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2013


 

July 2013

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March 2013

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January 2013

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Letter from the President

Our 2013 meeting in Toronto may only be a memory but the good feelings about it are still strong. I've heard from many of you since we wrapped up the program on May 5th and the opinions were that this meeting was one of the best. Thanks to all who made it successful,...

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Quote – Annual Meeting 2013

“The SSPC (meeting) is a unique opportunity for residents to play an active role in learning how theory and policy directly affect clinical care...residents were also given the chance to make career associated partnerships guiding them in what they ultimately want to...

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Response to SRT Report A/HRC/22/53

The following is a letter drafted by the SSPC Board of Directors in response to the United Nations’ Special Rapporteur on Torture, currently in process of submission for publication. As members of the Board of Directors of the Society of the Study of Psychiatry...

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Call for Papers for the 2014 Meeting

The call for papers for the 2014 SSPC meeting, which will be held in San Diego from May 15 to 17, 2014 is now open. The theme of the meeting is Trauma, Recovery and Culture. The deadline for abstract submission is September 16, 2013. This is an absolute and...

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Send us your news!

by Shannon Suo In my role as newsletter editor, I hope to include more news about SSPC members. In this issue, you will see a reprint of an article about John de Figueiredo that appeared in Psychiatric News. We aren’t always aware when our members make news, so please...

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Welcoming SSPC to Toronto!

by Lisa Andermann The city of Toronto is one of North America’s largest, most diverse and exciting urban centres. It is a great family destination, so please consider bringing your children with you! The Delta Chelsea conference hotel is well-known for its indoor pool...

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Toronto Facts

Toronto is home to more than 100 cultures. Toronto is Canada's largest city, with a population of 5.5 million in the Greater Toronto Area. Toronto is the 5th largest city in North America, after Mexico City, New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. One-quarter...

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President’s Message

Our program for the 2013 conference in Toronto has been posted at the SSPC website (www.psychiatryandculture.org) for you to view. Many thanks to our Program Committee under the able leadership of Roberto Lewis-Fernandez, and the untiring support of our Executive...

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Welcoming SSPC to Toronto!

by Lisa Andermann The city of Toronto is one of North America’s largest, most diverse and exciting urban centres. It is a great family destination, so please consider bringing your children with you! The Delta Chelsea conference hotel is well-known for its indoor pool...

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Toronto Facts

Toronto is home to more than 100 cultures. Toronto is Canada's largest city, with a population of 5.5 million in the Greater Toronto Area. Toronto is the 5th largest city in North America, after Mexico City, New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. One-quarter...

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New Members

SSPC welcomes the following new members who have joined since July 2012: Clara Aisenstein Constance Cummings Michael Hejazi Nancy Kelly Makoto Osawa Eric Oosenbrug Melanie Ramiro Nisha Shah Veronica Slootsky Matilda Stubbs Audra Yadack We look forward to sharing...

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Send us your news!

by Shannon Suo In my role as newsletter editor, I hope to include more news about SSPC members. In this issue, you will see part of an article about James Griffith that appeared in Psychiatric News. We aren’t always aware when our members make news, so please let us...

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Farewell to Friends and Colleagues

by Steve Wolin and Elizabeth Kramer This year SSPC lost 4 members of the organization. Their loss to SSPC, the professions in which they served, and to their families is immeasurable, but we honor them here and remember them fondly. Wen-Shing Tseng (1935-2012) was...

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September 2012

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February 2012

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From the Editor’s Desk

by Shannon Suo Happy 2012! By now you’ve received the emails about the SSPC Annual Conference to be held in New York in May. The theme for this year is Globalization and the Dilemmas of Multiculturalism and we have scheduled the meeting immediately following the APA...

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Call for Nominations, SSPC Officers

After several years of planning and discussion, the SSPC Board of Directors has approved a process for nomination and election of officers. This will be an important change for the Society in its continued growth, and we are excited about it. We thank the...

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Register Today for the Annual Meeting

Reminder About Registration March 1 is fast approaching. That is the absolute deadline for early bird registration for the Annual Meeting, and for eligibility to vote in the election of officers. Why not register now? And just in case you’ve forgotten to renew...

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SSPC 2012 Meeting in the Big Apple

by Ramaswamy Viswanathan The SSPC Annual Meeting, May 9 – 12, was held in a historic part of New York City known for its rich immigrant heritage and cultural diversity. The first 3 days were held at the Angel Orensanz Center for Contemporary Art, a former...

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President’s Message

Dear Members and Friends, I hope everyone is having a good summer and looking forward to a productive fall. SSPC is growing, and the Board and committees are working hard on new projects as well as planning for the annual meeting in 2013. Here is a summary of...

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Education Committee Report

by Larry Merkel and Jim Griffith, co-chairs We are working on several ideas for trainees this year: a. Our case supervision session for trainees at the 2012 meeting in New York received very positive reviews. (See the resident’s review in this newsletter.) We...

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Program Committee

by Roberto Lewis-Fernandez The Program Committee is busy preparing for the annual meeting, planning conjointly with Hong Fook for the first day of the meeting and working on logistics. The themes of the four symposia sponsored by SSPC on the first day are: an update...

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Membership Committee Report

by Alpna Munshi Our committee is excited to be leading the recruitment and retention of a diverse, interdisciplinary membership within SSPC. We have identified a set of priorities for the committee’s work over the next year: a. connecting with professions and...

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Thoughts from the Editor

by Shannon Suo SSPC heads into a new era with a new president, new editor, and new members. I hope that the changes we are making are acceptable to those members who have been the lifeblood of the organization for many years and welcome feedback from everyone. If you...

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October 2011

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SSPC Annual Meeting

Globalization and the Dilemmas of Multiculturalism Dates: May 9-11, 2012 Venue: Angel Orensanz Foundation for Contemporary Art 172 Norfolk Street New York, New York 10002 The Program: The 2012 Annual Meeting of the SSPC will be held right after the American...

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Abstracts

SSPC is pleased to announce the call for papers for the 2012 annual meeting in New York, May 9-11, 2012. Abstracts are due no later than November 1, 2011, and all abstracts will be peer reviewed. Preference will be given to papers that relate to the theme of the...

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Hotels for Meeting

For the 2012 meeting in New York SSPC will not have a headquarters hotel since we are meeting at the Orensanz Center. We have, however, managed to secure small blocks of rooms at discounted rates at four hotels in the City. Each hotel is different, as are the prices....

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John P. Spiegel Memorial Fellowship

The Society for the Study of Psychiatry and Culture announces its 19th annual call for papers for the Spiegel Fellowship, an annual award presented to a resident or fellow who has an interest in and commitment to cultural psychiatry. Residents or Fellows who are...

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Membership

SSPC depends on the minimal dues we charge to help keep the organization going. Annual meeting registration does not cover our office expenses, but without a secretary to process the paper work we could not have an organization. Please pay your membership if you have...

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Call for Award Nominations

The SSPC gives two awards to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the field of cultural psychiatry. The Lifetime Achievement Award is given to a person who has made “outstanding and enduring contributions to the field of cultural psychiatry.” The...

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December 2009

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