2005-2009 WACP Officers

OFFICERS (2012-2015)

President: Wen-Shing TSENG(USA)

President Elect: Goffredo BARTOCCI(Italy)

Secretary: Roland WINTROB(USA)

Treasurer:Jon M. STRELTZER(USA) until 12/31/2007

Treasurer: Vittorio INFANTE (Italy)since 01/01/2008

FOUNDERS

Wen-Shing TSENG (USA)

Goffredo BARTOCCI(Italy)


ADVISORS

Wolfgang JILEK (Canada)

Masahisa NISHIZONO (Japan)

Raymond PRINCE (Canada)

Joseph WESTERMAYER (USA)


WCPRR EDITOR IN CHIEF

Goffredo BARTOCCI(Italy)

NEWSLETTER EDITOR

Roland WINTROB (USA) until 03/31/2007

Wen-Shing TSENG(USA) since 04/01/2007 until 09/30/2008

Kamaldeep BHUI(UK) since 10/01/2008


BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Kamaldeep BHUI(USA)

James BOEHNLEIN(USA)

Ajita CHAKRABORTY (India)

Zhou DONG-FENG (People's Republic of China China)

M. Fakhr EL-ISLAM (Egypt)

Kwang-Iel KIM (Republic of Korea - South Korea)

Olufemi MORAKINYO (Nigeria)

Roger MONTENEGRO (Argentina)

Fumitaka NODA(Japan)

Valentin SEMKE (Russian Federation)

Eng-Seong TAN (Australia)

Mitchell WEISS (Switzerland)


AFFILIATED ORGANIZATION

Associação Brasileira de Etnopsiquiatria

Centre Françoise Minkowska

Ethnic-Cultural Psychiatry Division, Chinese Society of Psychiatry & Chinese Medical Association

Gesellschaft für Psychiatrie, Psychotherapie und Nervenheilkunde

International Association of Ethnopsychologists and Ethnopsychotherapists

Istituto Italiano di Igiene Mentale Transculturale

Japanese Society of Transcultural Psychiatry

Society for the Study of Psychiatry and Culture

Transcultural Special Interest Group of Royal College of Psychiatrists

Transkulturelle Psychiatric Referat der German Society der Deutsche



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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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