UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology


Selai Cultural Aspects of Clinical Encounters

Cultural aspects of clinical encounters: an interactive workshop

Dr. Caroline Selai BA (Hons), MSc, PhD, DipPsych, CPsychol,  Chartered Psychologist and practitioner registered with Health Professions Council (HPC),  Senior Lecturer in Clinical Neuroscience, Institute of Neurology, UCL & Co-director of UCL Cultural Consultation Service (CCS) 

This workshop draws on academic literature in several fields, including cross-cultural psychiatry, health psychology, anthropology and the social sciences, plus the expertise of the CCS consultants, clinical material and anonymised cases.


(1) Background theory including clinical anthropology, health psychology

(2) Clinical encounters: the phenomenological experience; understanding illness; beliefs about illness; cultural aspects of health seeking behavior

(3) The interview

(4) Interventions for individuals and groups.

(5) Outcomes and evaluation

Are you still considering studying here..? Or do you already have an offer of a place..? If you have an experience to share before the course begins, please email me!

To share an experience or for further information: please email: c.selai@ucl.ac.uk