NAMI Ask the Expert Webinar: “Cultural Competence in Psychiatry”

Aug 28, 2018

We're pleased to announce that registration is now open for the next installment of our NAMI Ask the Expert webinar series. You'll hear research, tips, suggestions and take-home lessons from our renowned presenter. You'll also hear from an expert panel who will share how the information presented relates to their areas of expertise and experiences.

"Cultural Competence in Psychiatry"

Thursday, September 13, 2018
4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. EST

This webinar will cover how mental health and its treatment varies across cultures and communities, while providing insight into how psychiatry is viewed and accepted across different cultures. The main presentation will also highlight how people with mental illness and their families/caregivers can engage more effectively in treatment.

Our Expert Presenter

Dr. Maxie Gordon is a board-certified psychiatrist at East Mississippi State Hospital and the VA Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi. In addition, he runs an outpatient clinic at Hinds Behavioral Health Center, the largest urban behavioral health clinic in the state. 

Dr. Gordon served as an assistant professor and the founding director of the joint medicine/psychiatry unit at the Brody School of Medicine. Dr. Gordon also served as the director of medical student education for 10 years at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. He was recognized twice as teacher of the year.

Dr. Gordon currently serves as president of the Mississippi Psychiatric Association.

Our Expert Panel

Following the presentation, we will have questions and comments from expert Elise Padilla, MSW, MBA (Director of the STAR Center) and NAMI’s Medical Director Dr. Ken Duckworth, who will facilitate the interactive Q&A session between our presenter, our panelist and you, our audience.

How Do I Sign Up?

Registration space is limited and expected to fill quickly! Click here to register now!

We look forward to sharing and learning together on Thursday, September 13, 2018, at 4:00 p.m. EST.

For questions or more information, contact us at [email protected] or call us at 703-524-7600.

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