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Fri, Jan 21



Diversity in Mental Health Practice

Explore the ways mental health of different population groups is impacted by dynamics of culture, diversity, social justice, and biases in care. Raise your awareness and develop techniques to address multi-level bias and promote equity for all of your diverse patients.

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Diversity in Mental Health Practice
Diversity in Mental Health Practice

Time & Location

Jan 21, 2022, 6:00 AM EST – Jan 22, 2022, 5:00 PM EST


About the Event

Diversity in Mental Health Practice: This course will present the dynamics of culture, diversity and social justice that impact the mental health of people from diverse life experiences. We will examine contemporary thought on cultural humility, cultural identity development, privilege and bias, plus discuss strategies for incorporating anti-racism and trauma-based mental health care from various theoretical perspectives and systems of care. Interactivity and audience engagement will be a core feature of the format via workshops, small group discussions and plenty of Q&A time. Participants will gain skills to address biases in themselves, their patients and their practice environments.

Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Define the state of the mental health field with regards to diverse patient populations
  • Describe how implicit bias influences the quality of mental health care.
  • Identify clinical tools that will improve culturally sensitive patient assessment and treatment.
  • Incorporate cultural, diversity, and social justice factors into clinical case formulation.
  • Assess unconscious biases that may exist in themselves and their organization/practice system.
  • Devise strategies to actively combat existing biases to create a more equitable care environment for their patients.
  • Employ techniques to address and reduce racism in the clinical setting from patients

For a list of session-specific learning objectives, please email

Target Audience: This course is targeted to Primary Care Physicians, Specialty Physicians, Psychologists, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Social Workers and Counselors. This course may also be of interest to physicians who practice in Lifestyle and Mind-Body Medicine, Psychiatry Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Psychology and Mental Health, Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine.

All sessions will be taking place virtually. After registering and completing your payment, you will receive a confirmation e-mail and further details on how to virtually join the course will be provided within 1 week of the course start date.

For faculty who give permission, their sessions will be recorded and made available to participants for convenient online viewing via a course archive. Access to recorded sessions will begin within 5 days after a session’s live broadcast, and will continue for 30 days thereafter.

Course Directors: Karen J. Kuc, MPH Treniece Lewis Harris, PhD Priya Sehgal, MD

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