Texas Regional Psychiatry-Psychology Minority Mentor Network
In 2007, the TRPMMN became a regional extension of the American Psychiatric Association’s National Minority Fellowship Programs. The APA’s Office of Minority and National Affairs, Baylor College of Medicine, the University of Texas Health Sciences Center-Houston originally joined in this collaborative effort. Since, 2007, the network has expanded to include the University of Texas Health Science Center-San Antonio and Texas A&M Health Science Center.
Goals and Objectives:
- Create educational, mentoring and career opportunities for mental health trainees and or faculty who are members of under-served or under-represented ethnic groups
- Support programming that assists with the elimination of mental health and other health disparities
- Promote the acquisition of cultural competency in all areas of medical education and mental health training: medical school, psychiatry and psychology training, and continuing education for psychiatry, psychology, social work and nursing disciplines
Mentor families are comprised of medical students, psychiatry and psychology trainees, junior and senior faculty and community practitioners. National mentors also participate in an advisory role. Each of the five mentor families have specific areas of focus and meet dependent upon group consensus.
TRPMMN has supported the development and implementation of cultural competence education in a variety of domains: didactics for medical students, psychiatry and pediatric residents and mental health professionals. CCE has been conducted in numerous venues and in association with national and international organizations including the All Healers Mental Health Alliance, the American Psychiatric Association, the Association for Academic Psychiatry, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, the Black Psychiatrists of American, and the International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions.
Mental Health Outreach Projects
TRPMMN members have developed and participated in numerous community outreach programs. The various mental health screenings have occurred in homeless shelters, community settings and within communities of faith to increase access and reduce stigma in underserved populations.
Additional TRPMMN Information:
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- TRPMMN Contact: email@example.com
- *NEW APA Mentor Network Tool Kit (2009) (doc)