Current research from the National Alliance on Mental Illness indicates minorities have less access to mental healthcare and the quality of the care available is poor. Many practitioners recognize these disparities and seek to bridge that gap in service, but they may not have a clear vision for making lasting change in their own private practice. One solution for addressing these issues and improving mental health services in multicultural communities is for clinicians to create intentionally inclusive practices.
In this two-hour continuing education web conference, Dr. Lisa Vallejos will describe how intentionally inclusive practices are led by therapists who recognize and work with their own bias and privilege while creating safe spaces for minorities to access quality care. Dr. Vallejos will help attendees examine their personal thoughts and feelings around racial issues and identify where their private practice or agency may lack of inclusiveness.
Dr. Vallejos will explain how attendees can recreate their practice into one that is intentionally inclusive, diverse, and prepared to serve all individuals seeking therapy. In addition to learning how to self-examine for hidden bias, attendees will also learn skills for managing difficult feelings when discussing racial justice. Dr. Vallejos will also share ideas for therapists to consciously create culturally inclusive offers and programs as well as how to develop a socially conscious pricing structure.
This intermediate instructional level web conference is designed to help clinicians:
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National Alliance on Mental Illness. (2017). Mental Health Facts: Multicultural. Retrieved from https://www.nami.org/NAMI/media/NAMI-Media/Infographics/MulticulturalMHFacts10-23-15.pdf.
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Lisa Vallejos, PhD, LPC is a therapist, educator, activist, and consultant who specializes in assisting individuals and organizations in creating intentionally inclusive and socially conscious spaces.
Dr. Vallejos serves in leadership for the Society of Humanistic Psychology and was featured in the panel discussion “Becoming an Effective Multicultural Ally: Strategies and tools for effective advocacy in a diverse world” at the 2017 Annual Conference of the Society for Humanistic Psychology Division 32 of the American Psychological Association.
Dr. Vallejos is also the Founder and President of Gabriel’s Gift, an organization inspired by her son who was born with a congenital heart defect. She is also the co-founder and president of The Humanitarian Alliance, a non-profit organization dedicated to confronting exploitation and oppression.
Dr. Vallejos is a published author, artist, and poet, and she has been featured as a topic expert for major publications, including GoodTherapy.org. To learn more about Dr. Vallejos and her work, please visit: www.lisavallejos.com.