Menninger psychiatrist Mike McClam, MD, FAPA, will present Race and Culture in Psychiatry: A Brief Overview on Friday, February 3, from 12 to 1 pm CT via Zoom.
Created for mental health professionals, this free webinar offers one continuing education credit.
How psychiatric illness presents, how individuals interpret their suffering and what resources patients use to obtain relief from their suffering is influenced by cultural and racial factors. Unfortunately, historically, in psychiatry, what was considered "well" or "ill" was seen through a narrow cultural lens.
Understanding how racial and cultural factors influence the diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric illness will help mental health professionals provide better care to a wider demographic of patients.