In the tenth episode of Colors of Recovery, Tania interviews Dr. Rose Joudi about considerations for working with ethnically diverse immigrant populations and older adults in mental health settings. Dr. Joudi discusses the big impact small changes can make in building trust, the intersecting stigmas these groups may face, and authentic ways providers can honor a patient's cultural identity.
Rose Joudi has a PhD Psychology and is a Certified Professional Consultant on Aging. Rose has worked with various stakeholders focusing on supporting the needs of older adults as well as ethnically diverse populations. She finds it imperative that professionals are encouraged and supported in using culturally competent strategies as well as holistic approaches when working with diverse people. She is passionate about enhancing quality of life of immigrants and refugees, protecting them from exploitation, supporting coping and resilience strategies that promote successful integration, and ensuring that diversity is acknowledged in professional and community settings.
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