2015-2018 President

Sergio Javier Villaseñor Bayardo, PHD, MD, is Professor at the Universidad de Guadalajara, Mexico and Member of the Mexican Investigators System. Editor founder of the Indexed scientific journal INVESTIGACIÓN EN SALUD, an official journal of the Health Sciences University Center of the Guadalajara University (1999-2008) Psychiatrist Certificated by the Mexican Psychiatric Council. Chief of Psychiatric hospitalization area at the Hospital Civil “Fray Antonio Alcalde”, Guadalajara, Mexico. Psychiatrist by the Nacional Autonomous University of Mexico and by the “Fray Bernardino Álvarez” psychiatric hospital of Health Ministery. Specialist on Alcoholism and Drug addictions. Paris V University, France. Master’s degree and Ph.D. on Social Anthropology and Ethnology (Ethnopsychiatry) by E.H.E.S.S. of Paris, France. Founder of the sections of Ethnopsychiatry of the Mexican Psychiatric Association (APM) and Latinamerican Psychiatric Association (APAL). Secretary of the World Association of Cultural Psychiatry (2009-2012).

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Culture impacts mental illness so that culturally relevant care is needed for patients of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds. From a social point of view, there has been rapid social and cultural change, as well as migration within and between nations. Societies are becoming multi-ethnic and poly-cultural in nature worldwide. From a clinical perspective, there is a need to improve cultural competence to provide proper psychiatric care of each patient, considering the ethnic/race/cultural background, irregardless of minority or majority status.

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