An Integrative Behavioral Health Perspective

Re-Imagining Health Care

An Integrative Behavioral Health Perspective

June 30, 2018

8:30 Registration/Continental Breakfast

8:45 Welcome/ Introduction

What is ReImagining Health Care/The Collaborative?

  • How/Why?
  • Guiding Principles: 7 Disciplines/Social Determinants of Health

9:00 Key Note: Aldolfo Cuevas, PhD, Assistant Professor, Tufts University

9:45 Q & A

10:15 Break

10:30 Panel

Moderator: Karen Craddock, PhD, Relational Cultural Theory & Social Action

Speakers: Margaret Kiwanuka, MSW, LCSW, Social and Emotional Learning

Risheen Brown, LCISW, Integrated Care, Mind-Body, EMDR

Walter Higgs III, M.Div., MACM, MSW, LCSW, Homeless Services, BPHC

12:00 Lunch Round Tables

Table #1 – Cuevas

Table #2 – Kiwnuka

Table #3 – Brown

Table #4 – Higgs

Table #5 – Craddock

1:00 Reconvene/Report Out

1:30 Adjourn

Speakers

Adolfo Cuevas, PHD

Keynote Address

Unraveling the Pathways: Race/Ethnicity, Discrimination, & Health

Dr. Cuevas is a community psychologist and Director of the Psychosocial Determinants of Health (PSDH) Lab at Tufts University, and Assistant Professor of Community Health. At Harvard, he is an investigator for the Dominican Health Study.

Dr. Cuevas received his doctorate in Applied Psychology at Portland State University. He attained additional training as a cancer prevention postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (2015-2017). Dr. Cuevas’ research employs a social and community psychological perspective to address social determinants of health and cancer prevention among African Americans and Latinos/Latinas. He uses both quantitative and qualitative methods to understand how psychosocial factors contribute to cancer health disparities.

Employing social and community psychological theories, Dr. Cuevas investigates the intersection of race/ethnicity, psychosocial stressors, and health-related outcomes in multiple social contexts (e.g., community, health system). His lab has received funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Cancer Disparities Research Network to investigate the biobehavioral pathways linking psychosocial stress and obesity among Hispanic/Latinos and Black Americans. The culmination of this work will lead to the development of community-based interventions to strengthen health-related resources that are available within neighborhood environments.

Panel Speakers

Approaches to Mental Health Care, Prevention & Wellbeing for Loved Ones and Our Neighborhood

Margaret Kiwanuka, MSW, LCSW

Margaret Kiwanuka is a Clinical Social Worker, with a focus on youth and family. She has worked in urban schools for almost two decades supporting students, teachers and families. Ms. Kiwanuka has trained and supervised Social Work graduate students. And also trained and coached teachers in implementing Social and Emotional Learning practices in the classrooms and whole school

Risheen Brown, LICSW

Risheen Maheswaran Brown, LICSW is a staff clinician and supervisor at the Trauma Center at JRI. She has been providing culturally sensitive, trauma-informed services to children and adults in community-based and residential settings for almost 10 years. She is a Somatic Experiencing(r) Practitioner, uses EMDR actively in her practice and was recently trained in neuro-feedback. She is committed to growing her expertise in using mind-body approaches to treating traumatic stress.

Walter Raleigh Higgs, III, MDiv, MSW, LCSW

A native of Robersonville and Greenville, North Carolina, he holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with a Business minor from NC Central University and triple Master degrees in Divinity, Church Music and Public Health from Morehouse School of Religion at the ITC and Morehouse School of Medicine, and Master in Social Work from Simmons College School of Social Work (specialization in Urban Leadership in Clinical Social Work). Currently, Mr. Higgs serves, as a clinical social worker for the Boston Public Health Commission’s Homeless Services Bureau, where he facilitates holistic health needs of chronically homeless men.

12:00 Lunch Round Tables

Table #1 – Cuevas

Table #2 – Kiwnuka

Table #3 – Brown

Table #4 – Higgs

Table #5 – Craddock

1:00 Reconvene/Report Out

1:30 Adjourn