2018 Distinguished Psychiatrist Speaker Series Lecture

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Course Description: This presentation is part of the Psychiatric Clinical Faculty Association’s annual Distinguished Psychiatrist Seminar Series, which is now in its 22nd year. Admission is free to all mental health professionals. An RSVP is requested but not required.

Presenter: 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.

Target Audience: Open to all mental-health and medical professionals.

This activity offers 2 hours of Continuing Education credits.

The Lifespan Learning Institute and PCFALA are co-sponsors of the Continuing Education program offered.

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> Objectives

After completing of this program, participanst should be able

  1. To recognize psychological and social dynamics of alterity (otherness) in the clinical encounter.
  2. To examine how larger societal processes of 'othering" can facilitae or impede clinical engagement, assessment, and treatment.
  3. To apply the DSM-5 Cultural Formulation Interview (and other relate methods) to foster mutual understanding and engagement in a person-centered approach to intercultural work.

> Accreditation

  • American Psychological Association: Lifespan Learning Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Lifespan Learning Institute maintains responsibility for the program and its content.
  • BRN: Lifespan Learning Institute is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider #03424).
  • CAMFT: Lifespan Learning Institute is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, & LEPs. Lifespan Learning Institute maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content (Provider #050085).
  • IMQ/CMA: The Lifespan Learning Institute is accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) through the joint providership of Lifespan Learning Institute and PCFALA. The Lifespan Learning Institute is accredited by the IMQ/CMA to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Lifespan Learning Institute designates this online activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

> Disclosures

The speaker and planning committee members listed below have disclosed that they have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests.

Speaker: Laurence J. Kirmayer, MD, FRCPC, FCAHS, FRSC

Planning Committee:
Marion Solomon, PhD
Lela DeGolia
Paul R. Puri, MD
Bonnie Goldstein, PhD
J. Zeb Little, MD, PhD
David E. Sones, MD
Allen T. Pack, MD

> Contact Information

For information about this program, please contact

Lela DeGolia, Executive Director
Psychiatric Clinical Faculty Association (PCFA)
ldegolia@mednet.ucla.edu
(310) 206-6335


❯ PAST DPSS Lecturers

Click on the lecturer's name for video of the presentation. There are no videos available prior to 2011 and for 2012 and 2016.

  • Andrew Gerber, MD, PhD (2017)
  • Allan Abbass, MD (2016)
  • Frank Yeomans, MD, PhD (2015)
  • Salman Akhtar, MD (2014): Part 1 and Part 2
  • Allan Frances, MD (2013)
  • Peter Kramer, MD (2012)
  • Richard Green, MD (2011)
  • Marcia Kraft Goin, MD (2010)
  • Anthony Bateman, MA, FRCPsych (2009)
  • John Gunderson, MD (2008)
  • Russell Meares, MD (2007)
  • Roy Menninger, MD (2006)
  • Vamik Volkan, MD (2005)
  • Lenore Terr, MD (2004)
  • Mardi Horowitz, MD (2003)
  • Robert Nakorski, MD (2002)
  • Otto Kernberg, MD (2001)
  • Robert Michels, MD (2000)
  • Ethel Person, MD (1999)
  • Glen Gabbard, MD (1998)
  • James Masterson, MD (1997)