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School of Social Work hosts renowned social and trans-cultural psychiatry scholar

The School of Social Work will host Dr. Laurence Kirmayer of McGill University on Oct. 25, from 12-1 p.m., in the chapel in St. John's College on the St. John's campus. Dr. Kirmayer is known for his research and work in the area of culturally responsive practice with immigrant and Aboriginal populations. He will be giving a presentation titled Culturally Responsive Practice with Immigrant and Aboriginal Populations.

Dr. Kirmayer will explore the role of culture in shaping the perceptions, behaviours and responses to psychosocial problems.

Dr. Kirmayer is a professor and director of social and trans-cultural psychiatry at McGill University; editor-in-chief of Transcultural Psychiatry; and director of the Culture and Mental Health Research Unit at the Institute of Community and Family Psychiatry, Jewish General Hospital, Montreal.
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