Transforming Policy and Practice for Culturally Competent Mental Health Care*

*Registration fee includes continental breakfast and lunch (May 5–7) and one reception/light dinner.

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Come Join Us for Three Days of:

  • Keynote sessions featuring Margarita Alegría, Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and Octavio Martínez, Executive Director of the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health
  • Symposia on a variety of topics, with a keynote symposium on the Affordable Care Act, focusing on challenges to service delivery for patients of diverse cultural backgrounds
  • Workshops on patient care, teaching, and research
  • See old friends and make new ones.

This Program Will Prepare Attendees To:

  • Identify policy resources for improving cultural competence of clinical care, education, and research in mental health
  • Analyze and appraise the cultural applicability of policies and practices to diverse populations
  • Integrate cultural considerations in policies and practice guidelines relevant to their work in clinical care, education and research
  • Develop education materials on cultural psychiatry for health care professionals
Day 1, Thursday, May 5, 2016
Time Title Speaker/Facilitator
8:30–9:00 Welcome Remarks
9:00–10:00 Opening Plenary: 

Challenges and Opportunities of Coaching Providers in Shared Decision-Making and Improved Communication with their Multicultural Patients

Margarita Alegría

Chair: Roberto Lewis-Fernández

10:00–10:15 Break
10:15–12:15 ACA Plenary:

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: Issues, Challenges, and Solutions for Cultural Psychiatry

Donald Banik
Sergio Aguilar-GaxiolaModerator/Discussant: Hendry Ton
12:15–1:15 Lunch
1:15–3:15 Workshop 1: 

Crouching Educator, Hidden Curriculum: The Art of Cultural Competence Education

Kenneth Fung

Lisa Andermann

Workshop 2: 

Cultural Family Therapy – The Theory and Practice of Cultural Psychiatry with Families (Family Track)

Vincenzo Di Nicola

Steven J. Wolin

Paper Session 1: Education – Innovations, Part 1 (Moderator: James Griffith)
Development of a transformative leadership and health systems-strengthening training program: A pathway to engaging underserved populations Gilberte Bastien
The use of a mental health awareness tour to increase awareness of health disparities and mental health Auralyd Padilla
Espiritualidad y lenguaje: development of cultural competence with Latin@ populations through a service-learning course Alyssa Ramírez Stege, Ivan Cabrera, Mary Dueñas, Stephen Quintana
Structural competency: Experiences of early adopters of social determinants of health-focused clinical curricula Sewit Bereket
Using indigenous proverbs to improve cross-cultural communication and understanding of mental health concepts Ahmed Hassan
3:15–3:30 Break
3:30–5:30 Workshop 3:

Making Culture Matter in Complex Care Delivery and Organizational Practice

Madhuri Shors
Dennis Maurer
Roli Dwivedi
Kate Erickson
Workshop 4:

Teaching the Management of Stigma Using Social Psychology and Social Neuroscience

James Griffith
Brandon Kohrt
Paper Session 2: Education – Innovations, Part 2 (Moderator: Kenneth Fung)
Training Muslim religious leaders to reduce stigma and improve access to mental health care Ahmed Hassan

Pa Chia Vue

“Learning from success” as a cultural training tool Matityahu Angel
Local reflective practice: A simple, comprehensive framework for cultural training of health service psychologists Kelly M. Moore
Microaggressions: A perspective on building a cultural psychiatry curriculum Anique Forrester
Reflecting on the educational and training aspects of the cultural experience in the placement of first-year medical students in First Nation and Métis communities Bobby Chaudhuri
6:00–8:00 Reception at the Campus Club
Day 2, Friday, May 6, 2016
Time Title Speaker/Facilitator
8:30–10:30 Workshop 5:

Training Clinicians in the DSM-5 Cultural Formulation Interview:  An Evidence-Based Didactic and Experiential  Workshop

Neil Aggarwal

Ravi DeSilva

Roberto Lewis-Fernández

Workshop 6:

Family and Culture:  Clinical Tools for Everyday Practice 

Ellen Berman
Alison Heru
Paper Session 3: Explanatory Models, Cultural Context, and Care (Moderator: Renato Alarcon)
Therapist-patient discrepancy in illness explanations and early outcome in intercultural psychotherapy Samrad Ghane
Depression treatment-seeking in the context of a drug epidemic: Same services, different stigmas Claire Snell-Rood
The mediating role of family conflict, parental monitoring, and deviant peer relationships on the association between intergenerational cultural dissonance and alcohol use among Asian American youth Jeremy Kane
10:30–10:45 Break
10:45–11:30 Charles Hughes Memorial Fellowship Lecture (Part 1) 

Rethinking the concept of “kokoro no kea” (care for mind) for victims of disaster in Japan

Saikiko Yamaguchi
11:30–12:30 POSTER SESSION
Ethnic and gender differences in domains of mental health recovery in a transcultural community mental health clinic Poh Choo How
Exploring older Hmong individuals’ expression and experience of depression: A qualitative study Pachida Lo
Advocating for advocacy: Assessing advocacy skills and student development in a counseling psychology doctoral program Alyssa Ramírez-Stege, Dustin Brockberg, Elaina Meier
Culture and mental health in a regional health district in Australia: Challenges and opportunities Bipin Ravindran
Attitudes and perceptions of suicide and suicide prevention messages for Asian Americans Priyata Thapa
The duration of untreated psychosis in an outpatient clinic in Mexico Sylvanna Vargas
An In-depth case study of urban space and parental agency in a public housing project in Baltimore City J. Corey Williams
Bad eye: North Siberian Turk culture-bound syndrome Tsezar Korolenko

Tatiana Korolenko

Assessment of training needs in developing culturally competent mental health training models Vishali Raval
12:30–1:15 Lunch & Business Meeting
1:15–3:15 Workshop 7:

Deportation of Mentally Ill Individuals Detained Under ICE Custody:  Law Student Clinic and Psychiatry-Law Partnership

Chair: Jerome Kroll

Linus Chan

Chinmoy Gulrajani

Nicholas Hittler

Symposium 1:

Transforming Counter-Terrorism Policy by Researching Religious Justifications of Violence: Three Cases of Islamist Terrorism

Neil Aggarwal

John Horgan

Ronald Schouten

Paper Session 4: Global Mental Health (Moderator: Brandon Kohrt)
Access to what? Contextualizing “diagnosis,” “recovery,” and “access to care” in Northern India Sumeet Jain
A qualitative study of community and health worker perceptions of task sharing: Lessons learned from Nepal Anna Fiskin
UVA-Guatemala initiative for mental health: Mental health care in post-conflict countries and implementing changes in poor resource settings Souraya Torbey
Political terrorism and prolonged abduction in Africa Samuel Okpaku
Community mental health in the Vanni: A community-based empowerment method for mass trauma and reconciliation Kate Benham
3:15–3:30 Break
3:30–5:30 Workshop 8:

Mindfulness and Racial Bias: Interrupting Unconscious Patterns

Terri Karis

Madhuri Shors

Symposium 2:

Politics of Concern

Bruce Field
Holly Dunn
Nancy Luxon
Discussant: Lisa Hilbink
Workshop 9:

Lessons from the Birth of the Women’s Movement: The film, “She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry”

Francis Lu

Moderator: Shannon Suo

Workshop 10:

Resident Case Consultation 

Kenneth Fung
Day 3, Saturday, May 7, 2016
Time Title Speaker/Facilitator
8:30 – 10:30 Workshop 11: 

Cross-Cultural Instrument Adaptation Part 1: Adapting Existing Instruments

Bonnie Kaiser
Brandon Kohrt
Andrew Rasmussen
Nuwan Jayawickreme
Workshop 12:

Implementing Culturally Sensitive Integrated Care Models: From Theory to Practice

Albert Yeung
Trina Chang
Nhi-Ha Trinh
Workshop 13:

The Amish and Mental Health Care: An Introduction to Cultural Factors, Current Treatment Models, and Future Directions

Emily Troyer
Mary Kay Smith
Julian Davies
Paper Session 5: Refugee and Minority Populations (Moderator: James Boehnlein)
Responding to the border crisis: Reflections of a clinical trainee Rosemary Fister
Integration of a refugee mental health service into a family medicine clinic Larry Merkel
Characteristics of culturally responsive mental health care systems for refugees Patricia Shannon
Diasporic encounters with culture: Implications for policy and practice Joan Simalchik
Cure violence/heal trauma: A cognitive-behavioral approach to reducing community violence in minority communities Matthew Domínguez
10:30 – 11:00 Break
11:00 – 11:45 Charles Hughes Memorial Fellowship Lecture (Part 2)  Cholera, stigma, and the policy tangle in the Dominican Republic: An ethnography and policy analysis of Haitian migrant experiences Hunter Keys
11:45 – 1:00 Lunch & Business Meeting
1:00 – 3:00 Workshop 14: 

Cross-Cultural Instrument Adaptation Part 2: Novel Tool Development

Bonnie Kaiser
Brandon Kohrt
Jo Weaver
Workshop 15: 

Providing Quality Health Care with CLAS: Curriculum for Developing Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services

Hendry Ton

Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola

Workshop 16: 

A Sociocultural Approach to the Assessment and Management of Postpartum Depression Among Immigrant Women

Pamela Montano
Maria Jose Lisotto
Matthew Domínguez
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and the Society for the Study of Psychiatry and Culture. The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation
Physicians: The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University designates this live activity for a maximum of 19.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. (Day 1 – 6.75; Day 2 – 6.75; Day 3 – 6.0)