This feature of our website is currently being developed. Serving as a resource on specialized topics in social psychiatry, it will contain reference materials in the form of books, articles, and references in various media, recommended by those working and teaching in the field. Many of the references were collated in conjunction with AASP-sponsored symposiums and workshops over the past decade. 


  • Bäärnhielm S, Laban K, Schouler-Ocak M, Rousseau C, Kirmayer LJ. Mental health for refugees, asylum seekers and displaced persons: A call for a humanitarian agenda. Transcultural Psychiatry 54 (5-6), 454-74 (2017)
  • Hein J, Niazi T. "Forced Migration," in Ness I, Bellwood P (Eds). Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration. New York: Wiley (2015)
  • Kinzie JD, Kinzie JM, Sedighi B, Woticha A, Mohamed H, Riley C. Prospective one-year treatment outcomes of tortured refugees: A psychiatric approach. Torture 22:1, 1-10 (2012)

  • Kirmayer LJ, Narasiah L, Munoz M, Rashid M, Ryder AG, Guzder J, Hassan G, Rousseau C, Pottie K, for the Canadian Collaboration for Immigrant and Refugee Health. Common mental health problems in immigrants and refugees: general approach in primary care.  Canadian Medical Association Journal 183 (12), 959-67 (2011) 

  • Miller KE, Rasmussen A. War exposure, daily stressors, and mental health in conflict and post-conflict settings: Bridging the divide between trauma-focused and psychosocial frameworks. Social Science & Medicine 70:1, 7-16 (2010)

  • Pottie K, Greenaway C, Hassan G, Hui C, Kirmayer LJ. Caring for a newly arrived Syrian refugee family. Canadian Medical Association Journal 188:3, 207–11 (2016)

  • Pumariega AJ, Rothe EM. Leaving No Children or Families Outside: The Challenges of Immigration. J Orthopsychiatry 80:4, 505-15 (2010)

  • Rothe EM, Pumariega AJ, Castillo-Matos H. "Mental Health of Child and Adolescent Refugees," in Ness I, Bellwood P (Eds). Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration. New York: Wiley (2015)
  • Silovel D, Ventevogel P, Rees S. The contemporary refugee crisis: an overview of mental health challenges. World Psychiatry 16:2, 130–39 (2017)

  • Society of Refugee Healthcare Providers