The Netherlands, like many European countries, has embraced mental healthcare as an important subject by contributing to an increase of literature and publication of books regarding managing mental health issues. Unfortunately the Netherlands, like other European countries, also suffer from institutional racism. What is the importance of having awareness of cultural difference within mental health care? And to what extent is it difficult to find a psychologist who is black or ‘of color’ within dutch hospitals or medical institutions? Join us for presentations and panel conversations on mental health care in the Netherlands.

Met in dit programma onder anderen

Dr. Carl H.D. Steinmetz – Managing Director Expats & Immigrants B.V.
Amal Abbaass-Saal – Independent Social Entrepreneur, specialising in concept development & social innovations
Glenn Helberg – Psychiater, Chairman of Board of Rethink, lid Raad van Advies College voor de Rechten van de Mens
Rochelle van Maanen – Activist, moeder, afgestudeerd psycholoog en dekolonisatienetwerk voormalig Nederlands-Indië

 

Background of the program:
Whose psychiatric practices, theories, and applications are in use most commonly in the Netherlands and why? What is “Intercultural” or “Transcultural” therapy? and What are the experiences of black and other persons ‘of color’ working in ‘Mental Health Care’ in the Netherlands?  Expect vibrant discussions and presentations, useful information, audience Q & A, and related spoken word performances.

 

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