Sean Kidd

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Clinical Psychologist and Associate Professor
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Brief Biography: 

Sean Kidd, a Clinical Psychologist, is an internationally recognized authority in the area of youth homelessness research. In this work he has focused on service models, qualitative methods, and the impacts of marginality and stigma on the population. He has also worked extensively in these same areas as they relate to individuals with severe mental illness. Dr. Kidd is an Assistant Professor with the University of Toronto Department of Psychiatry, Assistant Clinical Professor with the Yale Department of Psychiatry, and is Psychologist in Chief (interim) at the Toronto Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) Schizophrenia Division. He has over 60 peer reviewed publications with a primary concentration on marginalized populations and qualitative methodologies.

Regions of interest: 
Middle East
North America
Central America and the Caribbean
South America
Disorders of interest: 
Psychosis/bipolar disorder

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Social Entrepreneurship and Mental Health Intervention: a Literature Review and Scan of Expert Perspectives

This paper employs a scoping review and interviews with social entrepreneurs to assess the uptake of social entrepreneurship in the literature and to articulate this concept for mental health.
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Research summaries and systematic reviews
Training, education and capacity building
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Social entrepreneurship and mental health in low- and middle-income countries

A practical guide for people developing interventions to address mental illness and its consequences for individuals, families and communities in low- and middle-income countries.
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Empowerment and service user involvement
Training, education and capacity building
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Social Entrepreneurism in Mental Health: Examining the Scalability of Top Tier Social Innovators

A series of international mental health case studies and consultations with a range of experts
All disorders
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Making a difference in resource-limited settings

Social Entrepreneurism researcher Sean Kidd describes his efforts to understand how to build interventions up to the task of tackling complex mental health challenges in very challenging settings.
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Leveraging and Creating Space to Work: Key Strategies of Ashoka Fellows working in LMIC Mental Health

On November 16th, 2015, the Social Entrepreneurship in Mental Health working group hosted a webinar to share key findings from intensive case studies with 5 internationally recognized innovators in LMIC mental health
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What social entrepreneurship can teach us

Sean Kidd explains how his interest in social entrepreneurship as a lens for exploring mental health innovations has evolved over ten years of service delivery and research