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Publications: Reports, guidelines, videos, and research

 

VTMH reports                   

2016

Responding to Diversity: An Evaluation of VTMH Programs and Services, 2013-2015

2015
Emotional wellbeing and access to culturally appropriate services: A comparative study of Muslim men of refugee background from the Horn of Africa, living in the innernorthern suburbs of Melbourne

2012
Pathways to care for individuals with problematic khat use and their families
                               

2011
Cultural responsiveness in specialist mental health services: Service development as a component of a capacity building project

Stolk, Y., Kouzma, N., Chopra, P., Oehm, D., & Minas, H. Cultural competence training in mental health: Evaluation of a 6-module course as a component of service development

Homelessness amongst culturally and linguistically diverse people with a mental illness

2008
Stolk, Y., Minas, H., & Kimidis, S. Access to mental health services in Victoria: A focus on ethnic communities

2006
Working effectively with interpreters in mental health settings and Improving the quality of mental health interpreting in Victoria

Collaborations

2013

De Silva, S., & Santhanam-Martin, R. Cultures in the know: Enabling multi-faith communities to improve mental wellbeing. Report of a project collaboration with ADEC.

 

Beyondblue. Perinatal mental health of women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds: A guide for primary care professionals. Guidelines developed in project collaboration with Beyondblue as part of the Mental Health in Multicultural Australia (MHiMA) project. Available from beyond blue

2012
VTMH. The Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Perinatal Depression Project. Project report, a component of the National Perinatal Depression Initiative. Also see the CALD Perinatal Mental Health Resource Portal on VTMH website. 

 

Audio-visual productions

2014
Victorian Transcultural Mental Health. (2014). Our voices: Stories from carers from refugee and migrant backgrounds. [Video]. Melbourne: Victorian Transcultural Mental Health.
         
Mental Health in Multicultural Australia (MHiMA). (2014). Finding our way [Video]. Melbourne: Victorian Transcultural Mental Health, University of Melbourne, Mental Health in Multicultural Australia. Available from MHiMA.
                       

Journal articles and book chapters


Kuay, J., Chopra, P., Kaplan, I., & Szwarc, J. (2015). Conducting psychotherapy with an interpreter. Australasian Psychiatry 23(3), 282-286.
 
Colucci, E., Chopra, P., McDonough, S., Kouzma, N., & Minas, H. (2014). Improving cultural responsiveness in mental health services: Development of a consensus around the role of Cultural Portfolio Holders. International Journal of Culture and Mental Health, 7(3), 339-355.

Gudzer, J., Santhanam-Martin, R., & Rousseau, C.  (2014). Gender, Power and Ethnicity in Cultural Consultation in Cultural Consultation: Encountering the Other in Mental Health Care, L. Kirmayer, J. Gudzer and C. Rousseau (eds). New York, Springer, pp. 163-182.

Rousseau, C., Guzder, J., Santhanam-Martin, R., & de la Aldea, E. (2014). Trauma, Culture, and Clinical Work: The “House of Stories” as a Pedagogical Approach to Transcultural Training. Traumatology, 20(3), 191–198. 

Wriedt, K., Oehm, D., Moss, B. , & Chopra, P. (2014). Perinatal mental health cultural responsiveness training: An evaluation. The Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice, 9(2), 109-122.

McDonough, S., Chopra, P., Tuncer, C., Schumacher, B., & Bhat, R. (2013). Enhancing cultural responsiveness: The development of a pilot transcultural secondary consultation program. Australasian Psychiatry, 21(5), 494-498.

Minas, H.,  Kakuma, R., Too, L.T., Vayani, H., Orapeleng, O.,  Prasad-Ildes, R., Turner, G., Procter, N., & Oehm, D. (2013). Mental health research and evaluation in multicultural Australia: Developing a culture of inclusion. International Journal of Mental Health Systems,  7(23).