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Office of Mental Health

Special Cultural Groups

We define a cultural group in the context of mental health treatment as a group whose cultural characteristics (including views of stigmatization) complicate active participation in decision making. While Cultural Competency most frequently refers to groups defined by Race and Ethnicity, and/or by language needs, other groups present challenges as well.

Date Title Presenter
April 30, 2012 "Introduction to Therapuetic Work with Transgender Clients" Leaving OMH site
(48 minutes)
Moonhawk River Stone
March 19, 2012 "Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Parenting" Leaving OMH site
(62 minutes)
Dr. Mary Barber
March 16, 2011 "What Works and Doesn't Work" Leaving OMH site
(10 minutes)
Mr. Michael Posner
Feb.17, 2011 "Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) People Living with Serious Mental Illness" Leaving OMH site
(34 minutes)
Dr. Mary Barber, MD

Comments or questions about the information on this page can be directed to the Bureau of Cultural Competence.