The Competence Centre for Transcultural Psychiatry, Mental Health Centre Ballerup, is proud to invite youto an inspiring afternoon in the company of Professor of Clinical Psychiatry Roberto Lewis-Fernández fromColumbia University, New York.

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Dato: 17-01-2018
Tid: 13:00 - 16:00
Kompetencecenter for Transkulturel Psykiatri, Psykiatrisk Center Ballerup, Bygning 14, Maglevænget 2, 2750 Ballerup.

Participation is free of cost. Registration deadline is 10 January. Use email: or phone: 20743664


​13.00 – 14.00
Understanding culture and the Cultural Formulation Interview (CFI) - the use of the CFI in general psychiatry
Roberto Lewis-Fernández, MD, Professor
​The use of the Cultural Formulation Interview (CFI) in Denmark
Signe Skammeritz, MD, PhD student and Laura Glahder Lindberg, MS, PhD student
​Trauma and Sociocultural Context: Exposure, Illness, and Recovery
Roberto Lewis-Fernández, MD, Professor
​Thank you and goodbye
Jessica Carlsson Lohmann, MD, PhD and head of research at CTP

Dr. Roberto Lewis-Fernández is Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Columbia college of Physicians and Surgeons and Director of the New York State (NYS) Center of Excellence for Cultural Competence and the Hispanic Treatment
Program at NYS Psychiatric Institute as well as co-Director of the Anxiety Disorders Clinic at NYSPI. He is also lecturer on Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard University.

Dr. Lewis-Fernández’s research focuses on developing clinical interventions and novel service-delivery approaches to help overcome disparities in the care of underserved cultural groups. His work centers on improving treatment engagement and retention in mental health and physical health care by persons with anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, and other serious mental illnesses. He also studies the way culture affects individuals’ experience of
mental disorder and their help-seeking expectations, including how to explore this cultural variation during the psychiatric evaluation. He led the development of the DSM-5 Cultural Formulation Interview, a standardized method for cultural assessment for use in mental health practice, and was the Principal Investigator of its international field trial, conducted in Canada, India, Kenya, the Netherlands, Peru, and the United States.

Dr. Lewis-Fernández is also the chair of the DSM Review Committee for  internalizing Disorders (Depressive, Anxiety, Trauma, Obsessive-Compulsive, Dissociative, Somatic) and the co-chair of the ICD-11 Working Group on Culture-
Related Features. He was the chair of the Cross-Cultural Issues Subgroup of the Gender and Culture Study Group of the DSM-5 Task Force.