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PSYD 703 - Culture and Mental Health (3)

This course will focus on three major issues: 1) the role of culture in the development of psychological health and psychopathology; 2) variations across cultures in defining and understanding mental health and behavior; and 3) the importance of sociopolitical and cultural context in contructing ways to prevent and/or ameliorate psychological problems. Emphasis is placed on underserved populations in the United States and implications for mental health policy and intervention strategies.