This 3 day intensive course is aimed at those wanting an in-depth understanding of recent advances related to Culture & Psychiatry in South Asia. The course will benefit: Psychiatrists, Clinical Psychologists, Psychiatric Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, Medical Anthropologists, Clinical Practitioners in Mental Health from the NGO and public health sector. Participants will be expected to have a sound basic knowledge of social sciences and its relationship to mental health in South Asia.
Course content: 1) Recent advances in Medical Anthropology as applied to South Asian Psychiatry, 2) Impact of cultural identity, migration and notions of 'home’ on mental health 3) Update on a) ‘Culture Bound Syndromes’, b) Culture & Pharmacology c) ‘Creative therapies’ in South Asia, 4) Clinical skills in application of Social Science theory to the practice of Psychiatry in South Asia.
Objectives: 1) Demonstrate the theoretical relevance of medical anthropology for psychiatry in South Asia 2) Translate anthropological theory into clinical practice.
Date: 9-11 November 2009
Venue: IMFR, Chennai, India
Course fees: INR 4000.00 for low income countries. The rest GBP 200
Mirjam Dijxhoorn, course co-ordinator
The Banyan Academy fro Leadership in Mental Health
2/242 Pillaiyar Kovil Street
India Email: email@example.com Visit the website at http://www.thebanyan.org
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