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Depression in Canada and Around the World: Developing Treatments that Work for Different Cultures

Mon., Nov. 23, 2015 7:00 p.m.

Location: University of Regina College Ave. campus, CB 106

Depression is common throughout the world, but depressed people of different cultures may report different symptoms and features of the disorder, according to Dr. Shadi Beshai. In the West, we have a number of psychological treatments that appear to work well in treating depression. However, we do not yet know if we can successfully transport Western treatments to different regions of the world. This presentation will focus on the study of depression in various cultures, with a particular focus on research of this disorder in Egypt and the Middle East.

Dr. Shadi Beshai completed his Bachelor’s degree at York University, Toronto, and his Master’s and Doctoral degrees at the University of Calgary. He completed a year-long honorary fellowship and residency at the University of Exeter, England. His current research interests include major depression (both episodic and recurrent), adult Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and the effects of culture and diversity on outcome in evidence-based psychotherapy for adults.

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