7/5/23 MACC Meeting Minutes

5 Jul 2023 11:06 AM | Mai Nguyen Blanchard (Administrator)

Multicultural Advocacy and Competency Committee Meeting Minutes
7/5/23 8am-9am via Zoom
Members Present: Adriana Z., Jim. M., Mai B., Christian R., Lani G.

--Adriana Z., ACMHC, MACC Chair
--Jim M., LCMHC, UMHCA Executive Director
--Mai B., LMFT
--Lani G., MFTi
--Christian R., LCMHC

-Discussed the scope of purpose for MACC: DEI competency and advocacy, encourage mental health organizations to recognize the need and importance of DEI training, creating DEI training resources for the mental health community
-Discussed ideas for training: Panels of BIPOC clinicians, Brown Bag, Conference representation (if there are tables outside of sponsers available for MACC)
-Discussed the possibility of advocating for DOPL to require DEI CEU's
-Hosting a multicultural festival for DEI exposure
-Intersectionality; include other communities such as the Deaf Community, LGBTQIA+ Communities

-Organize a commercial for MACC; filming interviews of members and what the MACC is.
-Organize a Brown Bag, anticipated for October or November 2023; host a panel of clinicians for DEI
-Mai appointed Secretary of MACC
-Lani potentially being a liason for the UMHCA Grad Student Committee

-Committee members establish MACC roles
-Our next meeting will be on July 19, at 9 am
ADDITIONAL NOTES: UMHCA's monthly meeting will be this Saturday the 8th at 9 am. You are welcome to join in and represent MACC. 

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