As part of our diversity and outreach work, ICP+P is pleased to offer a series of four round tables, the first of which will be held virtually on September 18th. We hope that these topical events will promote discussion and engagement about racism and other forms of exclusion in the mental health field. The intent of a round table is to generate exploration and intimate discussion of a particular topic, in an egalitarian forum. As we prepare for the next phase of our consultative work with Vision 4 Equity, we think that the round tables will create an avenue for on-going discussion and learning that will enrich our organization.
Diagnosing bipolar disorder is challenging under most circumstances, but when race, gender and LGTBQIA communities are factored in, the process often results in misdiagnosis. The implications of misdiagnosis are far-reaching in terms of treatment and quality of life. We will explore how to analyze and assess diverse populations within the framework of cultural competence, compassion and systemic barriers.
This roundtable is appropriate for clinicians at all levels of experience. No CEs will be offered. Space is limited.
PLEASE NOTE: Recording in any form of this live streaming event is NOT permitted.
About our presenter:
Linda McGhee is a clinical psychologist and nationally recognized moderator, mental health expert and speaker. McGhee has been featured in the Washington Post, New York Times, Huffington Post, and Grown and Flown. She hosts “Good Mental Health on Radio One” which raises awareness around mental health. She is a mental health expert for the Steve Fund, an organization devoted to mental health for college students of color, and is a regular contributor to the Son Rise Project, an Oprah Winfrey Network podcast that supports families of black teenagers and young adults with mental illness. She is known for speaking nationally on mental health, education, anxiety and trauma, racial trauma and disparities. McGhee has recently provided commentary on the intersection of racial trauma, COVID-19 and the mass protests. She currently serves as the President of the Maryland Psychological Association.
Dr. McGhee is one of the nation’s foremost experts on culturally sensitive testing and assessment for diverse populations. She taught assessment at both George Washington University and the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Dr. McGhee has addressed national organizations, school associations, psychology practices, and school psychologist groups on diversity in assessment. Dr. McGhee has formed the Multicultural Assessment Community to facilitate these important conversations. The Multicultural Assessment Community has just hosted its second annual conference. She has appeared on the Testing Psychologist podcast, where Dr. McGhee presented on unconscious bias, creating culturally sensitive assessments, and advocacy and assessment. She is a chapter author of a book on bipolar disorder addressing the assessment of diverse populations and bipolar disorder.
This series of informed, open conversations represents an additional investment of resources for ICP+P. We hope you will support this by making a tax-deductible contributions to support it, in addition to the support you are accustomed to making. We welcome donation to support our organization’s antiracism efforts.