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Mental Health SIG

  • 15 Feb 2023
  • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Zoom


SIG Name: Mental Health SIG                                                                                             

SIG Topic for the event: Identity Development Evolution and Sharing, IDEAS

A Narrative, Cultural Humility Training to Support Equitable Care for Substance Users

SIG organizer(s): Emily Walker, OT, OTR, Allyson Lewis, OT, OTR, Rosa Colorado, OT, OTR

SIG Presenter(s): Emily Walker, OT, OTR                                                            

SIG Objectives, at least 3:

By the end of the session, participants will

1.)   Have an increased familiarity with the lived experience of substance users.

2.)   Examine individual conscious or unconscious biases around substance users.

3.)   Recognize how provider conscious/unconscious biases impact care delivery for substance users.


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Wasmuth, S., Belkiewitz, J., Bravata, D. M., Horsford, C., Harris, A., Smith, C., ... & Miech, E. J. (2022a). Methods for evaluating external facilitation as a strategy to nationally implement a novel stigma-reduction training tool for healthcare providers. Advance online publication.

Wasmuth, S., Pritchard, K., Belkiewitz, J. (In press). Bridging the humanities and healthcare with theatre: Theory and outcomes of a theatre-based model for enhancing psychiatric care via stigma reduction. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal.


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