12/14/2023 Grand Rounds

Reciprocal learning and innovation: Translating mental health practices in global settings to local practice


Maria C. Prom, M.D.
Director, BMC/BUSM Global and Local Center for Mental Health Disparities; Psychiatrist, Department of Psychiatry, Boston Medical Center; Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

Addressing the mental health care needs in significantly under-resourced setting in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) requires unique adaptation and innovative practice. In this presentation, attendees will learn about mental health systems and services practices in LMIC under-resourced settings and how these practices and innovations can be translated to under-resourced settings in the US. Additionally, the speaker will reflect on additional reciprocal learning from global setting that can be applied in working with individual patients and families from varied cultural backgrounds.

Learning Objectives:
    1. Define unique practices and principles in global mental health care services development to address mental health care gpas in under-resourced settings.
    2. Describe opportunities to translate global mental health practices to US settings.
    3. Describe Strategies for adapting clinical care for patients and familes from varied cultural backgrounds.