Reimagining MH/SUD Services to be Antiracist and Culturally Responsive

Mental health and substance use disorder services of the 21st century must be reimagined to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse patient population deserving of high-quality services. Data trends reflect persistent gaps in access to diagnosis, treatment and wrap-around services for racial-ethnic minorities in the United States. The access to care continuum includes coverage, accessibility of services, the quality of care delivered and a capacity for meeting treatment goals. Barriers to this successful continuum include lack of attention being paid to how racism subverts efforts to ensure access to high quality care for all and missed opportunities to incorporate culturally-relevant and responsive services. This conference will introduce an analysis of where we are in MH/SUD services and where we need to be headed with a focus on antiracism and cultural adaptations of our services.

Educational Objectives

Objectives:

After completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • Identify and understand 2 forms of oppression and inequities and be able to and respond to within MH/SUD services.
  • Understand how history intersects with culture to impact communication, working relationships, and the community experience of MH/SUD services.
  • Identify and apply at least three competencies in anti-racism most relevant to clinical practice and professional development.

5.5 CE’s for:

  • CHES (Certified Heath Education Specialist)
  • CPH-Certified Public Health
  • DMH- Addiction Therapist
  • DMH – Licensed Administrator
  • DMH-Intellectual and Developmental
  • Disabilities Therapist
  • DMH-Mental Health Therapist
  • DMH – Prevention Specialist
  • EDU – (tentative), visit www.msbhln.org
  • MAAP-Mississippi Association of Addiction Professionals
  • NBCC-National Board for Certified Counselors
  • SW-Social Work (counts as cultural)

Presenter

Jessica Isom, M.D., MPH

Location

Virtual

Date

Apr. 1, 2021

Time

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Presenter

Jessica Isom, M.D., MPH

Location

Virtual