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Socially Valid Treatments for Depression: Immigrant Mental and Physical Health

Monday, October 20, 2014 -
4:00pm to 6:30pm

 

Gordon Nagayama Hall, Ph.D. is Professor of the Department of Psychology at the University of Oregon, Eugene. He is also Associate Director of Research in the Department of Psychology and Center on Diversity and Community in the University of Oregon. He is the winner of Distinguished Career Contributions to Research Award by the American Psychological Association Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues in 2011.

Latino and Asian immigrants tend to express depression via somatic symptoms (e.g., pain, insomnia), whereas European Americans tend to express symptoms via psychological symptoms (e.g., negative feelings and thoughts). Culturally-­‐adapted treatments may be most effective and socially valid for patients who somaticize depression whereas unadapted treatments for depression may be most effective and socially valid for patients who psychologize depression.

The objectives for this talk are for the audience to understand that:

1. Depression tends to be expressed via psychological symptoms (e.g., negative feelings and thoughts) among Europeans but tends to be expressed via somatic symptoms (e.g., pain, insomnia) among Latino and Asian immigrants.

2. Immigrant groups are heterogeneous and vary in their levels of acculturation.

3. Culturally-­‐adapted treatments may be most effective and socially valid for patients who somaticize depression whereas unadapted treatments for depression may be most effective and socially valid for patients who psychologize depression

CEUs for Psychologists pending. Contact diversitycenter@paloaltou.edu for questions

What: Gordon Nagayama Hall, Ph.D.: Socially Valid Treatments for Depression: Immigrant Mental and Physical Health

When: Monday, October 20th 2014 Open Discussion with Dr. Hall 4-­‐5pm Talk 5-­‐6:30pm

Where: Amy W. Wisneiwski Hall (1791 Arastradero Road Palo Alto, CA 94304; Bldg 3)

• Refreshments will be provided

• Valet parking will also be provided

Sponsored by: Center for Excellence in Diversity and Asian Pacific American Student Association (APASA)

RSVP by October 15th : diversitycenter@paloaltou.edu 

Please see below for event flyer:

Location: Amy W. Wisneiwski Hall (1791 Arastradero Road Palo Alto, CA 94304; Bldg 3)
 
 
 

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