The Division of Social and Transcultural Psychiatry is a network of scholars and clinicians within the Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, devoted to promoting research, training and consultation in social and cultural psychiatry.

The broad themes of research and training conducted by members of the Division include:

Social Psychiatry

  • psychiatric epidemiology
  • social causes and consequences of psychiatric disorders
  • psychiatry in primary care
  • social treatments, rehabilitation and prevention strategies
  • evaluation of services

Cultural Psychiatry

  • mental health of indigenous peoples, ethnocultural minorities, immigrants and refugees
  • international community mental health
  • indigenous healing practices, ethnopsychology and ethnopsychiatry
  • cultural critique of Western psychiatric theory and practice

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