API Mental Health Empowerment Conference
October 6, 2017
The 2017 API Mental Health Empowerment Conference was a huge success! Our legislative keynote speakers provided great information, our panel speakers provided great insights and real life scenarios and cases. We received great feedbacks from everyone - students and community members to service professionals and presenters who showcased their perspectives and overview of treatment strategies and modeling to combat the mental health issues within Asian American Pacific Islander community.
We are very pleased to see conference attendees identifying valuable takeaways and making commitments to apply the takeaways in their programs, organization and personal life to enhance their outreach, engagement and treatment strategies for members of the API communities.
The conference has developed a strong interest to continue supporting Việt-CARE's efforts to organize annual statewide API Mental Health Conference. Moving forward, the API Mental Health Empowerment Conference will travel up and down the state of California to connect and support current community-based efforts to combat mental illness among the API communities.
SPEAKER: Nancy H. Nguyen, Ph.D., LMFT,
SPEAKER: Dr. Lynn Trinh O'Leary, Pys.D.
PRESENTATION: Intersection of the API and Transgender Communities
SPEAKER: Dr. Huong Diep, Psy.D.
SPEAKER: Grace Park, LCSW
SPEAKER:Dr. Ghia Xiong, Psy.D.
SPEAKER: Dan Thorne, LMFT,
SPEAKER: Denise Nha-Chi Nguyen, MA Ed. DCP
PRESENTATION: Community Engagement with Diverse Populations—Melan Vue
SPEAKER: Melen Vue, BA
SPEAKER: Dr. Keerthy Sunder, M.D.