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The Full Picture: Awareness of Diversity in Psychiatry. CPsychI Online Special Seminar 2021

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Approved for 3.5 External / Internal Credits by CPsychI


October 4, 2021 2:00 pm
October 4, 2021 5:10 pm
01 634 4378

The Full Picture: Awareness of Diversity in Psychiatry.

Online Special Seminar 2021

Date: Monday afternoon, 04 October 2021, 14:00 – 17:10 hrs
Organiser: CPsychI Professional Competence Department
CPD: Approved for 3.5 External/Internal Credits by CPsychI
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Practitioners and patients benefit from awareness of cultural differences.  Our panel of speakers will offer examples and insights into some of the cultural nuances, barriers and issues, which are so important to consider in the context of psychiatry in today’s multicultural population. 

***This is a live online seminar; it will not be recorded and will not be available for delayed viewing.***


CPD PROGRAMME:  MONDAY 4th October 2021: 14:00 – 17:10 hrs

 14:00-14:05       Chair – Introduction & Housekeeping

14:05-14:40        Cultural Issues and Psychiatric Training in the Millenium.  Q&A.
Dr Hasanen Al-Taiar, Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist & IMG Tutor, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust. 

14:40-15:15         Spirits & Traditional Healers: cultural beliefs of the role of supernatural involvement in mental health problems. 

         – Dr Zarina Mokhtar, Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist, Adolescent Services, St. Vincent’s Hospital Fairview

                                The Cultural Aspects of Mental Health Presentations among Pakistani Immigrants
                                      – Dr Mutahir Gulzar, Consultant Psychiatrist, Cavan Monaghan Mental Health Service  

                               Q&A with speakers

15:15-15:25          Break

15:25-16:00       Travellers and Mental Health.  Q&A.      
                               – Ms Caroline O’Reilly,
Psychotherapist and Addiction Counsellor with Exchange House Ireland

16:00-16:35       A different kind of Rehabilitation: the psychiatry of brain and spinal injury. Q&A.  
                               – Dr Maria Frampton, Consultant in Liaison Psychiatry at the National Rehabilitation Hospital, Dun Laoghaire and in Later Life

                                Psychiatry at St Vincent’s University Hospital

16:35-17:10        Transgender Healthcare. Q&A.
                               – Dr Aileen Murtagh, Assistant Medical Director with Special Responsibility for Adolescent Mental Health Services &

                                Consultant Adolescent Psychiatrist, St Patrick’s Mental Health Services.

Speaker details:

Dr Hasanen Al-Taiar MBChB MRCPsych is a consultant forensic psychiatrist employed by Oxford Health NHS Foundation (OHFT) Trust since 2016 and works in the Oxford Clinic Medium Secure Unit, at Littlemore Mental Health Centre in Oxford.  He works as an academic tutor at Oxford University Department of Psychiatry and is an Associate Oxford University Medical Education Fellow. He is involved in the Royal College of Psychiatrists Trainee Support, and Trans-cultural psychiatry groups and is mentoring lead at the South Eastern division of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Dr Maria Frampton is a consultant in Liaison Psychiatry at the National Rehabilitation Hospital, Dun Laoghaire and in Later Life Psychiatry at St Vincent’s University Hospital.  She trained in psychiatry in Dublin and London, before being appointed Lead Clinician and Consultant Psychiatrist in Northeast London Mental Health Trust and Honorary Senior Lecturer in UCL. She is a lecturer in RCSI, The Mental Health Commission and UCD with special interests in mental health legislation, leadership in healthcare and medical education.

Dr Mutahir Gulzar graduated in medicine in Punjab, Pakistan. He moved to Ireland in 1997. He completed his basic and specialist training in Psychiatry in Ireland. He is currently working as consultant in general adult psychiatry in Cavan. His special interests include metabolic abnormalities in patients with major mental illness and treatment resistant depression.

Dr Zarina Mokhtar is a Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist.  She is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin and has been working in St Vincent Hospital Fairview’s Adolescent Services (offering inpatient & day hospital services), since 2014.

Dr Aileen Murtagh has a special interest in gender variance and dysphoria in youth. She has worked with gender variant youth in outpatient and inpatient settings. She has consulted with the HSE on service development. She is the national lead for GIST (Gender Identity Skills Training) for Irish clinicians. She has contributed to national radio, newspapers and TV on this topic.

Ms Caroline O’Reilly is a Psychotherapist and Addiction Counsellor with Exchange House Ireland and holds a BA in Applied Addiction Studies from Athlone IT. She is a fully accredited member of the Addiction Counsellors of Ireland (ACI), holds a BA Counselling & Psychotherapy from IICP, and is pre-accredited with the Irish Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists (IACP).  Since 2007 Caroline has been working in the field of addiction therapy and she is a pre-accredited therapist with IACP. Caroline works with members of the Traveller Community with addictions experiencing adult and childhood trauma, domestic violence, relationship difficulties, codependency, grief/ loss, work related stress, adult and childhood bullying, low self esteem, suicidal ideation, depression and anxiety.



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