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Lack of Culturally Competent Care Prevents Hispanics From Seeking Care

In observance of National Hispanic Heritage Month, APA’s Diversity at Work program sponsored a "Lunch and Learn" program this week to celebrate the contributions of Hispanics and Latin Americans and highlight the importance of cultural competence when providing mental health services to Hispanic populations.“Mental health involves more than the brain,” said the program’s guest speaker, Jane Delgado, Ph.D., M.S., a clinical psychologist and president and CEO of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health. “We really need to understand the people who we serve … and listen to them.” During an...

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Published By: Psychiatric News - Thursday, 9 October, 2014

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