Brown, Black and Looking For a Therapist

Wednesday, June 30th 2021

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

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Members of racial and ethnic minorities receive mental health treatment at a significantly lower rate than their white counterparts. This is due to a variety of factors including racism, discrimination, and poor access to healthcare. This seminar aims to educate attendees on some of the cultural factors which has led to these disparities and recommendations on how to address this moving forward as a mental healthcare provider and consumer. Additionally, participants will be educated on how to appropriately advocate for their mental health needs.


  1. List three ways in which systemic racism leads to less utilization of mental healthcare by racial minorities.
  2. Identify two ways in which providers can advocate for patients to receive mental health services.
  3. List two ways patients can advocate for their mental health needs.

Dana LehmanDana Lehman, LSW/LCSW

AIDS Care Group Dana Lehman, PsyD is a clinical psychologist at AIDS Care Group, in Sharon Hill, Pennsylvania. Her clinical work focuses on the intersection between physical and mental health and focuses on working with marginalized populations including those with HIV, OUD, and chronic health conditions.

Lupe Diaz

Lupe Diaz, ACG

Lupe is the director of the Food Insecurity and Wellness Program at ACG. She has been a consumer and a passionate advocate of mental health services for communities that have been underserved since her early 20’s. She’s also worked in the HIV field for over 20 years.

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Karam Mounzer, MD

Dr. Mounzer identified two major gaps in the care of patients with HIV/hepatitis C (HCV) co-infection, and the complexity of multidrug-resistant HIV treatment. He is involved with many clinical trials focusing on drug development and better understanding of HIV immunopathogenesis with the Wistar Institute. He is involved in teaching and mentoring.

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Dr. Mario Cruz

Dr. Mario CruzDr. Cruz is a board certified pediatrician who serves as the Medical Director for our Pediatrics and Adolescent Health Center. He has presented and/or published in the fields of community violence and domestic violence prevention, quality improvement, behavioral health, curriculum development and mentorship. In 2019 he received the Greater Philadelphia Social Innovation Award for Innovations in Healthcare.

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