APA's Looking Beyond series seeks to “look beyond” a unidimensional approach in understanding mental health outcomes for diverse communities, and apply a multidisciplinary lens to help us understand these complex issues that impact mental health care and outcomes—particularly for marginalized and minoritized communities.
Each Looking Beyond: Unplugged episode will carry on the conversations with our Looking Beyond webinar expert panelists in an informal and in-depth way.
Clinician Bias and Disparities in the Mental Health Treatment Continuum
Gabriel Escontrias Jr., Managing director for the Division of Diversity and Health Equity, joins panelists Dr. Junji Takeshita, Dr. Carmen Black and Dr. Michele Durham as they touch on the present state of progress toward equity, the mismatch between educational hierarchy and emerging DEIB efforts, how to be an effective advocate in a politically charged environment and so much more.
The Collaborative Care Model to Optimize Patient Outcomes in Mental Health Care
In our second episode, our invited panelists Dr. Maga Jackson-Triche, Madhuri Jha and Kristin Kroeger continue their conversation from the online webinar on the collaborative care model to discuss the reasons for the emergence of the model and its increasing adoption in primary care settings, the economic impact of mental health inequities on health care costs, the true meaning of equity and more.
Climate Change-Driven Mental Health Inequities
In the inaugural episode, our expert panelists touch on the difference between resilience and resistance, learning from ancestral indigenous knowledge and observation, tolerating uncertainty and eco-anxiety as clinicians, consumerism, centering equity into the climate crisis and more. Join us as we gain important insight from Dr. Robin Cooper, Dr. Carissa Caban-Aleman, Dr. Joe Neidhardt, and Dr. Jessica Isom.
Welcome and Introduction
Dr. Regina James introduces the American Psychiatric Association's latest podcast, Looking Beyond Unplugged.