Mental health professionals are invited to participate in The Menninger Clinic's free webinar, Physicianly Mind, Prejudiced Mind: Distinctions and a Surprising Twist, which will be presented by Salman Akhtar, MD, on March 30 from 12 to 1:30 pm CT.


Webinar Details

In this continuing education event, Dr. Akhtar, who is a professor of Psychiatry at Thomas Jefferson University, will posit that a true physician cannot be a prejudiced human being. His proposal is based upon the important differences that exist between the minds of such individuals. According to him:

  • A physician bases his or her work on knowledge, a prejudiced person on belief;
  • A physician is interested in the individual in his or her office, a prejudiced person is preoccupied with large groups; 
  • A physician is humble and gathers information by posing questions for his patient, a prejudiced person is arrogant and tells others about them;
  • A physician possesses what Erikson has called "belief-in species," a prejudiced person induces "pseudospeciation;" and
  • A physician seeks to help others, a prejudiced attempts to harm others.
After reviewing these distinctions, Dr. Akhtar will offer a surprising hypothesis which will appear to turn things upside down but actually will deepen our understanding of the nature and management of prejudice.

Continuing Education

One point five (1.5) contact/credit/clocks hours have been designated by The Menninger Clinic for the following disciplines:
  • Physicians
  • Psychologists
  • Social workers
  • Licensed professional counselors
  • Licensed marriage and family therapists
  • Addictions professionals

Event and Registration Details

This March 30 event will be conducted virtually via Zoom from 12 to 1:30 pm CT.