Approaching Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice through Creating Sustainable Organizational Change
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Expires on May 13, 2025
Credit Offered
1 CME Credit
1 COP Credit

Over the past few years, more and more calls to action have arisen for psychiatrists and mental health professionals to address issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion as well as social justice. Many have answered the call to action by highlighting inequities in mental health care, describing historical and structural determinants that have impacted our field and organizations, and others have chosen to highlight ongoing issues with bias, racial discrimination, and healthcare disparities.  This webinar will detail an approach to DEI and social justice that involves creating a framework for sustainable, systemic organizational changes.  This framework for organizational change hinges on incorporating all of the current work being done related to DEI and social justice but manages the approach in a systematic way which allows for a re-creation and re-imagination of how organizations can engage with this work in a meaningful and self-sustaining manner.


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

This presentation was recorded on May 5, 2022.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe and understand the current landscape for application of DEI and social justice concepts in academic psychiatry 
  • Analyze and introduce the concept of Organizational Change Management 
  • Describe stages of change in Organizations 
  • Asses how Organizational Change Management can be applied to DEI and Social Justice in academic psychiatry 

Target Audience

Psychiatrist, Psychologist, Physician (non-psychiatrist), Physician Assistant, Medical students and other mental health professionals 

Instructional Level


Estimate Time to Complete

Estimated Duration: 1.0 hour
Program Start Date: May 13, 2022  
Program End Date: May 13, 2025

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 activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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  • Anique K. Forrester, MD is a graduate of the Howard University College of Medicine in Washington, DC. She completed her Psychiatry residency training as well as Psychosomatic Medicine Fellowship training at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She is board certified in the sub-specialty of Psychosomatic Medicine, renamed Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry.  She serves as the Dept of Psychiatry Chief of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and is the Chair of the Dept of Psychiatry Diversity Committee. Dr. Forrester serves as the Director for the Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Fellowship at the University of Maryland Medical School of Medicine. She is also the coordinator of the Cultural Psychiatry resident course. As Chief of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the Department of Psychiatry, Dr. Forrester provides strategic vision and leadership for all of the department’s diversity and inclusion activities and oversees the development and implementation of key goals related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Dr. Forrester has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. 

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