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Morris County Psychological Association: 3-10-21 Webinar
Wednesday, March 10, 2021, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM EST
Category: Affiliate Programs

Morris County Psychological Association 
Helping Americans of South Asian ancestry negotiate the influence of family, ethnic culture, and dominant culture for improved well-being
Presented by: Komal Dutt, PhD , Nancy Sidhu, PhD, and Gurpreet Singh, MSW, LICSW
1.0 CE Credit Available
Wednesday, March 10th 2021
9:30-10:30 a.m.  (“zoom coffee” at 9:00 – 9:30)

Zoom – address emailed prior to the event upon registration

Cost:  $20 (non-MCPA members)
$10 (MCPA members)
$0 students

Please register online by Monday, March 8th 2021 atwww.mcpanj.comContact Nancy Sidhu at [email protected] 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.
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.   
Program Narrative:
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:
  • Describe the challenges Americans of South Asian ancestry face while balancing the influence of family, ethnic culture, and dominant culture.
  • Assess and treat the dialectic of pressure and price of the “model minority” myth
  • 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.

This program is co-sponsored by NJPA and the Morris County Psychological Association. NJPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  NJPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.  NJPA ensures that permission to use proprietary information, and steps to safeguard such information, are discussed with presenters at NJPA sponsored programs.  No materials (physical or electronic) provided to attendees at such programs may be shared.

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