African American Training and Technical Assistance Program (AATA)

African American Training and
Technical Assistance Program (AATA)

Effective clinical care addresses the entirety of the person, (mind and body) their background and culture, their social context, and their individual and community experience. Minority communities face many challenges overall and, in particular, the African American community encounters challenges and barriers in many parts of health care. More specifically with behavioral health, there are noted disparities in the treatment and outcomes for African Americans.
The African American Training and Technical Assistance program (AATA) supports behavioral health providers to eliminate these disparities through training and technical support. 
We are here to support you in providing effective, responsive, and culturally relevant care.

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During our first training, you will get a brief look at our upcoming events and get the opportunity to meet our trainers. We will focus on the accurate diagnosis, treatment and healing practices for the African- American community. As we discuss the African American culture, we will review how to develop sensitivity and awareness as we work with this population and discuss the resistance to this training.

We will also cover how to develop cultural skills in assessing clients and develop treatment plans that support the strengths of the African American client. We will also discuss the pharmacological history related to the over and under prescribing of medications for the African American population.

Participants will be able to recognize racial biases and the impact on diagnosis and treatment decisions for the African American population across the age spans.

Our Trainers

Josepha Campinha-Bacote 

PhD, MAR, PMHCNS-BC, CTN-A, FAAN

Roberta Sanders

BSN, LMSW

Shadi Doroudgar 

Pharm.D., APh, BCPS, BCGP, BCPP


African American Training and
Technical Assistance Program (AATA)

Effective clinical care addresses the entirety of the person, (mind and body) their background and culture, their social context, and their individual and community experience. Minority communities face many challenges overall and, in particular, the African American community encounters challenges and barriers in many parts of health care. More specifically with behavioral health, there are noted disparities in the treatment and outcomes for African Americans.

The African American Training and Technical Assistance program (AATA) supports behavioral health providers to eliminate these disparities through training and technical support. 
We are here to support you in providing effective, responsive, and culturally relevant care.

▪▪▪

During our first training, you will get a brief look at our upcoming events and get the opportunity to meet our trainers. We will focus on the accurate diagnosis, treatment and healing practices for the African- American community. As we discuss the African American culture, we will review how to develop sensitivity and awareness as we work with this population and discuss the resistance to this training.

We will also cover how to develop cultural skills in assessing clients and develop treatment plans that support the strengths of the African American client. We will also discuss the pharmacological history related to the over and under prescribing of medications for the African American population.

Participants will be able to recognize racial biases and the impact on diagnosis and treatment decisions for the African American population across the age spans.

Our Trainers

Josepha Campinha-Bacote 

PhD, MAR, PMHCNS-BC, CTN-A, FAAN

Roberta Sanders

BSN, LMSW

Shadi Doroudgar 

Pharm.D., APh, BCPS, BCGP, BCPP


African American Training and
Technical Assistance Program (AATA)


Effective clinical care addresses the entirety of the person, (mind and body) their background and culture, their social context, and their individual and community experience Minority communities face many challenges overall and, in particular, the African American community encounters challenges and barriers in many parts of health care. More specifically with behavioral health, there are noted disparities in the treatment and outcomes for African Americans.

The African American Training and Technical Assistance program (AATA) supports behavioral health providers to eliminate these disparities through training and technical support. We are here to support you in providing effective, responsive, and culturally relevant care.

▪​▪▪

During our first training, you will get a brief look at our upcoming events and get the opportunity to meet our trainers. We will focus on the accurate diagnosis, treatment and healing practices for the African- American community. As we discuss the African American culture, we will review how to develop sensitivity and awareness as we work with this population and discuss the resistance to this training.

We will also cover how to develop cultural skills in assessing clients and develop treatment plans that support the strengths of the African American client. We will also discuss the pharmacological history related to the over and under prescribing of medications for the African American population.

Participants will be able to recognize racial biases and the impact on diagnosis and treatment decisions for the African American population across the age spans.

Our Trainers

Josepha Campinha-Bacote 

PhD, MAR, PMHCNS-BC, CTN-A, FAAN

Roberta Sanders

BSN, LMSW

Shadi Doroudgar 

Pharm.D., APh, BCPS, BCGP, BCPP


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