1.5 Hours of CE
$25 for members / $35 for non-members
Moderator: Brittany Hall-Clark, Ph.D
What are cultural adaptations? How do we culturally adapt psychotherapy in a clinically sound and evidence-based manner? This workshop discusses how culture influences mental health processes and identifies areas for cultural adaptation when working with Asian Americans. Top-down and bottom-up frameworks created to culturally modify therapy will be provided. In addition, I will present concrete examples from a culturally adapted treatment manual that I developed and tested in a randomized controlled trial with depressed Chinese Americans. Finally, I will discuss the rising tide of xenophobia and violence towards Asian Americans amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, and provide recommendations for how to address these issues in treatment. The goal of this workshop is to gain both breadth and depth of understanding, as well develop practical clinical tools for use with diverse populations.
About the Presenter:
Wei-Chin Hwang, Ph.D., is a Professor of Clinical Psychology at Claremont McKenna College. He received his Ph.D. from the clinical psychology program at UCLA (2003) and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Harbor UCLA Medical Center. His research focuses on understanding and reducing mental health disparities, improving psychotherapy outcomes, cultivating therapist cultural competency, and developing frameworks for culturally adapting treatments. He has received multiple career awards and is a fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA), Div 45 (Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity), Asian American Psychological Association, APA Minority Fellowship Program, and the Western Psychological Association. Dr. Hwang is a licensed clinical psychologist and has an independent clinical and consulting practice in Pasadena and Claremont, California. He also chairs the board of advisors for Ayana, a mental health start-up focused on providing culturally competent care to diverse populations.
At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:
About the Moderator: Brittany Hall- Clark, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Currently, she is working primarily in her private practice, InSight Psychology and Behavioral Health Services. Her clinical specialties include trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, nightmares, insomnia, sleep, and anxiety. Dr. Hall-Clark is passionate about diversity and cultural competence, evidenced by her focus on cultural competence in treatment, provision of diversity training to graduate students and continuing education for professionals, and culturally-oriented publications and presentations.