Morris County Psychological Association
You are invited to join us at our monthly zoom program:
Helping Americans of South Asian ancestry negotiate the influence of family, ethnic culture, and dominant culture for improved well-being
Komal Dutt, PhD , Nancy Sidhu, PhD, and Gurpreet Singh, MSW, LICSW
Dr. Dutt grew up in India and immigrated to America to pursue her PhD. She is in private practice in Basking Ridge and sees adults from various cultural backgrounds and presenting problems. Dr. Sidhu practices in Chester, NJ with a specialty in Child and Family Therapy with over 28 years of experience. Ms. Singh has over 20 years of experience working with individuals and families using a variety of clinical approaches, and has collaborated with doctors, hospitals, and schools.
South Asians living in America are often faced with negotiating and balancing the influence of their family, ethnic culture and dominant culture. Parental communication about importance of academic achievement, beliefs and prejudices about other races, stigma of mental health issues, and perceived racial discrimination are some aspects that can impact South Asian’s wellbeing. This indicates the importance of understanding South Asians through the lens of these different cultural influences. This program intends to highlight some of the challenges they face and possible ways to adapt current treatment modalities to better serve them.
Learning Objectives: By the end of the session, participants will be able to:
1. Describe the challenges Americans of South Asian ancestry face while balancing the influence of family, ethnic culture, and dominant culture.
2. Assess and treat the dialectic of pressure and price of the “model minority” myth
3. Recognize how stigma of mental illness can impact manifestation and course of psychological disorders such as depression and anxiety, and accordingly adapt treatment plan.
This program is intended for psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, nurses, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, and graduate students. It will be presented at an intermediate level, meant for those with some prior knowledge of the subject matter. The presenters do not have any commercial support and/ or conflict of interest for this program.
When: Wednesday, March 10th 2021
9:30-10:30 a.m. (“zoom coffee” at 9:00 – 9:30)
Where: zoom – address emailed prior to the event upon registration
Cost: $20 (non-MCPA members)
$10 (MCPA members)
Contact: Nancy Sidhu at email@example.com if you have any questions or prefer not to register online. Anyone requesting accommodations as per Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact Nancy Sidhu 14 days ahead of the zoom event.
Please register online by Monday, March 8th 2021 at www.mcpanj.com.
1.0 CE Credit Available
This program is approved for 1 CE credit. The cost of a CE Certificate is $15 for NJPA members, $25 for non-members, and free for sustaining members.
Refunds will be granted for cancellations more than 24 hours in advance of the event start time or due to technological difficulties with the zoom process.