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Jane's publications have focused on the cultural imperialism inherent in much mental health care in low income countries and the challenges of integrating Western and traditional approaches to emotional distress. She is particularly interested in the effects of cultural globalisation and language on personal identity, and the development of appropriate mental health curricula for African countries.


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Gilbert, J. (2009) Power and ethics in psychosocial counselling: reflections on the experience of an international NGO providing services for Iraqi refugees in Jordan. Intervention Vol 7(1), 50-60.


Gilbert, J. (2008) Mental health: culture, language and power.

In Global Health Watch 2. Zed Books.


Gilbert, J. (2007) The emotional aftermath of disaster: Cultural context and psychosocial recovery.

Bulletin of Community Mental Health and Wellbeing, September issue.


Gilbert, J. (2007) What is it to be human? Finding meaning in a cultural context.

The Networker (BOND), Issue 67, 10-11.


Gilbert, J. (2006) Boys becoming men.

In Men of the Global South.  Adam Jones (Ed).  Zed Books.


Gilbert, J. (2006) Cultural imperialism revisited: Counselling and Globalisation.

International Journal of Critical Psychology, Special Issue: Critical Psychology in Africa, 17, 10-28.


Gilbert, J. (2006) Two Worlds: Integration, synthesis or conflict? Psychological perspectives on cultural identity in  Africa.

In Africa on a Global Stage. Tanya Lyons & Geralyn Pye (Eds).  Africa World Press Inc: Eritrea.


Gilbert, J. (2005) Putting minds to the matter.

The Health Exchange, Nov, 17-19.


Gilbert, J. (2005) Psychiatrist or Psychosocial Adviser? Confusion, controversy and progress in mental health.

The Health Exchange, August, 31-33.


Gilbert, J. (2005) Humility helps find cultural solutions.

People in Aid Newsletter, July, 8.


Gilbert, J. (2005) International Responses to the Psychological Aftermath of the Tsunami Disaster: a Plea for Thoughtfulness and Care

Counselling and Psychotherapy Journal, 16(1), 5-6.


Gilbert, J. (2005) “Self knowledge is the prerequisite of humanity”: Personal development and self awareness for aid workers.

Development in Practice, 15 (1), 64-69.


Gilbert, J. (2004) Staff support.

In Good Practice in Mental Health.   Jackie Pritchard & Tony Ryan (Eds). Jessica Kingsley Publishers.


Gilbert, J. (2003) Between a rock and a hard place?   Training and personal development issues for mental health service managers.

Mental Health Practice, 16(10), 31-33.


Gilbert, J. (2001) Cross cultural issues in Counselling Skills Training: Lessons from Lesotho. Parts 1 & 2

The Health Exchange, April, 18-19 and June, 22-24.


Gilbert, J. (2000) Crossing the cultural divide?

The Health Exchange, April, 15-16.


Gilbert, J. (1999) Responding to mental distress:  Cultural imperialism or the struggle for synthesis?

Development in Practice 29(3), 287-295.


Gilbert, J. (1995) Clients as poets: reflections on personal writing in the process of psychological change.

Clinical Psychology Forum, 75, 3-5.


Gilbert, J. (1994) A Gambian Experience.

Changes, 12(3), 165-169.