Cross-Cultural Approaches to Mental Health in Low & Middle Income Countries Certificate: Mental Health and Substance Use-SPH GH 765

Cross-Cultural Approaches to Mental Health in Low & Middle Income Countries Certificate: Mental Health and Substance Use


Dates: All year


By: Boston University

Location: Boston

Credits: 2

This course introduces students to mental health and mental illness in low and middle income countries and also looks at some highly vulnerable populations in high-income countries. Class sessions and assignments will provide students with a chance to explore the critical role played by the social, cultural, and economic context in defining local concepts of mental health and in availability and type of treatment in a variety of contexts. The course is designed to provide students with a working knowledge of the history of mental health on the global agenda, core theoretical concepts underlying research and interventions, and innovative methodological approaches to adapting psychiatric assessment tools and treatment for cross-cultural, low-resource contexts. Students will build skills in identifying and critically analyzing global and country-specific data estimating the burden of mental health disorders. They will also develop creative approaches to research, treatment, and advocacy to improve health systems and legal protections for people living with mental health disorders. www.bu.edu

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