2020 Continuing Education Courses
Offered by the Department of Psychiatry at Cambridge Health Alliance
DIVERSITY IN MENTAL HEALTH PRACTICE
Cost is $360 for 14 hours of CEU hours.
Two-day program on December 11-12, 2020
Live Stream Only
This course will present the dynamics of culture, diversity, and social justice that impact the mental health of people from diverse life experiences.
This course will present the dynamics of culture, diversity, and social justice that impact the mental health of people from diverse life experiences. This course is intended for health and mental health clinicians, educators and administrators invested in improving mental health care for diverse patient populations. We will explore the role of cultural diversity factors in therapy in a variety of clinical settings with particular attention to the unique context of care provision during the COVID-19 pandemic. Contemporary thought on cultural humility, cultural identity development, privilege and anti-racism in mental health care will be examined from various theoretical perspectives. Emphasis will be placed on the latest research findings on reducing health care disparities and increasing patient advocacy for underserved populations. We will use live streaming, electronic Q & A, and other remote learning technologies.
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
|Define the state of the mental health field with regards to diverse patient populationsIdentify clinical tools that will improve culturally sensitive patient assessment and treatmentIncorporate racial and ethnic considerations, gender/sexuality, social determinants of mental health, and social justice into clinical case formulationIdentify culture-based ruptures in the therapeutic alliance and develop clinical strategies to help repair the clinical relationshipRecognize how implicit bias influences the quality of mental health care|
This course is targeted to mental health and health practitioners, including counselors, social workers, psychologists, primary care physicians, physician assistants, nurses, and nurse practitioners.
Hsiang Huang, MD, MPH
Treniece Lewis Harris, PhD
Priya Sehgal, MD
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