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Office of Mental Health


Ensuring that consumers are engaged in treatment is essential to providing quality mental health services. This seminar series examines mechanisms to promote engagement in mental health treatment among patients from diverse cultural groups, discusses the role of stigma in consumer disengagement, and offers examples of interventions that have been shown to be well-received and effective (for example, spirituality groups and fotonovelas).

Date Title Presenter
July 13, 2013 Asking Patients About Sexual ad Gender Identity
(63 minutes)
Barbara E. Warren, Psy.D.
Director, LGBT Health Services
Mount Sinai Health System
April 21, 2013 “Promoting a Culturally Competent Approach for Recipient of Service and Family Engagement:”
Part 1 of 4 (25 minutes)
Part 2 of 4 (37 minutes)
Part 3 of 4 (32 minutes)
Part 4 of 4 (41 minutes)
Hextor Pabon
Education and Training Coordinator
NYS-OMH Bureau of Cultural Competence
March 6, 2013 Asking Questions that Welcome LGBT Consumers into Care
(20 minutes)
Christian Huygen, Ph.D.
Rainbow Heights Club
June 17, 2011 "Cultural Competence: It Starts at the Front Desk" Leaving OMH site
(26 minutes)
Hextor Pabon
May 16, 2011 "Engaging Latinos and Hispanics in Mental Health Treatment" Leaving OMH site
(38 minutes)
Hextor Pabon

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