Differential Diagnosis – Racially Diverse Populations and Mental Health – 1st and 2nd Session

When:
April 6, 2021 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
2021-04-06T12:30:00-04:00
2021-04-06T14:30:00-04:00
Where:
Held via Zoom. Registrants will receive a link the week before.
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Bev James
330-430-3980

Trainer: Dr.Alfiee Breland-Noble (known professionally as Dr. Alfiee) is a sought-after expert in teen, young adult, and family mental health, and is known nationally as a gifted scientist, public speaker, author, and media personality. With a primary focus on teens, college students, families, and communities of color, she is recognized for her remarkable ability to motivate and inspire by translating complex scientific concepts into everyday language. Dr. Alfiee will be sharing how bias contributes to misdiagnosis and diagnostic disparities. Dr. Alfiee will also provide an understanding of racial bias and its contributions to individual, interpersonal, institutional, and structural racism.

Who should attend: Clinicians, court personnel, first responders, mental health professionals and anyone interested in understanding how race and bias impacts wellness and mental health symptoms.

About this event: This training will be offered over two 2-hour sessions. Please click to register for the appropriate session below:

REGISTRATION: The first session – Racially Diverse Populations and Mental Health (12:30 to 2:30) is for school and court personnel, first responders, mental health professionals and anyone interested in understanding how race and bias impacts wellness and mental health symptoms.

REGISTRATION: The second session – Differential Diagnosis (3 to 5 pm) is for mental health professionals and will focus on helping mental health professionals recognize primary language and definitions of differential diagnosis for mental health concerns in youth as well as how to recognize primary features and outcomes related to racial differences in mental illness diagnoses. Mental health professionals can use this information to create a vision for how to diagnose mental health concerns by limiting and reducing racial biases.

Mental health professionals are asked to attend two experiential sessions to explore individual experiences with and contributions to racism that underlie differential diagnoses and build practices to eliminate differential diagnoses while ensuring equitable access to high quality mental health care for all adolescents. An email with a zoom link will be sent to mental health professionals after the April 6, 2021 training with the two dates which are: Wednesday, May 26, 2021 from 1 to 2:30 pm and Thursday, July 29, 2021 from 1 to 2:30 pm.

Location – Held via Zoom. Registrants will receive a link the week before.

Cost – This is a free training.

Education credits – CEUs are pending currently

Please register by March 30, 2021.

Session 1: April 6, 2021, 12:30 to 2:30 PM

Overview of Course

  • Describe primary language and definitions of differential diagnosis for mental health concerns in youth.
  • Summarize primary features and outcomes related to racial differences in mental illness diagnoses.
  • Describe racial bias, and the primary factors that support racial in mental health practice, in their own words.
  • Categorize the roles of each cross-system partner in supporting bias reduction in mental
  • Illustrate how individuals can guard against differential diagnosis
TIME ACTIVITY WHO?
*12:00 PM EST Open Meeting Room for Team AAKOMA Tech Team

 

12:10 – 12: 15 PM ET

Presenters & AAKOMA Team Tech Check

 

Dr. Alfiee, Erica, Imani, Stark Representatives
12 :25 – 12 :30 PM ET

Participants are let into Meeting Room

 

AAKOMA Tech Team
12 :30- 12 :40 PM ET

Welcome Message from Stark and instructions for the day

 

Dr. Alfiee Introduction

 

Stark Representative
12 :40 – 12 :50 PM ET

Dr. Alfiee opening remarks

 

Dr. Alfiee
12:50- 12:55 PM ET

 

Run Poll #1

Tech Team
12:55 – 1:15 PM ET Topic #1 – Introduction to Differential Diagnosis – Definition and Historical/Systemic Basis Dr. Alfiee
1:15 PM – 1:20 PM ET Run Poll #2 Tech Team
1:20 PM – 1:35 PM ET

Topic #2

How to Recognize

Dr. Alfiee
1:35 – 1:40 PM ET Poll #3 Tech Team
1:40 – 2:00 PM ET

Topic #3

What does this mean to you

Dr. Alfiee
2:00 – 2:30 PM ET Q& A Plus Wrap UP Dr. Alfiee & Stark Representative

 

Session 2: April 6, 2021, 3:00 to 5:00 PM

Overview of Course

  • Create a personal and professional vision of mental illness diagnosis that limits and reduces racial bias.
  • Articulate an understanding as to how differential diagnosis happens in clinical practice.
  • Discuss factors and systems that contribute to differential diagnosis in mental health.
  • List concrete steps that practitioners can take to guard against creating differential diagnoses.
  • Model an intervention that could be taken to minimize/correct the negative impact of differential diagnoses that have already occurred.
TIME ACTIVITY WHO?
*2:45 PM ET Open Meeting Room for Team AAKOMA Tech Team

 

2:50 PM ET

Presenters & AAKOMA Team Tech Check

 

Dr. Alfiee, Erica, Imani, Stark Representatives
2 :55 – 3 :00 PM ET

Participants are let into Meeting Room

 

AAKOMA Tech Team
3 :00 – 3 :10 PM ET

Welcome Message from Stark and reminder of instructions for the day

 

 

Stark Representative
3:10 – 3:20 PM ET

Dr. Alfiee opening remarks for afternoon sessions

 

Dr. Alfiee
3:20 – 3:30 PM ET

 

Run Poll #1

Tech Team
3:30 – 3:55 PM ET Topic #1 – How Differential Diagnosis Looks in a Clinical Setting Dr. Alfiee
3:55 – 4:00 PM ET Vignette #1 Tech Team
4:00 – 4:15 PM ET

Topic #2 – Interventions to Correct vs Systemic Change to Prevent

 

Dr. Alfiee
4:15 – 4:20 PM ET Vignette #2 Tech Team
4:20 – 4:35 PM ET

Topic #3 – Examining Individual Attitudes

 

Dr. Alfiee
4:35 – 4:45 PM ET Q&A Session Dr. Alfiee
4:45 – 4:50 PM ET Poll #3 Tech Team
4:50 – 5:00 PM ET Wrap Up & Look Ahead Dr. Alfiee & Stark Representative

 

 

The Stark County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery is an approved provider of Continuing Education Units (CEUs) by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker & Marriage and Family Therapist Board for Social Workers RSX109202 and Counselors RCX119207 and an approved provider of CEUs by the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board. CEUs are pending for this workshop per 50-17839.