Mental Health

Our emotional health is inextricably linked to and informed by our social and political histories, families, and lived experiences. As such, what we believe, our thoughts, and how we behave are culturally embedded. Differences in how mental illness is defined, limited knowledge or availability of mental health services, socioeconomic status, mistrust of providers, and experiences with stigma in health care systems all contribute to disparities in access and use of mental health care. Moreover, such factors can negatively affect mental health outcomes. Quality mental health treatment necessitates cultural awareness, knowledge, and skills. If not, providers run the risk of further marginalizing clients from traditionally underserved groups and potentially compromising service models. Our Associates represent a vast array of areas of expertise in clinical training and practice and evaluation of interventions with diverse groups. We offer a variety of systemic and direct service provider trainings.

Organizational Training

  • Adopting & Adapting Culturally-Relevant Evidenced-Based Practices
  • Language and Communication Competencies
  • Establishing Community Partnerships
  • Organizational Policy
  • Staff Evaluation
  • Client Satisfaction & Outcome Evaluation

Direct Service Training

  • Conducting Client and Family Cultural Assessments
  • Clinical Assessment and Treatment of  Racial Trauma
  • Intersections of Identity (e.g. race, gender, class, sexual identity)
  • Counselling Immigrant Populations
  • Working with LGBTQ Populations
  • Transracial Adoptive Families