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Reconceptualizing Mental Health Treatment - with Pata Suyemoto, PhD

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Reconceptualizing Mental Health Treatment through Radical Compassion: A Personal Narrative of an Asian American Woman

with Pata Suyemoto, PhD

Most of the time treatment plans are implemented in a top down fashion, where doctors or teams of practitioners determine what is best for the client and the steps that are to be taken toward recovery. Although practitioners may consult their clients when constructing the treatment plan, rarely do clients have the agency to define what heals them. This seminar will consider what it means to reconceptualize “the treatment plan” and treatment to a plan of wellness and healing and the impact radical compassion has on that process. Focusing on my personal healing journey, we will also explore how art, activism, and culturally relevant therapy have impacted my recovery.

At the end of this event, participants will be able to:

1. Explain the critical importance of locating the agency of patients’ treatment plans and treatment with the patients themselves.

2. Describe the importance of creative expression in traumatic healing.

3. Explain the role that cultural relevance and cultural humility have on treatment.

Dr. Pata Suyemoto is a feminist scholar, writer, educator, jewelry designer, avid bicyclist and mental health activist. She earned her PhD. from the University of Pennsylvania and did her research on multicultural education and issues of race and racism. Pata is a member of a number of boards and committees and is the co-chair for the Greater Boston Regional Suicide Prevention Coalition and the chair of the Massachusetts Coalition for Suicide Prevention’s People of Color Caucus. Pata has spoken and written about her struggles with depression and is a co-founder of The Breaking Silences Project www.thebreakingsilencesproject.com.. Her claim to fame is that she rode her bicycle across the country in the summer of 2012.

Continuing Education:

Continuing Education (CE) credits available for psychologists, licensed mental health counselors, social workers, marriage and family therapists, and nurses. Please see details at http://meditationandpsychotherapy.org/lecture-series.

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Suggested donation for general attendance is $15. CE credits are available for a fee of $30. We don't want cost to be a barrier to anyone, so please choose "Pay what you can" for reduced-price tickets. Please click the Green 'Tickets' button to register.

Directions:

The CHA Community Room is located at 26 Central Street, Somerville, MA 02143 on the 2nd floor of the CHA Central Street Care Center.

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Parking:
Free Visitor Parking is available in the lot directly across from the clinic which is shared with the Greek Orthodox Church. Please note: parking on the streets in the surrounding area is limited to Somerville residents with parking permits.

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Mindfulness and Compassion Lecture Series

This program is part of the Mindfulness and Compassion Lecture Series, offered through collaboration by the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy and the Cambridge Health Alliance Center for Mindfulness and Compassion. In this monthly series, gather with friends and colleagues in an informal setting to explore the intersection of mindfulness, compassion, and clinical practice. The presenters are notable leaders and speakers in the field who bring with them a wide variety of research and clinical experience. Each presentation will be followed by Q&A and discussion. Everyone is invited to attend.

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