Eliminating Mental Health Disparities

For Racial & Ethnic Minority Population

Guest Speaker: Katherine Sanchez

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Overview

Dr. Sanchez’s talk will present a culturally adapted depression education intervention designed to increase disease literacy, and dispel myths about depression and its treatment among Hispanic patients. Her aim is to reduce stigma and increase treatment engagement in a health disparities population using an integrated health care model.

About the Speaker

Katherine Sanchez, LCSW, PhD., is an Assistant Professor at The University of Texas at Arlington School of Social Work. Dr. Sanchez practiced as a bilingual clinical social worker for 15 years, primarily in medical settings with monolingual Spanish-speaking populations. Her principal area of research is in integrated health care and the provision of socio-culturally, linguistically adapted models for the treatment of co-morbid mental and physical illness. Dr. Sanchez teaches social work direct practice courses. She has reviewed the research literature extensively and written on linguistic competency and patient treatment preferences in the provision of mental health services.

Event Info

Time

Wednesday Mar 8, 2017
12:00 - 1:00 PM


Location

Room: Palo Pinto
E.H. Hereford University Center
300 W First St.
Arlington TX 76010


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