research in Promoting Policy Change by Ministries of HealthModerator: Robert Kohn
The Role of PAHO/WHO in Mental Health PromotionClaudina Cayetano
Use of Research in Working with Ministries of Health in Latin America and the CaribbeanJorge Rodriguez
How Does Research from Chile Influence Mental Health Policy Influence Mental Health Policy?Benjamin Vicente
Workshop 7 : Managing power differentials in mental health research and clinical collaborationsBonnie Kaiser, Erin Finley
Workshop 8 : Collaborating for Asylum Seekers in a Time of Record Forced DisplacementJennifer McQuaid, Katherine McKenzie, Michelle Silva, Ellen Messali
Paper session 5 : Meaning-making
From exile to motherhood: constructing meaning by means of a narrative clinical approachDelphine Rambeaud-Collin, Julia de Freitas Girardi
“We are all under the same roof”: Coping and meaning making among older Bhutanese with a refugee life experienceBhuwan Gautam, Tej Mishra
A Cross-Cultural Comparative Study of Demoralization and Subjective Incompetence in Italy and in the United States.John de Figueiredo
3:15 – 3:30Break
3:30 – 5:00Symposium 6 : Measuring Family Emotional Climate in Different Cultural Settings: How To Do It And Why It MattersDiscussant: Robert Kohn
Implications for health care when the psychosocial construct ‘expressed emotion’ is deconstructed by cultural researchAlison Heru
Introducing the BAFFS, an Ultrabrief Measure of Family Fnctioning Appropriate for Research and PracticeAbigail Mansfield
The impact of depression on families in different cultures. Is it measurable?Gabor Keitner
Workshop 9 : Enhancing Structural Humility: Using Community Mapping as a Therapeutic ToolAna Ozdoba, Shaina Siber-Sanderowitz, Allison Glasgow, Elizabeth Beckford
Paper session 6 : Partnerships
Medical Residents and Mental Health Services at the Sioux Lookout Zone Hospital, 1969-1996North de Pencier
Negotiating Collaborative Partnerships between Psychiatry and other Mental Health Professionals and the First Nation Population in Northwestern OntarioBobby Chaudhuri
Collaborative approaches of academic-community partnerships: Lessons learned from two case studies on research with structurally vulnerable population groupsNancy Clark, Sara Pavan
5:00 – 6:00Poster session 2 (see next page for list of topics and presenters)
6:00 – 7:30Film and discussion : The Healer and the Psychiatrist Mike Poltorak
Poster Session 2: Friday, April 17, 5:00 – 6:00pm
Poster TitlePresenter
When Family Decisions Conflict with Standard of Care: Case Report of a Korean Immigrant with Schizophrenia and Medication-Resistant CatatoniaCrystal Han
Substance Use Disorders Among Asian AmericansLucy Lan
The First Episode Psychosis Experience of Filipino-Canadians in Montreal: An Interpretative Phenomenological AnalysisJenna Pastorini
Collaboration and Conflict in Developing an Opioid Treatment Program in Central AppalachiaLarry Merkel
Trauma-informed Care - Translating Theory to Practice in Residential Settings in the Island Nation of Grenada, West IndiesMahela Ashraf
Pilot Study for the Role of Art in Empowering Refugee Children at RISSEMason Lee
A Haitian-led Mental Health Treatment Center in Northern Haiti: The First Step in Expanding Mental Health Services Throughout the RegionMichael Galvin
Multilingualism in outpatient mental health care services in GermanyMike Mösko
The Weighty Teenage Years: Weight Assessment Accuracy as a Function of Gender, Sleep, and Depression in Minnesota High School StudentsMolly Fennig
Mental Health Literacy, Education, Stigmatization, and Religiosity in Ghana.Peter Adu
The ‘Science of Morals’ of a Psychiatric Emergency ServiceSang Ik Song
Peer specialists' attitudes towards their work and experience collaborating with other providersSarita Metzger
Clinical Barriers in diagnosis and treatment in an Immigrant Population- A presentation of a complex adolescent case of chronic untreated endocrinopathy with a concurrent psychotic disorderSindhura Suryadevara
DAY 3: Saturday, April 18, 2020
8:30 – 10:00Paper Session 6: Engagement Beyond the ClinicJoan Simalchik, Eden Almasude
Paper Session 7: Global Mental Health: Adaptation, Engagement, TrustSakiko Yamaguchi, Pragya Rimal, Nicole D'Souza
Workshop 9: Self-Documentaries through Film-Making and Photovoice: New Tools for the Humanistic Mission of Cultural PsychiatryJames Griffith, Sauharda Rai
Workshop 10: Latino Undocumented Children and Families: Beyond a Border CrisisDivya Chhabra, Will Martinez, Anna Fiskin
10:00 – 10:30Break
10:30 – 12:00Symposium 3: Mental Health Sector Engagement and Empowerment in Africa: Examining Pathways and Personnel in Select CountriesVivian Dzokoto, Annabella Osei-Tutu, Neely Myers
Paper Session 8: Promoting Culturally Competent Programs and CliniciansMohammad Syaket Ahmed Shakil, Fern Brunger, Gabriela Nagy, Bobby Chaudhuri
Workshop 11: Designing Cultural Psychiatry CurriculaMatthew Edwards, Belinda Bandstra, Laurence Kirmayer, Anna Fiskin, Larry Merkel, Kenneth Fung
Workshop 12: Blood, Sweat and Fears: Lessons Learned from Engaging Diverse Populations on the Streets of New YorkJennifer Traxler, Mark Nathanson, Dhruv Gupta
12:00 – 1:00Lunch
1:00 – 2:30Paper Session 9: Phenomenology of Mental Health ExperiencesCrystal Han, Anique Forrester, Zachery Loud, Jenna Pastorini
Paper Session 10: Understanding and Caring for YouthJanique Johnson-Lafleur, Lucie Nadeau, Gerald McKinley, Mónica Ruiz-Casares, Emilia Gonzalez
Workshop 13: Building Bridges: An Experiential Training in Cultural SensitivityWinny Ang, Liesbeth Verpooten, Katrien Bombeke
Workshop 14: Reducing Mental Health Disparities through Meaningful Engagement of Diverse Marginalized CommunitiesKenneth Fung, Josephine Wong, Alan Li
2:30 – 3:00Closing Ceremony
4:00 – 5:30Special Event: Psychiatric Patients 19th Century Wall Tour: Walking Tour with Historian Geoffrey Reaume from York University
5:30 – 9:00Family Interest Group Meeting

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