skip to Main Content
pmhp@mednet.ucla.edu

Understanding and Increasing Providers’ Cultural Sensitivity to South Asian Clients’ Needs in Mental Health Treatment

June 14, 2022

Presented by Mahtab Javed Siddiqui, MSW; Seema Arora, PsyD & Payal Sawhney, LCSW, MHA

This training includes a panel that will enhance providers’ understanding of South Asian clients in order to better serve their unique needs. Topics of discussion will include an overview of the South Asian population, family structure, and cultural perspectives that impact mental health treatment. Barriers and stigma regarding mental health care will also be discussed. Participants will be able to understand cultural sensitivity in relation to South Asian clients’ mental health needs. This panel will also focus on South Asian immigration to the United States and its impact on immigrant’s mental health and wellbeing. In addition, this panel will detail how acculturation and its barriers, causes, and levels impacts clients mental health overall.

PODCAST VERSION 

Listen on: Apple Podcasts | Spotify

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
If you or someone you know is in crisis, call:
1-800-273-8255

National Disaster Distress Helpline:
In distress because of a natural or human-caused disaster?
Call for immediate counseling 24/7 at
1-800-985-5990 Or text TalkWithUs to 66746
(English/Spanish 24/7)

Back To Top