Cross-cultural and Global Mental Health

2019-2020

Course Objective

After the completion of this course, students will have gained:

Knowledge on:
(1) Characteristics of and evidence for psychological and psychosocial
interventions used in cross-cultural and global mental health care.
(2) Epidemiology of mental disorders in global settings.
(3) The relationship between migration and mental health
(4) Challenges of assessment of mental health problems in cultural
diverse populations.
(5) Barriers to delivering psychological and psychosocial interventions
used in cross-cultural and global mental health care.
(6) Challenges to conduct scientific research in diverse populations
across high income settings and in low and middle income settings.

Practical skills in:
(6) Administration of Cultural Formulation Interview.
(7) Practice with qualitative interviewing techniques to inform cultural
adaptation of psychological interventions for use in cross-cultural and
global mental health care.
(8) Reporting on the results of formative research aimed at cultural
adaptation of psychological interventions
(10) Specific therapeutic strategies used in cross-cultural mental
health care

Course Content

The course “Cross-cultural and global mental health” focuses on the
epidemiology, phenomenology and diagnosis of mental health problems in
non-western and diverse populations, including migrant and refugee
patients presenting in mental health care institutions in high income
settings (e.g., the Netherlands), and patients living in other parts of
the world, sometimes under precarious circumstances in humanitarian
settings. The course also addresses effective psychological and
psychosocial interventions for mental disorders in migrant and refugee
populations, and in low resource settings around the globe.

Teaching Methods

7 lectures, 7 practicals

Method of Assessment

Exam (50%) / Written assignment (50%)

Literature

The course literature will consist of scientific articles, to be
announced on Canvas

Target Audience

The course is an elective course for Master students Clinical Psychology
and Clinical Developmental Psychology. In addition, students in the
Research Masters Psychology* are also allowedto follow this course as an
elective course.

* Clinical and Developmental Psychopathology, Social Psychology,
Cognitive Neuropsychology, and Genes in Behaviour and Health.

General Information

Course Code P_MCCGMH
Credits 6 EC
Period P2
Course Level 400
Language of Tuition English
Faculty Fac. of Behavioural and Movement Science
Course Coordinator dr. E.M. Sijbrandij
Examiner dr. E.M. Sijbrandij
Teaching Staff dr. E.M. Sijbrandij

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself

Teaching Methods Study Group, Lecture