Advancing Equity and Justice in Psychiatry: BPA and APA Leaders Address Opportunities and Challenges for the Future
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Expires on Oct 24, 2023
Credit Offered
1.25 CME Credits
1.25 COP Credits

Racism, including structural racism or the social, political, and economic structures that prevent an individual, group, or society from reaching their full potential, has affected both psychiatrists and those who we serve. In this collaborative dialogue, the Immediate Past President of the Black Psychiatrists of America (BPA) Ben Roy, M.D., and BPA President, Cynthia Turner-Graham, M.D., join APA President Vivian Pender and APA President-Elect Rebecca Brendel for an open conversation about how a vision for the future of our profession and mental health care. Dr. Roy will incorporate concepts of shared humanity, intercultural understanding, and humility as essential features of embracing diversity and equity. Dr. Turner-Graham will draw on her ambitious vision for BPA, including its serving as a leader in advancing the conversation on racism as a public health matter, advocating for mental health equity and justice, providing expertise, and engaging members. Dr. Pender will present the diversity, equity, and inclusion work of APA during her tenure, including the findings of her presidential task force on the Social Determinants of Mental Health. Finally, Dr. Brendel will draw on contributions from ethics to advancing antiracism and health care equity and justice in a roadmap for the future. This session will include ample opportunity for attendee questions.


Recorded session, non-interactive, self-paced distance learning activity.

This presentation was recorded on May 26, 2022.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify barriers to care, including health service delivery issues
  • Provide culturally competent care for diverse populations
  • Apply quality improvement strategies to improve clinical care

Target Audience

Psychiatrists, other mental health professionals

Estimated Time to Complete

Estimated Duration: 75 minutes
Begin Date: October 24, 2022
End Date: October 24, 2023

How to Earn Credit

Participants who wish to earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™ or a certificate of participation may do so by completing all sections of the course including the evaluation. After evaluating the program, course participants will be provided with an opportunity to claim hours of participation and print an official CME certificate (physicians) or certificate of participation (non-physicians) showing the completion date and hours earned. 

Continuing Education Credit

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

The APA designates this enduring CME activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Faculty and Planner Disclosures

The American Psychiatric Association adheres to the ACCME's Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Medical Education. Any individuals in a position to control the content of a CME activity - including faculty, planners, reviewers, or others - are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with ineligible entities (commercial interests). All relevant conflicts of interest have been mitigated prior to the commencement of the activity. 

Program Planner: 

The following Planners have no relevant financial relationships to disclose: 

  • Iqbal "Ike" Ahmed, M.D.; Josepha Cheong, M.D.; Jacqueline Feldman, M.D.; Vikas Gupta, M.D.; Philip Muskin, M.D.; Edmond Pi, M.D.; Art Walaszek, M.D.; Eric Williams, M.D.; and Ronald Winchel, M.D.


The following Faculty have no financial relationships to disclose: 

  • Benjamin Roy, M.D.; Cynthia Turner-Graham, M.D.; Rebecca Brendel, M.D.,J.D.; Vivian Pender, M.D. 

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