Somatic "Body" Pain in Immigrant and Ethnic Minorities (0.5 CEU/PDU)
Mental Health Counselor Muna M. LPCC (Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor) from the Behavioral Health Alliance and AskOTkimberly's Kimberly Anderson, MS,OTR/L, CHT, CLT shared research and practice observations on Somatic "body" pain and its connection to Mental Health in ethnic minority communities. Many communities' of color depression, anxiety, and post traumatic pain does not present as text book or majority culture/White American presentation.
Listeners were educated on the necessity of culturally specific providers for patient success and benefits of interdisciplinary programs for complex Mental Health related pain. Listen now to the Recap of the education session.
1) Define somatic pain in immigrant and ethnic minority populations and its correlation to mental health conditions.
2) Identify 2 barriers to proper assessment of somatic pain in immigrant and ethnic minority populations.
3) Identify 2-3 ACES (adverse community events, adverse childhood events) that contribute to somatic pain.