Who Gets Left Out? Racial Inequities in Mental Health Diagnosis and Treatment
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Availability
On-Demand
Expires on Apr 27, 2025
Cost
$0.00
Credit Offered
1 CME Credit
1 COP Credit

There are mental health diagnoses where evidence suggest there is little or no difference in incidence, yet Black people and other people of color are not being diagnosed or treated for these mental health conditions. Assessment, diagnosis, and treatment is complicated by clinician bias, racism, discrimination. Clinicians must recognize their own biases and the history of unequal treatment to provide an accurate diagnostic evaluation to improve treatment of Black people and other people of color.

Format

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

This presentation was recorded on April 21, 2022.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the historical context and structural racism in mental health diagnosis and treatment 
  • Identify examples of bias and racism in common mental health diagnosis 
  • Discuss strategies to reduce bias and racism in mental health diagnosis and treatment 

Target Audience

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

Instructional Level

Introductory  

Estimate Time to Complete

Estimated Duration: 1.0 hour
Program Start Date: April 27, 2022 
Program End Date: April 27, 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

Physicians

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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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Instructor

  • Michelle P. Durham, MD, MPH, FAPA, DFAACAP is the Vice Chair of Education in the Department of Psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM)/Boston Medical Center (BMC). She is a board certified physician specializing in pediatric and adult psychiatry with additional board certification in addiction medicine. Her public health and clinical roles have always been in marginalized communities. She is dedicated to health equity and advocacy for equitable mental health treatment globally and locally. Dr. Durham practices clinically at Boston Medical Center (BMC), the Associate Director for the Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM)/BMC Global and Local Center for Mental Health Disparities and Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at BUSM. Dr. Durham has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. 

  • Christine M. Crawford, MD, MPH is the Assistant Director of Psychiatry Medical Student Education and an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at BU School of Medicine. She completed her adult psychiatry residency as well as child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship training at Massachusetts General Hospital/McLean Hospital. She received her MD from University of Connecticut and her Masters in Public Health at BU School of Public Health where she concentrated in Social and Behavioral Sciences. During residency, she was the recipient of the MGH Laughlin Award and was selected by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) as an APA/SAMHSA Minority Fellow which provided her funding to develop community based interventions to reduce mental health stigma within the Black community. She has been engaged in a number of community outreach initiatives through the Boys and Girls Club of Boston, NAACP and NAMI. She has authored multiple book chapters on mental health disparities, sociocultural issues in psychiatry as well as peer reviewed publications focusing on major depressive disorder. She has made appearances on PBS, WGBH TV programming as well as provides seminars on mental health at various community based settings. Dr. Crawford reports no relevant financial relationships to disclose. 

Planners

 The following planners have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

  • Ebony Harris, M.S.; Michelle P. Durham, MD, MPH, FAPA, DFAACAP,  andvChristine M. Crawford, MD, MPH

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