Approaches to Culturally Informed Evidence-Based Mental Health Treatments for Asian Americans

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Spring 2017 Webinar Series

Approaches to Culturally Informed Evidence-Based Mental Health Treatments for Asian Americans

The purpose of this webinar series is to highlight underserved and vulnerable populations and offer participants the current knowledge about effective services and treatment for these populations. The aim of this series is to facilitate discussion that inspires positive change. This series of four webinars begins with the Deputy Director of the Office of Health Equity’s overview of the definition of health equity and the State of California’s plan to promote health and mental health equity for all Californians.  In the following webinars, experts will discuss evidence-based services and treatments for specific underserved communities. This is the second in the series. 

Professor Zane's webinar focuses on two approaches to providing culturally informed evidence-based mental health treatments for Asian Americans.  In his talk, he will discuss the strengths and limitations of culturally-adapted treatments versus training clinicians in cultural competency.  He will propose a hybrid approach that capitalizes on the strengths of both approaches.

 

Presented by Nolan Zane, Ph.D.

Professor Nolan Zane holds a joint appointment in Asian American Studies and Psychology at UC Davis. He directs the Asian American Center on Disparities Research, the only national research center that focuses on the mental health issues of Asian American populations and communities.

Moderated by Carolyn S. Dewa, M.P.H., Ph.D., Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at UC Davis and the Director of Outcomes and Evaluations for the Behavioral Health Center of Excellence at UC Davis.