Eric Jarvis on the Cultural Consultation Service

“We live in a time of mass migration and of displaced populations and receivingĀ countries are really strained to accommodate and understand new arrivalsĀ and it is causing questions, soul-searching questions around the world. Governments and medical institutions struggle to understand how to help people.”

Dr. Eric Jarvis, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at McGill University and Director of the Cultural Consultation Service speaks about the Cultural Consultation Service (CCS). Using examples from previous patients drawn from an incredibly diverse population in Montreal, Dr. Jarvis walks us through what cultural consultation is; how it is different from the Cultural Formulation Interview (CFI) and Cultural Competence; why Cultural Consultation is important; how a Cultural Consultation session is conducted; what does the service achieve; and what the future holds for the Cultural Consultation Service.

2 responses to “Eric Jarvis on the Cultural Consultation Service”

  1. Excellent to hear the impact Cultural Consultation Service is having in creating the dynamic vision for mental health services. In the UK CCS is pioneered and lead by Prof Kam Bhui – ( who I believe some of you folks at McGill May know) . His passion for service development, policy integration, research , service users empowerment and education is remarkable . I suggest we begin to develop some “twinning tools” so that a formabale CCS movement can emerge . careif willing to assist with this. Cultural Psychiatry at the forefront of modern mental health delivery. Thank you. Albert.Persaud: Co-Founder & Director. The Centre for Applied Research and Evaluation -International Foundation: Centre for Psychiatry: Bart’s & Queen Mary Medical School: London: UK.

    • G.E. Jarvis says:

      Hi Albert,

      Yes, I know Kam Bhui. Twinning tools — sounds interesting. What do you have in mind?

      Eric Jarvis

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