New Podcast Episode Explores Racial Trauma and Healthcare

March 4, 2024

In the latest episode of Disruptors at Work: an Integrated Care Podcast, host Dr. U. Grant Baldwin, Jr., DBH, Director of the Doctor of Behavioral Health (DBH) program at Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Studies, explores the intersection of racial trauma and healthcare, examining its impact on providers and patients while discussing strategies to address burnout and systemic disparities with psychotherapist, Ashley McGirt, MSW, LICSW. Discover effective methods for measuring racial trauma and the role of integrative healthcare approaches in fostering inclusivity, alongside the importance of ongoing cultural competence training and advocacy efforts for creating a more equitable future in healthcare.

Thank you to our subject matter expert:

  • Ashley McGirt, MSW, LICSW

Listen or watch the episode below.

About the Expert:

Ashley McGirt is the Founder and CEO of the Therapy Fund Foundation. She is a psychotherapist, Tedx international speaker, and author who has been featured in Forbes, MSNBC, HuffPost, & more. Ashley currently serves as the NAACP state area conference health chair. Ashley has received a Masters of Social Work from the University of Washington. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. Ashley currently owns and operates her own private practice. In her private practice she focuses primarily on racial trauma, depression, and anxiety. Ashley actively works toward de-stigmatizing mental illness, and reducing high rates of recidivism in American prisons, in an attempt to create a more socially just society for all. Ashley offers presentations, workshops, group facilitation, and consultation specializing in racial trauma, mental health, crisis response, social justice and racial equity. Ashley strives to help others find happiness and healing within themselves through unpacking their baggage, resting, reflecting, and restoring themselves to be who they were intended to be on this earth.

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