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Understanding and Treating Mental Illness in the Context of Asian Cultures and Anti-Asian Racism

12:00pm - May 19, 2021 thru 1:30pm - May 19, 2021 | Timezone: US/Eastern
New England MHTTC
Registration Deadline: May 19, 2021
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May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. For many Asian Americans, Asian cultures have shaped their explanatory models of health including mental health. In this event, Dr. Fan will provide a brief analysis on how Asian religious and philosophical traditions affect the understanding, clinical manifestation, and treatment-seeking behaviors of mental illness. In addition, the mental health toll of anti-Asian racism and being a “model minority” will be presented. During the second part of the event, Dr. Fan will lead a clinically oriented discussion to address the barriers to improve mental health care for Asian Americans.


Presenter Bio: Xiaoduo Fan, MD, MPH, MS
Dr. Fan is a Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He is Director of the Psychotic Disorders Program and Director of the Chinese Mental Health Program at UMass. Dr. Fan received his medical degree from Peking University and MPH degree from Harvard University. In addition, Dr. Fan obtained a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology at Rosalind Franklin University. Dr. Fan is a member of the advisory panel for the Patient-Centered Outcome Research Institute (PCORI), and a member of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) Council on International Psychiatry and Global Health. He also serves as a reviewer for various federal grant programs.


We will be providing certificates of completion and CEUs for this event for a total of 1.5 hours. Please note that we only provide ASWB, NAADAC, and NBCC certificates. All other requests will receive a certificate of completion to be submitted to the board of choice by the attendee.