Society for the Study of Psychiatry and Culture, April 27-29 2017, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Call for Submissions for 38th Annual Meeting


April 27-29, 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Villanova Conference Center at Villanova University

Culture and Mental Health:

Family Matters

Abstract submission deadline: September 21, 2016

Click here for Abstract Submission Form

We seek submissions on the theme of Culture and Mental Health: Family Matters. Conference sessions will explore how culture and family interact, especially to help define and pattern mental health, mental illness, and health care access and utilization. We are particularly interested in workshops, symposia, and individual papers on the following sub-themes: families, culture, and resilience;  cultural discourse on “family”; trauma and family; family and help-seeking; family-centered care for refugees, asylum seekers, and immigrant communities; families caring for their chronically mentally ill parent or child; evolving concepts of family; the family and suicide; the role of families in the internet and new technologies culture; training in family therapy and culture; and family through the lifespan.

Submission categories include Workshop, Symposium, Individual Paper or Poster, Work in Progress, and Trainee Fellowship. See attached Call for Abstracts for category descriptions.

The deadline for all submission types is September 21, 2016, except for Trainee Fellowship submissions, which have a deadline of November 1, 2016.

For additional information, please see attached Call for Abstracts or visit the Annual Meeting page at

If you have any questions, please contact

Bonnie Kaiser, Chair of the Program Committee, at, or

Liz Kramer, Executive Director, at, phone: (484) 416-3915

SSPC Call for Fellowships 2017

SSPC Call for Abstracts 2017

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