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Newsletter | Spring 2023 Article 2 | South Central MIRECC

Increase Your Culturally Responsive Care with SC MIRECC National CBOC Mental Health Rounds Recorded Webinars in TMS

SC MIRECC National CBOC Mental Health Grand Rounds webinars provide continuing education (CE) training on evidence-based practices, research, and new issues in mental health to VA clinicians who work with rural and underserved Veterans. An archive of recorded webinars includes six trainings that can help clinicians increase their knowledge of diversity, equity and inclusion issues in VA.

One hour of CE per training is available for physicians, psychologists, nurses, social workers, and counselors (JA IPCE, ACCME, ANCC, APA, ASWB, NBCC, NYSED SW). Starting in 2022, most recorded webinars also have ACPE credit for pharmacists. To access the complete archive visit

Expanding the Ability to Conceptualize and Converse About Race in Mental Health Settings
Presented by Angelic Chaison, PhD, Bethany Aiena, PhD, and Quang (Charlie) Nguyen, PhD
Recorded on August 12, 2021
After the training learners should be able to discuss the necessity of self-education and self-reflection in enhancing one’s ability to provide culturally safe care to Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and identify strategies to engage in courageous conversations about race in mental health settings and beyond.

Virtual Voice and Communication Training for Veterans in Transition: GAPS
Presented by Kimberly Eichhorn and Nan Musson
Recorded on January 13, 2022
After the training learners should be able to discuss the goals of gender affirming voice and communication interventions for transgender populations; describe the referral process for the Gender Affirming Voice program; and outline specific ways to support Communication Goals for Veterans in Transition.

Cultural Competency in Disability: An Ethical Imperative
Presented by Erin E. Andrews, PsyD, ABPP
Recorded on March 10, 2022
After the training learners should be able to explain the ethical imperative of conceptualizing disability as a diversity variable; identify two relevant ethical principles, standards, and conflicts in working with people with disabilities; and compare and contrast the pros and cons of a hypothetical ethical case resolution.

Providing Tele-mental Health Care to Older Veterans: Equity and Ethical Considerations
Presented by Jennifer Freytag, PhD, JD
Recorded on September 15, 2022
After the training learners should be able to describe barriers to equitable use of tele-mental health with older Veterans; discuss ethical principles to tele-mental health practice with older Veterans; and identify potential ethical issues when conducting tele-mental health visits with older Veterans.

“I Didn’t Really Feel Like a Human Being. I Felt More Like an Ant.”: Veterans’ Experiences Seeking Food Assistance
Presented by Nipa Kamdar, PhD, RN, FNP-BC
Recorded on November 10, 2022
After the training learners should be able to describe circumstances that contribute to food insecurity; describe experiences of Veterans with screening, finding, and connecting with resources; and discuss challenges that Veterans encounter.

Working With and For Native American Veterans
Presented by Charlotte M. McCloskey, PhD
Recorded on January 12, 2023
After the training learners should be able to explain the historical background of Native American/Alaska Native Veterans to provide context to current sociopolitical issues impacting wellness for this population; discuss current events that are impacting the emotional and physical wellbeing of Native American/Alaska Native Veterans; and become better aware of culturally safe materials for Native American/Alaska Native Veterans to utilize in patient care.


Last updated: July 25, 2023