Harvard Medical School & Cambridge Health Alliance present

2020 Continuing Education Courses

Offered by the Department of Psychiatry at Cambridge Health Alliance



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

  Download a Course Brochure [PDF]


Published by Ohio Forensic Evaluation Center Directors Association

We offer Ohio's Courts of Common Pleas and the other criminal justice and mental health related services in our regions evidence-based, expertly crafted mental health opinions, and promote the ideals of objectivity and excellence in all forensic evaluation opinions proffered. We strive to promote this standard through the work of our centers and to our colleagues and consultants outside of our centers through training and supervision. Further, we never fail to consider the community's safety, as well as the individual's need for the most clinically appropriate interventions, as we are crafting these opinions and conducting our training. Additionally, we serve our colleagues in the state hospitals, the prison system and the state and county Mental Health and Addiction Services Boards, Developmental Disability Boards, Probation Departments and Municipal Courts to find effective solutions to many of our risk of violence and community mental health safety issues. We are proud to serve the courts of Ohio, and appreciate the ongoing recognition we receive for our work.

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