The President and the Vice President host a National Conference on Mental Health in the East Room of the White House Monday morning. Licensed Psychologist and Head of the Mental Health Program at Cambridge College in Massachusetts Dr. Niti Seth, Ed.D. believes the dynamics in Mental Health surround the training of professionals to properly diagnose their patients. She affirms America is one of the most diverse cultures in the world, but believes, “diversity creates problems.”
Dr. Seth offers a remedy saying, “What is needed is diversity of clinicians at the table when we are discussing cases. That’s where you need other perspectives and you need those others perspectives to be validated.”
The picture of clinicians in this country today is mostly white and male. Dr. Seth observes some minority groups are harder to diagnose than others because of culture. Dr. Ian Smith, author of the New York Times Best Seller, The Shred Diet also offers his thoughts.