Looking at Mental Health through the Lens of Stigma and Race:

Implications for Assessment, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Service Delivery

Presented by: Dr. Tawanda L. Hubbard, LCSW

Date: March 16, 2021

Location: Zoom

Time:  8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Pricing: Registration Closes on March 12th 

$89 by March 1, 2021

$99 after March 1, 2021

Approved for 6 Clinical & Social Cultural Competence CE creditsApproval #: 201611-1206

Description:

Historically in our country as well as other parts of the world, persons with mental illness have been stigmatized, treated as inferior, and some forced to endure deplorable conditions and treatments.  Today, advances have been made in research and practice that has improved treatment and service delivery to persons with mental problems and mental illness, but they still must contend with the stigma that goes along with having a mental disorder.  To complicate matters for persons of color with mental health problems and mental illness, they not only have to deal with the struggles of their condition, encounter stigma, but also contend with discrimination.  In this workshop, participants will discuss disparities persons of color with mental illness encounter in mental health programs and society-at-large. Look at the history of how persons with mental illness have been seen and shamed; discuss how that view still lives today within the mental health system; prevalence of discrimination in mental health towards persons of color; and identify the role of service providers and agencies in fighting health inequalities and discrimination apart of ensuring quality care. Participants will become familiar and identify how they can operationalize key concepts, such as, social determinants of health, macroaggressions and microaggressions, difference, privilege and power, anti-oppression approach, cultural formulation, social location, etc. All instrumental in understanding and removing stigma and fighting discrimination within the mental health system across the treatment continuum of care working with persons of color.

Objectives:

  • Describe and discuss disparities persons of color with mental illness encounter in mental health programs and society-at-large.
  • Look at the history of how persons with mental illness have been seen and shamed; discuss how that view still lives today within the mental health system; and prevalence of discrimination in mental health towards persons of color.
  • Identify the role of service providers and agencies in fighting health inequalities and discrimination apart of ensuring quality care.
  • Explain how key concepts, such as, social determinants of health, macroaggressions and microaggressions, difference, anti-oppression approach, cultural formulation, social location, etc. can be operationalized in removing stigma and fighting discrimination within the mental health system across the continuum of care working with persons of color.

About Speaker Dr. Tawanda L. Hubbard, LCSW:

Dr. Tawanda Hubbard is a social work educator and practitioner. She is a part-time lecturer at Rutgers SSW and former faculty at Monmouth University School of Social Work.  Dr. Hubbard is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 15 years of experience in child welfare, behavioral health, adolescent and family therapy, and clinical practice. She currently provides individual, couple and family therapy as a private practitioner and consultant trainer with NJ Child Welfare Training Partnership, NJ Victims Assistance Academy and NJ Child Support Institute. Dr. Hubbard received the honor of Outstanding Doctoral Instructor at Rutgers School of Social Work in 2016. She provides clinical supervision and conducts workshops on her scholarship interests (dismantling structural discrimination, oppositionality in adolescents, field instruction, clinical practice, etc.). Dr. Hubbard is the immediate past President of the NASW, NJ Chapter, serves on Rutgers School of Social Work Alumni Advisory Council and CSWE Doctoral Minority Fellowship Advisory Council and CSWE Minority Doctoral Fellowship Alumna.

“This course, Looking at Mental Health through the Lens of Stigma and Race: Implications for Assessment, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Service Delivery, Approval #201611-1206, provided by Ocean Mental Health Services is approved for continuing education by the New Jersey Social Work Continuing Education Approval Collaborative, which is administered by NASW-NJ. CE Approval Collaborative Approval Period: Monday, November 30, 2020 through August 31, 2022. New Jersey social workers will receive 6 Clinical & Social Cultural Competence CE credits for participating in this course. Certificates will be distributed at the end of the workshop upon submission of a program evaluation. Participants must sign in and out. Participants may NOT be eligible for CEU’s if they are not on time and present for the entire workshop. No partial credit will be granted. For continuing education inquiries please contact Hope at Hfitzgerald@OceanMHS.org. Ocean Mental Health Services maintains responsibility for the program. For additional program information, questions, concerns feedback or refunds, or if you require special arrangements to attend this event, please contact Hope Fitzgerald 732-349-3535 x733.”
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