The Impact of Discrimination on Healthcare Outcomes
Presented by Bina Parekh, Ph.D. and Tica Lopez, Ph.D.
Thursday, April 13, 2023
10am-11am PT/ 12pm- 1pm CT/ 1pm-2pm ET
When attended in full, this program offers 1.0 APA CEs for psychologists or 1.0 CA BBS CEUs for Social Workers, Counselors, or LMFTs
The presentation will focus on the impact of racism on healthcare outcomes. The discussion will provide a theoretical overview of the systemic patterns of social inequality. Additionally, the discussion will highlight the importance of evaluating levels of discrimination within patient populations. Further, health disparities data will be presented capturing the differential health outcomes by specific racial and ethnic communities.
The discussion will also focus on examining the impact of racism on the biological, social, and psychological functioning of specific groups. The impact of racism on neurological and brain development will be examined. Additionally, the societal barriers to healthcare will be presented to highlight the difficulty for marginalized groups to gain access to treatment. Finally, the psychological impact of racism will be presented to demonstrate how psychological strain can further distance and discourage certain communities to seek out help.
At the conclusion of this intermediate level program, participants will be able to
1) Discuss psychometrically validated tools to highlight experiences with racism.
(2) Identify the impact of racism on brain regions and neurological functioning.
Program Standards and Goals:
This program meets APA’s continuing education Standard 1.3: Program content focuses on topics related to psychological practice, education, or research other than application of psychological assessment and/or intervention methods that are supported by contemporary scholarship grounded in established research procedures.
This program meets APA’s continuing education Goal 1: Program is relevant to psychological practice, education, and/or science.
Workshop Schedule (shown in PT):
10:00 am – Event Begins
11:00 am – Event Ends
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Hamel, Lopes, Munana, Artiga, & Brodie, October 13, 2020; https://www.kff.org/report section/kff-the-undefeatedsurvey-on-race-and-health-main-findings/
Dr. Bina Parekh
Bina Parekh, Ph.D. is the Associate Department Chair at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP) in the Department of Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.), Irvine Campus. Dr. Bina Parekh received her M.A. in Community Psychology at New York University and completed her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and minor emphasis in Biostatistics at Loma Linda University. Dr. Parekh completed a two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Department of Psychiatry at Kaiser Permanente in Milpitas, California specializing in general psychiatry, trauma, behavioral medicine, and chemical dependency. She has served as a project coordinator for several large grants at the Behavioral Health Institute at San Diego State University (SDSU) and acted as a clinical supervisor in the joint doctoral program between SDSU and U.C.
San Diego. She has published several peer-reviewed papers in the areas of addiction medicine, psychological assessment, and diversity.
Dr. Tica Lopez
Tica Lopez, PhD, is the Director of Clinical Training and an Associate Professor in the Clinical PsyD Program at The
Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP), Anaheim campus. Prior to starting her position at TCSPP in 2019, Dr. Lopez was the Director of Clinical Training and an Associate Professor at the American School of Professional Psychology, Clinical PsyD program at Argosy University, Orange County campus since 2003. Dr. Lopez holds an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Loyola Marymount University, and she received her Ph.D.in Clinical Psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP), Los Angeles campus. Dr. Lopez’s areas of expertise include clinical training of graduate students in psychology and multicultural mental health. Dr. Lopez received a certification as a treatment specialist for diverse populations. In addition, Dr. Lopez maintains a private practice in the city of Fullerton. Her main areas of interest include multicultural mental health, clinical training of graduate students, suicide assessment and management, and adult treatment of trauma.
Target Audience: All mental health disciplines as well as graduate students are welcome to participate.
Psychologists. This program, when attended in its entirety, is available for 1.0 continuing education credits. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is committed to accessibility and non-discrimination in its continuing education activities. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is also committed to conducting all activities in conformity with the American Psychological Association’s Ethical Principles for Psychologists. Participants are asked to be aware of the need for privacy and confidentiality throughout the program. If program content becomes stressful, participants are encouraged to process these feelings during discussion periods. If participants have special needs, we will attempt to accommodate them. Please address questions, concerns and any complaints to [email protected] There is no commercial support for this program nor are there any relationships between the CE Sponsor, presenting organization, presenter, program content, research, grants, or other funding that could reasonably be construed as conflicts of interest.
MFTs, LPCCs, and LCSWs. Course meets the qualifications for 1.0 hour of continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. If you are licensed outside of California please check with your local licensing agency to to determine if they will accept these CEUs. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is approved by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) to offer continuing education programming for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and/or LCSWs. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is an accredited or approved postsecondary institution that meets the requirements set forth in Sections 4980.54(f)(1), 4989.34, 4996.22(d)(1), or 4999.76(d) of the Code.
Participation Certificate. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is able to provide students and other participants who simply wish to have documentation of their attendance at the program a participation certificate.
Non Psychologists. Most licensing boards accept Continuing Education Credits sponsored by the American Psychological Association but non-psychologists are recommended to consult with their specific state-licensing board to ensure that APA-sponsored CE is acceptable.
*Participants must attend 100% of the program in order to obtain a Certificate of Attendance.
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