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Websites of Model Curricula and Other Materials on Cultural Competence and Diversity in Mental Health

Author(s): Francis Lu, MD, Luke & Grace Kim Endowed Professor in Cultural Psychiatry, UC Davis
Date Authored: October 01, 2010

Model Curricula

AADPRT (American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training) model curricula on cultural psychiatry 

AACAP (American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry) curriculum
Upcoming model curricula for child and adolescent psychiatry on cultural issues

AGLP (Association of Gay and Lesbian Psychiatrists) curriculum

APA (American Psychiatric Association) ethnic minority elderly curriculum



APA:   "Real Doctors in Action" DVD on 4 minority psychiatrists

Mental Health Association of California: 2 DVDs on stigma of mental illness in Asian Americans and Latinos

"Culture of Emotions" on DSM-IV Outline for Cultural Formulation



Mental Health: Culture, Race, and Ethnicity 
A Supplement to Mental Health: A Report of the Surgeon General

HRSA (Health Resources and Services Administration) cultural competence section
(Goldmine of information)

Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development's National Center for Cultural Competence

SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) National Network to Eliminate Disparities in Behavioral Health

DHHS (Department of Health & Human Services) Office of Minority Health

State of California, Dept. of Mental Health, Office of Multicultural Services

State of New York Nathan Kline Institute Center of Excellence in Culturally Competent Mental Health

State of New York Columbia University Center of Excellence for Cultural Competence

McGill University Division of Social and Transcultural Psychiatry

USC Department of Nursing "Understanding Barriers to Minority Mental Health Care"


Professional Organizations

World Psychiatric Association--Transcultural Psychiatry Section

Society for the Study of Psychiatry and Culture

World Association of Cultural Psychiatry



Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry

Transcultural Psychiatry

Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology 


Interpersonal and Communication Issues in Mental Health Care

1. National Health Law Program: Language access

2. Institute of Medicine: Health literacy:

3. U.S. Dept. of Justice. A Guide to Disability Rights Law

4. American Federation for the Blind:

5. National Association of the Deaf: