Lecture: 'Cultural Caring for our Asian Communities'
August 22, 2016
9:00 am-10:30 am
Integrative Learning Center
UMass Amherst Campus
Student Affairs and Campus Life presents keynote speaker Matthew R. Mock, who has a longstanding private clinical and consulting practice focusing on issues related to diversity, cultural competence and social justice.
He has worked as a consultant to transform California college systems to better serve racially, culturally and linguistically diverse students.
Considered a distinguished expert on the relevance of multiculturalism in psychotherapy, he is also professor of counseling psychology with the College of Graduate and Professional Studies at John F. Kennedy University in Northern California. Mock is the recipient of numerous awards and commendations including the Cultural and Economic Diversity Award by the American Family Therapy Academy; the Cultural Competence Award under the State Department of Mental Health, California and Distinguished Clinical Member Award from the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.
He has served on many boards including the Asian American Psychological Association, the California Psychological Association and National Advisory Board for School Mental Health. He is third generation Chinese American and highly committed to diversity, social justice, equity, cultural competence and community issues.
The Integrative Learning Center is located in the center of campus, between the campus pond and the Campus Center.