The Mental Health Services in the Capital Region of Denmark
is the country’s largest mental healthcare workforce
with more than 6,000 employees in a number of different centres.
Competence Centre for Transcultural Psychiatry (CTP) is a specialised
psychiatric unit which serves the Capital Region and is located at Mental Health Centre
Psychiatry is a medical area of specialisation that includes prevention,
diagnosis, treatment, follow-up and rehabilitation of patients with psychotic
and non-psychotic disorders and mental illness combined with substance abuse in
adults. The area also includes research, development and training.
At CTP, we focus on diagnosis, treatment, training and research, and, in accordance with the Danish Health and Medicines Authority, our special
service in the Capital Region covers:
- Diagnosis and assessment of particularly complex transcultural psychiatric
patients, including particularly multifaceted psychiatric illness in ethnic
minorities, as well as
- diagnosis and treatment of particularly complex traumatised refugees.
We are a dynamic team of 35 employees consisting of medical doctors, psychologists,
physiotherapists, social workers, nurses, secretaries and academic staff. The
team is highly diverse with a broad variety of ethnic backgrounds: Bosnian,
Swedish, Argentinian, Philippine, Afghani, Pakistani, Iraqi, Estonian, German,
Egyptian, Iranian, Albanian, Spanish and French. This is often beneficial in
the encounter with our equally diverse group of patients.
We also have a large number of dedicated students affiliated and some
of the Region’s most skilled interpreters with years of experience in healthcare
CTP is, relative to our modest
size, a highly research active place. We aim to contribute with knowledge on how cultural aspects influence the development of mental disorders and to explore the role of culture in the assessment and treatment of mental
disorders. The goal is that this knowledge can be implemented in the
clinical work, not only at CTP, but also at other clinics treating
the same type of patients. Our
primary focus is clinical efficacy research but we also do qualitative- and basic
emphasise that all CTP staff is involved
in generating research as we work
using a particular model, where treatment and research are closely integrated. Data from all courses of treatment are systematically and continuously collected. In this way, our research output, e.g. a doctoral thesis
or a scientific article, is based on joint efforts of all employees at CTP. Read more about our research activity.