Diversity and Cultural Competency

To support and assist the membership, which treats a diverse population and is comprised of psychiatrists with diverse identities, the MPS Diversity Committee advocates for integrating the elements of diversity into the MPS and acts as a liaison to other community organizations with related interests both clinically and academically.  The committee recommends the following links as resources for diversity and cultural competency:

Local Resources

Baltimore Transgender Alliance– community for transgender support/resources

Community Forensic Aftercare Program – contact for questions if patients are out on conditional release

Intercultural Counseling Connection Refugee Resources

Family Solutions of Maryland Refugee Resources

CASA Maryland

Spanish Speaking Community of Maryland

 

National Organizations

Society for the Study of Psychiatry and Culture

World Association of Cultural Psychiatry

Black Psychiatrists of America

Association of Women Psychiatrists

Refugee Health Technical Assistance Center

American Psychiatric Association Cultural Competency Page

www.samhsa.gov

www.hrc.org

www.aacap.org

 

General Resources

McGill University Division of Social and Transcultural Psychiatry

South Asian Americans Leading Together

National Immigration Legal Services Directory