Intersectional Stigma and Well-Being: Enhancing Our Coping Capacity
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | ONLINE (VIA ZOOM) | REGISTRATION REQUIRED | 3 CE HOURS AVAILABLE FOR A FEE
Intersectional stigma represents the synergistic influence of structurally oppressive forces at the junction of mutually salient stigmatized identities and conditions (e.g., ethnic identity and mental health status). As we’ve observed and experienced during and in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, it has considerable impact on opportunities and outcomes for health and well-being. Intersectional stigma occurs across multiple spheres of influence (interpersonal, community and structural); therefore, clinicians are not immune to its insidious effects. Dr. Kapadia will begin with an explanation of stigma models and their relevance to clinical practice. Using an intersectional framework, she will discuss ways in which intersectional stigma is a social determinant of health and well-being and its impact specifically on mental health. The presentation will also focus on assessment approaches of intersectional stigma and related experiences. Finally, Dr. Kapadia will guide the audience in a collective learning exchange process to expand coping capacity for ourselves, and for people with whom we work.
Please see the registration page for the complete agenda with speaker bios.