A training model for culturally competent and evidence-based mental health care for diverse societies. A three-year project (2015-18) based on a partnership between Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, USA and Christ University Bangalore, Karnataka, India. Funded by United States-India Education Foundation through the Indo-U.S. 21st Century Knowledge Initiative
The role of the Shaman in treating patients suffering from mental health is just one of the topics that intrigued psychology students over the past two weeks as faculty from Christ University in Karnataka, India, visited Miami.
Over the past three years, the psychology departments at Miami University and Christ University in India have formed a close relationship through a series of cultural exchange trips.
When the Miami psychology faculty members went to their first meeting at Christ University in Bangalore, India this past January, they were all wearing shades of gray. Upon return, they are all still wearing the bright colors they became accustomed to throughout the trip.
Publications and Presentations
- Raval, V. V., & Gopal, B. (2016, May). Assessment of training needs in developing culturally competent and evidence-based mental health training models: Project overview. Abstract accepted for presentation at the37thAnnualmeeting of the Society for the Study of Psychiatry and Culture,Minneapolis, MN.
- Raval, V. V., & Gopal, B. (2018, October). Perceptions of trainees and clinicians regarding the meaning of cultural competence in mental health care in India and United States. Paper accepted forpresentation at the 5th World Congress of the World Association for Cultural Psychiatry, New York, NY.
- From research collaborations that resulted from this project:Raval, V. V., Luebbe, A. L. & Sathiyaseelan, A. (under review). Parental socialization of positive affect, adolescent girls’ positive affect regulation, and adolescent depression in India. Special Issue: parental socialization of youth positive affect regulation, Social Development.
- Raval, V. V., & Green, J. H. (in press). Children's developing emotional competence in a global context. In A. Kumar (Ed.), Nurturing character strengths in children: A guide for parents and educators. New Delhi: Sage Publications.
- Luebbe, A. L., Raval, V. V., & Sathiyaseelan, A. (2018, April). Parental Socialization of Positive Affect in Adolescent Girls in India: Indirect Effects to Depression via Dampening Regulation. In H. W. Mak (chair), Parent and Peer Emotion Socialization in Adolescence: Implications for Emotional Development and Mental Health. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Minneapolis, MN.
- Jain, A. T., Luebbe, A. L., Raval, V. V., & Sathiyaseelan, A. (2018, April). Social Reward Valuation and Anticipatory Pleasure in the Prediction of Adolescent Depressive Symptoms in India. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Minneapolis, MN.
- Jain, A. T., Raval, V. V., Luebbe, A. L., & Sathiyaseelan, A. (2017, November). A test of the tripartite model of anxiety and depression in an adolescent sample from urban India. Poster presented at Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, San Diego, CA.