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The Stigma of Mental Illness and the Noble Savage Myth

Okay, I’m kind of cheating here.  I haven’t posted anything for a while, so I’m popping this up.

This is an article I worked on with Dr. 39 more words


I think, therefore I am? - Please take a seat

What the heck was going on in the lounge? A patient’s family and the doctors were sitting on the floor with their legs crossed. Were they about to break out into song? 759 more words


Research Tuesday: Vocal Function Exercises and the Transgender Voice

Imagine my excitement when I saw Rachel Wynn’s recent post covering my favorite speech therapy topic: voice! I decided to dedicate this month’s Research Tuesday post to my one true love. 635 more words

Education as Self-Formation - Questioning our cultural competence

Australia has a responsibility to protect the human rights of everyone in the country, which includes international students. This responsibility comes from a number of international human rights treaties that Australia has agreed to uphold. 665 more words


Culturally incompetent cultural competence trainings

I recently had an insightful conversation with a coworker and mentor who has deep roots in communities of color in Seattle. We were discussing cultural competency and how a lot of trainings around that focus on formalized social service techniques and objectified cultural knowledge, rather than informal relationship building, caring, and networking. 343 more words


Culturally Competent Mental Health Care for Refugees and Immigrants

Lately, I have been thinking a lot about culturally competent mental health care. In my research, I have focused on how pre-migration experiences of war, displacement, separation and/or the death of loved ones and gendered violence variously affects the mental health of refugees and immigrants. 667 more words