Queensland Transcultural Mental Health Centre

RL filming 360 and 2D video. 2D Director of photography, Faramaz K-Rahber. 360 Director Alex Bury. Editor Bin Li. With Judith Hewitson, Learning Producer/Director, Andres Otero-Forero, Simone Bell, Satinder Kaur (QTMHC) and talented actors.

The key learning outcomes of this course will be conveyed through a fictional case study.

Key learning points will be made within the case study as well as through interactive learning activities, including a 360 video of an assessment within a home visit.

ClientQueensland Transcultural Mental Health Centre
ScopeTraining for Australian mental health practitioners

Professional development for mental health practitioners

This online training course has been developed for the Queensland Transcultural Mental Health Centre to develop the capacity and skills of mental health practitioners so they can independently provide a culturally informed and responsive mental health assessment for their clients.

With over 200 participants, the course is now an open resource assisting each practitioner in their daily work routine.

Excerpt from case study. Sonia and her neighbour Bec exchange on the migration experience.


Understanding and incorporating sociocultural factors in mental health assessments will help to more accurately diagnose problems as well as more effectively engage with and provide culturally informed treatment and care for individuals.

The content is based on experience in delivering clinical consultation-liaison services and training for over 20 years, as well as on evidence on culturally responsive mental health practice.

Learning Outcomes

Identify the impact of socio-cultural factors on mental health.

Ask questions to elicit the sociocultural considerations through use of the Outline for Cultural Formulation.

Incorporate sociocultural considerations into mental health assessments and overall case formulation.

Demonstrate a respectful curiosity which enables a practitioner to learn about an individual’s sociocultural and linguistic needs and preferences.