Many mental health problems among members of ethnic groups often remain unrecognized or unaddressed. Even when those who need help actually receive mental health care, adherence and follow-up rates remain low. In this workshop, you focus on evidence-based strategies to address two of the most common mental health problems among U.S. minority groups: post-traumatic stress disorders and depression. You develop the cultural sensitivity and consciousness skills necessary to deliver competent mental health care services to underserved, diverse populations with a focus on women.
- Understand the unique role of cultural influences on human behavior and mental processes
- Identify unique mental health needs for ethnic minority groups in the U.S.
- Gain clinical assessment and treatment therapeutic skills that are culturally tailored to human diversity issues, with particular attention to ethnic, racial and class identity dimensions
- Develop critical consciousness and cultural competence, including a self-introspection and reflective awareness of the important role of diversity to psychosocial functioning
- Learn culturally tailored assessment and treatment strategies for women suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and depression