Academic Psychiatry

, Volume 24, Issue 2, pp 77–84

A Cultural Sensitivity Training Workshop for Psychiatry Residents


  • Sheila LoboPrabhu
    • Department of PsychiatryUniversity of Michigan
    • Department of PsychiatryBaylor College of Medicine
  • Carolyn King
    • Department of PsychiatryUniversity of Michigan
  • Ronald Albucher
    • Department of PsychiatryUniversity of Michigan
  • Israel Liberzon
    • Department of PsychiatryUniversity of Michigan
    • VA Medical Center
Research Article

DOI: 10.1176/appi.ap.24.2.77

Cite this article as:
LoboPrabhu, S., King, C., Albucher, R. et al. Acad Psychiatry (2000) 24: 77. doi:10.1176/appi.ap.24.2.77


Efforts have been made to develop a core curriculum for cultural sensitivity training for psychiatry residents. There is a lack of literature reporting effectiveness of various teaching modalities for such training. The authors report their experience with a 4-hour pilot workshop to teach psychiatry residents ethnic and cultural issues in patient care. Pretest and posttest questionnaires were designed to measure residents’ knowledge of cultural issues. There was statistically significant improvement in performance on questionnaires after the workshop (F = 30.6; P<0.001). Further studies are necessary to examine teaching modalities in residency education.

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