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Social Justice Seminar – Cultural Equity: Moving Culture to the Center of Mental Health Practice

April 21, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free – $15.00

CPA Social Justice Series Seminar 

April 21, 2022  – 7:00-8:00 pm 

Cultural Equity: Moving culture to the center of mental health practice

Presenter: Telsie A. Davis, PhD

This 1-hr seminar is a call-to-action in response to a long-standing humanitarian injustice in mental health care. Clients with cultural identities marginalized by society continue to experience a significantly poorer quality of mental health care in comparison to clients who are White, middle-class, heterosexual, cisgender, non-disabled or in other ways privileged. Dr. Davis will discuss tangible therapeutic strategies that can ensure clients from marginalized cultural groups receive what they need to benefit from mental health treatment at their fullest potential.

Learning Objectives: 

1. Explain the similarities and differences between cultural equity, cultural competence, and cultural humility

2.  Identify 3 culturally equitable clinical strategies

3.  Identify 3 culturally equitable organizational strategies

Telsie A. Davis, PhD, is a licensed psychologist and 21-year veteran clinician, supervisor, and educator in the mental health field with 11 peer-reviewed publications, four book chapters, and hundreds of hours of education and training in the areas of culturally responsive treatment, and evidence-based, culturally informed treatments for PTSD and co-morbid PTSD and substance use. She is currently an Assistant Professor and recent past Assistant Vice Chair for Faculty Development – DEI at Emory University School of Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. She also works at the Atlanta VA as a psychologist in Mental Health Specialty Services, Co-Chair of the Diversity Rotation for the VA APA Psychology Training Program, and Co-Chair of the Mental Health Service Line DEI Committee. Most recently, Telsie founded The Cultural Equity Institute with the mission to eradicate inequities due to race and culture within the mental health care system through education, human connection, and advocacy. 

Free to Attend 

Free – 1 Hour CE Credit for CPA Members 

$15 – 1 Hour CE Credit for Non-CPA Members 


April 21, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free – $15.00


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