Understanding and Increasing Providers’ Cultural Sensitivity to South Asian Clients’ Needs in Mental Health Treatment
This training includes a panel that will enhance providers’ understanding of South Asian clients in order to better serve their unique needs. Topics of discussion will include an overview of the South Asian population, family structure, and cultural perspectives that impact mental health treatment. Barriers and stigma regarding mental health care will also be discussed. Participants will be able to understand cultural sensitivity in relation to South Asian clients’ mental health needs. This panel will also focus on South Asian immigration to the United States and its impact on immigrant’s mental health and wellbeing. In addition, this panel will detail how acculturation and its barriers, causes, and levels impacts clients mental health overall. Recorded on June 14, 2022.