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Wednesday, December 16, 2020
2:15 pm ET / 11:15 am PT

How Culture and Race Can Impact Identifying and Treating Mental Health Conditions

How Culture and Race Can Impact Identifying and Treating Mental Health Conditions 
Wednesday, December 16, 2020
2:15 pm ET / 11:15 am PT

How we talk (or avoid talking) about mental health is uniquely shaped by our racial/ethnic backgrounds and our cultural experiences. For some cultural groups, emotional distress and mental health concerns are often expressed through physical symptoms or spiritual experiences. This webinar is designed to increase awareness and explore critical aspects of mental wellness that are shaped by an individual’s cultural background. We will discuss racial disparities in mental health, barriers to treatment, and strategies that can help in identifying and treating symptoms across different cultural groups.

Join this free, 60-minute webinar where we will discuss: 

  • How different cultural groups express mental health concerns
  • Social and environmental factors that contribute to poor mental health outcomes for these cultural groups
  • Increase awareness of warning signs and symptoms of anxiety and mood disorders
  • Three coping strategies to implement in your daily life

This webinar will be recorded and available to the public within 1 week. We do not offer CEUs but are happy to provide a certificate of attendance upon request.

Meet the Presenters:

Dr. Charmain F. Jackman, Ph.D., is a Harvard-trained, licensed psychologist with over 23 years in the mental health field. Dr. Jackman is the founder + CEO of InnoPsych, Inc., an organization on a mission to change the face of therapy and to promote wellness & healing for people of color. InnoPsych, Inc., is an award-winning organization focused on increasing access to therapy through its online therapist of color directory and emotional wellness programming. Dr. Jackman also serves as the Dean of Health & Wellness at Boston Arts Academy, a high school for visual and performing artists. As a change-maker, Dr. Jackman is passionate about the intersection of psychology, mental health, and diversity, equity, and inclusion and has created social impact initiatives that support community members and mental health professionals. She has used her expertise to shape how organizations respond to and support their employees during the COVID-19 and racial violence crises. Dr. Jackman is also the recipient of the 2020 American Psychological Association’s PLC Diversity Award. Dr. Jackman loves talking about mental health and is a national spokesperson for mental health and emotional wellness. She has also been featured in both print and TV media outlets locally and nationally.

Dr. Gary E. Carrington, Ph.D., is a Tenured Faculty who has achieved rank as Full Professor of Counseling at Cuyahoga Community College. He has been employed with Cuyahoga Community College for 20 years and in addition to sitting as a Tenured Faculty he has served in leadership roles including President of Faculty Senate and AAUP Representative with the college. Dr. Carrington is an Adjunct Professor at Cleveland State University for 10 years in the Graduate School of Counseling Psychology and Education.

Dr. Carrington has been a licensed clinician for 28 years and independently licensed for 22 years. In addition, he is a Licensed Psychologist and owner of private clinical practice. Dr. Carrington is an active community advocate who has served as a Board Member of Ohio Psychological Association and Director of Diversity. He is an active member of American Psychological Association (APA) serving as State of Ohio Representative and member of Association of Black Psychologist (ABPsi) serving as Committee Chair of Violence Prevention. Dr. Carrington is a proud member of 100 Black Men of America, Greater Cleveland Chapter President 2016-2020, Vice-President, and Board Member and additionally serving the community in various roles including Director of Mentoring and Collegiate 100. Dr. Carrington is a Life Member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Co-Chair of Mental Wellness Initiative.