Call for Papers
Transforming Policy and Practice
for Culturally Competent Mental Health Care
37th Annual Meeting
May 5–7, 2016
Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
The call for papers closed September 30, 2015. We are no long accepting abstracts.
All submissions undergo a multiple-reviewer selection and scoring process. Notification of acceptance or rejection will be sent by early 2016. After notification of acceptance, all presenters, workshop facilitators, and discussants are required to pay the conference registration fee by February 1st for their submission to be included in the annual meeting.
We are particularly interested in submissions based on how culture is addressed in policies and practice of clinical care, research, education, and advocacy. What is and what should be the role of culture in policies ranging from the Affordable Care Act to Psychiatry Milestones in clinical training to the National Institutes of Health? How can the systematic inclusion of culture transform practice in a range of health-related activities?
We also welcome papers, symposia, workshops, and posters in other clinical, education, and research areas of cultural psychiatry. Examples of topics and domains related to the conference theme include the following:
1. Culture in education and training
2. Policies and practices to address healthcare disparities
3. Culture in international, regional, national, local, and institutional service guidelines
4. Comparative practices and mental health systems
5. Multidisciplinary teams and practices
6. Culture in humanitarian mental health response
7. Culture in research guidelines
8. Cultural competency guidelines and practice
9. Policies and aspects of identity
10. Collaboration with persons with mental illness
Categories for Submission
Abstract forms can submitted for Workshops, Symposiums, Individual Free Papers or Posters, and Trainee Fellowship Papers.
Workshops for participants to gain skills in policy and practice issues related to culture are strongly encouraged and will be given priority.
Symposium submissions are also encouraged. Submissions with qualitative, quantitative, or mixed methods primary data and clinical encounters will be given preference over position pieces.
Participants are encouraged to submit abstracts early. SSPC will provide technical assistance for abstract submissions up to 48 hours before the deadline.