The Center for Multicultural Mental Health (CMMH) is located at BMC and is affiliated with BUSM. BMC is a non-profit (501(c)(3)) urban safety net hospital in the Boston’s South End and is adjacent to the Medical Campus. Committed to “providing exceptional care without exception”, BMC serves Boston’s poorest neighborhoods, which are predominately minority and where many suffer from poor health and mental health.
WHAT WE DO
The programs of the CMMH provide training, support and clinical services in the culturally competent practice of community-based mental health services and inpatient services to the residents of Boston and the surrounding communities. CMMH includes: The Center for Multicultural Training in Psychology (CMTP) and an APA-accredited doctoral internship training program and the Institute for Multicultural Practice and Research (IMPAR), which is a multicultural research and behavioral health services program. The Center for Multicultural Training in Psychology has been fully accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) since 1986. Inquiries can be made to CMTP or directly to the Office of Accreditation, APA, 750 First Street, NE, Washington, D.C. 20002-4242 (202) 336-5979.
The services of CMMH have historically been provided primarily to a racially and ethnically diverse, urban, poor population. This target population is at increased risk for mental health problems, substance use disorders and poorer health outcomes. Currently, CMMH provides services (i.e. assessment/diagnosis, counseling, referral, training, and consultation) to community-based organizations throughout the city ranging from community health centers (providing health, substance abuse and mental health services), to houses of worship, and recreation centers. Multicultural, multiethnic and multilingual doctoral-level, licensed psychologists and psychology interns comprise the staff of CMMH.
To learn more, please visit the Center for Multicultural Training in Psychology (CMTP) and the Center for Multicultural Mental Health (CMMH) website here.