COU AC610 - Introduction to Global Mental Health
Introduction to GMH provides an overview of the basic principles and practice of Global Mental Health. The disciplinary challenges in applying Western psychological categories, concepts and interventions will be addressed. Specifically, how colonialism, poverty, racism, social exclusion and gender exert powerful influences on the emotional and social well being of individuals, families and communities will be examined. Also addressed will be, cultural responses to suffering and healing, and culture bound syndromes.