GPSY

6436

Global Mental Health

New School for Social Research: Psychology

Liberal Arts

Graduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Global Mental Health

Spring 2019

Taught By: Adam Brown

Section: A

CRN: 7147

Credits: 3

Mental health issues are among the leading causes of disability world-wide and according to the World Health Organization depression will emerge as the leading cause of disability-adjusted life years by 2030. Despite growing recognition and documentation of the burdens mental health issues and comorbid disorders place on individuals, caregivers, and communities, there remain large global disparities in access to resources and delivery of effective mental health care. This course will survey the evolutiion of and current approaches to mental healthcare across a wide range of contexts with a particular focus on low and middle income countries. Readings will draw from studies and policy reports examining mental health programs, barriers to implementation, and the ways in which socioeconomic, social and contextual factors, disproportionately affect low-resource settings.

College: New School for Social Research (GF)

Department: Psychology (GPSY)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 5:12am 11/21/2018

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 6:00pm - 7:50pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/23/2019 - 5/8/2019