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Distinguished Psychiatrist Speaker Series

  • UCLA Luskin Conference Center 425 Westwood Plaza Los Angeles, CA 90095 (map)

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"The Place of Culture in the Clinical Encounter:  Ethics, Intersubjectivity, and the Politics of Alterity"

This year's DPSS speaker is Laurence Kirmayer, MD, FRCPC, FCAHS, FRSC.  

Dr. Kirmayer has been a central figure in chronicling the evolution of thinking in Transcultural Psychiatry. His research has helped verify the cultural distortions western science imposes on the understanding of what constitutes mental illness and the role culture plays in prominent psychiatric theories. Please join us for a presentation of Dr. Kirmayer’s work and how a culturally-informed approach to mental health care can help us better understand our discipline, our patients, and ourselves.

Dr. Kirmayer is James McGill Professor and Director of the Division of Social and Transcultural Psychiatry at McGill University and Editor-in-Chief of Transcultural Psychiatry. He directs the Culture and Mental Health Research Unit at the Jewish General Hospital, where he conducts research on culturally responsive mental health services, the mental health of indigenous people, and the anthropology of psychiatry.

The lecture is free and open to all mental health professionals.

2 hours of CME credit. Please see the DPSS page for all CME information.

Any questions should be directed to Lela DeGolia at ldegolia@mednet.ucla  or (310) 206-6335.

Earlier Event: October 6
Annual Meeting
Later Event: November 7
Executive Committe Meeting