William James Week
Please join us as we continue to celebrate the evolution of our institution into William James College. These programs will highlight our work with Children and Families; announce a new institutional investment to increase the number of mental health professionals of African or Caribbean origin; and conclude with a discussion of the role of experience in psychology training.
Moving Beyond the Cultural Competence Conundrum
formerly entitled, Educating and Supporting Multicultural Students for Careers in the Mental Health Professions
Presentation by KERMIT A. CRAWFORD, PhD, Director, CENTER FOR MULTICULTURAL MENTAL HEALTH AT BOSTON MEDICAL CENTER & Executive Director, MASSACHUSETTS RESILIENCY CENTER
Cultural competence is a buzzword term that is used throughout academic discourse, research and interventions. Despite its widespread use, there are significant questions that emerge about its true impact and utilization. In this presentation both the benefits and challenges will be discussed in hopes that participants will be prompted to contribute to moving the field beyond the “cultural competence conundrum”.
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 | 12:00 – 1:00 pm
WJ02 | 1 CE Credit | $15*
*Open to the professional community and the public for FREE | No CE Credits | Pre-registration required.
Kermit Anthony Crawford, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist, a designated forensic psychologist and an Associate Professor of Psychiatry on the Boston University Medical Campus and Boston Medical Center. He is Executive Director of the Massachusetts Marathon Bombing Victims/Survivors Resiliency Center and Director of the Center for Multicultural Mental Health (CMMH) and the Center for Multicultural Training in Psychology (CMTP). His expertise is in behavioral health, disaster behavioral health and cross-culturally adaptable mental health service delivery and workforce development. He has provided leadership, response, training and/or consultation across the nation in the aftermath of a number of traumas/disasters/emergencies ranging from 9/11/2001 through the Boston Marathon bombing. In addition to his earned doctorate from Boston College, Dr. Crawford is recipient of an honorary doctoral degree of humane letters from the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology. He has several publications in referred journals and book chapters. Dr. Crawford is recipient of the Commissioner’s Excellence Award (Massachusetts Department of Mental Health), the 2012 Excellence in Diversity Training Award from APPIC, the 2012 American Psychological Association’s- Minority Fellowship Program’s James Jones Lifetime Achievement Award and the 2014 Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) Individual Award. He has made featured presentations on culturally competent practices in mental health at the Legislative Breakfast of the Congressional Black and Hispanic Caucuses, the National Mental Health Association and the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, the American Psychological Association, and other national organizations. He is a current member of the Institute of Medicine’s Quality Measurement in Behavioral Health Committee and the American Psychological Association’s Clinical Treatment Guidelines Steering Committee.