Year: 1984 Source: Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, v.29, no.3, (April 1984), p.234-241 SIEC No: 19842044

For ten years University of Toronto psychiatrists have made regular visits to isolated villages in remote Northwestern Ontario, offering a clinical psychiatric program.Recognizing the difficulty in providing psychotherapy cross-culturally, the members of the treatment team developed the skills of local persons who were not formally trained in the treatment of mental health problems. The paper describes a significant shift in the psychiatric program beginning in 1981.