Engagement, Empowerment, Equity

From Theory to Practice

April 25–27, 2019

DAY 1: Thursday, April 25, 2019
7:30 – 8:30Registration and Breakfast
8:30 – 9:00Welcome Remarks
9:00 – 10:45Plenary : A Forty Year History of SSPC and the Evolution of Cultural PsychiatryJim Boehnlein, Ronald Wintrob, Joseph Westermeyer, Francis Lu
10:45 – 11:15Break
11:15 – 12:00Hughes Fellowship Lecture: Exploring the social-ecology of parental monitoring in PeruKatherine Pizarro
12:00 – 1:30Lunch & Business Meeting
1:30 – 3:00Paper Session 1 : Diversity in Care Delivery: How can we Promote it and What are the Benefits?
Cultural competences, ethnic matching and psychotherapy process among ethnic minoritiesSamrad Ghane
Supporting professional development and advancement of womenLidija Petrovic-Dovat
Supporting first-line workers to support youth: Implementing a culturally safe community of practice in youth mental health and wellness in NunavikLucie Nadeau, Janique Johnson-Lafleur, Jason Annahatak
Paper Session 2 : Parenting and Family Perspectives
Resettlement challenges faced by refugee families in Québec, Canada: construction of a sustainable daily routineCaroline Clavel
Parenting in war, flight, and resettlement: The experience of Syrian refugee mothers in QuebecChristina L. Klassen
The Influence of Migration on Child Supervision: Perspectives of South Korean Parents and Children in CanadaSol Park
Workshop 1 : The Future of Psychiatry: A Cultural TransformationTed Lo, Raymond Chung, Syeda Qasim, Sim Kyuyoung
Workshop 2 : Grant-writing in Cultural PsychiatryRoberto Lewis-Fernández, Alan Teo, Laurence Kirmayer, Sophie Soklaridis
3:00 – 3:30Break
3:30 – 5:00Symposium 1 : The Pathfinders of Cultural PsychiatryModerator: John de Figueiredo, Discussant: Ronald Wintrob
Beginnings Of Cultural Psychiatry In AfricaSamuel Okpaku
The Pathfinders Of Cultural Psychiatry In Central And South AmericaRenato Alarcón
The Pathfinders Of Cultural Psychiatry In AsiaDaniel Chen
Paper Session 3 : Grappling with Social Change: New Questions for Cultural Psychiatry
What Does Socializing on Facebook Mean for Your Mental Health? An Examination of Whether Online and Offline Social Contact Are Associated with Psychiatric SymptomsAlan Teo
Lessons Learned and Learning From Editing a Book on Islamophobia and PsychiatrySteven Moffic
Cultures of Atheism: Implications for Mental HealthGeorge Eric Jarvis
Workshop 3 : Cultural Change: Diversity Advisory Committee 1999-2018 and Society for Women in Academic Psychiatry, Twenty Years of a Diversity Initiative, Successes and Future DirectionsRussell Lim, Francis Lu
Workshop 4 : Cultural Appropriation and its Discontents: Delving into the Social Unconscious of Therapeutic EncountersSeran Schug, Marisol Norris
6:00 – 8:00 Chinese Banquet and 40 th Anniversary Dinner
DAY 2: Friday, April 26, 2019
TimeTitle Speaker/Facilitator
8:00 – 8:30Registration
8:30 – 8:45Welcome Remarks
8:45 – 10:30Plenary : Towards a Cultural Psychotherapy of EmpowermentMartin La Roche, Vincenzo Di Nicola, Bonnie Wong, Franklynn Bartol
Moderator: Steven Wolin
10:30 – 10:45Break
10:45 – 12:15Symposium 2 : Empowerment and Inclusion as Alternatives to Violent Radicalization
Discrimination, Injustice And Support For Violent ExtremismRochelle Frounfelker
Empowering Youths By Fostering Their Future Orientation: A Way Of Countering Violent Radicalization?Diana Miconi
Reclaiming Power Through Social Justice And Not RadicalizationYann Zoldan
Paper Session 4 : Critical Perspectives on Engagement in Global Mental Health
Does community psychiatry really engage the community? Critical questions on ‘engagement’ and ‘empowerment’ from local healing shrines in IndiaShubha Ranganathan
“They came as if it was a jungle over here”: Local clinicians’ perception of humanitarian aid’s (dis)empowerment potential in post-earthquake HaitiAnnie Jaimes, Cécile Rousseau
Eliciting recovery narratives in global mental health: What are the benefits and potential harms?Bonnie Kaiser
Workshop 5 : Advancing Ethical Know-How in Mental Health Research and Practice: From Theory to PracticeAna Gómez-Carrillo, Nicole D’Souza, Mónica Ruiz-Casares
*Workshop 6 : Service User Perspectives on Inclusion, Human Rights and System AccountabilityLana Frado, Lucy Costa
*Workshop 7 : Decolonizing Trauma Work: Indigenous Stories and StrategiesRenee Linklater
*Workshop 8 : Engaging Faith Communities in Mental Health/AddictionsYusra Ahmad, Baldev Mutta
12:15 – 1:15Lunch
1:15 – 2:45Paper Session 5 : Reflexivity and Intersectionality in Research and Clinical Care
Whose culture matters? Locating culture in the clinicAna Gómez-Carrillo, George Eric Jarvis
Race in Supervision: Let's talk about itAlecia Greenlee, Cathy Schen
Intersectional Approaches to Policy and PraxisJoan Simalchik
Workshop 9 : Racism Injuries and Mental HealthBonnie Lee
Workshop 10 : Cultural Psychotherapy WorkshopMartin La Roche
*Workshop 11 : Empowering Family InitiativesKenneth Fung, Lee Steel, Rosalie Steinberg,
Nicole Schulz
*Workshop 12 : Challenging the status quo and championing equitySonia Meerai, Baldev Mutta
*Workshop 13 : An Innovative Approach towards Engaging and Empowering Immigrant CommunitiesSunny Wang, Fei Fung, Moshe Sakal
2:45 – 3:00Break
3:00 – 4:30Plenary : Empowerment: A Family PerspectiveJosephine Wong, Martin La Roche
4:30 – 5:30Poster session
Culturally-safe space and empowerment: Reflections in adapting and implementing the Listening to One Another to Grow Strong program in Nlaka’Pamux First NationErin Aleck
Power and Recognition in Community ArtsÉlise Bourgeouis-Guérin, Claire Lyke
Engaging Indigenous organizations in the training and implementation of a mental health promotion program with frontline workersMichaela Field
The Role of Institutional Minority Trainee Development Events in Psychiatry Department Diversity InitiativesIan Hsu, Nikhil Patel, Tina Wu, Christina Lee, Lily Chan, Jennifer Hu
A Path Toward Mental Health Care with Northern and Indigenous Peoples of CanadaAzaad Kassam
Developing a Mental Health Classroom Curriculum for High School Students in Indigenous Communities in Northern QuebecEleanor McGroarty
Complexity of orthopedic management in patients with psychological stress symptoms: Case review.Zaid Mustafa
Representations of domestic violence among immigrant men in the South Asian community of the Greater Toronto AreaOmaira Naweed
Working in Partnership with Indigenous Communities to Adapt a Mental Health Wellness Program (LTOA) to School-Settings: Preliminary findings from a pilot study with Anishinaabe of Treaty #3Tristan Supino
Mobile skin conductance response and its associations with HIV and post-traumatic stress disorder symptomsKathy Trang
Using a Community-Partnered Model to Culturally-Adapt a Biomarker Study ProtocolSylvanna Vargas
6:30 – 8:3040 th Anniversary Event : Old Timer’s DinnerPantheon Restaurant
DAY 3: Saturday, April 27, 2019
8:30 – 10:00Paper Session 6 : Understanding and Caring for Youth
Enabling a safe space for informed decision making in youth mental health services for a socio-culturally diverse population: Considering agency, engagement and webs of positionalitiesJanique Johnson-Lafleur, Lucie Nadeau
Using History to Empower Community-Based Knowledge TranslationGerald McKinley
“Culture Has to Matter When You’re Going to be Calling Them Neglectful”: Families And Professionals’ Views of Child SupervisionMónica Ruiz-Casares, Emilia Gonzalez
Paper Session 7 : Global Mental Health: Adaptation, Engagement, Trust
Engagement in Global Mental Health Research: Building Trust as a Complex Relational Practice among the Researcher, Research Assistant, and Study ParticipantsSakiko Yamaguchi
Lessons from adapting Motivational Interviewing, an individual-focused intervention, in a cross-cultural, cross-linguistic, “collectivist” setting in rural NepalPragya Rimal
Engaging children in mental health research: Exploring the use of a participatory approach to understand children’s experience of violenceNicole D'Souza
Workshop 14 : Self-Documentaries through Film-Making and Photovoice: New Tools for the Humanistic Mission of Cultural PsychiatryJames Griffith, Sauharda Rai
Workshop 15 : 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 Countries
Counselling Across Urban Religious Spaces In Ghana: Opportunities And ObstaclesAnnabella Osei-Tutu
Engaging And Empowering Lay Counsellors In Ghana: Evaluation Of A WorkshopVivian Dzokoto
Where Did The Patient Go? Pathways To Care And Mental Health Care Pluralism In TanzaniaNeely Myers
Paper Session 8 : Promoting Culturally Competent Programs and Clinicians
The NL “Eastern Health Diversity Project”: What does ‘culture’ have to do with it?Mohammad Syaket Ahmed Shakil, Fern Brunger
Training and Education to Advance Multicultural Mental Healthcare Delivery (the “TEAM Healthcare Delivery Model”): Pilot Evaluation of Outcomes, Acceptability, and FeasibilityGabriela Nagy
Empathetic Engagement: A Model for Transforming Cultural Psychiatry to be more Equitable and Diverse Within it’s Day-to-Day Practice for Discussion and TeachingBobby Chaudhuri
Workshop 16 : Blood, Sweat and Fears: Lessons Learned from Engaging Diverse Populations on the Streets of New YorkJennifer Traxler, Mark Nathanson, Dhruv Gupta
Workshop 17 : Designing Cultural Psychiatry CurriculaMatthew Edwards, Belinda Bandstra, Laurence Kirmayer, Anna Fiskin, Larry Merkel, Kenneth Fung
12:00 – 1:00Lunch
Senior Advisory Group Effort (SAGE) Meeting
1:00 – 2:30Paper Session 9 : Mental Health Experiences: Phenomenology, Diagnosis, Advocacy
Using the Cultural Formulation Interview to Clarify Diagnosis between Psychotic and Trauma-related Etiology in the Case of an El Salvadorian ImmigrantCrystal Han, Anique Forrester
The First-Episode Psychosis Experience of Filipino-Canadians in MontrealJenna Pastorini
Collective action: How can organizing psychiatrists change patient care?Eden Almasude
Workshop 18 : Building Bridges: An Experiential Training in Cultural SensitivityWinny Ang, Liesbeth Verpooten
Workshop 19 : 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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