Challenging Racial Violence in Mental Health Encounters
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Expires on Sep 16, 2024
Credit Offered
1 CME Credit
1 COP Credit

Within the past year we have seen Psychiatry begin taking on the challenge of dismantling systems that perpetuate structural racism within our own field. As care providers, we are increasingly asked to use our power to negotiate the balance between nonmaleficence and clinical judgment. This webinar will look at specific examples of how racial disparities and other racialized violence can manifest while delivering mental health care. Audience response will be used to practice recognizing and intervening in challenging situations which put both patient and provider well-being in jeopardy. During these exercises we will introduce tools that can assist in enhancing the precarious yet essential work of implementing antiracist practices in the workplace.


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

This presentation was recorded on August 20, 2021.

Learning Objectives

  • Analyze the three levels of racism and manifestations of racial violence in the workplace.
  • Determine the impact of racism on the mental wellbeing of healthcare providers and patients.
  • Develop strategies to respond to incidents of racism in mental health treatment settings.

Target Audience

Physician (Non-psychiatrist), Physician Assistant, Psychiatrist, Psychologist, medical students, and other mental health professionals 

Instructional Level


Estimate Time to Complete

Estimated Duration: 1.0 hour
Program Start Date: September 16, 2021 
Program End Date: September 16, 2024

How to Earn Credit

Participants who wish to earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ or a certificate of participation may do so by viewing the live presentation and completing 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 (other disciplines) showing the event 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 live event for a maximum of 1.0 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

All financial relationships relevant to this activity have been mitigated.


  • Karina España, MD is a current child & adolescent psychiatry fellow at UCLA. She obtained her undergraduate degree from Portland State University, then went to medical school and completed her adult psychiatry residency at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). Following completion of her child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at UCLA, she will be completing a forensic psychiatry fellowship at OHSU. She has a long-standing interest in healthcare disparities, especially as it relates to underserved populations of justice-involved youth and minority communities. Dr. España has been passionate about mobilizing communities to examine pervasive structural inequities. She has presented and facilitated conversations about cultural identity and racial/ethnic discrimination within mental health locally, regionally, and nationally as well as through various advisory roles within two major hospital systems in Portland. Additionally, she is an American Psychiatric Association SAMHSA Minority Fellow.
  • Paul Maitland-McKinley, MD, MPH is an Air Force Psychiatrist and serves as Mental Health Medical Director for Little Rock Air Force Base covering active, reserve and national guard military members stationed in Arkansas. He obtained his undergraduate degree from Macalester College, his MPH from UC Berkley School of Public Health, his MD from The Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and completed his Psychiatry residency at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). Much of his experience has focused on both the LGBTQIA+ and ethnic/racial monitory populations within the United States. Dr. Maitland-McKinley has presented on the role of race and ethnicity in medicine in a multitude of academic and professional settings. His passions includes Consult-Liaison Psychiatry and improving the pedagogy of cultural humility in undergraduate and graduate medical education.
  • Davíd Nagarkatti-Gude, MD, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Oregon Health & Science University. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Folklore & Mythology (with a focus on Mexican America) from Harvard. Recognizing the enormous impact that experiences and beliefs can have on access to health and on the way individuals are treated in health care settings, he completed a joint MD-PhD program at Virginia Commonwealth University with the goal of contributing to systems that bring more just, equitable access to care. Much of his clinical work focuses on consultation-liaison in primary care settings, and his research looks at using digital tools to improve the chances that patients get the right care at the right time.


  • Nitin Gogtay, M.D., APA Chief of Research, Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.

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