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Embracing Ethical Challenges in Multicultural and Anti-Racist Psychotherapy

Ethics Conference
Friday, August 26, 2022
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Enrique W. Neblett, Jr., PhD and Erica H. Wise, PhD

This biennial conference is co-sponsored by the Duke University Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and the NC Psychological Association.

Despite increasing recognition within the field of psychology that racism constitutes a significant risk to the mental health and well-being of Black Americans, current practice gaps create limitations to effective care. These practice gaps include the failure to include culturally relevant variables in assessment and treatment and engaging in practices that contribute to patients' negative mental health experiences. In addition, while there may be effective treatments for the general population, there remains a dearth of evidence-based approaches that have been tested in large enough samples of Black Americans to help establish an evidence base for this population (Ring the Alarm: The Crisis of Black Youth Suicide in America, 2019).

This workshop will provide a framework to appreciate the critical importance of ensuring equitable access to the highest quality of care as we envision transforming psychological healthcare via integrated and values-based healthcare models. Workshop participants will use this framework to analyze multifaceted practice vignettes that focus on training, professional peer interactions, and administration in psychological healthcare settings. A model of ethical decision making will be presented that incorporates emotional, interpersonal and contextual factors.

*This program is intended to meet the North Carolina ethics continuing education requirement.

Learning Objectives: Upon the completion of this conference participants will be able to:
1.Identify 3 assessment and intervention strategies or approaches intended to enhance outcomes for Black Americans experiencing racism and poor mental health.
2.Identify strategies for enhancing diversity and inclusion in integrated and value-based psychological healthcare settings.
3.Describe and apply a multi-faceted model of ethical decision making to complex ethical vignettes.

Instructional Level: Intermediate-Advanced
Instructional Format: Virtual Lecture, Discussion

Contact: C. Jacobs Bedell