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APPA December 1, 2023 Webinar - Psychopathology and/or resistance strategies: Revisiting the usefulness of diagnosis for youth externalizing disorders in situations of structural violence
Friday, December 01, 2023, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
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APPA Webinar-

"Psychopathology and/or resistance strategies: Revisiting the usefulness of diagnosis for youth externalizing disorders in situations of structural violence"
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The over-representation of racialized minorities, first-nations youth, and some refugee samples among individuals with conduct disorder and adolescent-onset conduct disorder suggests that sociocultural factors may shape behaviors and that some externalizing behaviors may constitute idioms of distress and of resistance.

Based on a literature review and clinical cases, this webinar will explore the sociocultural biases inherent in the epidemiology of externalizing behaviors in children and youth and address the need to account for structural violence when assessing and conducting interventions with youth presenting with conduct and oppositional behaviors. The present political context and institutional emphasis on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion policies may represent a timely opportunity to examine some of our professional blind spots regarding youth externalizing behaviors. This will help us determine whether these behaviors constitute at times normal responses to a society perceived as unfair and discriminatory towards one’s family and community.

Date:  Friday, December 1, 2023
Time:  2:00pm ET
Location:  Zoom
Price:  FREE for APPA Members and Non-Members
Speakers:

Dr. Cécile Rousseau, MD is a professor in McGill University’s Division of Social and Cultural Psychiatry and holds a Canada Research Chair in the prevention of violent radicalization. She has worked extensively with immigrant and refugee communities, developing specific school-based interventions and leading policy-oriented research. Presently her research focuses on intervention and prevention programs to address social polarization and violent radicalization. 

Dr. Pascal Chavannes, PsyD, MD is a 2nd generation immigrant of Haitian descent, a clinical and forensic psychologist, a psychiatrist and a child and adolescent psychiatry resident who has worked for several years with immigrant and refugee communities. His work focuses on better understanding and helping marginalized youth and their families to offer care, prevent further discrimination, and foster alternatives to help avoid violent radicalization.


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