Social Justice and Systems Repair: Transforming and Sustaining Health Systems to Address Disabilities through Cultural Accountability and Integrative Care


Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Iolani Suite 2, TAPA


As a nation of increasing cultural diversity, we continue in a period of dynamic health and mental health care transformation. The growth of cultural, ethnic, racial and linguistic (CERL) communities invigorates service systems to integrate culturally recognized practices into health services including behavioral, mental health treatment. Mental health disabilities have now become increasingly recognized. The primary goals of this workshop are to:

  • provide future health, education and mental health practitioners and diverse families impacted by disabilities with new, engaging cutting-edge models to work with increasingly diverse communities;
  • understand reasons why practice-based evidence, community-defined evidence practice and indigenous practices are significant along with evidence-based ones for diverse communities;
  • increase appreciation and understanding of mental health disabilities and culture as they impact all communities of all backgrounds nationally and internationally.  

Learning Outcomes

Participants will learn to:

  1. Identify cultural and ethnic community practices, specifically integrated healthcare and mental health, that are at the cutting-edge of future practices through integrative health care;
  2. Explore specific barriers and challenges confronting cultural communities with mental health disabilities creating barriers in accessing services with ways to address such obstacles;
  3. Describe and provide examples of models of effective collaborative practices between health professionals (ex. psychologists), allied health professionals with diverse consumer communities;
  4. Examine evidence-based practices, practice-based evidence, promising and indigenous practices effective for use and sustainability by and with cultural, ethnic, racial, linguistic populations in integrative care practices.        

About the Seminar Leader

Photo: Mathew Mock

Matthew R. Mock, PhD has had a longstanding private clinical and consulting practice in Berkeley, California focusing on issues related to diversity, cultural competence and social justice.  Recently he has also been a consultant working to transform college systems in California to better serve racially, culturally and linguistically diverse students.  Considered a distinguished expert on the relevance of multiculturalism in psychotherapy, he is also Professor of Counseling Psychology at John F. Kennedy University in Northern California.  Dr. Mock received his Doctorate and Masters degrees in clinical and consulting psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) and his Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Brown University. He served as the statewide Director of the Center for Multicultural Development with the California Institute for Mental Health in Sacramento, California leading initiatives to address disparities and increase cultural competence in public services throughout the state.  Just prior to this, he was Director of the Family, Youth, Children's and Multicultural Services for the City of Berkeley Mental Health Division for 20 years where he also served as Ethnic Services Manager representing system-wide issues.   For over 20 years Dr. Mock has taught an intensive course at CSPP immersing doctoral students into learning within Asian communities in the San Francisco/Bay Area.

Dr. Mock has worked with numerous universities and colleges providing consultation and training on multiculturalism; equity in educational settings; clinical interventions with different ethnic and racial groups including Asian-Americans; working with ethnically diverse adolescents and young adults; immigration; treatment of trauma; interracial relationships and biracial identity.  He has published extensively in several of these topic areas.  Dr. Mock has given dynamic, invited presentations locally, nationally and internationally to community groups, universities, at conferences and various media including television, radio and webinars. His engaging and highly informative workshops and trainings consistently receive the highest ratings among participants.  Dr. Mock is the recipient of numerous awards and professional acknowledgements.